- Aug 23, 2020
Option just posted on the Lightbox site order your 2ctw if you’ve been wanting them!!!
I’ve checked it a few times and it’s been up most of them. They must have gotten a ton made!
If so, will that affect optical performance or durability in any way?
It’s not a problem with under 1 ct stones.
Sadly, it is a problem even with under 1ct stones. I had a pair of .76 cttw lab diamond studs which I hated. The performance was so bad - I had to work hard to get any fire out of them. These were IGI graded stones that rated a .9 and 1.2 on the HCA scale and were super ideal cut so, theoretically, should have performed very well. I gave up, returned them and purchasedmined diamond studs which, needless to say, are freakin spectacular and worth every penny I paid.
On the other hand, I have a 1.13 ct lab diamond ring graded by GCAL also super ideal cut which is amazing! It scored a .7 on the HCA scale and is as beautiful as my studs. I think I got very lucky with my ring. If I were to purchase a lab diamond again, I would purchase from a vendor screening for stria and its impact on performance. August Vintage comes to mind.
I was referring only to Lightbox. Is that what you had?
I don't think stria are visible to the naked eye but I could be mistaken.