Thoughts on this diamond?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bee Keeper

IMO if it was cleaned up it would be stunning.  It just looks dirty atm, ie fingerprints.  If you need to see the depth of warmth ask the seller to send you a photo of the stone against a white sheet of paper.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

Hard to say based on one photo.  Can you get photos of the diamond against a white background, from the sides, bottom, etc.? Step cuts tend to show tint more easily, so a J in an emerald cut will almost certianly show tint/warmth, if not from the top view, from the side, in certain lighting, etc., and setting it in white gold or platinum would likely enhance any tint.  Which lab certified it as a J color? GIA is generally regarded as having the most consistent grading (though AGS is also getting more recognition in that regard).  If it is certified by any other lab it isn’t likely a true J and the price should reflect that. Personally a J is too warm for my liking, even in a modern round brilliant which disguise lower colors better. GL

Post # 4
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Newbee

I think it looks yellow in the light reflections at the corners but I think it’s really beautiful. It looks antique and warm. I love that cut. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee

Inclusions are impossible to hide in a step cut, and I may be wrong but there appears to be one on the table – or it may just be some dirt. I prefer VS clarity for step cuts. They’re not as forgiving as brilliant cuts. Both diamonds need cleaning badly. A J color can be fairly white or it  may have yellowish tones. It depends where it falls on the spectrum. Fluorescence masks warmth in some cases.

Post # 8
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Newbee

The 2nd diamond you posted is very cool. It reminds me of a watermelon tourmaline because of the pink tones it’s reflecting. 

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