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Looking at this 1.04 Round Diamond - looking for your input!

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Looking at it for about $5k
 
Carat Weight
1.04 carat
Color Grade
F
Clarity Grade
SI1
Cut Grade
Very Good

PROPORTIONS

Depth
62.6 %
Table
54 %
Crown Angle
36.5°
Crown Height
17.0%
Pavilion Angle
40.4°
Pavilion Depth
42.5%
Star Length
45%
Lower Half
75%
Girdle
Thin to Medium, Faceted, 3.0%
Culet
None
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FINISH

Polish
Very Good
Symmetry
Good

FLUORESCENCE

Fluorescence
None

CLARITY CHARACTERISTICS

Clarity Characteristics
Cloud, Crystal, Needle
Key To Symbols
Cloud.jpgCloud
Crystal.jpg Crystal
Needle.jpg Needle
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COMMENTS

Additional clouds are not shown. Pinpoints are not shown.

 

 
 

IMPORTANT LIMITATIONS

GIA does not make any representations 

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I'll hazard a guess: there's two questions

1. Is it eye clean?

2. What about cut?

To which my answers are:

1. Who knows. SI1 in that size are usually clean, but there's a fair amount of stuff in this, and the report provides no information on its colour and visibility.

2. Who knows, again, but with reasonable suspicion that it's not the most classically attractive of stones. It has been dinged to VG because of the "Good" symmetry, but there's different reasons for that.

Can you (the vendor) get more information, such as photographs, video and reflector images? Even better, can you see the stone in person?


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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This would be put in a Solitaire setting for an engagement ring. 

 

I have been able to see the diamond in person and it appears to be eye clean (have not looked under microscope yet). My concern is with the cloud on the table. How much are these clouds affecting the diamond?

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Nobody can speak about eye cleanliness without actually looking at it. Clouds are generally eye clean, but larger clouds right in the centre may render the diamond slightly milky. Again can't say with that piece of information.

The diamond is not a bad VG cut for a VG cut (for example thick girdles, deeper depths, etc). However given shallower pavilion depth it may have a slightly darker centre with a bit wonky looking under the loop because of good symmetry.

Compare it against am excellent cut and see what.you like and if that's worth the price for you. 


Swanstar Diamonds.
http://www.swanstar.com.au
Melbourne, Australia.

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VG is the highest cut grade available for a stone with a Good symmetry.  GIA reports don't give any clues WHY it only got a Good but the dealer may be able to tell you (or not).

 


Neil Beaty

GG(GIA) ICGA(AGS) NAJA

 

There's never a crowd when you go that extra mile.

Professional Appraisals in Denver

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The combination of a shallow pavilion angle and steep crown does not make the most attractive stone. I guess the question is why you have chosen this stone? Is it price? Can you find better for similar price?


Laurent George
Diamond Ideals
New York City

www.diamondideals.com
212-207-4845
laurent@diamondideals.com

 

 

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