Hallmark

I have a ring with two stones i dont know if they’re diamonds. Its a 18k ring weighs 4 grams.

Inside the ring theres like a square where it says 750.
Theres another square where it has .157 (PD or DD)

Does that mean Per Diamond? I thought it was Palladium but it already says 750 in a seperate box…

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Old diamond ring

I have a 5ct round old mine cut diamond ring with rough cut mine stones set in filigree it’s a bit cloudy but sparkles like crazy in candle light.

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Moisanite vs diamond

Why do you not like the moisanite color and price, I’ve been told that moisanite is the next to diamond when speaking of the strength of a stone.

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Cushion cut proportions

In your book, How to Buy a Diamond, you talk about the best proportions for a round diamond. What are the best proportions to look for for a cushion cut diamond?

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Letter and numbers stamped in my ring.

Hi, I recently inherited a white gold (18k) diamond ring,
There’s a D368 stamped on it aside from the 18K 750 stamped in the ring, I just want to understand what this means because im taking it to a jewelry store to have it fixed 1 stone is missing when I received the ring so I thought I should ask around first before I go in person, at least I have a little bit of information aside from the 18k that is obvious marked in the ring. I could attached pictures but don’t know how to do that, any help/advice from you is greatly appreciated.
Thank you.

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Is the diamond real

I’ve been wondering for years if there is a way to tell if a diamond is real with out having to take it to a jeweler or getting a density test ran on it.

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I need to decide between these 2 rings

Hello, how are you? I know absolutely 0 about diamonds. I have a choice between these two for an engagement ring. Regardless of the price, which should i choose? Naked eye difference, how much is it?

I really appreciate your help. Thank you!

SHAPE: Round
CARAT WEIGHT: 1.32
COLOR: H
CLARITY: VS2
CUT: Excellent
POLISH: Excellent
SYMMETRY: Excellent
FLUORESCENCE: None
L/W/D (MM): 7.05*7.02*4.34
L/W RATIO: 1.00
DEPTH %: 61.70
GIRDLE: Medium
TABLE %: 57.00
CULET: None
CERTIFICATE: GIA
CROWN ∠: 36.00
CROWN %: 15.50
PAVILION ∠: 40.60
PAVILION %: 42.50
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SHAPE: Round
CARAT WEIGHT: 1.30
COLOR: D
CLARITY: VS2
CUT: Excellent
POLISH: Excellent
SYMMETRY: Excellent
FLUORESCENCE: Medium
L/W/D (MM): 6.99*6.97*4.31
L/W RATIO: 1.00
DEPTH %: 61.80
GIRDLE: Medium – Slightly Thick
TABLE %: 57.00
CULET: None
CERTIFICATE: GIA
CROWN ∠: 35.50
CROWN %: 15.00
PAVILION ∠: 40.60
PAVILION %: 42.50

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engagement ring

HI very confused as i have done extended research on diamonds looking for 1.5 to 1.8 know there is cut, color and clarity

when it comes to clarity there is only a a certain stage when the eye can no longer see imperfections i guess but i want it to shine and dance and be beautiful obviously .

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Please — Need advice re: loose round center stone

Must work through local dealer because of in store credit due to setting that was replicated instead of ordered – 7 months later have to settle for different setting so getting larger center stone. Saw nice hearts & arrows through hearts and arrows scope last week but have done extensive research since then. Was willing to sacrifice color for cut (main priority) and size. GIA report looks good but I’m worried about the dimensions. They say they’re giving us a discount for our troubles so it would be $3566 instead of $4120 but that still seems high when comparing to similar stones on James Allen website (https://www.jamesallen.com/ese/?q=0.9%20VS1%20K%20round%20excellent).

Here’s the GIA cert for the stone: https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6177523514
And Holloway Cut Advise report: http://www.diamond-cut.com.au/holloway_cut_adviser.htm (says light return, fire & scintillation are only good and spread is very good with total visual performance of 4.6 which seems really high for an “excellent” cut).

Any advice would be so very, very much appreciated.

Thank you!
Sincerely,
Rachel

Advice would be

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explanation of jeweler’s letters and numbers

I recently bought a pair of diamond earrings and just wanted them so I didn’t look around and try to get the best deal and quality.
Now I’m wondering what the stuff means on my invoice. Could you explain to me what this means, please:
IDF I/12 14K 2 CTTW WG RD CLSC SOL ER
Can you give me an idea of what the value might be? Why isn’t the weight in carats written? Or is it, in some kind of jeweler’s shorthand??
Thank you very much
Judy Irigoin

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Diamond for a new ring

My boyfriend purchased a wedding ring fromJareds he wanted a purple diamond but they didn’t get it right so now I have a ring with. No diamond in the middle

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Oval GIA report

Greetings,

I have recently started to look for an engagement ring, and have read Fred Cuellar’s book, “How to buy a Diamond”. I have found it very helpful in looking for a diamond and for a store. My search has lead me to two different shapes one being round, the other an oval cut.

I have been to a few jewelry place in Des Moines, Iowa, and the round cuts have had all the information given on the GIA report. My question is about Oval GIA reports. Some of the jewelers give a GIA report for the oval cut but it doesn’t have all the requirements ask for to complete the Proportion questionnaire Sheet (P.Q.S).

When I asked what the pavilion angle on the oval diamond was, I was told it changes from side to side on the diamond so the GIA report does not list it.

Is this true?
Do oval cuts not give the pavilion angle on GIA reports, if the angle is not listed should I look at the Length to Width ratio to ensure the diamond is proportional correct?

Thank you for your help,
Lucas Bauer

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diamonds for earrings

i’m interested in cushion cut stones for stud earrings. i am aware of the 4 c’s. what do you recommed for color and grade for earrings? i’ve been told it’s not worth investing in high grade stones for earrings.

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Leo diamond

I need to sell my Leo princess cut diamond , 4.91x 4.86 x 3.82, 0.80 ct, near colorless, vs1. How much would this be worth?

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Diamond/ moissanite testers

Hi I have a diamond and moissanite tester I have a collection of moissanite and natural diamonds. I have a small problem as two of the moissanties repeatedly test as diamonds while the other moissanites test as moissanite and the certified diamond as diamonds.I have done the testing using the certified diamonds and identified moissanites as controls at least 10 times with the same result.What I doing wrong how reliable is the tester it is so messing with my head.
Cheers

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