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Offline Diamondsbylauren

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Selecting a Large Stone and creating a ring
« on: September 16, 2014, 11:17:08 PM »
Hi all!
 I always stress the importance of the ring.
This is a great case in point.
Handle this stone the wrong way, and you've got a dud.
I am so very proud of this outcome.


Amazing cut- the traps really work together with the light yellow diamond- I love this color
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David
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Re: Selecting a Large Stone and creating a ring
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2014, 06:48:45 AM »
Nice beast. And I use the term advisedly, at 11 x 9 mm.

Are you wearing a red shirt, or is the brown/reddish reflection in the traps "real"?

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Re: Selecting a Large Stone and creating a ring
« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2014, 12:48:25 PM »
You know my wardrobe so well OMC:)

Yup. red shirt. New pics coming today.
David
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Re: Selecting a Large Stone and creating a ring
« Reply #3 on: September 18, 2014, 07:42:48 AM »
I think that one came out magnificently! 
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Re: Selecting a Large Stone and creating a ring
« Reply #4 on: September 18, 2014, 08:03:38 PM »
Thank you Squig.
It's fun, but at the same time very stressful aspect of my job- picking out the diamonds we buy.
I have a few pictures of the two stones I was considering the day we bought the 5.27ct







We can see the color differences- and the differences in the cut as well.
Both stones are super well cut - in the style of Fancy Colored Diamonds- but the approach is totally different in each stone.
We can see the smaller table/higher crown on the 4.52ct. This will create a slightly different type of sparkle than the larger table, shallower crown of the 5.27ct.
It's necessary to look at the diamonds in real life to really pick up the subtle differences in the way each diamond uses the light. A photo can only give a monoscopic static view- while in real life, there's always motion.
Stereoscopic vision s a huge factor in what's "missing' from a photo compared to a diamond in real life.

So how to decide between the two?
Personally, I find great beauty in the cut of each.
There's simply no ignoring the fact that the 5.27 weighs about 18% more, yet has an appearance of seemingly 25% larger.
That single fact really made my mind up.
What would you do?
David
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Re: Selecting a Large Stone and creating a ring
« Reply #5 on: September 21, 2014, 01:09:52 PM »
That has to be hard.  For me I would've picked the one you did as well.  Why?  I appreciate the color of the W-X and find the tremendous value in it.  I'm a shopper in my mind and while both are beautiful, I would go for something that I see is a great value.

Now that doesn't mean I won't be drawn to a stunner that is on the top end of the scale for price, but between the two I just was drawn to the 5.27ct W-X more since in my mind all else were "equal" in a way (cut, look, nice color - though different).
Elaine aka Squiggly
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