Moondiamond

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  1. GIA Report Check GIA Report Number: 14729061 Report Type: GIA Diamond Grading Report Date of Issue: November 14, 2005 Round Brilliant Measurements: 7.40 - 7.47 x 4.53 mm Carat Weight: 1.54 carat Color Grade: I Clarity Grade: SI2 Cut Grade: Very Good Proportions: Depth: 60.9% Table: 59% Crown Angle: 35.0° Crown Height: 14.5% Pavilion Angle: 41.0° Pavilion Depth: 43.0% Star length: 55% Lower Half: 80% Girdle: Medium to Slightly Thick, Faceted Culet: None Finish: Polish: Good Symmetry: Very Good Fluorescence: Strong Blue Comments: Clouds are not shown. compared to: GIA Report Check GIA Report Number: 5113195389 Report Type: GIA Diamond Grading Report Date of Issue: June 17, 2010 Laser Inscription Registry: 5113195389 Round Brilliant Measurements: 7.13 - 7.15 x 4.40 mm Carat Weight: 1.36 carat Color Grade: H Clarity Grade: SI2 Cut Grade: Excellent Proportions: Depth: 61.6% Table: 56% Crown Angle: 34.5° Crown Height: 15.0% Pavilion Angle: 40.8° Pavilion Depth: 43.0% Star length: 55% Lower Half: 75% Girdle: Thin to Medium, Faceted Culet: None Finish: Polish: Excellent Symmetry: Excellent Fluorescence: Strong Blue Comments: Clarity grade is based on clouds that are not shown. Additional Inscription: H&A Any thoughts...different size (no big deal), but different in cut, polish and symmetry and the latter one says: H and A? What do you think about the two of these...is one better than the other based purely on specs? Hopefully I will see the smaller one today as I think it is an in-house stone.. THANKS!
  2. Moondiamond

