- Aug 5, 2018
I will search for the highest grades up to USD9K, HCA 'Ex', approx. 7 mm - expecting 1.3cts D-F/VS
Thanks heaps! I'll have a look through them.I did some search for you on JA and here are a few stones that caught my eyes (they look beautiful and symmetric).
This one looks crystal, sharp, and does not have a thick girdle (a common way to increase weight). It is the most expensive one.
Same as before, 1.5ct+, slightly thicker girdle, looks great.
Smaller, but very friendly for budget. Btw, if you use super zoom, you will be able to identify the GIA number. I checked the profile. It looks great to me.
Thanks for the advice! I've discussed the upgrade option with her and she's of the mind she doesn't think she wants an upgrade down the line due to sentimentality. Returns are another thing that's tricky because of being in Australia, so it'll need to be a very good reason before we try and return it.Also, OP, try to do some search and figure out from whom you want to buy (what is their return policy, customer service, and also upgrade policy.) In case, she will want an upgrade (and we always down the road), Blue Nile and James Allen require you to spend twice as much for an upgrade. But they might be the only ones who do not offer "super ideal" cut in case you do not want to pay premium. Otherwise, I would look at HPD, Brian Gavin, Victor Canera - all of them have great diamonds as well as upgrade policy.
Thanks heaps everyone for the ongoing advice.
Just a question re inclusions, what should I look out for? For example this is a VS2 but has two clear crystals on the table. How visible (obviously you can't be sure) would these be in person and not magnified?
8112543 - This True Hearts<sup>TM</sup> diamond, 1.41 Carat I Color VS2 Clarity has ideal proportions and a diamond grading report from AGSwww.jamesallen.com
I did not post that one because one arrow was shorter than the rest, shown both in the video and in the ideal scope image. But this is something minor and may not bother you at all. Another point is that the 1.41 I-VS2 has strong florescence, which could potentially enhance the color under the sun. Its profile also looks good to me.That makes sense, thanks. It's been discussed and we're both happy to go with eye-clean!
Using your advice, that one I posted looks eye clean to me.
The arrows are symmetric. The stone is just tilted in both images. The hearts image is nice so the stone is symmetric.I did not post that one because one arrow was shorter than the rest, shown both in the video and in the ideal scope image. But this is something minor and may not bother you at all. Another point is that the 1.41 I-VS2 has strong florescence, which could potentially enhance the color under the sun. Its profile also looks good to me.
You are right. The hearts image shows that the stone is symmetric 98%. However, I do not understand why the sellers cannot take photos/videos in a way the best presents their stones. Don't they want to sell?The arrows are symmetric. The stone is just tilted in both images. H&A are nice so the stone IS symmetric.