I have been working with Barry at Excel diamonds to source an upgrade for my ering. Both Barry and Judah have been incredible to work with and this is our second major purchase from them. I highly recommend them -they offer excellent customer service and I really appreciate how candid they are about their inventory.
So I just received a beautiful RB - 3.07 G SI-1 (details can be found at https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/opinions-needed-please-3-07-g-si1-rb.109050/).
I was really worried about the 40.6 pavilion angle and its affect on the stone's brightness and contrast. I went ahead with the purchase on Barry's recommendation that it had excellent light performance -- and he was right on as usual. The stone is amazing in all light conditions and performs just as well as my Superbcert AGS ideal. It really is stunning.
I can see two black pinpoint inclusions: one underneath the table and one at the corner of a bezel facet right next to a star facet. I know my vision is excellent and I can only see these pinpoints at a distance closer than 10 inches so I guess it doesn't meet my definition of eye clean. I had a coworker and friend stop by my office while I was admiring the stone (picked it up at lunch and took it back to work = recipe for not getting any work done
My husband hasn't seen the stone yet so it will be interesting to see what he says.
So now I have a major dilemma -- keep it or go for higher clarity in a smaller size. The 3.07 is really a beauty!
I would appreciate people sharing their experience with inclusions -- do they stop bothering you after a while???