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  2. Brett.w

    Need advice on a strong florescent diamond.

    Great insight and advice, thank you
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  4. davidelevi

    Certification

    😖??? Could you please explain what you meant by "breeding"? Or what was your intended question? I suspect iMistakes...
  5. davidelevi

    Need advice on a strong florescent diamond.

    I wouldn't say it's a roll of the dice. As you point out, "overblues" (hazy/oily look in UV-rich lighting) are rare, and vendors should be able to help by asking whoever holds the stone to report on it - second hand information isn't always 100% reliable, but it's not in their interest to lie to you since detection is easy and would only result in cost for them! Also, since this is a JA exclusive diamond ("True Hearts"), they may have more information on it or even hold the stone directly.
  6. Brett.w

    Need advice on a strong florescent diamond.

    Okay, so really it's a roll of the dice when buying one of these diamonds with strong florescent I take it. Thank you for the reply
  7. Reena

    Help me on the Certificate

    Thank you so much for your advise
  8. Furqan Shafi

    Need advice on a strong florescent diamond.

    The negative impact is visible under lighting that contains UV and only your vendor with physical access to the diamond can confirm the negative impact for you.
  9. denverappraiser

    Help me on the Certificate

    The report describes one diamond. I"ve not seen the piece so I can't get into whether it's correct or not but I would point out that that's describing a rather small piece of your purchase. Fundamentally, it's up to the appraiser to convince you that they have credibility. You get that from their credentials, their website, reviews, and the way your meeting goes. None of that is present but maybe there's more than what you're showing. The default answer is no.
  10. Reena

    Help me on the Certificate

    Thank you for your input 😊
  11. Furqan Shafi

    Help me on the Certificate

    Sure, if you trust this certificate. I have never heard of this but that doesn't mean it's opinion is not reliable.
  12. Reena

    Help me on the Certificate

    @furqan thank you based on this certificate is it ok to buy the item? Need advise
  13. Furqan Shafi

    Help me on the Certificate

    How can we help?
  14. Reena

    Help me on the Certificate

    Greeting to all, Hi it is a pleasure to join Diamond Review The diamond cross pendant (which I like very much) for sale. This come along with certificate attached for Centre stone only May I request the diamond experts to advise and help me purchase please? Is this certificate reliable please advise Thank you all
  15. Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum, I'm sure this question has been asked countless times. I figure every situation is different so I thought I'd come here for help. I've found a diamond that I'm happy with the specs....all but the strong florescent. As I understand it usually there is a 1% chance of a negative impact. I'm going to add a link to the diamond, can I please get an honest opinion from everyone here, thanks. https://www.jamesallen.com/mobile/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.53-carat-g-color-vvs2-clarity-true-hearts-cut-sku-4802016
  16. Pauline Birch