    Thoughts On Purchasing An Egl Certified Diamond Versus Gia

    This has really become of interest to me...as I had stated in a previous thread, I was having some additional stones brought in between 1.39 and 1.49. The list consists of some GIA and some EGL this time. For instance: EGL: Round Brilliant 1.48 EX G SI2 is priced at 6961.55. (I do not have the polish, symmetry or other specs yet) It has better cut (per EGL and this can be iffy as I understand), the color is two hues better(per EGL), but is smaller, with the same clarity (have no idea the table or other specs yet), and this stone is only about 500 bucks cheaper? Comparably: I have been looking at a GIA : at 7500.00 Round Brilliant Measurements: 7.40-7.47x4.53mm Carat weight: 1.54 carat Color Grade: I Clarity grade: SI2 Cut grade: Very Good Depth: 60.9% Table: 59.0% Crown Angle: 35.0 Crown Height: 14.5% Pavilion Angle: 41.0 Pavilion Depth: 43.0% Star Length: 55% Lower Half: 80% Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted Culet: None Polish: Good Symmetry: Very Good Flourescence: Strong Blue (I know that some are totally against fluorescence of any type) Comments: clouds are not shown
  3. Hi Neil...I figured something must have gone wrong...because I've sent two? Is it possible that it is going into your spam folder? I am sending from a yahoo(rocketmail) account??? I tried to e-mail you directly from this site, but it just gave me an error? Weird? Here is what I sent: I am e-mailing you regarding a post I made on "Diamond Review." I got your contact info from another, older post. I hope this is okay to contact you through this channel. I couldn't quite figure out the PM'ing and I had read that people were having some issues with it. If you would prefer I contact you another way, please let me now what your preference would be. My post was: "Looking to purchase this stone" (by: Moondiamond) It's under "The Rock" I would love your thoughts, as you always seem give people good advice, with no b.s.! I am going back on Friday to view a wax setting that I am considering for the stone, and I was just hoping to receive more feedback before friday. LaurieH did respond and I responded back with some additional info and questions. Any advice would be great. I do want to tell you that this is not for investment purposes...well, what I mean is, this will likely be the diamond I wear to the grave. So, I'm not really concerned about trade in value down the road etc.. One last thing (that I did not post) is that I am trading oi another diamond from my previous marriage and receiving 2000.00 trade in credit for it. So, we will really be paying 5500.00, with our trade. Not sure if this factors in at all. I am more concerned with a pretty diamond than a pedigreed diamond, but at the same time; I do want to make a smart purchase. Basically, I do not want to get ripped off. I do trust my jeweler, but I'm the constant skeptic and conspiracy theorist...so, that does not always make purchases fun! I'm also, as you will see in my post, a great sufferer of buyers remorse and second guessing. What a combo, huh? Thanks in advance for any and all help Neil! ********************Here is what I posted under "looking to purchase this stone"***************** Hi, I went to my jeweler today and viewed several loose stones for my engagement ring. This one really stood out as it was very pretty, and sparkled like crazy (inside their office close to and away from natural light, in the elevator, under the indoor building lighting and outside in the sunlight etc...)! The price is: 7,500.00 I was hoping for some thoughts from the appraisers and jewelers that are always so kind to offer their opinions! Thanks in advance for any and all helps/comments etc! GIA Cert Round Brilliant Measurements: 7.40-7.47x4.53mm Carat weight: 1.54 carat Color Grade: I Clarity grade: SI2 Cut grade: Very Good Depth: 60.9% Table: 59.0% Crown Angle: 35.0 Crown Height: 14.5% Pavilion Angle: 41.0 Pavilion Depth: 43.0% Star Length: 55% Lower Half: 80% Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted Culet: None Polish: Good Symmetry: Very Good Flourescence: Strong Blue (I know that some are totally against fluorescence of any type) Comments: clouds are not shown ******************************************************************************************************************************** So, in a nutshell...I;m trading in my 1.05 oval for a credit of 2000.00 towards the purchase of the above listed stone priced at 7500.00. So, we will likely be paying 5500.00 cash for the new stone. THANKS NEIL!!!
  4. Thanks for the responses... The trade in of the oval is what we are going to use to get a "credit" towards the new stone we are looking at. The stone I hav been looking at is the one I posted under the title" Looking to purchase this stone" That particular new stone that we are looking at ,I believe, is a consignment stone. So, the cost of the new stone is 7500.00 and with our 2000.00 credit, we will pay 5500.00. ***If denver appraiser or anyone else would comment on the stone in the topic "Looking to purchase this stone." That would be helpful to me! (Neil,I did e-mail you at gemlab a few days ago..maybe you didn't receive it?)*** THANKS to everyone who is helping me out...this is a big deal and is causing me to be a crazy person!
  5. HI again! Part 1: I am currently trading in a GIA, oval cut diamond, 1.05 carat, D color, SI1. (I do not have GIA cert on hand)....butcan tell you that its beautiful, and is eye clean. It was originally purchased back in NOV 2003 for about 4000.00 I am being given a trade-in credit of 2000.00 towards my new, larger purchase. Does this seem reasonable? I have no idea what current market value is really about. Am I better off selling it on E-bay or something and then using the cash towards the purchase? Is this even a remotely good idea? Part 2: If the purchase I am looking to buy is on consignment with my jeweler, is there usually any room for negotiation on the price? If only 500.00 off or so? Or is this bad taste to ask? I mean it seems Im basically trading in a used one for another used diamond, right?
  6. Hi... If a person is purchasing a diamond and has no intentions of ever trading up etc...this is the diamond I will be buried with. Does EGL versus GIA really matter? Seems to me that you can get a nice stone (better color, excellent cut, exc symmetry, exc polish etc...for ALOT less money. What is the real scoop on EGL if you intend on keeping the diamond forever? Is it worth it to pay the premium for GIA? Thanks!
  7. Thanks Barry...did you have any thoughts on the diamond I had posted about (regarding specs and price/). It really is a beautiful stone and sparkles a ton. When compared to another stone that was smaller, with a better cute(exc), same color of I but with VS1 clarity. they both looked pretty close. The smaller one was a bit whiter, but not more sparkle. I compared them inside and in the sun? Thx again for your feedback!
  8. I'm sorry to be so desperate:unsure: ...but, I am going back on Friday to view the stone again and see a wax setting. I just was hoping for some more feedback, good or bad. I'm basically freaked out to make this purchase (it's for me). I have terrible buyers remorse, even on things I love and think are beautiful! ugh! I know you can;t help with the "crazy me" part, but any and all feedback on the stone would be greatly appreciated. I'm not tech savvy, so I did not cut and paste...please scroll down to topic: Looking to Purchase this Stone. *Note: I have asked the jeweler to bring in a few more diamonds in the 1.39-1.49 range with better cut rating by GIA and color. I was thinking that maybe if I went down a bit in size (below 1.50), I might be able to get a bit better quality for similar or lower price depending.... THANKS SO MUCH!!!
  9. Moondiamond

