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A knot in G SI1 diamond

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Sep 14, 2020
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Hi,

Looking for a diamond I saw a GIA G SI1 0.7 carat diamond with Excellent cut and polish and very good symmetry.
However it has a knot (you can see it’s location in the attached photo-no plot for this size). I couldn’t see the inclusion without a loupe. The seller also said that it is possible to place the claw on it and make it totally invisible.

My questions are-
Do I have a durability risk here?
Are the proportions and measurements of the diamond ok? And other characteristics for the diamond to be bright, shine and transparent?

Thanks

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monipod

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Is the knot right behind the girdle? There's a bunch of posts today related to inclusions and durability issues so worth having a read of those. In terms of visibility, I can't see it bothering the overall performance of the stone. Best to take a look at the stone in person or via videos.
 
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It starts from below the girdle inside the diamond all the way up to the edge of the crown surface.

Do the other characteristics - mainly the proportions - ok?
In addition - I could see that the length and width of the diamond are a little bit higher to the average of 0.7 carat diamonds. Is this diamond too shallow?
The price for this diamond is within the higher range for other SI1 diamonds so I want to make sure I don’t miss something.

thanks
 

Karl_K

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Not a fan of knots and this one sounds like it is in a bad place.
The problem with them is it can get knocked out leaving a cavity which greatly lowers the clarity grade and gets filled with gunk and quickly becomes eye visible.
A well encapsulated one on the pavilion only im ok with, all the others I look at with aversion.
 

Karl_K

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Its what is considered a flat top. 32.5 with the 59 table.
A lot of people are not fans of flat tops.
They can be very bright but can also lack life.
The 45% stars are not going to help that.
It can also be a durability issue at the thin part of the girdle.
 
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What do you mean by lack of life?
Less light return from the diamond (less sparkles)?
This flat top make the diamond look bigger? More like a 0.75 carat?
With a budget of USD 2.4K would you go with other proportions and inclusions?

Thanks
 

Karl_K

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life = sparkle & fire. light show.
 
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