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milanrp

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Hi everyone,

I love this place, it''s been an incredible resource. If any one is in the mood, can you help me evaluate this radiant cut stone I saw at GOG in store. It''s beautiful in person, but I''d appreciate any thoughts before I move forward.

http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/2985

The table and depth percentages on the main page are wrong, see GIA or other reports. (GIA: Table 60, Depth 71%)
I know of the AGS guidelines, btw. I''ve seen "better" idealscope images, but having seen a bunch of diamonds now, I''ve learned that they don''t really correlate well with radiants that say wow to me.


Thanks a bunch. I''m going to take another look in next couple of days.

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coda72

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If you''ve seen this stone in person and love it, you should get it. Numbers are a good guideline, but nothing replaces the eyes. My only concern with this diamond is that because of the depth and girdle that it will appear smaller than it should for its carat weight. That is the main reason I like radiants with depths in the low to mid sixties.

Just in case you aren''t set on this diamond, here are a few other options.

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond.asp?b=16&a=12&c=77&cid=131&item=976829

http://search.virtcert.com/cgi/u/1012/v.cgi?stock=6862860&_s=1012&_p=sdf348gd743&_c=&_fs=1&prestock=&_ln=ps

http://www.abazias.com/database/AjaxDiamondSearch.asp?selectedDiamond=32733406&flag=ps
 

Nicrez

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Date: 3/19/2007 12:59:56 PM
Author: coda72
If you''ve seen this stone in person and love it, you should get it. Numbers are a good guideline, but nothing replaces the eyes. My only concern with this diamond is that because of the depth and girdle that it will appear smaller than it should for its carat weight. That is the main reason I like radiants with depths in the low to mid sixties.

Just in case you aren''t set on this diamond, here are a few other options.

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond.asp?b=16&a=12&c=77&cid=131&item=976829

http://search.virtcert.com/cgi/u/1012/v.cgi?stock=6862860&_s=1012&_p=sdf348gd743&_c=&_fs=1&prestock=&_ln=ps

http://www.abazias.com/database/AjaxDiamondSearch.asp?selectedDiamond=32733406&flag=ps
Milanrp, Coda is correct in theory, don''t I would not worry about the stone being "small" at 71% depth, with a 60% table, it should really not be a problem. The difference from a lower depth % would be imperceptable. It would be hard for a trained gemologist to determine that without analyzing, much less a regular buyer.

If you like the stone, personally I don''t think GOG sells any "dog" stones and radiants are the kind of stones you need to see to love. Tests and colored photos do that stone no justice. Ask to see it in various lighting. I would suggest to see it in daylight by a window, in incandescent if they have it, and in the muted light. See how it performs in store lighting as well as everyday lighting. Then let your eyes be your guide. Good luck and congrats on finding a nice stone!
 

kcoursolle

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Date: 3/19/2007 2:18:37 PM
Author: Nicrez

Date: 3/19/2007 12:59:56 PM
Author: coda72
If you''ve seen this stone in person and love it, you should get it. Numbers are a good guideline, but nothing replaces the eyes. My only concern with this diamond is that because of the depth and girdle that it will appear smaller than it should for its carat weight. That is the main reason I like radiants with depths in the low to mid sixties.

Just in case you aren''t set on this diamond, here are a few other options.

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond.asp?b=16&a=12&c=77&cid=131&item=976829

http://search.virtcert.com/cgi/u/1012/v.cgi?stock=6862860&_s=1012&_p=sdf348gd743&_c=&_fs=1&prestock=&_ln=ps

http://www.abazias.com/database/AjaxDiamondSearch.asp?selectedDiamond=32733406&flag=ps
Milanrp, Coda is correct in theory, don''t I would not worry about the stone being ''small'' at 71% depth, with a 60% table, it should really not be a problem. The difference from a lower depth % would be imperceptable. It would be hard for a trained gemologist to determine that without analyzing, much less a regular buyer.

If you like the stone, personally I don''t think GOG sells any ''dog'' stones and radiants are the kind of stones you need to see to love. Tests and colored photos do that stone no justice. Ask to see it in various lighting. I would suggest to see it in daylight by a window, in incandescent if they have it, and in the muted light. See how it performs in store lighting as well as everyday lighting. Then let your eyes be your guide. Good luck and congrats on finding a nice stone!
I''m not so sure the size difference would be imperceptable. For example, my radiant has a depth of 60% and it looks larger than most radiants of the same carat weight and with depths around 70% there is a quite noticeable difference.
 
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