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sarius

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Hi guys,


I''ve just started looking for a diamond for a proposal ring, and have been doing some reading on what to look out for.

I''ve settled on the following specs (listed in order of highest to lowest priority)
Cut: AGS Ideal (ieTriple 0) + Hearts and Arrows
Colour: D/E/F
Clarity: VVS1/VVS2
Carat: 0.5 - 0.6
No Fluorescence
Price range (excl setting): under 3k if possible (max 3.5k)

I did a preliminary search using Pricescope search engine and found one that met my specs. And I would really appreciate any advice and comments on the quality and flaws of this diamond!


http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond/5776/

Thanks in advance!

Sarius
 

Lorelei

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Hi Sarius,

If you want a very high colour and clarity diamond with a top cut then this could be a fabulous choice, very nice indeed!!
 

Ellen

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Date: 4/10/2009 5:58:14 AM
Author: Lorelei
Hi Sarius,

If you want a very high colour and clarity diamond with a top cut then this could be a fabulous choice, very nice indeed!!
Agreed.

If this color/clarity is what you prefer, that''s fine. You could easily lower things a bit though, and not see any difference, in case you were not aware of that.
 

sarius

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Hi Lorelei,

Thanks for your feedback!

Would love to hear why you think this is a fabulous choice


I admit the colour, clarity and cut are attractive, but I would appreciate some comments on the photos and reports.

Personally, I find that not all the arrows are aligned with the shafts. And it looks like there''s leakage at the shafts and the hotspot areas, based on the ASET and DiamXray scans.

Please correct me if I''m wrong because I''ve just started learning about diamonds recently!
 

Tuckins1

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This looks like a nice diamond. I know you have said that those specs are what you want to stick with clarity wise, but you can get more bang for your buck if you went down a bit in clarity. Of course, some people really do value the mind- clean stone idea... Size doesn''t matter to everyone. Just a thought. What setting are you thinking of?
 

kcoursolle

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I think it looks gorgeous, I wouldn''t worry about the cut one bit. Ditto the others that you could easily go down in color/clarity and save a bunch or go larger if you wanted, without seeing a difference in appearance.
 

sarius

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Thanks for all the suggestions and advice!

Tuckins1,
was thinking of going for the classic tiffany style 6 prong setting. but i''m most open to other options as i would like it to be somewhat different and unique.

neatfreak,
stunning diamond indeed! exactly what i''m lookng for as seen through the idealscope. but the cloudy remark in the AGS lab report got me abit worried as to how it''ll affect the overall apearance. is it something obvious to the naked eye? will it reduce the brilliance, fire, etc?
kcousolle,
thanks for the input. i will definitely consider other cheaper alternatives as long as the cut is as good or better. might settle on f/g colour, and vs1/vs2 clarity if the right one comes along!

so it seems like everyone approves of the diamond from GOG. any comment on the pricing then?
 
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