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Joseph Tang

Need advice on this diamond D color VVS1 all excellent

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Hello,

I'm planning to buy a diamond to propose to my lovely girlfriend and need your advice as this diamond is coming from overseas and I have limited experience in spotting the diamond from photosd260a732-be49-408a-ae8d-4794ee57e3cd.JPG.f3b7d89d51aece38acd42a8b7ad6be2e.JPGcfa407dc-90f4-4f2a-ab63-74629e3b10ae.JPG.ffcab4cf75da90778444941cfc81ea66.JPG. image.png.4ef78fc8c7f2395dc102c2aa12a8e454.png

Any comments will be appreciated.

Thanks,

Joseph

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Most of your lab report, and most of the data, is missing.  

With what would you like assistance?

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Neil Beaty

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Hello Neil. I have attached the full report. Just would like to take your advice whether the photo matches the specification of the report as I am going to make a deposit of this diamond. Your advice is appreciated. Thanks

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On a VVS1, or really anything above about I-1, there is no way to tell from a photograph if it's the correct stone for the report. It's not all that hard to do but it takes a microscopic inspection by someone who knows what to look for. I would start by looking for that girdle inscription. 


Neil Beaty

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Look at it.  They have a generous return policy. Get it appraised by an independent appraiser during the return period. 
That said, I see no reason at all to expect a VVS1 with no fluorescence to have any issue with that. 


Neil Beaty

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

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BTW, please note that if you don't trust the seller to send you the diamond in the report, whether the photos match or they don't doesn't really matter; I can take photos of a report for a D/VVS1, a D/VVS1 diamond and then send you this:

colorless diamond

which is an O-P I2.


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
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Mistakes happen, even with the best of vendors. Deliberate stone switching is not the only scenario. Trust but verify is a perfectly reasonable strategy. 


Neil Beaty

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

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Oh, absolutely, all I'm saying is that photos coming from the same source as the information you want to verify are not verification... unless you trust the source in the first place.

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Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
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The best way to verify the match between the stone and the report is to have the stone verified by and independent appraiser who works for you. This means an appraiser who does not have any vested interest in this particular stone and is not looking to sell you one of his (or a friend’s). This may not be easy to find but maybe DenverAppraiser can help you find somebody locally. 

For what it’s worth, at first glance, with an eye that has been doing this for many years, I thought the stone had a slightly larger than ideal table and slightly steeper pavilion angles when I looked at the picture. This was confirmed when I looked at the grading report but what I was seeing could just as easily have been photo effects and is not proof of anything apart from my looking at too many pictures of diamonds. 😉

good luck. 


Laurent George
Diamond Ideals
New York City

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

 

 

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