mnbordergirl Review

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Breath Taking! Inexpensive but NOT cheap!
 from Washington DC,  Feb 16, 2012

I bought this ring as a gift to myself as commeration to achieving several personal goals. I wear it as a right hand ring. Let my start my review with the statement, "I love jewelry." Indeed, I love it so much I study gemology in my spare time, have considered going back to school to attain this degree, and have been hired by three jewelry shops during Xmas because I helped another customer sort through the C's when the staff was too busy to help him. I also love the Asscher cut. However Asscher cuts, like Emerald cut, is not a cut that can handle a poor quality/cheap diamond. Due to the stairstep nature of the facets, EVERY flaw in the stone will be visible. When my ring arrived, I was beyond pleased. Since Asschers arent deeply cut, more of the surface area of the stone is on the "face" Thus this 1/3 carat Asscher LOOKS bigger than my 1/2 carat round brilliant diamond (i.e. surface area vs. weight). The center stone is colorless. The side stones "blend" into the ring but grab the light for sparkle areound the center stone to highlight it. This ring is classy and sophisticated, in the sense of "old money." Although the center stone is an SI-SI2 level of quality, I can not see ANY inclusions to the naked eye or with a magnifying glass. Thus, I think the quality of the stone may be more of a VS2 than an SI-SI2. Exellent craftsmanship

  • How did the image on site compare with the actual product? Looks better in real life!
  • How accurate was the sizing? Runs 1/2 size large
  • Please tell us about the quality of the product. Exceptional. Would have been magnitudes more expensive in a jewelry store.
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