- May 23, 2016
drk14|1465255675|4040914 said:In my opinion, it is probably the most attractive 3ct+ cushion in's inventory right now.
The stone is in NY, and they will provide an ASET upon request. They do however limit the ASET's to 3, so I wanted to get feedback if it was worth looking into further.Gypsy|1465258736|4040934 said:Be VERY firm that you need an ASET on it before purchase. Do not spend 50k on a stone without one.
Queenie60|1465400755|4041680 said:Hi Octo - have you tried contacting Yekutiel at? He's good at sourcing stones that are in NYC. And he will provide the ASET and all images you need for any stone you're interested in. He's very customer service oriented and will go the extra mile to please you. This is a huge purchase - don't settle; and if isn't willing to give you better customer service, then you should take your business else where. I'm not an expert however I can advise you that a purchase of this size needs to feel good, not the feeling of settling for what's out there. Good luck.
Yes, that is very pretty and much less. Wonder what some of the experts think of this one.kb1gra|1465414850|4041792 said:It's such a bummer that this stone is an I. It's gorgeous, otherwise.
I haven't seen anything in this thread suggesting that is unwilling to provide good customer service.Queenie60|1465400755|4041680 said:ifisn't willing to give you better customer service, then you should take your business else where.
Octo2005|1465414245|4041789 said:Queenie60|1465400755|4041680 said:Hi Octo - have you tried contacting Yekutiel at? He's good at sourcing stones that are in NYC. And he will provide the ASET and all images you need for any stone you're interested in. He's very customer service oriented and will go the extra mile to please you. This is a huge purchase - don't settle; and if isn't willing to give you better customer service, then you should take your business else where. I'm not an expert however I can advise you that a purchase of this size needs to feel good, not the feeling of settling for what's out there. Good luck.
Thank you for the suggestion. I am not very familiar with , but have seen him mentioned in other threads. There website is not as user friendly and does not have photos/no videos for most of the stones (at lest the ones I clicked on) and from the descriptions, they seemed to be predominantly Modified brilliants. I am not strictly opposed to that (some can be very nice), however, most that I have seen have that crushed ice look especially in the elongated L/W's
Gypsy|1465435188|4041954 said:I don't think the price is bad at all. Seriously. I would have said so.
And with cushions with large facets SI1 is hard to get eyeclean. And Vs2 and Vs1 will just limit your pool. Cushions and fancies aren't rounds. You have to leave the pool of possibilities as open as you can. I would even buy an IF in a fancy.
Octo2005|1465528003|4042501 said:Update: Today I received an email from arep asking if I had any other options that I wanted to request ASET's. In the email the rep commented on the stone. I have pasted it below. Is this a heavy sales tactic. I was not sure how to take it, anyone have a similar experience?
"I have seen thousands of diamonds over the years and I must say that this is a beautifully cut diamond! I am sure that our NY gemologist will have wonderful things to comment about. Since this is a service we offer for up to three eligible stones, I wanted to confirm that this is the only diamond you are interested in at this time. "
I see that we have diamonds xxxxx, yyyyy and zzzzz on hold for us to take an ASET image and have a gemologist review them. I took the liberty of looking over each diamond and I can see why they caught your eye! I am confident that we will get ASET images and inspection for these three diamonds. Before I process your request, I want to make sure that you share my confidence; as this is a onetime courtesy. If we are all set with these three, just let me know and I will get this processed for you.
Gypsy|1465945977|4044078 said:It's a very nice ASET. Not AVC ideal in terms of light performance, but then you weren't expecting that. But for a generic cushion of its type (especially one that is so elongated) it's a very nice ASET. Seriously.
The bowtie didn't ASET blue, which was my concern. So it's should be fine.
Don't worry about the reflection shown below the ASET. From a post by Garry Holloway:Octo2005|1465947565|4044088 said:Do you see the reflection at the very bottom of the image, almost like a mirror image, is that a concern in that the ASET technique may not be accurate?
The post production reflection is added automatically by software developed by very smart engineers. There is no operator decisions and the tools are designed to show diamonds for what they are.
I'm sure experts here will tell you what they think, but for non-expert eyes, this melts my heart!Octo2005|1466790110|4047603 said:Update: It here, thoughts please!!! And please be brutally honest, seriously.
Please pardon my bad photography and lack ok a recent manicure.LOL
I will try to take better photos later so please speak up if different things are needed to evaluate this stone.