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theladyfifi

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I am looking for an asscher cut for my ER and have found these stones on James Allen. I am in the UK and am struggling to find anything suitable. Most jewellers I have been to so far have been less than helpful. I would appreciate any advice anyone can give me on these guys.

Thanks in anticipation
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/asscher-cut/1.52-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-762909

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/asscher-cut/1.50-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-sku-852726


http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/asscher-cut/1.70-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-sku-803190
 

Gypsy

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I don't like #2 and #3. What is your budget and what do you want for it?
 

theladyfifi

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Thanks gypsy for your response.
I am looking for a stone for an engagement ring. I really have my heart set on an asscher but as I said previously I am finding it very difficult here in the UK. I was hoping for a second hand antique but can't find one anywhere. Budget is £6000-£7000 ($8500-$10000). Will have to factor in customs charge too.
 

theladyfifi

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Gypsy, I think I read your post wrong first time! I am looking for as big a stone as possible for my budget. I understand that asschers are more forgiving in terms of colour? So thought I would be OK with an H/I . Don't want to compromise on clarity though - vs1 and above.
 

Jimmianne

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theladyfifi|1458655855|4009358 said:
I have spoken to a lovely lady at JA . She said advised me that the I coloured stones were possibly a little too warm. She recommended this stone
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/asscher-cut/1.50-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-422144....

I requested ASET for this stone and this one
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/asscher-cut/1.51-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-sku-762926
Maybe too warm, maybe not - this is a K https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLJ4hf-VPJU

My advice would be to not rely heavily on the advice at JA. Not that they aren't helpful, but I think you will get better advice here.
 

theladyfifi

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Thank you acano117 for the recommendation, I agree, Grace has some lovely pieces on there.

Jimmianne, I take your advice too. Thank you for the video, I think K maybe too warm for me.
 

theladyfifi

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I got the ASET images back from James Allen for the two Asscher cuts. What do you think? Any help on these would be great. Thanks in advance. image_565.jpg image_564.jpg
 

tyty333

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Which aset is which stone? That would be helpful in telling/understanding what's going on.

Edit..I don't like the H that JA recommended. Looks all blur in the center (not sharp facets). I like the F.

Both of those asets look pretty average to me. The top one has some nice red on the outside but the center is just ?

The second one just looks average to me.

Get some other opinions...but this will at least get you a bump :)
 

PrismBaby

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Hey there, please keep in mind that green/white (or black depending on the background) is the weakest/direct light leakage entering a diamond. You have a substantial budget that can be utilized in a much better way.
 

Gypsy

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Both are underwhelming. Keep looking.
 

theladyfifi

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Thanks everyone for your help and advice on the ASET images. I was also unimpressed with both stones. I will as gypsy said, continue looking for my stone.
 

theladyfifi

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I declined both the stones. I was also really hoping to find a second hand stone in the hope I might be able to get more for my money . Anyone any recommendations of second hand/pre owned stones , preferably in the UK?
 
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