- Jun 14, 2020
ok, so its keeping 1ct which is great.
F color has a high price per ct but keeping it over 1ct and the better cut may also raise the value.
An si1 has the potential to come back si2 as the re-cutting changes the visibility of the inclusions.
That is something you want to discuss with your cutter.
So 2 discussion points if you haven't discussed it already is the probability of staying over 1ct and the potential resulting clarity grade after the recut.
If your satisfied with those answers I dont see a reason not to do it if that is what you want.
Have you discussed the risks such as the slight possibility of exploding on the wheel etc?
Yes we discussed the risk of exploding, one in a million but could happen, was more concerned with the type of crystal structure that apparently is not revealed until the stone is on the wheel.
The inclusion apparently is "not so bad".
The goals are super ideal cut and over 1ct.
I am going ahead with the recut so we will see. I hope it works out, though an exploding diamond would be a good family story.
...and you have adequate insurance coverage on it, I hope?
Do you have a current grading report? I'd love to see the before and after reports!
#1 - I know nothing about diamond images like what was posted nor recutting.
So asking those that know:
Starting off at 1.16ct
And expecting to get super ideal and staying above 1.0ct
Whips my mind.
Are the images posted not really far off from super ideal that this is typical?
Finger crossed for you @oceanblue !
There are stones that can not be recut due to strain...they are the ones that explode.Inclusions that may create stability issues aside, is every stone a candidate to be cut into a super-ideal MRB and it's just a matter of how much ct weight needs to be lost to get there? Or can some stones just never be recut to super ideal standards?
Pardon me if inappropriateAs an FYI, It was made clear to me from cutter that this is a service, time consuming, risky and no money will be made.
I pretty much had to guarantee that I would also buy products offered, there was sales pressure. If you have an existing strong relationship with a vendor/cutter go for it!
Pardon me if inappropriate
Are the prices publicly listed for the products offered you needed to promise to buy in the future? I mean how can you promise to want future items?
totally understand the existing strong relationship comment.
it’s really really weird and uncomfortable when a vendor you are very new to throws weird ‘pay me an inflated price from my original quote now, and I’ll cut you a deal on your next project and no my pricing isn’t public knowledge’
I get the choices being made.
best wishes and fingers crossed!
$600 for a 1ct recut with “no money will be made” sounds odd to me based on this published price list for recuts:
Go for it! can't wait to see the results, please post all the ASET images and everything after it's recut Those before pictures are.... UFFDA. Tough. it's gonna be great! I also think that's a stellar price for not much loss of carat weight
Sigh! I have used that term many times with my Scandinavian friends. It has been so long since I have been with them that I had forgotten it. I also am now so used to seeing LOL, ROFLMA, and other abbreviated phrases that I was trying so figure out this new acronym...
Thank you for the translation and the reminder of my moved away Scandinavian friends. I had forgotten how much I miss them.