by europeangirl » Aug 11, 2019 at 4:08 PM Hello everyone, First of all want to say sorry for my English. I'm from the East Europe and my English is really far far far from perfect. I'm a new here (ohhh, I wish I found this web-site earlier). Here is my LONG story: Unfortunately, that is not common to have an engagement ring with a diamond in my country, actually, we have not had this tradition even 15-20 years ago. I do have some small diamonds in my collections because it is becoming more popular in recent years and less expensive. But the knowledge about the gems is so poor. So, my husband and I had a trip to the USA this summer, and we bought a diamond ring for me at the NYC jewelry store at the so-called Diamond district. I know nothing about the table, cut, depth, fluoro, etc. I only knew that a good color, clarity and cut (symmetry, polish) are the key to have a good diamond, ha-ha-ha I prefer an oval and pear shape, and our limited budget didn't give me so many choices available at the stores. So we stopped with the pear diamond 0,73 ct with strong fluoro (will attach a GIA certificate). No pressure from the jeweler while we were choosing a stone, but the lack of knowledge allowed me to buy the milky diamond. To be honest, the light at the store makes all diamonds sparkle almost like fire. I saw that the diamond is to whity as for me, but I thought if the clarity is good the diamond has to be clear as water. I saw the brochure that strong fluoro can lead to oily/hazy effect, but I thought that it is really rare and has to be visible VERY good. On the way home I saw that my stone looks milky or hazy, I thought that accidentally got it dirty with a hand cream. But now I know that is not hand cream. I started reading all the information about fluoro and found this site and one Russian forum for travelers. One diamond seller from Israel wrote there that such diamonds cost nothing. Now I need your help to understand how bad is my diamond? Cause for me it is sparkly, but at some light it looks milky. I don't see a strong blue effect under the sun as many wrote here, but my stone is sooo unnaturally white and not so clear (due to a fog) as I expect. I hope I'm wrong and just didn't have a chance to compare with really white diamonds in real life. I tried to check him by this cut class table, but I couldn't (for ex. the table is 60%, but this amount is shown at six column): https://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/pear-cut-diamond The store promised that we can upgrade our diamond and pay the difference next time, but that are just words as we didn't get any recipe for the diamond, only the GIA certificate (I know, I know, all that diamonds blew my roof, we were in rush and I lost my mind for a couple hours). Would be appreciated to all advises what can I do with this stone, and what discount I have to give if I want to sell it.