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Radiant Diamond Cut/Clarity Question

h3nG

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Since GIA doesn't rate the cut of radiant diamonds, I wanted to get feedback on the cut of this specific stone. Also, should I be concerned about the inclusions all being in one spot? It doesn't appear obvious based on the image. Any thoughts whether this will be "eye clean"? Thanks!

 

lovedogs

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With any fancy cut it is pretty crucial for us to see a video so we can tell how a stone "moves" and how the light reflects off the facets.
 

h3nG

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It looks like they added a video after I made a request, but it's spinning way too fast. I managed to snap a few photos.

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h3nG

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Some other options I am looking at are below. Trade off between clarity for 0.1ct and color. Open to other suggestions if I am heading in the wrong direction. Based on my research, the guidance was to prioritize table% between 61--67% and depth between 61-67%.

https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/1....t-Radiant-Diamond/D45185558?&refer=pricescope

https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/1....t-Radiant-Diamond/D45082944?&refer=pricescope

https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/1....t-Radiant-Diamond/D45142882?&refer=pricescope
 

kb1gra

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Some other options I am looking at are below. Trade off between clarity for 0.1ct and color. Open to other suggestions if I am heading in the wrong direction. Based on my research, the guidance was to prioritize table% between 61--67% and depth between 61-67%.

https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/1....t-Radiant-Diamond/D45185558?&refer=pricescope

https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/1....t-Radiant-Diamond/D45082944?&refer=pricescope

https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/1....t-Radiant-Diamond/D45142882?&refer=pricescope
You can't buy radiants with numbers like that. It doesn't work. There's several variants of radiant cuts and it would be like trying to apply the ideal MRB specs to an OEC and then being surprised that it doesn't match up.

Of these, I like the H/VS2 well enough, but I don't think any of them are truly exceptional examples.
 

OoohShiny

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It looks like they added a video after I made a request, but it's spinning way too fast. I managed to snap a few photos.

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It's difficult to compare to James Allen and other video providers because the lighting is different, but that second image seem to show the entire far-side half of the stone going see-through / 'windowing', which is not what you want.
 

h3nG

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You can't buy radiants with numbers like that. It doesn't work. There's several variants of radiant cuts and it would be like trying to apply the ideal MRB specs to an OEC and then being surprised that it doesn't match up.

Of these, I like the H/VS2 well enough, but I don't think any of them are truly exceptional examples.
Thanks! Any recommendations on where to start in terms of cut? I have been reading lots of guide and a lot of guides are consistent, but doesn't provide a guideline for a specific shape. I am looking for a regular shape with 1.20-1.30:1 ratio.


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h3nG

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It's difficult to compare to James Allen and other video providers because the lighting is different, but that second image seem to show the entire far-side half of the stone going see-through / 'windowing', which is not what you want.
Appreciate the feedback. I had noticed it, but wasn't sure if it's something common or not. I'll keep looking. Thanks!
 

OoohShiny

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Appreciate the feedback. I had noticed it, but wasn't sure if it's something common or not. I'll keep looking. Thanks!
Don't forget that a diamond's purpose is to reflect light and look attractive, so if it's not doing both of those things, move on! :))
 
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