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Thoughts on this emeral cut diamond

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  1. Btrey727
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  2. OoohShiny
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    by OoohShiny » Jul 11, 2019
    Welcome to the forum.

    May I ask what you mean by 'proper specs'?

    What are preferred/required colour/clarity/carat weight requirements?

    Do you prefer 'fat' facets or 'skinny' facets?

    Do you prefer squarer or longer rectangle shapes?

    Do you prefer modern or 'vintage' ECs?

    What does the person you are buying for prefer?

    What is your budget?
     
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  3. Btrey727
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    by Btrey727 » Jul 11, 2019
    These were the specs that I've seen as "good" on a few different sites:

    emerald specs.jpg

    I am looking for white or near colorless/eye clean/~1.5ct.

    No real preference on facets as long as it has good symmetry and has some sparkle/light performance.

    Prefer more rectangular than square. My SO wants something that will "elongate" her finger.

    My SO prefers more vintage look.

    I'm essentially trying to get the best quality EC I can for the money. My budget is $10-15k total for ring including center stone and main diamond.
     
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    by lovedogs » Jul 11, 2019
    Can you explain what you mean by this? A vintage look in the setting, or in the stone itself?
     
    


    


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    by Btrey727 » Jul 11, 2019
    the question was posed to me if the preference was for vintage or modern EC. I was assuming the person meant the diamond itself. My SO prefers an overall vintage look for the whole ring. I'm not sure what the difference is between modern and vintage cut EC diamonds?
     
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    by Btrey727 » Jul 11, 2019
    I'm not looking for aschers.
     
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    by OoohShiny » Jul 11, 2019
    D'oh - apologies, I was looking at Asschers a little bit before posting :lol:

    I believe the same applies - Yoram's stuff is mostly vintage in flavour, so do check it out.

    Asschers and ECs are not that different - ECs have a keel rather than a culet, as I understand it, so are kind of a stretched asscher.
     
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    by Venzen007 » Jul 11, 2019
    Plenty of duds out there online and easy to fall into one. Are you averse to working with a jeweler to help you track down a stone? You could get several recommendations on this site for who would best be able to help you source you a stellar emerald cut.

    I would avoid such wide bands of black that show at the same time, commenting on the one you posted.
     
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