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ASET and H&Aimage comparison of 2shortlisted Diamonds Advice

Rj123

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Hi, I request your expert advice to select between two shortlisted round cut diamonds. I am attaching the ASET and H&A images provided by the vendor and details of the diamonds



GIA Diamodn 1 Specs:
carat: .65
color: K
Clarity: SI1
Cut: EX
Depth: 60
Table: 57
Crown Angle: 33.5
Pavilion: 40.8
Lower half: 80%
Star Length: 50%
Girdle: Thin to Medium, Faceted, 3%
Culet: None
Polish: VG
Symmetry: EX
Fluorescence: Faint
Clarity Characteristic: Crystal
HCA: .7, spread: ex, within TIC

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GIA Diamodn 2 Specs:
carat: .55
color: K
Clarity: SI2
Cut: EX
Depth: 60.5
Table: 58
Crown Angle: 34.5
Pavilion: 40.6
Star Length: 50%
Lower half: 75%
Girdle: Thin to Medium, Faceted, 3.5%
Culet: None
Polish: EX
Symmetry: EX
Fluorescence: None
Clarity Characteristic: Twinning Whisp
HCA: .8, within TIC
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Which one of it will be a better choice. Please advice?
Is the ASET of Diamond1 better then Diamond2?
By choosing crown angle of 33.5 in Diamond1 am I compromising on fire?
Can the ASET reveal that the diamond will have good fire?
Hearts formed in Diamond2 look better while in Diamond 1 there are lot of dark spots in the Hearts image. I could not figure out why?
Any inputs will be really helpful.
Thanks, RJ
 

ADN

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Re: ASET and H&Aimage comparison of 2shortlisted Diamonds Ad

Rj123|1462694610|4028910 said:
Hearts formed in Diamond2 look better while in Diamond 1 there are lot of dark spots in the Hearts image. I could not figure out why?
Any inputs will be really helpful.
Thanks, RJ
Hey mate - I'm in the trade so I can't comment on which is better etc. --- but the dark spots are the inclusion on the table reflecting around the pavilion - - as long as the reflection's not visible face up it shouldn't concern you.
Hope this helps
 

tyty333

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Re: ASET and H&Aimage comparison of 2shortlisted Diamonds Ad

Is that first one eye-clean? If not, I wouldnt want it. You didnt put down the size of the stones (mm).

My choices would be first eye-clean then second probably size.

Edit...what is your budget?
 

Rj123

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Re: ASET and H&Aimage comparison of 2shortlisted Diamonds Ad

Hi tyty,
thanks for your response. The sizes are:
Diamond1: 5.63*5.66*3.29
Diamond2: 5.29*5.32*3.21
Both were eye clean. My question is which one is a better choice based on the ASET and H&A images?
Thanks, RJ
 

tyty333

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Re: ASET and H&Aimage comparison of 2shortlisted Diamonds Ad

They both have decent h&a images and they both look like they have ever so slight leakage under the table (I don't think it's a any thing to worry about).

Diamond 2 has more standard angles but I like the way the first one looks better. Are they at the same location? If so, ask the gemlogist to look at them and tell you what they see.
 

diamondseeker2006

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Re: ASET and H&Aimage comparison of 2shortlisted Diamonds Ad

I'd go to a .5 J SI1 that is cleaner than the first one you posted. You can get SI1 stones that do not have black inclusions. What is your budget?
 

Rj123

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Re: ASET and H&Aimage comparison of 2shortlisted Diamonds Ad

Thanks for your responses tyty and diamondseeker. I am really glad that you replied.
I am based in India and my budget is between 900 to 1000 USD. I am planning to go with .55, K SI2 as tyty also suggested that both have minimal light leakage. Infact .55 Carat diamond2 above is around 170 USD lesser than .65 carat diamond1.
thanks, RJ
 

teobdl

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Re: ASET and H&Aimage comparison of 2shortlisted Diamonds Ad

RJ, have you seen a K color in person? If not, you may be disappointed by the yellow tinge. Some people are not bothered by it, but many are.

I agree with DS that you should find an eye clean J SI1 for around 0.5 cts. There are several good options on James Allen and Enchanted Diamonds, and we can recommend a few of the best if that's an economically viable option.
 
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