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  1. shahar

    Please help

    I am very happy for you. Shahar
  2. I am very curious to hear what most of you think. I attached picture of two diamonds that we had in stock. One stone is natural Fancy yellow and the other enhanced vivid yellow. Price difference is $6,000. If you had to choose one of those stones, which one will you go with and why? Shahar
  3. SI grade was always a problem. Inclusions tend to stick out when the stone is dirty, so first this isto hold the stone with your fingers and let the oil from your hands cover the stone. That way you will find out right away if it is eye clean. Any clarity grade can have black imperfection even VVS. Always ask if it has black inclusion and where the inclusion is located. Shahar
  4. You guys said some true things, I will try to get things less personal. Neil, It seems as you have wide Gemologocal experiance. I respect that a lot. When you right your opinion you do it from a gemology point of view. I give my opinion from a diamond cutting point of view. I believe I can learn from you as well as you can learn from me, that is why I am here. If I give my opinion on a post and you don't understand or agree, do not criticise or attack. I am sure I will have an answer for you that might make scense. I would like to start all over again, and this time on a better note. Thank you, Shahar
  5. shahar

    Please help

    The price you paid is reasnable. It is possible to find it in a lower price as well as higher. You got a little spready (usually princess cut diamonds have over 70% depth) stone which make it look bigger then it is. It should not affect the brilliance of the stone. Hope I was able to help, Shahar
  6. You are right, I shouldn't have mentioned that he could get this from me. I am new here and I didn't memorized the terms and conditions. Thank you for letting me know. I do know more then you think. I know how diamond needs to be cut to achive Hearts and arrows, I used to do it for 10 years. Diamonds in that quality and size can be found in many places you just need to know what to look for. I gave this gentelmen a tip of how to identify them. I would give as many tips that he wants and I wouldn't mind where he gets it from. I was hoping to be on this channel to help and to learn and not having to "fight" and having to defand myself by you each time I place a post. I would appriciate if you stop address my posting again Shahar
  7. shahar

    Please help

    There is no connection between Fl to 'fair' High fluorescence affect the price. If you don't know about that you in the wrong business. You are right about grading accuracy. Grading is just an opinion and many times you can arrgue it. However we GIA gives H color I know what to expect. when EGL gives H color I know to expect something else. If the stone was an SI color, it will be more difficult to estimate price since I don't know the shape, and location of the inclusion. In this case the stone is VVS2. With the right information I can give you a range of what this stone should sell for wholesale and retail. I am in this business before I had my Bar Mitzva so I know what I am talking about. Shahar
  8. Don't use high grade clarity diamond since so one stare on a pendant the way they do with a ring. That is my only suggestion, Shahar
  9. shahar

