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amaninbush

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I have been looking for diamonds for my engagement ring for my bf...... we recently found one and i was wondering if this one was alright for its price......

1.25ct H in color and VVS2 in clarity, EGL Certified for $4,469.00 Princess Cut
The measurements are 6.02 X 6 X 4.29
71.5% depth
73%% table width
6% crown height
63% pavillion
Thin gridle
polish and symmetry very good

Now i know that the table is a bit large and the crown is smaller than i would like.....But for the price
and all the specs does this look good?
i know it is hard to tell without seeing the diamond but what are some opinions??
Thanks


 

JulieN

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EGL USA or overseas?

Through some expert opinons on the high efficiency of the market, you get what you pay.
 

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Date: 1/26/2007 4:02:53 AM
Author: amaninbush
EGL
Hi aman,

There are different divisions of EGL, Julie was asking which one. If it''s EGS Israel, probably should pass. If it''s EGL USA, that would be better.
 

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amaninbush - I just realized you have two threads going, it is best to stick to one as we have been answering both and it gets confusing!
 

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You can do a search on here, that division is known for soft grading. Your stone could likely be 2 color and clarity grades off (down). I''d pass, and stick with EGL USA. GIA and AGS would be better.
 

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Nice example El ! amaninbush, generally in a reliably graded diamond of the size you are considering, many SI1 diamonds could be eyeclean. It is best to ask the vendor to describe an SI diamond's inclusions for you exactly, so you know whether it fits your requirements, also know what eyeclean means to you.

Check out this thread for more info. Definitions of Eyeclean
 

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Date: 1/26/2007 5:55:35 AM
Author: amaninbush
What are a few reputable online places you would recomend?
My list would be;

Good old Gold
Wink Jones at Winfields
Whiteflash
James Allen
Engagement Rings Direct
Pearlmans
NiceIce

Any of these vendors are true experts, will help you and have all the info and cut quality info you need to make an informed purchase.
 

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Date: 1/26/2007 5:55:35 AM
Author: amaninbush
What are a few reputable online places you would recomend?
Whiteflash (which is where I pulled that stone from) and Goodoldgold would be two great places. I have bought from both, they are great to work with and very reputable!

http://www.goodoldgold.com/
 

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Someone beat me.
 

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Date: 1/26/2007 6:02:58 AM
Author: Lorelei

hehehe...
I have had coffee...!
LOL!!!
 

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I don't know too much about UD, well I know they are a reputable vendor, but I am not familiar with the info they provide for cut quality, return policies etc. You could try a search and see what pops up?

I just had a quick look at the diamond you posted, I can say don't assume that because a diamond has an Ideal Cut label used by the vendor that it IS well cut, you need to check each one individually. I will find the chart for you for good proportions for Princess cuts, that might help you.

Here's the chart. http://diamonds.pricescope.com/fnc1.asp
 

Ellen

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aman, buying a diamond online is challenging, buying a fancy cut even more so. I would really recommend learning all you can about what specs are best, how to read an Ideal Scope image, and an Aset image. It will help you a lot. And I would go with a vendor who gives you those images on their stones.


http://diamonds.pricescope.com/fnc1.asp



This has a round for an example, but the colors apply to all.

https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/ags-grading-system-aset-angular-spectrum-evaluation-tool.30509/


Again, a round is used, but the same colors discussed apply.

http://www.goodoldgold.com/Technologies/ReflectorTechnologies/WhatdoReflectorsTeachUs/

HTH!
 
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