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mcblohe

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Hi,

I''m finally going to buy this diamond and need reassurance that it is a good buy.

GIA Triple Excellence on cut, polish, and symmetry.
table 55%
depth 61.2%
crown angle 34.5
pavilion angle 40.6

i think the HCA score is 1.2

It is a 1.31 ct I VS2, going for about $6400

1) Is this a good price?
2) Is I colour ok? Does it still look white?
3) In the GIA cert, under comments, it says additional clouds are not shown... is that ok?

THANKS!
 

ebonykawai

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That's a really good price for a 1.31ct. I get an HCA of .7 unless I'm going mad. Is there a pic of the stone, an ideal scope or ASET?

I have an I and it's very white. I wouldn't worry about an I at all.

Additional clouds not shown probably means that there are some not on the mapping, but that they are insignificant. I don't worry about clouds much, just feathers and crystals.

That's a low price. Hmmmm....

Added: is there fluorescence?
 

Ellen

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A well cut I in that size should face up white. The cloud comment should not be a problem in a VS2.

The stone definitely has potential. Can you get an IS or ASET image of it?
 

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Sorry for repeats, was typing while ebony posted!
 

mcblohe

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Thanks for your replies.
Oh, i''m sorry, i think the pavilion angle is 40.8, instead of 40.6, that''s why it''s 1.2 instead of .7. My mistake, sorry.

Can i request an ASET from the vendor?
 

mcblohe

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hi

no fluorescence...
so sounds like i should grab it before it''s gone??
 

Ellen

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Date: 2/21/2007 1:50:09 PM
Author: mcblohe
hi

no fluorescence...
so sounds like i should grab it before it''s gone??
OK, with that PA, it got much more promising. Yes, you are ok to ask the vendor if they can provide one, depends on where you''re getting it as to whether they''ll have one. You could also ask to reserve it while you decide.
 

ebonykawai

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"Great minds think alike", LOL.

Well, I guess it depends on a couple things. Does it size up well? How thick is the girdle? Is it a good vendor? Do they have a good return policy? Also, I personally like to see ideal scopes whenever possible. You can ask and see if they can get one.

This is a good price. I''ve been looking in this ballpark and most this ct size and quality are over $7000.
 

mcblohe

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it''s 7.05-7.09 x 4.33 , is that ok?
the girdle is thin - medium faceted
 

ebonykawai

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Thin to medium is fine. When you get into thick or very thick, you tend to lose in diameter because the girdle takes some of the weight. Very thin has a possibility of chipping.

Well, I'd say if it's a tried and true vendor, and they have a good return policy, it's probably a good one to get. Let us know how it goes! Good luck!
 

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Yes, that''s fine.
 

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Date: 2/21/2007 2:09:16 PM
Author: ebonykawai

Date: 2/21/2007 2:08:24 PM
Author: Ellen
ROTFL, I''m bored at work, what''s your excuse?!?!
I dun have one.
 

ebonykawai

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**snicker**

This is the only place I can get REAL work done without hubby getting suspicious!!
 
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