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karenxuan

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1.51ct
G color
SI2 (Small inclusions slightly visible)
GIA Cut Grade: Ideal
Fluorescence: Medium

Price at USD 5900? Is this a good deal?
 

Dancing Fire

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Date: 3/22/2009 11:24:51 PM
Author:karenxuan
1.51ct
G color
SI2 (Small inclusions slightly visible)
GIA Cut Grade: Ideal
Fluorescence: Medium

Price at USD 5900? Is this a good deal?
no such grade from GIA. is this from a local vendor?
 

karenxuan

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ha, mistake.

The Cut Grade is "Excellent" on the GIA report. Is this worth buying?
 

Dancing Fire

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Date: 3/23/2009 1:32:02 AM
Author: karenxuan
ha, mistake.

The Cut Grade is ''Excellent'' on the GIA report. Is this worth buying?
can you post the GIA report?
 

karenxuan

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I don''t have this report at hand right now. Just want to check about the pricing first
 

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Date: 3/23/2009 1:52:34 AM
Author: karenxuan
I don''t have this report at hand right now. Just want to check about the pricing first
do you have the GIA report #''s ? really hard to guess without more information.
 

karenxuan

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No. Otherwise, I''d have retrieved it myself from the GIA website.


Just want to have a comparatively rough idea whether it is worthy or not.
 

swingirl

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There isn''t enough information. You need measurements off the GIA report to assess the cut quality...for starters. It also depends on what you are looking for. Are you interested in a well-cut stone? Biggest bang for your money? Buying from a B&M, internet vendor, friend of a friend?
 

karenxuan

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Get your point. I am also waiting to see the GIA report to make a HCA assessment. If the HCA is below 2.0, is it a good buy?

I will buy from internet vendor.
 

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Date: 3/23/2009 3:54:58 AM
Author: karenxuan
Get your point. I am also waiting to see the GIA report to make a HCA assessment. If the HCA is below 2.0, is it a good buy?

I will buy from internet vendor.
It could be a good buy but you want to make absolutely sure it is eyeclean by asking the vendor also.
 

karenxuan

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As I mentioned earlier, there is small inclusion slightly visible. Is it still a good buy?
 

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Date: 3/23/2009 6:23:29 AM
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As I mentioned earlier, there is small inclusion slightly visible. Is it still a good buy?
GIA Excellent are not created equal so I really need the depth, table, crown and pavilion angles, diameter etc before I can advise of its purchase potential.
 

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Date: 3/23/2009 6:23:29 AM
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As I mentioned earlier, there is small inclusion slightly visible. Is it still a good buy?
Just use the diamond search tool under "Pricescope your diamond" at the top of this page. Blue Nile also has a great diamond search tool that will help you check out the pricing of similar diamonds.

ETA - Beyond that, when a stone is priced less than similar stones, there is probably a reason why. A visible inclusion, for example, may not bother you, but it might bother other people, and that might be a reason a stone is less expensive.
 

karenxuan

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Here comes more details of this diamond

1.51 ct, G color, SI2, GIA Cut Grade: Ex

A slight pinpoint is visible while tilting the stone, no fluorescence detected to the naked eye

Table: 56%
Depth: 61.8%
Crown: 35
Pavilion: 41

Polish: Ex
Symmytry: VG

Fluorescence: Medium Blue

Measurements: 7.36 7.42 4.57

Price at USD 5900

Is this a good buy?
 

Stone-cold11

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slightly steep in the pavilion angle for that crown angle. might be worth considering but need access to IS or ASET image to really tell.
 

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Date: 3/23/2009 12:12:34 PM
Author: karenxuan
Here comes more details of this diamond

1.51 ct, G color, SI2, GIA Cut Grade: Ex

A slight pinpoint is visible while tilting the stone, no fluorescence detected to the naked eye

Table: 56%
Depth: 61.8%
Crown: 35
Pavilion: 41

Polish: Ex
Symmytry: VG

Fluorescence: Medium Blue

Measurements: 7.36 7.42 4.57

Price at USD 5900

Is this a good buy?
It would be best to have an ASET or Idealscope for this angle combo, can you get these at all? Have you seen the diamond in person?
 

karenxuan

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This diamond is from an online vendor. So I didn''t see it in person. Nor does this vendor provide the IS report or ASET report. Then any suggestion on how I should pursue based on the information I have? Buy or not buy?
 

Lorelei

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Date: 3/23/2009 10:31:39 PM
Author: karenxuan
This diamond is from an online vendor. So I didn't see it in person. Nor does this vendor provide the IS report or ASET report. Then any suggestion on how I should pursue based on the information I have? Buy or not buy?
I would really like at least Idealscope for this angle combo as it is possible it could show light leakage but without this I have no way of knowing. All you can do is to order it if you wish and see what you think, make sure the vendor has a guaranteed return policy.

Also check very carefully that the diamond is eyeclean, it is a large rock and might not be at SI2 clarity.
 
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