shape
carat
color
clarity

How small is too small for super ideal?

lovedogs

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 31, 2014
Messages
14,287
Also, the JA stone dimensions are 4.71×4.73 (face up), and the CBI is 4.80x4.81. In theory less than a .1mm difference shouldn't be visible (or at least not much), but IMHO the CBI looks soooo much bigger!
 

Rfisher

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Oct 19, 2013
Messages
3,947
Interesting. Thanks for guinea pigging this!
We’re the m’s report numbers/images something that excited you?
Before you got to see next to the CBI, of course.
 

Lookinagain

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
May 15, 2014
Messages
1,980
I agree the CBI looks brighter and larger. I'm not surprised the M is less bright just because of the color but also the cut. And I'm not surprised it isn't tinted enough. I don't think the M looks bad, but yes, I would choose the CBI over the other
 

lovedogs

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 31, 2014
Messages
14,287
I agree the CBI looks brighter and larger. I'm not surprised the M is less bright just because of the color but also the cut. And I'm not surprised it isn't tinted enough. I don't think the M looks bad, but yes, I would choose the CBI over the other

Absolutely the M doesn't look bad by itself, but it just pales in comparison to the CBI.
 

lovedogs

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jul 31, 2014
Messages
14,287
Well.... The M is very contrasty as expected.

Yeah. The contrasty-ness is something I like a lot, but maybe it's that combined with the fact that the color isn't tinted enough for my liking that makes me overall not thrilled. That plus the AMAZING performance on the CBI all works to make me confident in returning the JA stone. It definitely seemed more tinted in the JA video vs IRL (at least to my eyes).
 

Sprinkles&Stones

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
May 19, 2020
Messages
1,150
Wow, that looks barely tinted! I too like warm brown or gold undertones and that is just….. unimpressive. Shoot. Hey you know the CBI is a winner! What are your plans for it? Apologies if you already said so earlier :)
 

flyingpig

Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Nov 7, 2015
Messages
2,934
Yeah. The contrasty-ness is something I like a lot, but maybe it's that combined with the fact that the color isn't tinted enough for my liking that makes me overall not thrilled. That plus the AMAZING performance on the CBI all works to make me confident in returning the JA stone. It definitely seemed more tinted in the JA video vs IRL (at least to my eyes).

The fact you are not seeing much tint means the M is well cut with minimum leakage. Still, I gotta say it appears a bit dull. The D is just stunning.

Having that said, those nails are cut even better.
 

chamois

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Jul 15, 2008
Messages
520
Thank you for all the comparison pics. The D is certainly the winner, hands down! The M looks rather blah to be perfectly honest. I am still looking at all the smaller CBI’s too….thinking about a bracelet.
 

oncrutchesrightnow

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Apr 17, 2006
Messages
921
Thanks for posting! There does seem to be a difference in light return in the center of the stone, but IANAE.
 

bright&shiny

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
May 11, 2009
Messages
781
@lovedogs thank you for posting. This is a great illustration to show the difference between a stone with the right parameters- on paper - and the reality. The CBI blows the JA away IMO. Thank you again - im showing this to DH. He and I are such cut geeks!
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Aug 14, 2009
Messages
23,270
Oooh. Those comp pics are fab!!

The thing that stands out most to me is how much larger the CBI looks, even in photos - I can imagine that effect is magnified significantly in-person!! I’ve seen something similar with my J diamond compared to colourless stones of similar size but my comps weren’t as tight as yours.

Thanks for sharing!! :love: :cool2:
 

MissGotRocks

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
Jun 23, 2005
Messages
13,497
Yes the CBI is the winner in all arenas compared to the JA stone. I personally don’t care for all the contrast in the JA stone; to my eyes it makes it appear darker - not as bright - regardless of the color difference.

can’t wait to see what you do with the new diamond! Thanks for this ‘test’ - I think we all learned something!
 
Be a part of the community It's free, join today!
    Kourtney Kardashian's Engagement Ring
    Kourtney Kardashian's Engagement Ring - 10/20
    Pink Diamonds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month
    Pink Diamonds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month - 10/18
    Men's Brooches
    Men's Brooches - 10/15

Holloway Cut Advisor



Top