I'm comparing this to approx a 6.8 mm RB. The price difference would be around $1500. This stone being more. The clarity on the smaller stone is two grades higher. Is it worth it for a larger stone?I think the “bubble like things on the back” are probably multiple facet reflections of the same crystal inclusion. It looks like a clear crystal so may be eye clean - you'd need to double check with the vendor.
The crown and pavillion angles of 33/40.8 aren't usually massively complimentary (33 crown angle is a bit shallow), but it's almost what's called a 60/60 diamond and I think I remember reading that the combo might work better in this. There'll be someone along with much more knowledge than me before long to correct me though!
I realize I'm all over the place. To put it simply I want a sparkly, non yellow Stone. I is the most color I dare go with. I was concerned about the color in that particular VVS2 in the other thread. I came across this stone and it seems like a pretty good deal. My boyfriend said we could bump the budget up a little if I wanted a larger stone. My question is still..is it worth it? Increase in size vs clarity vs cost increase.I mean this respectfully @TheLady but I think you would find some peace and sanity in your search if you would sit down and really prioritize what is important to you.
From your other thread you've bounced between 60/60's and Tolk style stones. From 1-1.20 carats. From VS2 to VVS2. Rejected SI1 that was otherwise a brilliant fit. Your last response was you were concerned about color being too tinted in an I stone. And budget has previously been around $6k, but sounds like this last stone may be pushing you to $7,500 -- is that right?
I certainly don't mind to comment on various stones, but I am confused how I can best help you reach a decision point. Maybe prioritizing the 5 C's (cost, carat weight, color, clarity & cut) in order of 1-5 will provide that clarity.
Until I saw your last post on color in the other thread, I was going to suggest this as an alternate. Seems to fit all your criteria but may be too warm for you. The advantage is you get to 1.40 carats, maintain VS1 clarity and still stay within budget. Best part is if the K is too warm, then you could slowly trade up to a better color as funds allow as WF trade program is fantastic (simply spend $1 more and get full credit for a new stone).
@sledge So many goodies to look at! I did receive two of the stones from my other thread. I'm okay with the color after seeing them in real life. My studs are an I so I thought I would be. Those JA videos tho...things look very yellow. I also have the 60/60 in this thread ordered. My concern with this one is if I will see the crystal. The vendor told me it was eye clean.
@Karl_K Good advice. I did end the search and just ordered a few I was looking at. I really need to see them in front of me.
Woohoo, glad to hear this!She has arrived! As soon as I opened the box I knew I loved her. The JA IVVS2 from the other thread doesn't stand a chance. I don't know if it's the color upgrade or the better cut. This HVVS2 (thank you @sledge ) is brighter, has more sparkle and fire. I don't know if I notice a color difference between the I and the H, but the H is brighter. Wow. Beautiful! I wasn't sure how I would feel about the small table (55%), but she is so sparkly I don't notice.
The faint fluorescents wouldn't cause the diamond to be blue at all? I thought I noticed a bit of blue compared to the IVVS2. Maybe it's just more fire?
Still waiting on the diamond from the beginning of this thread. She is bigger, but less clarity and color. She's really going to have to shine to beat this one.
I'm not sure the exact specifics of the gel nail lamp. But the UV output matters greatly. You need at least 365nm although some lamps may produce stronger UV radiation of 385nm or 400nm. The stronger the UV output the more the stone will flourescence. Even things like having a 365 output but holding the stone 6" away vs 18" away would change the strength and effects.Maybe I'm doing this wrong. I used a gel nail lamp. After making the stone turn an almost aqua color. I googled fluorencents and to me the color looks closer to strong than faint.