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jeffjorgy

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Here is the Radiant diamond I am looking at. Any thoughts/opinions are greatly appreciated.

Lab: GIA
Carat: 1.02
Color: H
Clarity: VS1
Measure: 5.56*5.48*3.54
Depth: 64.60
Table: 64
Cutlet: N
Polish: G
Symmetry: G
Cost: $4,000

Sincerely,
Jeff
 

Giangi

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Hi Jeff... Welcome on this board! Are you able to get a Sarin or OGI report?? It would be helpful... Keep in mind that our eyes are the best judge, though. A stone with horrible numbers can be very beautiful and pleasing to the naked eye... Who knows?

Let us know if you can get the report...
 

Beith

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Visually, radiants look smaller than rounds. The stone's effective area is ~8% smaller than an equivalent 1 ct round diamond and this makes it look even smaller.

Both the depth% and table% are not optimum and that can affect its brilliance. However, just visually, that stone will look ~ .75 ct round, too small.
 

Giangi

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Hi Beith, I have to disagree... 64.6 depth is RARE and unusual and many, many stones have 70 to 80% depths. Table looks good too (since there are quite a lot of 72 - 80%s)...

Giangi
 

Giangi

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Thank you Cindy!
 

jeffjorgy

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I have info from the Sarin report:

L/W; 1.01
Weight: 1.02
Measure: 5.47 x 5.55mm
Crown Angle: 36.4
Crown Height: 13.2% .72mm
Pavil Depth: 41.5% 2.27mm
Culet: 2.9% .16
Table Size: 65% 3.55mm
Table Depth: 64.7% 3.54mm
Gridle Thick: 5.2% .29mm

$4,000

Thanks for all your input.
 

Giangi

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Sounds good! The crown height is very good at 13.2%. The girdle thickness is a bit thick... How does GIA describe it?
Table and depth are both very good too.
 

Giangi

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Have you seen the diamond? Is it sparkly? The proportions are very nice and maybe this is the right one!
 

jeffjorgy

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I get it tomorrow. I am getting excited. :)

I hope the research and everyone's help has paid off. Thanks for the input.

One thing, I get the diamond tomorrow and if I like the look and the shine I then send it off to gemappraisers, then back to DBOF for mounting. Anything I need to check out or get arranged?

If everything else goes as planned I pop the question April 25th in St. John USVI. :)
 

Giangi

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Oh, is this stone from DBOF?? If yes, then I'm sure it's a super sparkly one! They sell some of the most beautiful stones I've ever seen!!!!!!!!

Let us know if you like the rock!
 
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