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Buying engagement ring, think I know what I''m doing....

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Logical

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I''ve been reading a lot of this site and others on what I''m looking for in a diamond, but I''m a little unsure of the difference in sparkle, brilliance, fire, etc. I''ve been looking at diamonds from James Allen and from WhiteFlash and upon examining their ideal scope''s I find it hard to tell what is good or bad. I noticed that the Whiteflash diamonds don''t have a lot of leakage (white), but sometimes the pictures are dark (does that matter?). Also, how much should I focus on the small proportions of the diamond. For example, here is a James Allen diamond I was looking at
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. To me it looks great. But, are the small triangles that face eachother in-between the arrows important? Sometimes they aren''t symetrical. The next diamond looks good to me also, but I''m sure someone can nitpick it.
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I''m the kind of person that has to make a fully well informed decision before I make a big purchase and I''m not looking at these two diamonds specifically, but I''m wondering if there is something that I''m not seeing that I should be looking out for. Thanks guys!
 

Logical

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wow thanks for that link, really explained more. Amazing differences between the different diamonds.
 

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Those idealscope pictures were fine. People overanalyze them all the time. The depth of color has more to do with the photography. All A Cut Above stones are going to be fine, and the James Allen one is, too, just different lighting.
 
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