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Your expert opinion about this LF 0.42c EX/EX/EX piece of eternity ?

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Hello,

I'm new here and quite new in diamond's world but I was looking for a nice little diamond (probably for a "discreet" solitaire) and I found this one:

A very small but cute 0.42c triple EX and FL diamond with interesting proportions I guess (see attachments).


You can find this one on the Diamond Finder and on several retailers websites. Living in France (ola poor English speaking) I was thinking about order the diamond using BlueNile but I'm afraid about their huge amount of negative reviews but VAT is included so it's way far easy for me ...

So, please, tell me ... what do you think ?

Is this diamond a fair one for a simple and efficient solitaire (FL and 3EX is probably "overkill" but diamond sounds like perfection isnt it ?)

Is Blue Nile a scam or just bombed by bad reviewers ?

 

Thanks a lot, really.

EDIT: Oh, I forgot to mention that I have a 20x Eschenbach loupe ... Should I be able to check laser inscription ?

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Blue Nile is not a scam and they have the distinct advantage of being within the EU, so VAT (ou TVA) is included.  the stone proportions will give you quite a good looking stone.  My question is how important is that ultimate perfection to you?  Once the stone is set and worn on a finger, it is extremely difficult to tell the difference between a well cut F or G color and a D.  Side by side it is fairly evident, but not taken on its own.  In this size stone, most SI2 stones will be clean to the naked eye, but if you want to make that a 100% clean probability, look at SI1 or VS2 (in this size - the smaller the stone, the harder it is to see individual imperfections).  So you could get an F-VS2 for a lot less money or get a larger FVS2 for the same money. hence my question: how important is that "D-FL".  Keep in mind that you are paying a premium for the FL and once the stone is set and worn, it will most likely loose that Flawless status.  Most stones acquire minor chips and bruising over a lifetime and this would thus become Internally Flawless at best.

J'espère que vous avez compris mes réservations , si vous voulez continuer en français on peut  faire ça en privé.

 


Laurent George
Diamond Ideals
New York City

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

 

 

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Ou bien en public!

Nothing to add technically. Though my French isn't as fluent as Laurent's, do feel free to write in French if it's easier for you!


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
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54 minutes ago, LaurentGeorge said:

Blue Nile is not a scam and they have the distinct advantage of being within the EU, so VAT (ou TVA) is included.  the stone proportions will give you quite a good looking stone.  My question is how important is that ultimate perfection to you?  Once the stone is set and worn on a finger, it is extremely difficult to tell the difference between a well cut F or G color and a D.  Side by side it is fairly evident, but not taken on its own.  In this size stone, most SI2 stones will be clean to the naked eye, but if you want to make that a 100% clean probability, look at SI1 or VS2 (in this size - the smaller the stone, the harder it is to see individual imperfections).  So you could get an F-VS2 for a lot less money or get a larger FVS2 for the same money. hence my question: how important is that "D-FL".  Keep in mind that you are paying a premium for the FL and once the stone is set and worn, it will most likely loose that Flawless status.  Most stones acquire minor chips and bruising over a lifetime and this would thus become Internally Flawless at best.

J'espère que vous avez compris mes réservations , si vous voulez continuer en français on peut  faire ça en privé.

 

You summed it all. I will train my English.

I already considered looking for a larger diamond in E/F and VVS/VS/SI range at same price.

I was looking for that kind of "perfection" stone I picked by myself in order to keep a little piece of eternity in my vault.

If in the future I can set it up on a solitaire ring it will be fine but on the other hand I can keep it and/or gift it to someone I really love (family, friend, part of my heritage ... ).

I also think that (at same price) a triple EX + D + FL/IF loose diamond with it's attached certification is a "better" gift than a SI or VS one.

 

So yes, If proportions are quite fine, I prefer a 0.42c EX/EX/EX over a E/F + VS1/VS2 0.5c diamond. And if I want to resell it I guess that can be an asset. No ?

It's all about feelings I guess.

Thanks for your help !

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As part of a collection to be held in a vault, I can understand.  I think the use as a potential '"discreet" solitaire' led me to believe this was destined for a ring.


Laurent George
Diamond Ideals
New York City

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

 

 

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8 minutes ago, LaurentGeorge said:

As part of a collection to be held in a vault, I can understand.  I think the use as a potential '"discreet" solitaire' led me to believe this was destined for a ring.

My first intention was to keep it yes. I talked about a solitaire just in case and 0.42c can make a nice clean and standard ring (in my opinion but I can be wrong).

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43 minutes ago, LaurentGeorge said:

Considering this forum is entirely English-speaking, I thought having a thread in French would throw people off.

Considering the amount of spam in Chinese and other stuff that is barely readable that gets posted (and that I report and Hermann removes), I thought a relevant thread in French would be a nice diversion. 😉

One more vote for the "keep it in the vault as a treasure to give for an important person/occasion". A 0.42 is great as a solitaire or if you feel you need more "oomph" there's plenty of options, starting at a simple halo and going on from there, but a D/FL needs some special care (JMHO). Just don't consider it an investment!

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Thanks for your advices. I will consider it as it is, an old and simple piece of our Earth. It's definitely not an investment for me, I want something special. Nothing more.

I was asking about proportions cause so many diamonds are ruined by ugly cut. Here, I wonder if proportions are "good" but for a small diamond it will be "good enough" I guess.

For solitaire, nothing is certain right now ;)

 

Thanks.

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De rien.  Nous sommes toujours là pour vous aider.

Bonne continuation.

 

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Laurent George
Diamond Ideals
New York City

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

 

 

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