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Transition Cut Diamond 56/56 Table and Depth. Do You Think This Diamond Would Have Fish Eye?

Lisa Loves Shiny

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This is a great deal diamond that I don't need but the price is very tempting. I won't be able to see the diamond in person and the seller does not take returns. Seems risky but I know transition cut diamonds can be shallow and beautiful. The pictures and video are not professional and I honestly cannot tell. They look nice........ but no way to know for sure. Any thoughts welcome.
 

Rfisher

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Fortune favors the bold.
Fun money = yes
If it takes away from other things = no.

A pendant over a ring maybe?
Since you have table/depth you must have access to more info that seems ok from a lab report. How old is it?
This isn’t your first rodeo.
I think you know ;))

Hope you come back to share either way.
 

Sprinkles&Stones

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Hi! I have a 50 table with a 53.3 depth. I know your numbers and my numbers aren't the same, but mine doesn't have a fish eye despite being shallow with a 50 table. :)
 

weemie

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You’re welcome! You’ll be making some trade offs in terms of the classic proportions for transitionals but they really can be lovely even with the “wrong” specs. Let your eyes judge

@foxinsox is completely right here, your eyes will be a great judge with your transitional! I almost sent mine back due to the colour but the cut drew me in! I let my eyes make the decision. @Rfisher makes a great point, fun money yes, money you’ll miss then maybe not!
 

headlight

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I don’t think there are any “deals” with diamonds… you get what you pay for. Also, I would never buy a diamond with a no return policy. That is a huge red flag. The lack of professional pictures and videos is also questionable. But the biggest issue is that you cannot return it and you are buying sight unseen. Personally, I think this is a horrible idea! I’m sorry to be so negative, I just hate for you to be duped.
 

weemie

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I don’t think there are any “deals” with diamonds… you get what you pay for. Also, I would never buy a diamond with a no return policy. That is a huge red flag. The lack of professional pictures and videos is also questionable. But the biggest issue is that you cannot return it and you are buying sight unseen. Personally, I think this is a horrible idea! I’m sorry to be so negative, I just hate for you to be duped.

Actually I agree, I do think being able to return is very important! I could have which gave me a lot of reassurance and the seller was very helpful while I was trying to decide. However, I do think you have a good knowledge @Lisa Loves Shiny and if you feel confident in your judgement then you should trust it!
 

yssie

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There are SO many resellers out there now snatching up the stuff that’s worth snatching up. Unfortunately it’s led me to the same place as @headlight - I’m automatically skeptical of any good deals in the “affordable” price ranges because surely if it was truly a good deal one of the myriad IG dealers would have poached it by now?

I do think there are still good deals to be had in the more expensive realms, because those sorts of large-outlay purchases aren’t generally the type that hobbyists or tiny business can front or move. But of course the extra expense is inherently extra risky!
 
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