    Please help

    I am sure I will be able to help you, but I am missing some info such as: Type of certificate, Does it have fluorescence? Shahar www.3stepdesign.com
  10. Harts on fire are basicly diamonds that cut in high accuracy and it ideal proportions. Those diamonds can are very popular. I attached two pictures of diamonds to help you understand the diffrences. The diamond on the left is diamond with no much accuracy but it still have a lot of brilliance. The diamond on the right is cut in high accuracy, also has high brilliance. The way you can tell diamond cut is by looking at the center circle reflection. One diamond you can see very nice cyrcle around the culet. he other diamonds you can not see it. [edited by moderator - excessive self-promotion] If you are interested I will pull out one and I will take picture of them so you will be able to tell. Let me know if you have any questions. Shahar
  11. Single cut are round diamonds which have only17 facets. Basicly it is a diamonds that they didn't finish. Usualy they are very small stones. Shahar www.3stepdesign.com
  12. I sold this 3.00ct Emerald last month. The stone was a great bargin. It got the best SI2 you can find. It is on the side, white and running the same direction as the facets. That made the inclusion invisible to the naked eye. Very rare. Shahar www.3stepdesign.com/website-diamonds.htm
  13. Clarity almost does not affect the brilliance of the stone. The question is if you are willing to live with a diamond where you can see the inclusion with naked eye. Most of my customers to save money they ask for "eye clean" stone. The grade in that case can be SI3 at the lowest. In some cases SI1 can be visible, it depend on what type of inclusions, location, type of stone cut, and size. Cut is the most crucial. You can have ideal VVS D color but the stone will look "dead". I sold J color Emeralds that looked better then most G color due to cut. Another impact makes the rough quality. The only way to determine rough quality is by experience. Bottom line: CUT, CUT, CUT This is the most important. My advise to you is first do not be concern of the clarity grade unless you can see it with naked eye. I attached a 3.00ct Emerald I sold last month. This is what you need to look for. Note that "Step cut" stones, such as Emerald, and Ascher are harder to achieve high brilliance and the cut quality is more important then Princess and Round. This stone is SI2 clarity, but due to the shape, location and angle of the inclusion, the stone is clean to the naked eye. Let me know if you have any questions: Good Luck, Shahar www.3stepdesign.com/website-diamonds.htm
  14. In my previous post I was talking about how certificates do not describe very well cut quality, and beauty. I attached picture of two Radiants same grade of color, almost the same measurements, and same clarity. They both have VG G cut and polish grade. If you take a look you will see that they do not match since they cut in two different styles. The Radiant on the left cut is similar way they cut Princess cut diamond. The Radiant on the right is cut more like round stone. This is just one example of cutting style that can make big difference on the beauty of the stone. Certificates do not approach this. Shahar www.3stepdesign.com/website-diamonds.htm
  15. Are you trying to find out if the certificate is good, or how preety your diamond is? Read my post and you will understand why I am asking you this question. I will paste it to you so you don't have to look for it: My name is Shahar Dahari. I am in the diamond business since I was 12 years old. I am a former diamond cutter, gemologist, and rough diamond designer. When I came to US from Israel in 1998 I worked with a diamond wholesale company. For the first time I started dealing with jewelers all over the country. I was shocked to find that most jewelers can not tell diamond beauty, accuracy and quality. Jewelers, like customers depend on certificate to tell them how "good" the diamond is. Certificates are only good for determining color, measurements, angles, and treatments. Clarity is very difficult to grade since some SI2 stones can be invisible to the naked eye and some don't. Cut, symmetry, and polish grades in 80% of cases will not give you the right picture of how sparkly the diamond is. Certificates do not specify quality of rough, which is very crucial with what we call "spark". Your stone can be EX EX Ideal and still be "dead". Some deep cut stones can be "dead" and some "full of life". For instance. When stone is deep, one thing that will make a big difference on the brilliance is why the stone is deep. Is the pavilion deep? Is the girdle very thick? Is the crown too high? Buying a stone just according to the certificate is like buying a used car according to the mileage and the body condition. In the diamond business, only small percentage of jewelers know how to check the engine. My advice: If you are planning to buy a diamond over the internet do two things: 1. Ask to vendor to provide you with good quality picture of the diamond and full description. 2. Show the picture to a professional. Professional will look at the proportions, reflections (From the diamond reflections you can learn a lot), facets size, and style. If you find the stone you are looking for, I will be happy to give you my opinion. Good luck, Shahar
  16. My name is Shahar Dahari. I am in the diamond business since I was 12 years old. I am a former diamond cutter, gemologist, and rough diamond designer. When I came to US from Israel in 1998 I worked with a diamond wholesale company. For the first time I started dealing with jewelers all over the country. I was shocked to find that most jewelers can not tell diamond beauty, accuracy and quality. Jewelers, like customers depend on certificate to tell them how "good" the diamond is. Certificates are only good for determining color, measurements, angles, and treatments. Clarity is very difficult to grade since some SI2 stones can be invisible to the naked eye and some don't. Cut, symmetry, and polish grades in 80% of cases will not give you the right picture of how sparkly the diamond is. Certificates do not specify quality of rough, which is very crucial with what we call "spark". Your stone can be EX EX Ideal and still be "dead". Some deep cut stones can be "dead" and some "full of life". For instance. When stone is deep, one thing that will make a big difference on the brilliance is why the stone is deep. Is the pavilion deep? Is the girdle very thick? Is the crown too high? Buying a stone just according to the certificate is like buying a used car according to the mileage and the body condition. In the diamond business, only small percentage of jewelers know how to check the engine. My advice: If you are planning to buy a diamond over the internet do two things: 1. Ask to vendor to provide you with good quality picture of the diamond and full description. 2. Show the picture to a professional. Professional will look at the proportions, reflections (From the diamond reflections you can learn a lot), facets size, and style. If you find the stone you are looking for, I will be happy to give you my opinion. Good luck, Shahar
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