Not my favorite look overall. But the leakage isnt bad. What are the specs?
It's a pancake top, the profile view will not be attractive to most people.
Do you think the scintillation and/or brightness would be decent enough though?
I can appreciate the sentiment concerning the pancake top; this forum is frequented by experts, enthusiasts, and industry professionals. Fortunately for me this diamond will be seeing service in an environment where I'm far and away the biggest diamond aficionado around, and that as not even the individual that will be wearing it!
Have you considered going down slightly in clarity to an eye clean VS in order to free up some money for a better cut? Light return aside, you may be sacrificing some of the fire and sparkle that draws the eye if you go with a flatter stone.
I had a quick look using the diamond search tool above, there were 2 H VS2’s with better numbers in the same size/price ballpark at USA Certed. I’ll go and look for I’s......
I think it is a reasonable choice at that price, though, I rather spend 2k more for a well cut H VS2 with no fluo.
No there isn't! ...That being said... I don't think it's cut as symmetrically as the H, it has a knot inclusion and a feather, and it's an I SI1 vs the H VVS2. There's more to life than just cut of course! But that being said any opinions I'm happy to hear them as these are the two I'm probably choosing between at the moment
What about a stone like this one?
Diamond | 1.918 ct I VS2 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Super Ideal Round Cut Loose Diamond AGS Certified | 3855430ThisA CUT ABOVE® super ideal cut hearts and arrows 1.918 carat I color VS2 clarity loose diamond is graded by the American Gem Society (AGS) Laboratories. | 3855430www.whiteflash.com
I have 2 stones that are 2+ carats in VS2 and VS1 I can only find inclusions with a x30 loupe if I look really hard. I think you will love this clarity and you know the light performance will be outstanding. Plus, everyone raves about the upgrade policy.
Wait I thought the other stone you were looking at is $17,900? You can always havetake a side by side of the AGS I next to an GIA H for peace of mind. The AGS I may even be a high I.
A visual comparison definitely helps. For example, PS'er just got a gorgeous 3+ carat J that faces up even whiter than some I's.
No there isn't! ...
Exactly. The VVS2 is mind clean
If that's what it takes then go for it, but I wouldn't sacrifice the cut.
Seems like you’ve made your decision to me! You seem to be leaning strongly toward the original stone, so I’d go with your gut at this point. If both you and the recipient like what you see, that’s all that matters. Share pics once you get the final ring!