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Help deciding on a diamond (with GCAL reports)

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Rough_Rock
Joined
Apr 9, 2019
Messages
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Hi everyone, I recently found this forum and hope I can get some advice on an engagement ring diamond. I have selected some diamonds with GCAL reports, and they provide various optical images (and Hearts and Arrow images), but i'm still unsure the best way to read these. I’ve narrowed my search to 4 options I think would be good:

1) https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/7551245/
Details for #1
Size: 0.81
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: VS1
Report: GCAL
HCA: 1.6
Price: AUD 2,200

2) https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/7551207/
Details for #2:
Size: 0.83
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: VS1
Report: GCAL
HCA: 0.9
Price: AUD 2,255

3) https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/7551241/
Details for #3:
Size: 0.84
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: VS1
Report: GCAL
HCA: 1.8
Price: AUD 2,270

4) https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/7551184/
Details for #4:
Size: 0.71
Cut: Ideal
Color: G
Clarity: VS1
Report: GCAL
HCA: 0.8
Price: AUD 2,185


These are all lab diamonds, and I know pricing lab diamonds is subjective. I'm not interested in which one is a good deal, just one that is likely to be beautiful (have good fire, scintillation, light return, etc.) based on the photographs.

Thank you in advance, I appreciate all of the great information from the knowledgable people here!
 

OoohShiny

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Apr 25, 2014
Messages
6,852
Hi everyone, I recently found this forum and hope I can get some advice on an engagement ring diamond. I have selected some diamonds with GCAL reports, and they provide various optical images (and Hearts and Arrow images), but i'm still unsure the best way to read these. I’ve narrowed my search to 4 options I think would be good:

1) https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/7551245/
Details for #1
Size: 0.81
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: VS1
Report: GCAL
HCA: 1.6
Price: AUD 2,200

2) https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/7551207/
Details for #2:
Size: 0.83
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: VS1
Report: GCAL
HCA: 0.9
Price: AUD 2,255

3) https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/7551241/
Details for #3:
Size: 0.84
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: VS1
Report: GCAL
HCA: 1.8
Price: AUD 2,270

4) https://www.brilliantearth.com/lab-diamonds-search/view_detail/7551184/
Details for #4:
Size: 0.71
Cut: Ideal
Color: G
Clarity: VS1
Report: GCAL
HCA: 0.8
Price: AUD 2,185


These are all lab diamonds, and I know pricing lab diamonds is subjective. I'm not interested in which one is a good deal, just one that is likely to be beautiful (have good fire, scintillation, light return, etc.) based on the photographs.

Thank you in advance, I appreciate all of the great information from the knowledgable people here!
I'm sorry that we didn't get back to you on this - your thread just popped up while I was doing a search for something else, and I don't know how I missed it the first time round!

May I ask if you are still looking or if you have already made a purchase?
 
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