    Looking To Purchase This Stone

    Thank you for responding LaurieH! I appreciate you taking the time to give me your feedback. Actually, I am the one who will be wearing this stone and my fiancee and I went looking at stones together! When you say, "I wouldn't mind having that polish up to a VG or EX,"...is that something that can be improved upon after the fact? Or are you saying...looking for a different stone with better polish would be a good idea? Second, there was a small carbon spot, but its at the very outer edge and will probably fit nicely behind a prong! I was able to see it with my "naked eye," but as long as it can be hidden behind a prong, I really do not mind. I am planning to do a plain band with a four prong setting. I like the look of a slightly "chunkier" prong, with them set in an even square pattern. As for the strong blue fluorescence...I did not notice any type of "milky Appearance." In fact, I noted the just the opposite, it seems very clean and clear? It shows much more "white" (not milky) than I thought it would since it is an "I." Before seeing it, I thought it might be more yellow. But, as it turns out, it doesn't. I also took the time to read the GIA report on blue fluorescence as well as another study titled, "A Contribution to Understanding the Effect of Blue Fluorescence on the appearance of a Diamond." These were both interesting, but I basically walked away with the idea that when a diamond is further down the color scale, blue fluorescence can actually help the diamond appear more white (as you stated). So, maybe that's what I am getting with this particular stone? One additional question... Do you think it would behoove us to look at a diamond that may be closer to the 1.49 carat range. As i understand it, once you hit the 1.50 range+, the price is mush steeper. Do you think I could find a better deal and perhaps slightly better specs by doing this for about the same price? Thanks again and I look forward to your responses! (and responses from anyone else who is willing to lend a hand to a horrible "second guesser and buyers remorse plagued girl!" ugghh...
  10. Moondiamond

    Looking To Purchase This Stone

    Hi, I went to my jeweler today and viewed several loose stones for my engagement ring. This one really stood out as it was very pretty, and sparkled like crazy (inside their office close to and away from natural light, in the elevator, under the indoor building lighting and outside in the sunlight etc...)! The price is: 7,500.00 I was hoping for some thoughts from the appraisers and jewelers that are always so kind to offer their opinions! Thanks in advance for any and all helps/comments etc! GIA Cert Round Brilliant Measurements: 7.40-7.47x4.53mm Carat weight: 1.54 carat Color Grade: I Clarity grade: SI2 Cut grade: Very Good Depth: 60.9% Table: 59.0% Crown Angle: 35.0 Crown Height: 14.5% Pavilion Angle: 41.0 Pavilion Depth: 43.0% Star Length: 55% Lower Half: 80% Girdle: Medium to slightly thick, faceted Culet: None Polish: Good Symmetry: Very Good Flourescence: Strong Blue (I know that some are totally against fluorescence of any type) Comments: clouds are not shown
  11. Hi, I'm new to the site and wanted to ask a few questions. Thanks in advance for any and all help!!! I've been monitoring the site for a long time just reading about what evryone else is doing and now it's my turn! I am in the market for a diamond. I am going to view some loose stones in about a week and I will also be viewing their certificates at that time. They are all GIA certified. Without giving you the specs, is ayone able to tell me if the following prices seem reasonable? ALL Round Brilliant: 1.54 I, SI2 7500.00 1.39 H, SI1 7089.00 1.37 J, SI1 5993.00 (not really considering this one, but curious what J color looks like) 1.29 F, SI2 6525.00 1.21 I, VS2 6776.00 1.14 F, SI1 6113.00 Once I get the specs, I will re-post and ask for opinions...I really appreciate the feedback. I want to make a good purchase that i can feel good about and not have buyer's remorse!