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winston26

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HI, Would appreciate your expert opinions on which of these stones would look best overall to the naked eye. I''m not good with what the measurements mean. Want a very white-looking stone but it appears the higher I go for color, then cut is not as good in this price range. Clarity is not as important as long as eye-clean. Thus, my question....overall what''s the best-looking stone?

http://www.whiteflash.com/round_ideal_cut/Round-Ideal-Cut-cut-diamond-78281.htm#
http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/A-Cut-Above-H-A-cut-diamond-179755.htm#
http://www.whiteflash.com/round_ideal_cut/Round-Ideal-Cut-cut-diamond-155615.htm#

The most expensive one has a very dark IS...does that make it worth the extra $$$ (not factoring the VS1 clarity)?
http://www.whiteflash.com/round_ideal_cut/Round-Ideal-Cut-cut-diamond-57696.htm
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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All first 3 stones are normal very fine ideal-scope images - all are equally nice.

The last stone has a different treatment and will have a little less scintillation / micro bang bang flashes - but will have bold flashes. It seems to be about 50:50 as to if people prefer this type of stone.

I like them.

If you bought an 8 star diamond it is of this type - and you may be able to find a B&M store to do a comparison.

Either way - any of these stones will be streets ahead of 90% of diamonds out there
 

kcoursolle

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They are all very nice diamonds. As garry mentioned, there might be preferences between the first three and the last one. I like both styles and most people here would think both styles are lovely. I would ask WF for their opinion, they will be honest with you.
 

winston26

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What makes the last one different exactly? It''s a new kind of cut? Not sure how to describe to a B&M what 2 "types" I''m trying to compare.
Thanks
 

JulieN

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I doubt garden variety stores would know the difference unless they are Eight Star dealers.
 

Ellen

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diamondseeker2006

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Date: 1/25/2007 2:43:20 PM
Author: winston26
What makes the last one different exactly? It''s a new kind of cut? Not sure how to describe to a B&M what 2 ''types'' I''m trying to compare.
Thanks
Truthfully, no B&M jeweler I visited had ANY diamonds of this caliber, except I did get to see a couple of Hearts on Fire stones. And those were amazingly priced about 35% higher than the ones from WF and other PS vendors. You aren''t likely to find any comparable stones to compare unless you can go to one of the PS vendors.
 
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