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Furqan Shafi

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  1. If that's all the information to go by - there's not much there for us to make a choice about. The choice would largely depend on price points, value for money, what someone prefers visually, upgradability and resellability etc etc In this particular instance you should make a decision on what you like physically.
  2. Diamond | 1.118 ct I VS1 A CUT ABOVEĀ® Hearts and Arrows Super Ideal Round Cut Loose Diamond AGS Certified | 4432220 (whiteflash.com) I would go with this because it's the same price as your original selection but is a clarity grade better.
  3. Nothing to my eye in those pictures which would give me a definitive clue on clarity enhancement. Not possible to say with those picture. The stone does however look like an I1.
  4. Please share the certificate. It looks like as if this may be a fracture filled diamond.
  5. Not a problem in my opinion . VS2 feathers are thin and not a problem and mostly on the surface and not deep. Online has too much rubbish written by people who have never traded even as much as a single diamond in their lifes.
  6. He makes valid points. Price between SI2s vary and all those factors do affect the price. Another factor to affect price is fluorescence. Simply "sorting" by low to high on discounters online is not enough if you are looking to perfect the characteristics of a diamond.
  7. So here's my opinion: 1. The cut is already a GIA excellent. It's already better than half of all the diamonds cut out there. 2. Now within the GIA excellents this stone have superior proportions. It's already better than 75% diamonds out there with it's closer to tolkowsky proportions. 3. The stone shows superior faceting, with only one of mishappened pavillion facet.reflectingn at 11 o clock mark, with over all superior under the table light reflection. 4. At about 10,600 per carat for a D VVS2 I can't help but say it's not bad actually. Price wise.
  8. Going away from Ex can be tricky. There are many types of VGs. Many of them of not very desirable with girdles quite thick, crown too steep, pavillion too shallow/deep. Nicers VGs don't trade at a much discount compared to their Ex counterparts.
  9. More than VG, i think you won't be able to tell G from H apart. So that's another direction you can look at.
  10. It would be very difficult if not impossible to find a dark diamond (due to the cut) among GIA excellents. So you're good. Other than that if you can spend half the time looking at diamonds rather than reading on internet you will be able to decide for your self if you are prepared or not to pay a premium for the Tolkowsky proportions.
  11. Yes by size I mean the size category. I say this because instead of 0.90 E Vvs2 you might be able to get a full carat G Vs2. And it would generally have no legible difference, given other things remain same. You can use the diamond finder on this website and see what you can get for your budget so you know exactly what you can expect within your budget. You may also be able to see videos of the diamonds which tell you much more about the stone than just a certificate. About the certificate - there's nothing on that certificate that can tell you how will that diamond look. It only tells you depth and it tells you table size. See it says profile not to actual proportions. That diagram represents nothing. The fact that it says the stone have Excellent polish and Very Good symmetry means nothing much except that according to GIA it has excellent polish and VG symmetry. Even a glass type shallow diamond can have excellent polish and excellent symmetry.
  12. I think you should search for diamonds based on price first then on color clarity. Here's a small tip on searching Search for D-G color, IF - VS2 clarity, None - Medium fluorescence. Sort them by price lower to highest. And start finding diamonds in that order in different carat categories. And see what you get in your budget. It's wiser to maximize size first within reasonable color clarity range. Try again.
  13. Under such level of magnification almost every pear and oval will show some level of bow tie effect. How that translates into real life is totally different. Some excellent symmetry diamonds may have bow tie effects as well. The symmetry relates to how well aligned are the facets to their corresponding facets. It doesn't take into consideration the crown and pavillion angles of which a product is your bow tie.
  14. It does affect clarity grade in my experience especially when stones are on the upper spectrum of clarity. What you are saying near the culet is unlikely to be a clarity characteristic but more along the lines of some reflection artefact.
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