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esmalley007

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My friend had suspended the search do to COVID but has now decided to pop the question over the holidays. He wants to buy from JA and there is a Black Friday sale on settings. Doing the search here I narrowed it Down to the below. Can you experts advise on which ones look the best. Or suggest other JA stones? Budget is 5-5.8K. XXX GIA and up to H. He is looking for a carat or slightly below.






 

Kim N

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Can you attach the GIA reports? Is there a reason your friend wants VVS1 or IF? In this size, my preference is VS1-VS2 to save money or increase size, and it would likely look no different from VVS1/IF.
 

headlight

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The 1st .90 with the ID# 9997396 is the prettiest one. Too many stones to critique each and JA doesn’t post lab reports but I can speak from table reflection alone. Also, as mentioned, it makes no sense to get something internally flawless yet not colorless.
 

esmalley007

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Can you attach the GIA reports? Is there a reason your friend wants VVS1 or IF? In this size, my preference is VS1-VS2 to save money or increase size, and it would likely look no different from VVS1/IF.

Hello,

i just did a search from VS1 upwards And those were some of the results. I’m sure he would prefer a stone closer to 5k in VS1. Are any of the below worth options. To not take up much of your time what should I look for besides the 4 C’s while searching?
 

esmalley007

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The 1st .90 with the ID# 9997396 is the prettiest one. Too many stones to critique each and JA doesn’t post lab reports but I can speak from table reflection alone. Also, as mentioned, it makes no sense to get something internally flawless yet not colorless.

Understood. I just limited my search to VS1 and found the 3 stones below. Any one worth requesting lab reports for?



 

tyty333

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You have to get the GIA reports from JA. No one can answer your questions without more info.
 

Kim N

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I'm not a huge fan of those angle combinations. Can you get the report for this?
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-di...-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-10146762

And perhaps these:
 
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Kim N

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They both do well on the HCA. Can you ask for Ideal-Scope images?
 

tyty333

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This one has a rather big black inclusion on the table. Might be eye-clean...might not be depending on your eye-sight and if you're looking for it.
 
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