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mr.chad

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Thanks for the help so far.Does anyone have any suggestions on where to go online for a diamond.My budget is around 12,000 what kind of round diamond should expect to get.Also my gilfriend and are going to Chicago this weekend and she would like to stop into Tiffany any thoughts on their diamonds.
 

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avlis

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first thing is most people on here will say Tiffany is over priced for what you get. I say you like what you like. but dont think you have to go to Tiffany''s to get the best diamonds, your buying the little blue box.

as for the budget, i assume $12k is just for the stone? or stone and setting?

and what you can get all depends on what you want. you can get a really large chunk of frozen dinosaur spit, or a smaller super sparkler. what is your color tolerance? you need to rank your priorities of the 4 c''s.

in general your stone selections, assuming moderate trade off of color and clarity, and all well cut, i would guess to be between 1.2 and 1.6 carats, more carats if cut quality is sacraficed.
 

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Or, if you''r shopping in Chicago...

Dimend Scaasi is there, and is frequently recommded here. More recently, they started populating the search by cut db here, too.

You didn''t happen to mention if your budget included the setting.

Best,
 

Eva17

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avlis, how did you know the last one was painted? did it say anywhere?
 

avlis

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Date: 12/9/2006 2:32:14 PM
Author: Eva17
avlis, how did you know the last one was painted? did it say anywhere?

looking at the Helium scan of this stone, it shows the outline of the girdle. if the peaks are not a uniform height, it usually indicates a "modified" girdle. in this case the bezel % is significantly smaller than the bone % indicating a painted girdle.

you can get the bezel% and bone% from a sarin scan as well, it just doesnt make the easy to look at picture.

im not going to get into whether its good or bad. its just modified.
 
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