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theboss321

Rough_Rock
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Apr 7, 2016
Messages
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Hi all - new to this board and was recommended to come here for some advice. Curious to hear people’s thoughts between 4 stones… cost is all within a range I am okay with so let’s leave that out for now, as I'd rather not factor in. Sorry for the length stat list but it seems most prefer to see full details. What suprises me is that the "VG" cut in option C scores 2.5 on HCA versus A & B get a 5.5 and a 4.6 on the HCA

I was spooked yesterday that my original favorite of Option C was terrible given VG cut, but it seems much better on HCA.

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Option A:
Carat Weight
2.50 carat
Color Grade
H
Clarity Grade
VS2
Cut Grade
Excellent

Polish
excellent
Symmetry
excellent
Flourecense
faint

Depth
62.9 %
Table
57 %
Crown Angle
36.0°
Crown Height
16.0%
Pavilion Angle
41.0°
Pavilion Depth
43.5%
Star Length
50%
Lower Half
75%
Girdle
Medium to Slightly Thick, Faceted, 3.5%
Culet
None

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Option B:

Carat Weight
2.40 carat
Color Grade
I
Clarity Grade
VS1
Cut Grade
Excellent
Polish
Excellent
Symmetry
Excellent
Flourecense
none

Depth
62.7 %
Table
58 %
Crown Angle
35.5°
Crown Height
15.0%
Pavilion Angle
41.2°
Pavilion Depth
43.5%
Star Length
50%
Lower Half
80%
Girdle
Medium to Slightly Thick, Faceted, 4.0%
Culet
None

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Option C
Measurements
9.04 – 9.11 x 5.27 mm
Carat Weight
2.60 carat
Color Grade
H
Clarity Grade
SI1
Cut Grade
Very Good

Polish
Excellent
Symmetry
Excellent

Flourecense – none

Depth
58.1 %
Table
61 %
Crown Angle
30.5°
Crown Height
11.5%
Pavilion Angle
41.2°
Pavilion Depth
43.5%
Star Length
50%
Lower Half
80%
Girdle
Thin to Slightly Thick, Faceted, 3.0%
Culet
Very Small

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Option D
Measurements
8.84 - 8.89 x 5.19 mm
Carat Weight
2.51 carat
Color Grade
I
Clarity Grade
VVS2
Cut Grade
Good
Depth
58.6 %
Table
66 %
Crown Angle
30.5°
Crown Height
10.0%
Pavilion Angle
41.6°
Pavilion Depth
44.0%
Star Length
55%
Lower Half
75%
Girdle
Medium to Thick, Faceted, 4.0%
Culet
None
Polish
Excellent
Symmetry
Very Good
Fluorescence
None
 

cvu

Rough_Rock
Joined
Mar 29, 2016
Messages
11
Hi,

I think that the general consensus from this forum is going to be "none of the above" based on a quick look at the stats. The "starting point" on this forum is often GIA Ex/Ex/Ex or AGS 000 with HCA < 2.0. Then you would request from the vendor images, video, idealscope/ASET, etc. in order to confirm the purchase.

AGS 000 is generally a safe bet to be a quality choice (though some are better than others) and recent documents have the ASET image on the certificate which is a great help. GIA Ex/Ex/Ex is much more broad and it needs additional confirmation. HCA is only a rejection tool and using it, it seems you would reject your picks above (in addition that they are not GIA 3X or AGS000).

I hope this helps. Maybe providing a budget and minimum clarity/color/carat would allow some other forum members to help you out directly.
 

Dancing Fire

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Joined
Apr 3, 2004
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31,506
theboss321|1460083708|4016805 said:
Would love anyone's input here - much appreciated!
What is option E?.. :bigsmile:
 

girlmom

Rough_Rock
Joined
Mar 31, 2016
Messages
76
I found this blog post to be helpful to me.

http://niceice.com/diamond-buying-secrets/5-minutes-diamond-buying-success/

And we might be looking at similar stones. I'm on the hunt for a similar size, specs that you are. :) I have a spreadsheet with all the ones I'm considering but I'm pretty close to making my final decision between 2. Once I decide on mine, I'm happy to share my list (10-15 options) with you. All are 2+ carat round, between G-I in color, and VS2-SI2 in clarity and all are pretty ideal cuts with scores under 2 in HCA.
 
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