by Whisper89 » Jun 25, 2019 Hi everybody, This is my first time posting after quite a while lurking around... I am hoping for some advice on how to choose a radiant diamond when seeing it 'in real life'. I am set on a radiant (elongated, not square), and have been looking at sites like James Allen for months and trying to get my head around ideal proportions, etc. However, I live in New Zealand, and have decided that buying online is not for me and I need to see the stones in person before deciding. Bearing this is mind and the size of the New Zealand market, I think it's realistic that my jeweller will only be able to get a few stones in for me to look at. I don't want to reject them all, but I also want a good diamond! Therefore, I would be grateful for any advice on how to choose or rule out a stone when looking at it in person. I am aware that with radiants the cut will not be graded, so this makes it more difficult as I know that cut is the most important thing! My ideal specs are: 0.8 carat G-H colour VS2 or a good SI1 Excellent polish and symmetry I prefer the 'strong' type facets rather than too crushed-ice/mushy looking. Any advice, or links to nice stones online that I can use as a reference, would be greatly appreciated!