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monijie123

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
6
Hi all,

Apologies in advance for my first post being a question for something but I’ve been a long time lurker first time poster.

Looking for your professional opinions on a diamond that I’ve been doing my research on for the last 6 months and have narrowed it down to the below options. The diamond dealer is an Australian based (I am located in Aus too) reputable dealer and rated very highly. I have no doubt in their recommendation they have made but as this is a first time expensive purchase (by my standards), hoping to get a second opinion. I should point out they are all GIA certified and have confirmed it using the e certificate

I couldn't narrow down my search anymore so hoping some experts can give their recommendation on what to go for, particulary as I cant read the ideal scope very well! Once again sorry about the looong post :lol: :lol:

Option 1

Price A$5037.06
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.83ct
Colour G
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence None
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal, Feather
Holloway Grade 1.7
Girdle Medium

Depth 61.70%
Table 56.00%
Crown Angle 36'
Pavilion Angle 40.6'

http://i63.tinypic.com/1y4nr7.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/59ya9w.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/cjg9d.jpg

Option 2
Price A$5090.65 (inc GST)
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.85
Colour G
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence None
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal, cloud
Holloway Grade 1.8
Girdle Medium

Depth 62.40%
Table 56.00%
Crown Angle 36'
Pavillion Angle 40.6'

http://i68.tinypic.com/p2lhy.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/33day6f.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2u74p79.jpg

Option 3

Price A$5262.90
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.83
Colour F
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence None
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal, Cloud
Holloway Grade 1.6
Girdle Medium to slight thick

Depth 62.40%
Table 55.00%
Crown Angle 35'
Pavilion Angle 40.8'

http://i66.tinypic.com/2dgqrle.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/2m3o490.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/16i8rup.jpg

Option 4

Price A$5603.78 (inc GST)
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.84ct
Colour F
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence None
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal, Cloud, Feather
Holloway Grade 1.8
Girdle Medium
Depth 61.80%
Table 57.00%
Crown Angle 36'
Pavilion Angle 40.6'

http://i64.tinypic.com/2ujs4z7.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/im6vjb.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/2wd7fpg.jpg

Option 5


Price A$5707.03 (inc GST)
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.85ct
Colour E
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence Faint
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal
Holloway Grade 0.8
Girdle Medium
Depth 61.70%
Table 56.00%
Crown Angle 35'
Pavilion Angle 40.6'

http://i66.tinypic.com/2ccqnv5.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/mjsemq.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/x3suo4.jpg

Thanks all
 

monijie123

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
6
Bump*

Would love any help guys, either arguments for or against any of the options would be much appreciated. I know 5 options are a fair few to look at but I'm now struggling to make that next decision.

Thanks
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Messages
55,739
One thing you didn't list was diameter measurements, and that is a very important spec especially when a couple of stones were 62.4 in depth which is a little deeper than I usually recommend.

Based on the images posted, I would choose option 4 because it appears to be the best cut. I also like that it has actual idealscope images as opposed to computer generated ones like most of the other stones.
 

monijie123

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
6
monijie123|1470361712|4062657 said:
Hi all,

Apologies in advance for my first post being a question for something but I’ve been a long time lurker first time poster.

Looking for your professional opinions on a diamond that I’ve been doing my research on for the last 6 months and have narrowed it down to the below options. The diamond dealer is an Australian based (I am located in Aus too) reputable dealer and rated very highly. I have no doubt in their recommendation they have made but as this is a first time expensive purchase (by my standards), hoping to get a second opinion. I should point out they are all GIA certified and have confirmed it using the e certificate

I couldn't narrow down my search anymore so hoping some experts can give their recommendation on what to go for, particulary as I cant read the ideal scope very well! Once again sorry about the looong post :lol: :lol:

Option 1

Price A$5037.06
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.83ct
Colour G
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence None
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal, Feather
Holloway Grade 1.7
Girdle Medium


6.02 - 6.05 x 3.73 mm
Depth 61.70%
Table 56.00%
Crown Angle 36'
Pavilion Angle 40.6'

http://i63.tinypic.com/1y4nr7.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/59ya9w.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/cjg9d.jpg

Option 2
Price A$5090.65 (inc GST)
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.85
Colour G
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence None
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal, cloud
Holloway Grade 1.8
Girdle Medium

6.03 - 6.07 x 3.78 mm
Depth 62.40%
Table 56.00%
Crown Angle 36'
Pavillion Angle 40.6'

http://i68.tinypic.com/p2lhy.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/33day6f.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/2u74p79.jpg

Option 3

Price A$5262.90
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.83
Colour F
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence None
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal, Cloud
Holloway Grade 1.6
Girdle Medium to slight thick

6.00 - 6.03 x 3.75 mm
Depth 62.40%
Table 55.00%
Crown Angle 35'
Pavilion Angle 40.8'

http://i66.tinypic.com/2dgqrle.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/2m3o490.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/16i8rup.jpg

Option 4

Price A$5603.78 (inc GST)
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.84ct
Colour F
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence None
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal, Cloud, Feather
Holloway Grade 1.8
Girdle Medium

6.03 - 6.06 x 3.73 mm
Depth 61.80%
Table 57.00%
Crown Angle 36'
Pavilion Angle 40.6'

http://i64.tinypic.com/2ujs4z7.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/im6vjb.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/2wd7fpg.jpg

Option 5


Price A$5707.03 (inc GST)
Cut Grade Excellent
Shape Round
Weight 0.85ct
Colour E
Clarity VS2
Fluorescence Faint
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Characteristics Crystal
Holloway Grade 0.8
Girdle Medium

6.08 - 6.09 x 3.75 mm
Depth 61.70%
Table 56.00%
Crown Angle 35'
Pavilion Angle 40.6'

http://i66.tinypic.com/2ccqnv5.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/mjsemq.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/x3suo4.jpg

Thanks all
Great, thanks. I've updated with dimensions!
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jan 11, 2006
Messages
55,739
In this case, all the dimensions are really close so that wouldn't rule out any stones for me. But #4 is still the best one.
 

monijie123

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
6
Thanks Diamond seeker.

Thoughts on that inclusion in the centre of option 4 though? Probably won't see it unless using under magnification but just wanted to make sure a dead centre inclusion as seen wasn't going to be a deal breaker
 

monijie123

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 1, 2016
Messages
6
Hi there,

Another stone to add to the mix is this one. Same price as option 4 so any opinions between option 4 above and the below would be great. My main concern is if the diamond is eye clean, I cant really tell but any expert opinion based on the below images would be great.

Price A$5578.33 (inc GST)
Cut Grade AGS0
Shape Round
Weight 0.85ct
Colour E
Clarity SI1
Fluorescence Faint
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Clarity Charateristics Feather
6.03 - 6.05 x 3.76 mm
Hollowway Grade 0.8
Girdle Medium to slightly thick
Depth 62.30%
Table 56.00%
Crown Angle 35.5'
Pavillion Angle 40.6'

image_44.jpg

image_45.jpg
 
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