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Hello DT. I am a newbie here and I am beginning the process of looking for an e-ring. I know I want an Assher Style cut, and a Lucida style platinum setting. Now the hard part ... finding the perfect diamond ... I am planning to buy sometime in the next 6-8 weeks.

First off, let me say I have spent many hours searching the archives here and have read every post I could find dealing with the Assher cut. I have also read reccomendations on Royal Assher's website, and any others that I could find through Google on the subject.

I have found a few diamonds that might fit what I am looking for. I have not seen any in person yet though, and will probably be purchasing through an online vendor (even more probably one of the DT sponsors). I want an Assher with a good amount of fire to it. To minimize the amount of backs and forths through shipping, I would like to post a few diamonds that I am considering based on numbers, to then discuss with some of you with more knowlege than me to guestimate which daimond the most potential for excellent fire as a starting point.

My girlfriend has stated that she does not want a ring that is gawdy, which is one of the reasons I have chosen the Assher cut (the stone will appear smaller than it is). Also, before I list the diamonds, what is the difference in a knife edge versus a non-knife edge of the same style?

The diamonds that I am considering at the moment are listed below. I'd appreciate any and all comments.

Thanks.

Diamond 1:
Carat: 1.05
Color: D
Clarity: IF
Depth: 69.9%
Table: 55%
Girdle: Slightly Thick
Cutlet: None
Symmetry: Excellent
Polish: Excellent
Dimensions:5.54x5.54x3.87

Diamond 2:
Carat: 1.09
Color: E
Clarity: IF
Depth: 66.2%
Table: 57%
Girdle: Medium Thick
Cutlet: Medium
Symmetry: Excellent
Polish: Excellent
Dimensions:5.68x5.68x3.76

Diamond 3:
Carat: 1.29
Color: F
Clarity: IF
Depth: 68.4%
Table: 54%
Girdle: ?
Cutlet: None
Symmetry: Good
Polish: Good
Dimensions:6.08x6.08x4.16

and finally
Diamond 4:
Carat: 1.5
Color: E
Clarity: IF
Depth: 71%
Table: 60%
Girdle: Thick
Cutlet: None
Symmetry: Excellent
Polish: Excellent
Dimensions:6.25x6.20x4.39

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#4 is large enough to show off the cut.

Why just Internally flawless?

VVS1 and VVS2 are wonderful too. as are vs1 & vs2.

Even with magnification VVS is incredible.

Sight unseen ex or vg cut is best.

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Hey Mary, Thanks. Yes this is Dax ... small world isn't it. That is a beautiful ring you have. How have you been doing since you left the Vette world? I just upgraded the vert to a Z in October. Tell Phil I said hello.

Raech, IF is my starting point. If I can't find a diamond I like in IF then I will consider dropping down to a VVS or even VS if I have to, I'd just prefer an IF if I can find one.

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All things being equal (except price), how does an Assher cut (say D-F color)with a medium blue fluorescence compare to one with none? Which is preferable in an e-ring? I read somewhere that in a D-F color that some blue fluorescence actually makes the diamond appear whiter? Any opinions?

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Dax! Wow! Are you still in CA now? ... Back to diamonds, I'm working with David of Diamonds by Lauren (after being a multiple time satisfied customer of his). He comes across some gorgeous asschers, so you may want to PM or email him and see what he has in the ranges you want.


I am still in CA ... just quit my East Coast Job (that had me out here all the time anyway) and hired on full time where I was contracting.

I will see what David has. Thanks for the info.

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double post ... couldn't delete it.

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I don't mind at all Mary. That was a fun cruise. Still have the H1 ... thinking about selling it, but never can quite convince myself to ... LOL

Thanks for the info on the flour ... I am sure I will have many more questions before I have found the perfect stone. It should be a fun search though.

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Any other people have any reccomendations?

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Small world, that's funny!

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no problem, just thought I'd mention it since no on ecan see anything wrong with the other grades, some people don't realize it at first. Sorry that you already knew.

DOH! Oh and best of luck to you and yours.

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I was kinda set on the lucida style setting, but after doing a little more exploring, I am thinking of going with one of the more unique styles. Has anyone mounted an Assher in one of these settings (Claude Thibadeau)? Also, How do these type settings hold up as compared to a more traditional one?

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