This is such an amazing forum filled with friendly people with excellent experience! I was hoping to get an opinion as to two diamonds I am considering for an engagement ring. I''ve attached the two GIA certificates here and in the next post, but basically they are as follows:
Choice 1: 1.50 carat, G/VS2/E/E/E no fluorescence. I plugged it through the HCA and it came up as a 1.4 or so, so its in The Ideal Cut (TIC) range. However, I''m concerned about the feathers, clouds and indented natural on the surface. Are these a concern? I ran a search on indented naturals and feathers, and it seemed like there was a small choice of these being the start of some damage or cracks in the stone.
Choice 2: 1.53 carat, G/VS2/E/E/VG no fluorescence. I also plugged it through HCA, and it came up more like a 2.6. Still "Very Good" but not as shiny as choice one I suppose. However, its table is much cleaner, with only some crystals and clouds off the table. Is the clean table worth the tradeoff in brilliance and fire? Are crystals and clouds something that are very easy to spot without careful looking or a loupe?
I''m fairly picky about inclusions, although I can go as high as an SI1. I can actually see VS2 inclusions if I look carefully with my nekkid eye.
I would really, REALLY appreciate your quick opinion as to which you think is preferable!
- Clueless in San Mateo (Sam)