Jump to content

Two rings, one decision - advice appreciated


WindyCity
 Share

Recommended Posts

After looking at many different jewelers, I have settled on one jeweler in downtown Chicago - Reuven Gitter. They are good people with an excellent selection of quality diamonds at great prices.

 

That being said, I was looking at two diamonds and need some advice from the experts. The following specifications are directly from the GIA Reports that they faxed to me. Thanks in advance.

 

Diamond 1

Price: $9,000

Date Report Issued: November 15, 2004

 

Round Brilliant

Measurements: 7.2 - 7.24 x 4.54 mm

Carat Weight: 1.50

Color Grade: F

Clarity Grade: SI2

 

Depth: 62.9%

Table: 61%

Girdle: Medium to Thick, Faceted

Culet: None

 

Polish: Good

Symmetry: Very Good

Fluorescence: None

 

Comments: Clouds are not shown. Crown angles are greater than 35 degrees.

 

Diamond 2

Price: $6460

Date Report Issued: March 8, 2006

 

Round Brilliant

 

Measurements: 6.97 - 7.03 x 4.17mm

Carat Weight: 1.24

Color Grade: F

Clarity Grade: SI2

Cut Grade: Very Good

 

Depth: 59.6%

Table: 59%

Crown Angle: 34

Crown Height: 14

Pavillion Angle: 40.6

Pavillion Depth: 42.5

Star Length: 55%

Lower Half: 80%

Girdle: Very Thin to Thin, Faceted

Culet: None

 

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good

Fluorescence: Faint

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If this is to be worn daily in a ring, I would not buy a stone with very thin to thin girdle without very careful inspection by a pro. I suppose it becomes the insurance companies problem in the end but the whole issue of an insurance claim is painful enough that you don't want to get into it if it can be avoided.

 

Neil

Link to comment
Share on other sites

If this is to be worn daily in a ring, I would not buy a stone with very thin to thin girdle without very careful inspection by a pro.  I suppose it becomes the insurance companies problem in the end but the whole issue of an insurance claim is painful enough that you don't want to get into it if it can be avoided.

 

Neil

Thanks for the advice. I have a few questions.

 

1. How prone to chipping are diamonds with very thin - thin girdle thickness?

 

2. What is the ideal girdle thickness? Thin to medium?

 

3. Aside from the girdle thickness of diamond #2, how would you rate it overall for the price? Keep in mind that I would rather do business in person than over the internet, although I've heard it's a great source.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...
 Share

×
  • Create New...