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I've seen a 100 facet round with the following characteristics:

Weight: 1.58ct
Color: I
Clarity: SI3
Depth: 60.3
Table: 61
7.42mm x 7.39mm
Polish: Exc
Symmetry: Good
Price: $5600 Wholesale

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The diamond has an EGL certificate. I've been shopping in the LA Jewelry District and this seller seems to be the most trustworthy of the ones I've spoken with.

What do those "in the know" not like about the 100 facets?

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Thanks for the reply and all your thoughts!

The seller did say that EGL is a little "looser" than GIA in their evaluations. He sells both.

Given that my GF is the type to be happy with a field rock and won't know or notice any subtleties in diamond quality (from a "highest levels of the diamond industry" perspective), do you have any comments on the value I would be getting in this diamond? Based on your experience, could I expect to get a diamond with similar characteristics for the same price?

I know that "if I'm happy with it, it's fine"--I'm just looking for any perspectives from a layperson level.

Thanks!

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Most of the cuts with extra facets are flashes in the pan and don't last long. Well, the stone will, but often these special cuts go off the market. The traditional RB won't. I would stick with the 58 fact RB, personally.


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That's an "N" color??? Amazing!! There's no way I would have guessed that! Did the diamond have a strong floresence?

Amazing stone David, especially for the price!!!


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Then from a business standpoint- I want to put my money into diamonds which are broadly accepted. This is also a common sentiment of the top cutters.
The modified brilliant cuts are not broadly accepted.


That's a great point, David, and one that is easily applied to the 'latest, greatest' cut fad. The stone you posted is beautiful - and I agree, I would never have pegged the color as N. You have just the most beautiful diamonds.

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