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  1. LaurentGeorge

    Should I be concerned

    I thought they were all the same stone. Adding to Davide’s response, my biggest concern is not the setting but the inadvertent knock you may give your stone in the course of normal life. If that feather gets hit the right way it could cleave the stone in two.
  2. LaurentGeorge

    Color vs size

    It's really more about what you prefer but all else being equal, since a G color stone is going to face up perfectly white in real life, I would opt for the larger GVS2 without hesitation. As much as a D color is the highest color you can get, it is more a mental thing than one you can clearly see. That is not to say a D won't face up whiter than a G, but a G, when not compared closely to a D will look perfectly white. Hope this helps.
  3. LaurentGeorge

    Opinions on bowtie on Oval Diamond

    Keep in mind that all ovals have bow-ties. Some are more pronounced than others. This one is less pronounced but not invisible. As Furqan and Davide have asked: do you like the way it looks?
  4. LaurentGeorge

    What are the best diamonds to buy?

    Is an expensive diamond better? or is a cheaper diamond better?
  5. LaurentGeorge

    Advice on Loose diamond

    It is always best to compare diamonds to other diamonds and see what attracts you to one or the other. Unfortunately, jewelers tend to showcase their stones under multiple spotlights and light sources. The more light sources you have, the more diamonds will sparkle, even the very poorly cut ones.
  6. LaurentGeorge

    Advice on Loose diamond

    Is it a good fit for an engagement ring? Yes. Could you find a better cut diamond? Yes. Your question is a little ambiguous as we really do not know what you are looking for. As for the specifics on this particular stone, I try to keep the overall depths of round stones shallower that 62.6% and my pavilion angles shallower than 41.2°. Because your depth is at 63.1% and PA at 41.6°, I would expect the center of this diamond to be fairly dark. The other downside is that it would look bigger if it were not as deep. I hope this helps. I know that others will answer more in depth (no pun intended).
  7. LaurentGeorge

    Identify HW ring

    Are there any marks or stamps on the ring itself?
  8. LaurentGeorge

    Identify HW ring

    It’s funny. My first question was to know why you think it’s a HW ring. Was it the box or is the ring actually stamped Harry Winston?
  9. LaurentGeorge

    Is this the perfect one?

    None of the diamonds discussed in this thread have any fluorescence. One of the vendors used a blue reflector to do their imaging. If that is what you are referring to with your nonsensical statement, then you may want to revisit what you said.
  10. LaurentGeorge

    25 Gram raw .. Diamond or Quartz

    I was just presented with a few parcels of rough diamonds from Africa. The pictures looked good and the weights were interesting enough to take a closer look. These looked like octahedral diamond crystals. The picture you have posted is not as convincing. I saw the goods in person this week and as it turns out they were CZ imitations probably made in China. Only close inspection could make that determination. The pictures were extremely convincing. These pictures under a microscope show more that could be seen in the real life shots. The material had a smooth, nearly oily feel to it and the refraction was all wrong. Bring your stone to someone who knows what they are looking at and is not interested in purchasing it from you.
  11. LaurentGeorge

    Opinions on these diamonds pls - which is better cut

    I beg to differ minimally with Davide on these two designs. The first one, by Laings, has a cross-over that sits too low and bows too far out for a wedding band to fit flush, which I think was one of your requests. The second one, the Fiona style, is configured such that a wedding band will fit tighter to the overall shank. The cross over is elevated above where the band would be and the shank of the ring is a little more contoured to compensate for that cross-over. You could ask the vendors to send you a picture of wedding band next to each style and that would probably really help you make that determination. I hope this helps.
  12. LaurentGeorge

    New here! Need help!

    At first glance I would tend toward the third stone (D-VS2) just based on the proportions. I would like to have a better idea of the location of the imperfections though. Could you get a video of the stone? The F-VS1 is quite nice as well but I prefer the proportions of the D.
  13. LaurentGeorge

    New here! Need help!

    I third this motion. The first thing anybody ever notices about a diamond is its cut. You can have a K-SI2 with a gorgeous cut that will look better than a DIF with a crappy cut. In this case, you can easily lower the color and put the money into cut. You will get much more brilliance out of your stone and it may even face up bigger too.
  14. LaurentGeorge

    Opinions on these diamonds pls - which is better cut

    Davide said was I was thinking. The combination of he steeper PA and the slightly wider table will likely result in a darker looking center. Judging only on the proportions, I would steer clear of this stone in favor of the others.
  15. 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.