I purchased a diamond from blue nile to be placed in an engagement ring setting, I realize that purchasing a diamond without seeing it first is probably not the best idea, but the 30 return policy and upgrade policy re-assured me. I needed the diamond sooner rather than later, so I needed to decide rather hastily.
Here's the GIA report for the diamond that I purchased: https://myapps.gia.e...77&weight=1.22.
The primary red flag for me is the "Clarity grade is based on clouds that are not shown." language... I still want the diamond to "pop" when I propose... Is it possible that the "clouds not shown" could greatly affect the brilliance of the diamond? I was under the impression that cut was the primary factor that determines a diamond's ability to refract light. The strong blue fluorescence is less of an issue for me, as I know that she likes a slightly blue shine in sunlight.
I don't want a diamond that is going to look extremely dull or milky.
Thanks for any input that you have!
Edited by mrh, 02 July 2012 - 04:16 AM.