    Certification

    Where to send for diamond earings to be breeding UK .
  17. I will do some homework. Currently lowest price I've seen on a few big online retail sites start at $22-23K with those specs. Mainly because of the none-feint fluorescence and VS2. I'll try the diamond finder from this forum. Thank you for taking the time to do this! What detriments does VG have compared to Excellent for polish and symmetry? Let me look further into this particular diamond. Thanks again.
  18. https://www.b2cjewels.com/dd/11903633/round-diamond-G-color-SI1-Clarity?sku=11903633&utm_source=diamondreview.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=diamondreview.com Here I found something interesting for you using this forum diamond finder. This is something I would buy. Don't worry about the VG symmetry and polish. That's around 16,000 plus some change for a G SI1 GIA Excellent cut stone with side inclusions and relatively cleaner table. Also a good diameter. Disclaimer: this is not a purchase advice. And I have no relation with the retailer or supplier of this diamond.
  19. Here's what I will suggest you if you are looking for a bargain: reset your search criteria and start over again. Put 2.0 - 2.05 in carat, Excellent for cut (some online sellers call ideal everything and it boils my blood), Excellent to Very good for polish, Excellent to Very good for symmetry, None to Faint for fluorescence, IF - VS2 for clarity. now sort these stones by prices, starting with cheapest first. Start eliminating the obvious buggers for example clarity based on cloud stones (for VS2 and below), large Crystal and feather inclusions on tables, extremely deep stones (>62.7), extremely small tables (<56), extremely deep pavilions (>41.2 degrees) and work your way like that and see what you come up with. Put up a few stones here for our analysis and we will tell you what's best among those.
  20. Rapaport pricing is a legitimate way of pricing goods. It used to be used for only wholesalers and Business to Business transactions but when recession hit and businesses would do about anything to win a customer started giving out trade secrets and methods and started disclosing rapaport discounts. A 25% discount on Triple Ex-None diamond for diamonds upto SI1 (below that varies ALOT with inclusions patterns, milkiness, black inclusions etc) in a retail shop is a good price. You will not see the industry emphasizing on your/internet forum criteria of cut in the same way. However tolkowsky ideal proportions will not come cheap. It's not that they cost more for the cutters to produce, only rough diamonds which can luckily attain those ideals without sacrificing too much rough are cut that way - but they bring in more profits. However you will not get those profit back on a resell.
  21. Thanks, Furqan. I'm getting a better understanding of the way you think. How much would you price each of these diamonds per carat? I want to know how much I may be overpaying since one with a better quality is jumping up about $7k so far from online retailers. I've been to a few jewelry stores and the quality they carry does not meet these two for the same price. For example, a few different ones I've visited in the Jewelry District of Downtown Los Angeles use Rapaport pricing matrix. They use a multiplier (E.g., 75%) and tell you they're discounting 25% (cash price) from the Rapaport and call it a day. Also, they never talk about cut proportions. They lump all diamonds as one ideal cut. I feel like it's such a gimmick. Ex: F, SI2, 2.01 ct, Triple Ex. The price was around $17k cash out the door (originally ~$22-24k) with many inclusions on the table. In comparison Ex: G, SI1, 2.05 ct, Triple Ex - $20.5k out the door
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  23. Diamonds are priced per carat. And that's a good way of comparing prices of similarly sized diamonds (not including premium sizes) Your original diamond is a 8780 dollars per carat. Your other diamond is a 8500 dollar per carat. You go one clarity down - that also Si1 to SI2, that is a significant downgrade but you go few places up in flourescence that is an upgrade. For a stone with significant table inclusions I am not sure if it's a great price. But the cut is no doubt superior. Idealscope is also A one. But I can't be sure if it's eye clean. Once again you're asking questions that revolve around internet forums to people who work in the industry. Would I buy this stone for my stock? No. Would it be easy to sell to someone whose primary preference is idealscope, HCA <2 and tolkowsky ideal proportions and charge a premium for it? Yes.
  24. Thank you both for the insight and the photos!! I genuinely appreciate all of your help. I prefer steering away from strong blue fluorescence now. Looking at diamonds have become an interesting hobby after work lately. There's something about it that keeps me wanting to know more about it. Also, these replies have really got me searching for one without table inclusions and cannot find any within this price range. It seems I may have to increase my budget... Question 1) Any tips for how to shop for a diamond online if the cut proportions are arbitrary? I stumbled on this one: 2ct, G, SI2, Triple Ex, and no fluorescence for $17k. What do you think? Even though there is no fluorescence, I am guessing this one is cheaper (by $1k) because of having more inclusions than the first diamond in the forum posted above. Question 2: Are the inclusions on this second diamond affecting structural integrity in any way? It is an SI1 and it looks like some of the feathers may span from the crown to the pavilion. Question 3: Are these inclusions considered eye-clean? The brown inclusions circled at 2 o'clock and 5 o'clock look like it can be seen with the naked eye. The 2 areas circled within the table may look eye-clean... not sure. Question 4: How is the IdealScope? I see some slight white areas in the bottom of the table, but otherwise pretty good. Question 5: If on a budget, do you prefer the first diamond or second one in this form? I will continue my search for a diamond around $20k to see if I can find one without table inclusions. Crossing my fingers. Thank you!
  25. davidelevi

    Engagement Ring Selection Help

    There is only one person that can answer that... and you know her better than any of us. I understand you don't want to spoil the surprise; try asking her friends/relatives or maybe go through some magazines and ads together and see how she reacts? BTW - the link to the second ring does not work.
  26. raymondhaik65

    Engagement Ring Selection Help

    Hi guys, I’m thinking of proposing to my girlfriend. We know each other for 3 years but I’m not certain what style of engagement ring she would prefer. I was looking around for weeks and finally settled on couple of styles. The one I like most is this one <a href=”https://www.natalia-diamonds.com/Ring-Settings/Diamond-Engagement-Ring-Setting_ItemTag_RS-110.aspx”><img src="https://www.natalia-diamonds.com/GenImage.ashx?Type=RS&Path=RS-110%5cPic-01.jpg"alt="Micro-Pave Diamond Engagement Ring Setting in 18 kt white gold"/></a>. I think it will look great on her delicate hand. On other side I am also thinking to about <a href="https://www.natalia-diamonds.com/Ring-Settings/Diamond-Engagement-Ring-Setting_ItemTag_RS-090.aspx">Criss-Cross Ring Setting with 0.64ct Pave Diamonds</a>. So many chaises, so little time! Do you have any suggestions on which way I should go?
  27. davidelevi

    1.41 ct/ E / Si1/ 3xEx

    "Smaller than usual" generally is about diameter, and no, this is not smaller than average; if anything it's probably very slightly larger than average. I don't particularly like the proportions with a flattish crown and a steepish pavilion, but it won't look bad either.
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