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  1. Looking at the lab report, this stone is too shallow on the pavilion. You will really lose a lot of brilliance and fire in this cut grade. You should be able to get an ideal cut hearts and arrows for that price range. I have a .86 ct. AGS ideal cut hearts and arrows in VS2 H for only $4450.
  2. The 3.00 ct. looks nicer on paper and you can't beat the size for the price. It's worth the try to look at the 3.00 ct. in person and see how you like the look of the stone. I've sold alot of stones in the J color grade and people were very happy with them. I don't think you will find a better price. Let us know how it goes.
  3. I like the first one, the 3.22 SI1 J for a little over $26,000. Very interesting.
  4. Hi Adam, First of all you will need a GIA or AGS laboratory report on the center diamond. They have them in HongKong if you decide to keep going this route. For that price range you can definitely get a really nice diamond. In fact we just quoted one of our clients in our office one with the lab report $2345 for an ideal hearts and arrows in a VS2 I.
  5. Can't give you a price on an EGL because of the grading variance. EGL can be off 1 grade or 13 depending on which EGL graded the stone. Marquse prices are very reasonable right now though, so why not get one with a GIA lab report?
  6. You can get a great eye clean AGS ideal 2.23 ct. G color for that range though.
  7. I wouldn't buy the cheapest one listed on sites like Blue Nile. Had a client come in the other day and he bought the cheapest listed SI1 H on Blue nile and it was Horrible. The stone looked like a SI2 instead of a SI1 and had a big black inclusion right in the middle. The reason a stone is the cheapest listed is either it has a loose grade or the cut isn't very good or other reasons, otherwise they would all be the same price.
  8. You should definitely look at some diamonds in person. If you were purchasing a boat, you wouldn't purchase it sight unseen would you or use a forum for people to tell you what to buy based on some photos?
  9. It looks like you may be looking at diaimonds with a dossier lab report which won't have a plot but a laser inscription instead. Lots of times these lab reports are on stones less than 1.00 ct. weight. These lab reports cost less than a full report.
  10. This photo you put up doesn't look like an I1 clarity grade that I've seen. I stick with stones that have a GIA or AGS lab report. The stones in your photo looks more like I3 clarity.
  11. You get a really nice contrast with platinum and 18kt yellow.
  12. Tell you vendor what stone you are looking at online that you are interested in. They can proabably get the same one as most of the stones listed online are owned by the suppliers that are listing not the actual websites. They will probably match the price for you and that way you can see the stone before you purchase it.
  13. AGS does an asset scope on the stones. What many thought years ago was light leakage was really just light coming in at a different angle, thus also blue and green were introduced into the scope.
  14. I try to stay closer to the 7.5 mm range on my carat and a half or you might as well purchase a 1.40 ct. range and take advantage of the price break. The stone above has quite a bit in it for an SI1. Lots of twinning wisps along with dark inclusions that may show to the eye. Also it is only a very good cut grade. I woud opt for an excellent cut grade versus very good.
  15. If the stone has a GIA or AGS lab report, you should be o.k. to have it appraised after it is set. Check and see if it also has a laser inscription on the diamond girdle area as well.
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