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Determining Cut rating from an EGL report - Radiant Square Ring
Quote this post and reply to it Post#1 @ 06-20-09 , 10:08 PM


Greetings,

I will be making a big purchase this week online and I am unsure of the Cut's quality since it is not listed on the EGL report. I have read up on the importance of CUT and how the same ring with all the other C's being equal can cost signigicantly less if the CUT is poor.

I am including a copy of the report , in hoping to receive some guidance in this area.

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Re: Determining Cut rating from an EGL report - Radiant Square Ring
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In my opinion buying a diamond with an EGL report is like buying a house with a property appraisal that doesn`t describe the hole in the roof. Paper is unreliable in more than one area.


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Re: Determining Cut rating from an EGL report - Radiant Square Ring
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Ouch... an EGL foreign M color.

Have you seen a diamond with this level of tint?

This is not a diamond quality most consumers would be happy with.

A diamond with this level of yellow tint will only be for people with a preexisting absolute preference for strongly tinted diamonds, which from my experience is maybe as high as 1-2 % of consumers.

This type of tint will not grow on you, in fact, if you do not have the above mentioned preexisting preference for this strong tint, it is the kind of thing that will bother you more and more every day...nuff said.


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Re: Determining Cut rating from an EGL report - Radiant Square Ring
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OK...looking at the report again in daylight it appears that the diamond is an H color which is a lot less scary than an M color.

Thats the good news.

The bad news is that a EGL foreign H color will likely still be a tinted diamond as opposed to the GIA standard of H color which is a nice white stone.


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Re: Determining Cut rating from an EGL report - Radiant Square Ring
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Thank you for the guidance Brian, I think based on this I will move on to something else that I am more comfortable with. Especially for an online purchase that I only have 3 days to return.

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Re: Determining Cut rating from an EGL report - Radiant Square Ring
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Thank you for the guidance Brian, I think based on this I will move on to something else that I am more comfortable with. Especially for an online purchase that I only have 3 days to return.


Regardless of what you move on to, it is impossible to determine the cut of a radiant cut stone by looking at it's cert. None of the major labs make cut quality determinations on radiant cuts. This is because the variables are too great to make a determination without examining the stone, (that means looking at it). I wouldn't buy something like this with a 3 day return period, since you'll probably want to have an independent appraiser/gemologist look the stone over before making a permanent commitment.


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Re: Determining Cut rating from an EGL report - Radiant Square Ring
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Thank you for the reply Michael, I feel very comfortable with my decision in not making that purchase.

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