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Sanks13

Rough_Rock
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I have been searching for a great oval diamond for an engagement ring. So far I have purchased on diamond and sent it back. Now I have just received a second diamond and am confused about why the center seems to not have any fire even though the aset is all red and green in the center. see below


Can anyone please shed some light on the subject,
or suggest a different diamond we are looking for
Max budget 6,000
F+
Ratio 1.4-1.49
hopefully no bulge
.9ct+
VS2

2111292aset.jpg
 

Gypsy

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Why are you sticking to F or higher? A G will be just as white.
 

Gypsy

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Red and green are not indicators of fire and scintillation. They just show light reflection.

Does the person you are purchasing this for have to have an oval?
 

Sanks13

Rough_Rock
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Thanks,

G will be fine.

They have to have an oval like that

I thought that red or green in the middle indicated good light return, but the diamond in person is dead in the middle. How do I tell online if the diamond will be dead in the middle or not?
 

Gypsy

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Short answer? Work with Good Old Gold. Ask for Jonathan.
 

kb1gra

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Those are some really specific requirements that will eliminate some really good ovals with lower ratios. Like this one is a 1.26 and has strong blue fluor, but is gorgeous and otherwise meets your requirements.

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-d-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-2077780

or this one, a little over budget, but again, not over 1.4 ratio:

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/0.90-carat-d-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-2122946

same thing here, 1.29.

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.01-carat-e-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-725747

I think you might have better luck finding something in budget if you toss the ratio requirement.
 
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