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Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by AlanDiamond, Jun 11, 2019.

Which Diamond is Better?

  1. Diamond 1

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  2. Diamond 2

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  1. AlanDiamond
    Rough_Rock

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    by AlanDiamond » Jun 11, 2019
    Hello PS gurus,

    I have settled on two diamonds and hoping the community can help me decide on which is better:

    Diamond 1 (VS1 I-Color):
    Light X
    Fire X
    Scintilliation X
    Spread VG
    HCA 1.2

    Inclusions:
    Crystal, Feather, Pinpoint, Natural. Clouds are not shown. Additional pinpoints are not shown.

    Crown: 34.5
    Pavilion 40.8


    D1 - Hearts.JPG D1 - Arrows.JPG D1 - ASET.JPG D1 - IdealScope.JPG D1 - Real Image.JPG D1 - inclusions.jpg
     
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  2. AlanDiamond
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    by AlanDiamond » Jun 11, 2019
    Diamond 2 (VS1 I-Color):
    Light X
    Fire X
    Scintilliation X
    Spread VG
    HCA 0.9

    Inclusions:
    Crystal, Feather, Needle, Cloud

    Crown: 33.5
    Pavilion 40.8


    D2 - Heart.jpg D2 - Arrow.jpg D2 - ASET.jpg D2 - Real Image.jpg D2 - Still.jpg
     
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  3. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jun 11, 2019
    Do you have a real life pic of stone 1 (like you have for stone 2)? I think I prefer stone 1 but it would help to see a real life view.
     
  4. AlanDiamond
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    by AlanDiamond » Jun 11, 2019
    Diamond
    Diamond 1 Video:
     
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  5. AlanDiamond
    Rough_Rock

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    by AlanDiamond » Jun 12, 2019
    How does one tell which diamond has better cut than the other? For Diamond 1, would "Clouds are not shown. Additional pinpoints are not shown." be a concern? Is it that there's too many to show, or that' it's negligible? Would both diamonds be eye clean as they're VS1 clarity?
     
  6. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jun 12, 2019
    Both will be eye clean at VS1, and you don't have to worry about clouds or pinpoints "not shown". We only worry about that when the stone is SI1 or SI2 and it says "clarity based on clouds not shown", because that might mean the stone has an overall hazy or cloudy look. But that definitely isn't the case here.

    In terms of cut, it's just a matter of judging based on the advanced images you got (ASET/IS). I personally prefer the 1st one since it looks cleaner and crisper than the 2nd one in those advanced images.

    Sometimes it helps to compare with "ideal" advanced images (like those from WF ACA line or CBI sold by HP diamonds). Here's an example, but you can literally look at any stone from the ACA line. Ignore color and clarity here, because as long as it doesn't have massive inclusions the ASET/IS will be ideal on all ACA stones.

    https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4089370.htm

    So that might give some more context for why I prefer stone 1. Because to me the ASET is more similar to "ideal" than the 2nd one.
     
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  7. parkour
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    by parkour » Jun 19, 2019

    Is it just me, or does this diamond look kind of brownish?
     
  8. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Jun 19, 2019
    I don't see any brown. Mayve you are seeing the black background through the stone when it turns ?
     
  9. bmfang
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    by bmfang » Jun 19, 2019
    I’m not seeing brown, instead my eyes are picking up a greyish hue on the vid.
     
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  10. bmfang
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    by bmfang » Jun 19, 2019
    ASET on diamond 1 is marginally better than that of 2.
     
    


    



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