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I am planning to stop by the custom jeweler I plan on having the ring made by to double check. But until I have time later this week to get to it. Was wondering what you all thought about this line on the right edge in the diamond I bought. I have 2 weeks to decide if I want to exchange. My partner and I don't really care about grade or price, more so care about look, but this line I found on it is a little concerning to me that it'll grow or cause issues later down the line. Planning on having it set on a double band similar to the last picture attached, would the prong setting cause an issue with that little line on it? I'm really new at this, so any advice (other than go see your jeweler I'm going soon) you guys have would be appreciated. 

Thanks

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That is a huge knot - the whole crystal twinning is visible. And you have another significant feather located towards the sharpest tip of the kite (left in your picture - the feather seems to go nearly across the whole tip), which frankly would worry me more than the first one...

On the other hand, this has been cut and polished, so setting should be a walk in the park - until it isn't. Unfortunately, the only sensible advice is the one you have given yourself: go and see the setter (not just the jeweller - unless the jeweller is also going to set the stone).

FWIW, it is a very cool stone (in my opinion), but not one that I would like to set in a ring - not just for the risk of breakage. The one that is already set (last photo) seems to have a much better polish. When you are looking at exchanging, are the possible "exchangees" something that you have already seen? I don't think there are that many diamond kites flying around...

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Yea unfortunately like you said, not many going around so I have resorted to Etsy. But luckily I am able to exchange and return. Just received it today, so it shouldn't be an issue. I started this whole process early so I'm not in a rush, like you said, this one was really cool but unfortunately after getting it saw it might not work. My only concerns (other than durability) was size, I was looking for something in the 9mm long to 7mm wide area in a salt and pepper kite. Not a whole lot of options that aren't ridiculously overpriced. Only paid 200 for this which I can exchange for something similar or just return. I was just planning on getting the stone this year, and finish saving up for the platinum next year.

Opinions on this one for a possible exchange:

https://www.etsy.com/listing/819478840/104-ct-1070-700-mm-kite-shape-salt-and?ga_search_query=kite&ref=shop_items_search_50&pro=1&frs=1

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I thought they were all the same stone. Adding to Davide’s response, my biggest concern is not the setting but the inadvertent knock you may give your stone in the course of normal life. If that feather gets hit the right way it could cleave the stone in two. 


Laurent George
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I'm much more concerned about the setting. That ring is just asking for trouble as a daily wear piece. Did you include that as an example of what you're making?  Heavily included stones are less durable, and points are fragile by their nature. Hanging freely over the edge of the piece like this is a dangerous plan. The bottom point, the one resting on the glass, is at risk just to take that picture.  The top point is already broken.  (the piece of glass is even more at risk here although people are generally less concerned about that)

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