LaurentGeorge

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  1. LaurentGeorge

    Opinions on these diamonds pls - which is better cut

    Looking at cut alone, they are all gorgeous. If I absolutely had to pick, I would put #1 and #3 in front of #2, but I'm splitting hairs. I only do this because of the pav angle and I am not saying #2 is bad, just that the other two might be better. What you really should do is have the vendors show you the stones side by side (video or live is best) so you can decide which look you prefer as that is the ultimate determinant.
  2. De rien. Nous sommes toujours là pour vous aider. Bonne continuation.
  3. As part of a collection to be held in a vault, I can understand. I think the use as a potential '"discreet" solitaire' led me to believe this was destined for a ring.
  4. Considering this forum is entirely English-speaking, I thought having a thread in French would throw people off.
  5. Blue Nile is not a scam and they have the distinct advantage of being within the EU, so VAT (ou TVA) is included. the stone proportions will give you quite a good looking stone. My question is how important is that ultimate perfection to you? Once the stone is set and worn on a finger, it is extremely difficult to tell the difference between a well cut F or G color and a D. Side by side it is fairly evident, but not taken on its own. In this size stone, most SI2 stones will be clean to the naked eye, but if you want to make that a 100% clean probability, look at SI1 or VS2 (in this size - the smaller the stone, the harder it is to see individual imperfections). So you could get an F-VS2 for a lot less money or get a larger FVS2 for the same money. hence my question: how important is that "D-FL". Keep in mind that you are paying a premium for the FL and once the stone is set and worn, it will most likely loose that Flawless status. Most stones acquire minor chips and bruising over a lifetime and this would thus become Internally Flawless at best. J'espère que vous avez compris mes réservations , si vous voulez continuer en français on peut faire ça en privé.
  6. LaurentGeorge

    Can you give me opinions on the following diamonds?

    I concur with Davide. The size jump is not enough to be seriously noticeable and your current stone is nicer than either of the two contenders you have asked about.
  7. LaurentGeorge

    Can you give me opinions on the following diamonds?

    Hello Cb36, Welcome to Diamond Review. Before getting started, I would like to point out that stone #2 is an F color, not an E as you mentioned above. With regards to proportions, the G stone has a slightly shallower crown angle than I usually like to see but I have a preference for a high top small table stones. This stone is a little flat. The twinning whisps may or may not be visible to the naked eye. Unfortunately the GIA map only shows you where they are in two dimensions, not their color or intensity. The F color stone has a slightly deeper than desirable pavilion angle and may result in a darker center. Once again, the SI1 imperfection is placed where it might be visible to the naked eye. In both of these cases, you really need to see what the stones actually look like. If you are unable to see them in person, maybe your vendor could send you a video of both stones side by side. Zooming in might give you a good idea of how eye clean these stones might or might no be.
  8. LaurentGeorge

    Opinions on this diamond

    This is a very nice stone with a poorly placed imperfection. Because is has been graded a VS2, the crystal is probably not visible with the naked eye but some people have better eyes than others and these stone videos are not good representations of what the stone will face up like. I would try to see the stone in person before purchasing and would make sure there is a generous return policy (not store credit).
  9. LaurentGeorge

    WAS THE JEWELER BEING HONEST?

    I echo Davide’s sentiments. Wear your ring in good health and happiness for many years to come.
  10. LaurentGeorge

    WAS THE JEWELER BEING HONEST?

    Total bs story. As already mentioned, they may have burned the stone which will require repolishing and a slight loss of weight, but the answer may be simpler: the stone could have been switched and on being discovered they are going to magically, sorry, chemically clean (yeah right) and put your stone back in there.
  11. I second that motion. The numbers on #2 are sweeter. The crown angles on all three stones are essentially perfect but stones 1 and 3 have steep pavilion angles leading possibly to a darker center.
  12. LaurentGeorge

    Is this the perfect one?

    Looks very nice! Congrats.
  13. LaurentGeorge

    Help selecting a diamond, down to 2!

    This IS image is not as nice as I would have expected based on the numbers provided. This could be the result of the photography just as easily as that of the stone. Maybe the better way to choose between these two stones is to have the vendor show them to you side by side in a video and you can then judge for yourself how they each look compared to eachother.
  14. LaurentGeorge

    Help selecting a diamond, down to 2!

    Both have more than acceptable H&A images and the angles and stats on both are good. Go with the cheaper or larger one. 😉
  15. LaurentGeorge

    Should I Be Concerned?

    An indented natural is a remains of the original skin of the rough diamond and as such is not a structural liability. The placement along the edge of the girdle is the most unobtrusive place for this. If there is going to be an evidence left of the original rough, this is where you want it.