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  1. There's no need for the passive aggressive approach "her thread being highjacked every now and then - or rather often". @operamomtold me in this thread to feel free to post in her thread and ask questions. Also, operamom can speak for her self or send me a private message. We already messaged each other privately more than once. Like I said before, you do not have to answer my questions or any questions. Feel free to ignore any question you don't like and move on. If I unintentionally make a mistake, feel free to reach out to the moderator but it is unacceptable to discipline me or anyone when you don't agree with what we think or say.
  2. @davidelevi I'm thankful for all the information you provided. I enjoyed the color test tool you linked above. I did not score zero on the tool but I was close enough.
  3. @davidelevi I'm not sure what I said wrong. But If I said anything that you don't like, I didn't mean to. I was simply trying to understand if I can ensure comparable symmetry and performance if I was to pick or compare an ASTOR to an ACA. Since, we (consumers) cannot see any of these unbranded diamonds and the report does not have enough information, any selection we make would be a random selection. Maybe I should have said that this is a general question. But, you told me yesterday that I do not need to qualify a question so I followed your advice. You do not have to respond to any of my questions. Like I said yesterday, this is operamom's thread. At the end of the day, not understanding the cut mystery will have no impact on my life, career or future. I made sure to clarify that anything I say is my personal opinion. I also did not call anyone aggressive and responded courteously to what sounded aggressive to me. I just assumed it was just a misunderstanding and tried my best to clarify.
  4. @davidelevi Are you comparing a WF ACA to a randomly picked BN diamond? Would you still say that a BN ASTOR is not as symmetrical? Here's a link to an example Diamond Details | Blue Nile I'm sure you already know that not all ASTORs or BN signature diamonds are equal so I'm trying to learn how to tell the difference. At the time I was looking/ buying, I called a guy from GCAL who was extremely helpful. BN signature were then graded by GCAL in addition to GIA. While he told me he cannot recommend a diamond, he helped me compare between two signature BN (both graded by GCAL) but they were not equal in price or performance. I look forward to reading all the information you provided above this weekend 🙂
  5. @davidelevi Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my questions. I will save reading this for the weekend 🙂 I need to qualify the question as a courtesy to @operamom. It is her thread and I don't want to be like the ******** on PS.
  6. What are the deal proportions for this type of cut? Is there such a thing as ideal proportions for yellow diamonds or are they cut to show the best color? I've looked at Tiffany yellow diamonds about a year ago and noticed that their depth was less than other non Tiffany including this diamond. This probably makes the diamond appear larger. Is this right?
  7. @davidelevi Thank you for the information you provided. For learning purposes, can you tell me if fire, brilliance and sparkle are measured quantities or not. In other words, if someone tells me that one diamond has more fire and sparkle than another and both are well cut, how do I verify that one truly has more fire and sparkle than the other? Also, at what point would the difference become visible?
  8. I meant that I like the color of the 2 ct better now. I was able to find it on the website. Thank you.
  9. You are right. I can see it better now and it is a bright yellow (I don't like dark or a green tint).
  10. I love the color of the top right diamond. Would this be priced the highest assuming all other parameters are the same?
  11. I agree. I'm just giving my opinion to a consumer (like me) and why I think what I think. I never said my opinion is the only way to do things. At the end of the day, it is up to @operamom to decide what she wants to disclose and it is up to you to decide how you want to help people.
  12. I thought you said that 'Exact carat weight' can have a significant effect on fair price of a stone and this is why it is important to disclose exact carat weight. I agree with you that exact carat weight can have a significant effect on price. I just wanted to clarify that my assumption was that she's looking for advice regarding performance. If that's the case, she might not need to disclose the exact carat weight.
  13. If she does not provide all the information needed, one can ask her for the missing piece that they need.
  14. My assumption was that @operamom is looking for advice regarding diamond specification/ performance and not necessarily price. She then would be able to figure out pricing based on what she knows about each diamond and by comparing the pricing of several online vendors. Once she discloses the GIA or AGS certificate number, it will be possible to identify the diamond and the vendor. I believe she can achieve the same goal by disclosing the measurements and information on the certificate without needing to disclose the certificate number. Exact carat weight together with measurement will also identify the diamond and the vender. I feel that, on another forum, people are steered to buy from WF and this is a good reason for me to not buy from WF (this is just my personal opinion). I usually read the negative reviews when deciding whether to buy from a vendor or not. This is because: 1) they help me determine the worst case scenario. 2) they reflect how a customer truly feels since they're not a false review written by the vendor or his affiliates and no customer will take the time to write a negative review unless they truly believe that they had a negative experience. I have seen a few negative reviews about WF on Yelp and what makes things worse, in my opinion, is the response from WF. I think I should mention that I'm not a competitor and am not affiliated with any business.
  15. My favorite is the diamond in the top right picture. The second one on the left looks closer to a FY. If all the diamonds in the pictures above were the same shape, carat weight, clarity, etc., would they be priced the same? In other words, does the color affect the price if they were all graded as FIY? So, you are saying that I should be able to tell by looking at the diamonds. I was under the impression that fluorescence makes the yellow color appear lighter under certain lighting conditions (I heard from others). Based on your explanation, I understand that color saturation is not necessarily affected by fluorescence. Do I understand this correctly? Does the last paragraph apply when the GIA report says that the color is even?
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