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dean0

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Guys, I'm going crazy trying to find a diamond... Please could anyone provide some insight...

Between these 3 diamonds, are any of them any good and worth the value? I can't seem to see inclusions from pics but they do have according to the reports...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151882179244?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/151828898544?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

http://www.ebay.com/itm/GIA-Certified-Loose-Diamond-0-61-carat-Brilliant-Princess-Cut-E-color-I1-Clarity-/161890381562?hash=item25b16b2efa:g:lu8AAOSwu-BWQhvF

Which one would be a good deal if any of them were to be worthy of purchasing?

Thank you in advance
 

tyty333

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None of them look that nice to me.

What is your budget? Is this for an engagement ring or something else?
 

dean0

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Engagement ring, and from $600 to maximum $900... Trying to get as much size rather than quality, perhaps this isn't the correct method!
 

Texas Leaguer

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Generally speaking when a princess cut has either table or depth in excess of 80%, which is quite common, there are going to be performance issues. And when looking for princess in the lower clarity grades you want to make sure there are no durability issues, particularly at the points.
 

centrifuge41

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1 and 3 are not eye clean. They say they are, but I1 to I3 grades will show visible inclusions (looks like black specs in this case).
2 is "clarity enhanced". That means they blasted a tunnel into the stone to turn some of the black crystals white, then filled the tunnel with filler. That process is really bad for a diamond!

#3 looks the "least bad" of this bunch.
 

Speedie

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1) Is a long way out of square at 1.053 L/W ratio. An I2 clarity is almost guaranteed to have visible inclusions, and with only "Good" symmetry and that 84% table depth, it's likely to be a dog.

2) Doesn't state who it is certified by and given that neither the GIA or AGS labs will grade clarity enhanced stones, I'd hazard a guess that it's EGL or some never heard of it lab (you do NOT want that).

3) See comments on (1) above.

If all you want is the biggest carat number possible with no concern about beauty or longevity then toss a coin between 1 and 3. If you have a budget in mind then the bright minds here can find you something that will look way better than those 3 choices even if is lower in weight.
 

Speedie

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Some possibilities, albeit right at the top end of your budget:

1) http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.54-carat-j-color-si1-clarity-sku-597299 ("J" color but appears to be a very white J from the video. Very lively BUT check with them to make sure that it is eye clean. Not sure that it is.)

2) http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.52-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-sku-597293 (Also very lively and one color grade higher than (1) above. Same comment with regards to it being eye clean, though it almost certainly is.)

3) http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-7763644-0.50-carat-Princess-diamond-I-color-VS2-clarity.aspx (My personal favorite. The ASET looks VERY good for a 0.5ct I / VS2 diamond at this price. Depth % is my only concern, but from the IS and ASET images it may be an outlier. It's a matter of personal preference if you like a table % this small.)
 
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