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James Allen Lab Diamond - appreciate opinion on cut and light return

lostinblue

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Hi all,

Just wondering what you guys think of this rock re: the cut and light leakage. Unfortunately, we didn't see the ASET image. Is this important to determine its brilliance?
We were happy with the proportions - it seemed to fall in the super ideal range, but just looking at the picture below, it seems to be a bit dark in the middle, so just a bit worried.
Any advice or reassurance is appreciated!

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.35-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-8895579

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lovedogs

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Unfortunately we cannot discuss lab grown stones in this section of the forum. But you can use the "report post" button to ask the moderators to move this question to the "man made diamond" section.
 

lostinblue

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Unfortunately we cannot discuss lab grown stones in this section of the forum. But you can use the "report post" button to ask the moderators to move this question to the "man made diamond" section.
Sorry about that, I didn't know. Thanks!
 

OoohShiny

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Hi all,

Just wondering what you guys think of this rock re: the cut and light leakage. Unfortunately, we didn't see the ASET image. Is this important to determine its brilliance?
We were happy with the proportions - it seemed to fall in the super ideal range, but just looking at the picture below, it seems to be a bit dark in the middle, so just a bit worried.
Any advice or reassurance is appreciated!

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.35-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-8895579

1589583630098.png

cert.jpeg
Hey lostinblue,

Did you go ahead with this stone?

The angles etc. look like it will perform well in terms of its HCA score, and it's possible any darkness in the centre is just obstruction from the camera setup being too close.
 

Gemly

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Hi all,

Just wondering what you guys think of this rock re: the cut and light leakage. Unfortunately, we didn't see the ASET image. Is this important to determine its brilliance?
We were happy with the proportions - it seemed to fall in the super ideal range, but just looking at the picture below, it seems to be a bit dark in the middle, so just a bit worried.
Any advice or reassurance is appreciated!

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.35-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-8895579

1589583630098.png

cert.jpeg
I think it looks good! I like those angles. I bet it’ll have a lot of fire. Did you end up buying it?
 

lostinblue

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Hey lostinblue,

Did you go ahead with this stone?

The angles etc. look like it will perform well in terms of its HCA score, and it's possible any darkness in the centre is just obstruction from the camera setup being too close.
Yes, we ordered it but it still hasn’t shipped. Looking forward to seeing it in person!
 

OoohShiny

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lostinblue

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Looks great!! What setting are you planning to set it in?
You think so? Me too haha but I’m such a beginner in these things I’m not sure how this is performing for brilliance and fire.

We just met with the jeweller a couple of days ago and I want a 6-prong Tiffany head with a hidden halo and a tiny emerald hidden inside of the band (his birthstone).
 
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MRBXXXFVVS1

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You think so? Me too haha but I’m such a beginner in these things I’m not sure how this is performing for brilliance and fire.

We just met with the jeweller a couple of days ago and I want a 6-prong Tiffany head with a hidden halo and a tiny emerald hidden inside of the hand (his birthstone).
Have you run it through the HCA tool?


The setting you described sounds beautiful, can't wait to see the final ring!
 

lostinblue

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Yes, I think so too :)
I think videos are better when looking at a diamond, since you want to check out how the light bounces at all angles.
Any thoughts on the cut?
 

anangel

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Yes, I think so too :)
I think videos are better when looking at a diamond, since you want to check out how the light bounces at all angles.
Any thoughts on the cut?
.9 is a good score! It looks like it only got an average on spread- probably because of the depth and table size, neither of which are bad! If you had too spread-y of a diamond you may lose some performance. Given the respectable stats and good HCA score, as long as it looks good to you and you’re happy with what you paid, it’s a keeper imo.
 
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