I finally got it home last night and had a look. What a beautiful stone! This was confirmed this morning in natural light as well. I still want to take it to the local dealer and compare it to the diamond I considered purchasing from him. I will of course be conscious of the fact that his opinion is biased, but I am confident that they will compare favorably and I will walk away knowing I made the right choice.
I am considering utilizing the Jeweler''s Mutual insurance program through him (I am planning to allow him to set the stone as he seems to be the most capable jeweler I have met locally). Do you have any thoughts on this insurance program? I believe I can specify replacement with ACA only. Do you know if the AGS report and verification that came with the diamond are sufficient for insuring with JM? I am confident enough in the quality of the stone that I might skip appraisal if I have enough information already.
One other small matter to note. It appears that I did not get my jeweler''s cloth as well. (I am assuming that the small pieces of tissue paper surrounding the stone in packaging is not the jeweler''s cloth). Perhaps you could sent me on of those as well, but I would like you to hold off on doing so. My girlfriend will be returning from out of the country unexpectedly early, on Monday. I would not want to receive any package which might ruin the surprise I have in store for her.
I was able to use the viewer to see the arrows as well as the hearts. Wow! That''s cool! Very crisp hearts. Looking forward to getting the base so I can see the arrows better, but they look great too.