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Why hasn’t this unicorn been snatched yet?

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  1. Dmndsr4evr11
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 20, 2019
    Saw this stone and thinking to myself maybe I should have waited and grabbed this one instead. I’m surprised no one has snatched this unicorn. Are the feathers close to the girdle what’s keeping people from buying this stone? What do you all think? Thank you!!
    @blueMA - you know my current stone’s proportions. What do you think of this one? It has a larger table. Brighter but less fire?

    https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4066978.htm
     
    


    


  2. blueMA
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    by blueMA » Jan 20, 2019
    @Dmndsr4evr11 - I can't find your proportions but I do remember it was a fiery one with nice chunky arrows. :love:
    I wouldn't call any nicely cut ACA a "unicorn," unless it comes at a noticeable bargain.
    There are many factors aside the proportions that may affect buyer's decision, such as the crystal smack in the middle of the table, girdle feathers, not enough cost savings for right under the 2ct mark, color, etc. I'd say Whiteflash probably had enough contenders near the price level for this stone to be grabbed as of yet.
     
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  3. Dmndsr4evr11
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 20, 2019
    Thanks, @blueMA. I thought this qualifies as a “unicorn” as it’s just under the 2 carat mark, an ACA, and granted the crystal right on the table does not affect its performance. I stand corrected ;-). I’ve heard mixed opinions on feathers near the girdle but I feel it’s best to avoid stones with them?

    Thanks so much for your input.
     
  4. blueMA
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    by blueMA » Jan 20, 2019
    I'm personally not deterred by a feather near the girdle, and I doubt ACA qualifying stones with feathers would cause significant structural integrity issue. Whenever in doubt, I'd call Whiteflash to ask for their opinion based on the size/position of the inclusion. Pretty sure the crystal wouldn't affect the performance, but it does cause mind-clean issue with many people looking to spend so much $ near the 2ct range.
     
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  6. EvaEvans
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    by EvaEvans » Jan 20, 2019
    I don't see anything special in this stone.
     
  7. Wewechew
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    by Wewechew » Jan 20, 2019
    Although ACAs under the ct markers aren’t as plentiful as with non ideal sellers, they do happen and aren’t “unusual”.
     
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  8. sledge
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    by sledge » Jan 20, 2019
    How long has the stone been out there? Cert is dated 12/7/18 so I'm guessing the stone was actually listed and available mid December.

    It's only been 30 days or so. I'm not sure how quick their inventory turns but that doesn't seem abnormal to me.

    Also I think it coming in as a mid December stone might have missed the Christmas rush and with both Christmas and New Years fell in a weird time cycle where people may be recouping from gift expenditures.

    Looking at the stone, it looks quite fiery and has 76 LGF's so it would also have some chunky arrows. Maybe the crystal on the table bothers more picky mind clean buyers but being VS2 it still looks good and not problematic.

    I didn't analyze to see how it priced against barely 2 carat stones but WF seems pretty good at pricing their stones fairly and inline with market conditions.
     
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 20, 2019
    Thanks, @sledge. I thought maybe the inclusion on the table and the few feathers right on the girdle may not make this a “unicorn” after all. My bad :(.
     
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 20, 2019
    @Wewechew - guess not. My bad:(.
     
    


    


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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 20, 2019
    Thanks, @EvaEvans. I made the wrong assumption that it’s priced well and although there’s inclusion on the table, it could be completely eye clean. Trying to learn what makes people jump to grab a stone and what makes people pass it up especially it’s near the 2 ct Mark.
     
  12. kmoro
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    by kmoro » Jan 21, 2019
    I don’t think you made a mistake! There may not be anything “special” about this stone, but it is an ACA right under the 2 carat mark. If you consider that it looks like two carats without the price jump and eye-clean, it may well be someone’s unicorn. As one of the things sledge mentioned, it looks like the stone is a relatively new addition. Now that the link to it is posted, it will probably sell, lol.
     
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  13. CareBear
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    by CareBear » Jan 21, 2019
    You didn't make any wrong assumptions! 20k for a 8mm H VS2 super ideal cut is a great deal! Try searching JA, BN, Enchanted sites for these specs and it will be hard to find! On top of that, the upgrade policy and service from WF is on a whole different level!
     
  14. Dmndsr4evr11
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 21, 2019
    Thanks, @CareBear. Trying to learn what makes PS’ers go for it or just go ho-hum. I thought it’s a great deal. Making me wonder if I
    should have been more patient and picked this one instead of what I just bought 5 weeks ago ;-). Which by the way, I’m very happy with but you know... as you mentioned, hitting that 8mm mark ;-) and being here on PS, thinking of my next upgrade already although I just got my newest upgrade 5 weeks ago .
     
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    Thanks, @kmoro ;)2
     
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  16. sledge
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    by sledge » Jan 21, 2019
    Nice thing about WF trade in is you can utilize it if you want and trade stones. Needs to be equal or higher value.
     
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 21, 2019
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    Thanks, @sledge. I’m being impulsive hahaa. What do you think of the above stone compared to my stats?
     
  18. blueMA
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    by blueMA » Jan 21, 2019
    You're being obsessive LOL
    I like yours better. You have a great stone to be proud of. Enjoy it!
     
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 21, 2019
    Hahaha! Thanks, @blueMA. I know, right? This is what being here on PS is doing to me ;)2. I should just breathe and relax and plan for my upgrade to higher color and a jump in size to 8.5mm for my big bday this year. I would of course love a much bigger one but it won’t be conducive to my lifestyle ;-)
     
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  20. kmoro
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    by kmoro » Jan 21, 2019
    Hahahaha ... I also just got a diamond and I’m already going to upgrade to a slightly bigger size ... singing WF praises as they are having it cut!

    I don’t know if I love Pricescope or not! lol - joking - love you all! My wallet on the other hand ... :wall:
     
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  21. blueMA
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    by blueMA » Jan 22, 2019
    LOFL. Yup we've all gone nuts. I need to get my sanity back and be more productive in life.
     
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  22. kmoro
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    My plan is to get to my forever diamond as soon as possible ... however, that was my plan from the start. lol. Didn’t quite manage it on the first try.
     
  23. CareBear
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    by CareBear » Jan 22, 2019
    Are you thinking of upgrading to this stone? Upgrading with WF is a pain-free process, as you already know, and you can probably re-use the same setting if the two stones are within a 0.1mm diameter difference. However, the size difference is minimal and based on the photos you posted, I'm guessing your current stone is a 'high' H. My H looks more tinted than yours. Since you already have concerns that your H is not white enough, you will be disappointed if it ends up a 'lower' H than your current stone.
     
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  24. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Jan 22, 2019
    Can't wait to see what you are getting!!
     
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  25. Wink
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    by Wink » Jan 22, 2019
    I am not allowed to comment on an individual diamond as per forum rules. I think I can fairly say that if you go look at many 2.00 to 2.05 ct diamonds on sites that are not restricted to top top quality cutting that many of those diamonds will be smaller in diameter and cost more than the diamond you brought to our attention.

    Stand tall Dmndsr4evr!

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  26. blueMA
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    by blueMA » Jan 22, 2019
    @Dmndsr4evr11 That's @Wink code that you've got a gorgeous stone! ;)2
     
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 22, 2019
    @kmoro -can’t wait to see what you’re getting! ;-).
     
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 22, 2019
    @CareBear -yeah, but @blueMA knocked some sense into me :).
     
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    by Dmndsr4evr11 » Jan 22, 2019
    Thanks, @Wink ;-).
     
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