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  3. davidelevi

    GIA Ex vs HCA - Help Ease My Mind!! (or not)

    The key thing to remember is that the HCA is a subjective score, reflecting the preferences of a small group of people. Have you seen the diamond, rather than just the report? If so and you like it (and you like it more than your current diamond - larger size and everything else considered), all is well and the HCA can be forgotten. Garry Holloway isn't offering to buy your diamond, and you don't want to sell it to him anyway.
  4. So my lovely Fiance upgraded (already purchased) my round solitaire for our 10 year anniversary - from a 2.5ct to 3.00ct Against the better judgement in me - I asked for the GIA cert and used the HCA calculator and it received a mediocre 3.9 (very good). :o( My 2.5ct scored 0.6 and I loved the sparkle of that one. I guess I was shocked and confused since this is a Triple Ex ring. Am I weighing too much on the HCA score? Is the cut/perfomance really not that great based off the diamond's parameters? I do realize that it is on the shallow side and faces up larger than average... 3.04 H VS2 Cut / Polish / Symmetry – Excellent Table – 61% Depth – 59.8 % Crown Angle – 33 Pavilion Angle – 41.4 Lower Girdle – 80 Star Facets – 55 Girdle Thickness – Thin -Slightly Thick Fluorescence – None
  5. Pankil

    Help selecting a diamond, down to 2!

    Thank you for your fast response davidelevi I will deff check their return policy! Would be great if other folks confirm as well
  6. davidelevi

    Help selecting a diamond, down to 2!

    It looks nice on paper and in the reflector images; the video is a bit meaningless, but I assume it's a show of goodwill from a remote merchant. It is a reasonable price. As long as you have some form of return/refund if you really don't like it, I would say that you have a winner! If it's a totally final sale, then be really sure that it's what you (she) want(s).
  7. Pankil

    Help selecting a diamond, down to 2!

    Hey Everyone – Would you buy this diamond? GIA Cert: 3335498873 https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=3335498873 Price: $24,441 Carat: 2.3 Color: H Clarity: VS1 Cut: Excellent Polish: Excellent Symmetry: Excellent Fluorescence: None Table: 57 % Depth: 61.9 % Crown Angle: 35 Pavillian Angle: 40.8 Lower Girdles: 75 Star Facets: 55 Girdle Thickness: M-ST Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/s9q7hal71xmecsf/GIA%203335498873-vid1.mp4?dl=0 Thanks, Pankil
  8. denverappraiser

    Diamond Clouds.

    The 1.51 costs more because of the weight. Diamonds are priced by weight, as in $8,000/carat, but the price per carat goes up as the weight goes up. A 2 carat stone is more than twice as expensive as an otherwise identical 1 carat stone. Quite a lot more in fact. Everybody knows this but less known is that it isn't a straight line. There are definite points where it goes up. There are steps. A 1.40 and a 1.44 won't be all that different but a 1.97 vs a 2.01 is a BIG deal. I mention this because 1.50 is one of those steps. 1.4x brings a fair amount less than an otherwise identical 1.5x. In this case they aren't even identical. It's a VS2 vs an SI1. Yes, size matters.
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  10. davidelevi

    Diamond Clouds.

    On paper, proportion-wise I'd much rather have the 1.51: I like high crowns and small tables. The 1.40 is - for me - far less attractive. (on paper!) However, if you have seen both and they seem to you very similar, I'd go with the 1.40 given the not insignificant price difference.
  11. trooojan02

    Diamond Clouds.

    Thanks for your input. I did notice the table was a bit big at 60% and the angles were all in the average areas. I read you want to be in the 54-57%..
  12. barry

    Diamond Clouds.

    IMO, the SI1 is the better cut stone. The VS2 has a shallow/deep crown/pavilion angle combination -> 32.5/41.4 --- which results in a darker center under certain lighting conditions. OTH, the 35.5/41 degree angle combo on the SI-1, combined with the 55% Table percentage, should refract more light up through the Table facet to your eye. The clouds are a non-factor.
  13. trooojan02

    Diamond Clouds.

    I am looking to buy a diamond.. Both looked great when I saw it.. It looked great.. Popped no real downside from the eye.. I got the GIA report from and there seemed to be large clouds but not on the table. H clarity 1.4c vs2.. Attached is the GIA. The other 1.51 but has some clouds and inclusions on the table, but nothing noticeable w/ the naked eye. H clarity 1.52 S1 Just want to make sure both are a good buy and which might preferable. the 1.51 is $900 more
  14. THIS BUSINESS IS WILL TAKE YOUR MONEY AND IGNORE YOU STAY AWAYI have transferred money as a payment for a piece of jewelry and that was September 2018 and after 6 months of IGNORING MY EMAILS AND CALLS he decided that he can't manufacture the order and agreed to refund the money AND TILL NOW I HAVEN'T RECEIVED MY REFUND, IT HAS BEEN A YEARFIRSTLY, HE TOOK MY MONEY AND IGNORED ME SECONDLY, HE AGREED FOR A REFUND YET STILL IT HAS BEEN 6 MONTHS AND NO REFUND SO NOW IT HAS BEEN ALMOST A YEAR NO DELIVERED MERCHANDISE AND NO REFUND PS six months ago after agreeing to refund my money and kept stalling for another two months and I wrote my reviews, he started asking me to remove the reviews otherwise I will not receive my money THERE IS NO POLICY ON THEIR WEBSITE SAYING THAT IF YOU WRITE A BAD REVIEW ABOUT US YOU WILL NOT RECIEVE YOUR MONEY
  15. Alvin Phan

    crown and pavilion misalignment?

    Thanks, Have a nice day davidelevi!
  16. davidelevi

    crown and pavilion misalignment?

    You are taking pretty good photos!
  17. Alvin Phan

    crown and pavilion misalignment?

    Good morning Barry! I am really newbie. I took pix of the round for fun.
  18. barry

    crown and pavilion misalignment?

    What color/clarity grade did the jeweler tell you?
  19. Alvin Phan

    crown and pavilion misalignment?

    It seems. ...or Odd Symetery.
  20. reneli

    Bought Engagement Ring With Knot Help!(Si1)

    I’m relieved to something positive! The folks over at pricescope didn’t think very highly of it. I know that shouldn’t matter but I must admit, I was having a panic attack for a few days. I don’t know much about stones. 😕
  21. SAM AM

    crown and pavilion misalignment?

    Stone seems non-certified with Poor Symetery.. I would request to check whether the diamond is perfect round or Natural on Girdle
  22. SAM AM

    Bought Engagement Ring With Knot Help!(Si1)

    Overall Stone is Great....
  23. Alvin Phan

    crown and pavilion misalignment?

    Hi Barry! No, It doesn't.
  24. barry

    crown and pavilion misalignment?

    Does this round diamond have a grading report?
  25. reneli

    Bought Engagement Ring With Knot Help!(Si1)

    You are so right! I was having second thoughts because the stone technically doesn’t fall under “ideal specs” even tho it’s an excellent cut. I am relived about the knot.
  26. davidelevi

    Bought Engagement Ring With Knot Help!(Si1)

    Yes. The only one that matters: (BTW: a knot graded SI1 by GIA is fine; by definition, SI inclusions are not detrimental to integrity or durability of the stone in the opinion of the GIA grading panel, otherwise they would have called it I1. The knot has gone through polishing without falling out, experiencing temperatures and pressures that will never be experienced again unless the stone is re-cut).
  27. reneli

    Bought Engagement Ring With Knot Help!(Si1)

    Any opinions on the cut of the stone?
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