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  1. mrneko
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    by mrneko » Mar 15, 2019 at 12:59 AM
    Hi everyone,

    Newcomer here with minimal knowledge on diamonds looking for some advice on this princess cut. It looks pretty nice to me overall but there's a dark area right across the center region (where the X is). Does it look like light leakage?

    JA doesn't have an ASET or IS on this diamond and they can only get one if I purchase the diamond ==> https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.70-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-sku-6753627

    Also, how's the diamond above compared to this one? ==> https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.66-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-sku-5932429 - I actually just ordered this a few days ago but there's still time to change.

    Edited: Sorry forgot to include this diamond below which interests me as well ==> https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.73-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-sku-5430600

    Thanks!
     
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    by flyingpig » Mar 15, 2019 at 1:11 AM
    https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.66-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-sku-5932429
    This is much better. Amazing symmetry and minimal leakage under the table. Well defined, clear and chunky facets. One of the best I have evern seen. That's before I opened the AGS report. Then, I opened the report. The ASET is spectacular, with good distribution of red, green and blue, which explains what I see in the video.

    The other one is alright. But it is definitely somewhat leaky around the edges of the table.
     
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    by flyingpig » Mar 15, 2019 at 1:34 AM
    Something like this has some potential with minimal light leakage under the table.
    But I think it lacks in the edge to edge brightness on the crown facets.
    https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.70-carat-e-color-vs1-clarity-sku-6723950

    I like your first choice.

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    https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.73-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-sku-5430600
    Looks decent. But you need the ASET. I am a bit concerned about the "X" and especially the centre. It does not look lively. There may be leakage.
     
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    by mrneko » Mar 15, 2019 at 1:38 AM
    Thanks! Glad I made the right decision then. I didn't know how to read ASET images (still learning) but the pattern just looked beautiful to me.

    While we are on this topic, what do you think about this diamond? ==> https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.73-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-sku-5430600
     
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    by flyingpig » Mar 15, 2019 at 1:40 AM
    https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.73-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-sku-5430600
    Looks decent. But you need the ASET. I am a bit concerned about the "X" and especially the centre. It does not look lively. There may be leakage.
     
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    by mrneko » Mar 15, 2019 at 9:43 AM
    Found the ASET over here ==> https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/S73-075691345

    Just as you suspected there's light leakage in the middle. Apart from that, how's the overall light performance? The corner of the table seems more like very light green with a bit of white? This is more for educational purposes as I am still learning to interpret ASET images more accurately :D
     
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    by flyingpig » Mar 15, 2019 at 2:08 PM
    If you are looking for a slightly bigger diamond, I guess it is a reasonable choice.
    The leakage in the middle is not necessarily a deal breaker.
    But in terms of edge to edge brightness and leakage, your first choice is still the winner.
     
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    by mrneko » Mar 17, 2019 at 5:06 PM
    Hi again everyone,

    There's another diamond that looks nice to me so I requested for an ASET. It looks pretty balanced to me in terms of red and green but I will need some expert views to be sure. I am unsure whether it's light leakage or just less bright around table and also the corners. Thanks!

    6753627.jpg
     
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    by mrneko » Mar 18, 2019 at 3:40 AM
    Sorry to bump this but hoping someone who can interpret ASET throw some light! I have until tomorrow to change the diamond. Actually looking for a more similar width and length for kite setting.
     
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    by flyingpig » Mar 18, 2019 at 12:06 PM
    Is this the 0.70 E VS1 from the first post?
     

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