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Looking for a 2c RB J VS2

ssmallz

Rough_Rock
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Dec 10, 2016
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I've been looking at various diamonds for an engagement ring. Found a 1.81 whiteflash ACA which I ordered. I went to the local jewelry store to compare it to a 2.0c J VS2 gia EX/EX/EX which looked just as good to me both in the store and in the sunlight. I'm a little nervous to purchase the stone b/c when I put the proportions into the HCA it comes up with a score of 3.4. I used a hearts and arrows viewer in the store and it looked pretty good to my untrained eye. Am I missing something? My fear is that when I look at it out of the store and in other lighting conditions, it won't shine as bright. My other idea was to get this stone from James Allen

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.11-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-2145467

The HCA score is 1.8 so within the acceptable range and an idealscope image below





Please help
 

LawmaLlama

Shiny_Rock
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Apr 19, 2016
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Im no pro on MRBs, but the stone from JA has a noticeable black crystal. It may not be eye clean. For me, I'd pass on it.

Bumping this so someone else can help you.
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
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I'd probably pass, too. I also don't love a 33 crown angle as 34-35 is what I search for when looking for the best cut stones.

For just a little more, you could be in the superideal cut diamonds. I am posting some J color over 2 cts and some I color just under 2 cs. You can bump up to I color if you go slightly under 2 cts and avoid the big price jump at 2 cts.

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3628097.htm

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3388140.htm

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3365302.htm

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3698978.htm

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3718108.htm

The other big advantage of WF is that they have a great upgrade policy. The diamond can cost any amount more than the original diamond and you get full credit for your original diamond (minus shipping) toward the new diamond. I think it is possible with J color that she might later decide she wants a higher color, or you may decide to upgrade in size. I have used their upgrade policy to upgrade my diamond stud earrings more than once, so I see that as a valuable option to have.
 
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