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Need some advice on the following stone:

cert: GIA
cut: RBrilliant
carat: 1.5
color: E
clarity: vs1
depth: 62.4%
table: 61%
Girdle: thin to very thick, faceted
cutlet: small
polish: good
symmetry: good
fluoresence: medium blue

price: $10,150

my main concerns:

1) fluorescence, will medium blue appear milky??
2) are the depth and table too large??
3) good price or not

Thanks for any feedback

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my main concerns:
1) fluorescence, will medium blue appear milky??
It might. If the diamond is local to you, try viewing the diamond a)inside, under normal light, like in a bathroom with the door closed b)inside, under fluorescent light, like in an office or grocery store, c)outside, in full sunlight. If you are ordering the diamond just make sure you have a rock-solid return policy and perform the same tests.

2) are the depth and table too large??
Not at all. The diamonds is cut very, very well.

3) good price or not
If the fluorescence isn't a problem then it seems like a very good price for a GIA certified diamond. Have a local appraiser look at the diamond when you get it. That's the only way to be really sure.

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thanks for the feedback Jim

I think I'm gonna dive in and grab the stone

unfortunately I only have 3 days to decide whether I want to keep it....

Couple questions:

1)Where do I go to get an independant appraisal in Atlanta?

2)I've contacted an ISA appraiser in Atlanta who is an Associate member - is this okay for appraisal purposes??

3)Where else can I take it to get appraised?? Any local Jewelry store?? Any certifications I should look for??

Thanks for the feedback

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Quote this post and reply to it Post#4 @ 05-27-99 , 08:16 AM


I'll preface my answers by advising that you send an e-mail to GilbertZ (moderator) and ask for his advise.

1)Where do I go to get an independant appraisal in Atlanta?
I called several of the "high-end" jewelry store's in my area (Washington, DC) and asked where to get a local appraisal. Three out of four stores recommended the same firm, which is highly regarded around here. You may try doing the same. In addition, if you look in the yellow pages under "Appraisals" you should find lots of listings, for better or worse.

2)I've contacted an ISA appraiser in Atlanta who is an Associate member - is this okay for appraisal purposes??
I don't know enough to give you a good answer on that...

3)Where else can I take it to get appraised?? Any local Jewelry store?? Any certifications I should look for??
A jewelry store can confirm for you that you have a "diamond", but I wouldn't ask for much more than that. Stick with an appraiser - someone who has no vested interest in whether or not you keep the diamond.

Good luck and Congratulations. I think you are getting one heck of a stone.

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If you haven't found an independent appraiser you're happy with, try an AGS certified Appraiser/Jeweler.

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