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Which stone is a better buy? Are these good cuts? They look like it. Both are GIA certed stone

H/VS2 3.08 carat $26,800
9.4x9.45x5.65
Depth: 59.9
Table: 61
Polish/sym: VG/VG
Cutlet: none
Flourescence: medium Blue


I/SI1 3.03carat $20400
9.41x9.49x6.67
Depth: 60
Table: 58
Polish/Symmetry: vg/vg
cutlet: none
flourescence: medium blue
 

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Hi Mbn,

#1 - 14.7% off Rap
#2 - 11.4% off Rap

#2 can be a better cut - smaller table at the same depth.

How about visible inclusions in #2 from the face up position? What about inclusions in #1?
 

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I haven't seen the stones yet, I take it #1 is a VS2 not visible to the eye, so it's all right whereas #2 is eye clean SI, accordin to jeweller.

so #2 seems more expensive. How much should #2 cost if 15% off rap price. I don't know how to calculate price given to arrive at rap price.

15% off is not so great, is it?
 

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I haven't seen the stones yet, I take it #1 is a VS2 not visible to the eye, so it's all right whereas #2 is eye clean SI, accordin to jeweller.
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For this size it is not so streaght forward. You can see inclusions in both especially from pavilion. Then you have to decide whether you ok with it.


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so #2 seems more expensive.
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Yes according to rap but as I said it looks like a better cut so it's ok.


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How much should #2 cost if 15% off rap price. I don't know how to calculate price given to arrive at rap price.
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$19573.8


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15% off is not so great, is it?
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It's not so bad for retail price.
 

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1) Would #2 faces up white up like an H bc medium flourescence?

2) I thought GIA eye-clean SI u can't see inclusions w/out a loop. I shall check to see. For resale later on just in case, would I be better off with the H/VS2?

3)Price difference btw H/VS2 and I/SI1 is almost 6k. If I/SI w/flourescence faces up like an H, and stone is eye clean, would this be a better buy for the $?
 

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1) Would #2 faces up white up like an H bc medium flourescence?
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Possible but you have to see yourself :)


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2) I thought GIA eye-clean SI u can't see inclusions w/out a loop. I shall check to see. For resale later on just in case, would I be better off with the H/VS2?
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No GIA is more forgiving when it comes to large diamonds. It can be eye-clean but don't be surprised if you'll be able to see inclusions especially from a side or bottom. Just make sure you don't see anything in face up position.


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3)Price difference btw H/VS2 and I/SI1 is almost 6k. If I/SI w/flourescence faces up like an H, and stone is eye clean, would this be a better buy for the $?----------------


I honestly don't know... In the Internet most stones are sold in F-H color grades but this is much bigger size and $$.
 
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