G'day guys from Australia,
Firstly the stronger US dollar is killing us especially when it comes to buying diamonds,2 years ago as compared to now in Australia it's probably going to be 20% more expensive, anyways such is life.
I am looking at an engagement ring, budget for diamond is $4600US or $6000AUD, been looking at blue Nile and hca for the light fire etc score and trying to understand geometries etc, in the shop colour wise I couldn't tell the difference between an I and a F of the same clarity so I feel like I can go down to a I when it comes to a colour however when it comes to clarity I notice you can see a fair bit of the inclusions with the naked eye so I have decided to sit around the SI1 mark or better, when it comes to inclusions and looking at inclusion I feel the major inclusion I don't want to see a cavity or a pepper (black dot), what do you guys think about crystal, they are coloured however some people claim you can't see them easily is this true other common inclusions in a SI1 are needles, cloud and twinning things, I feel like if the table or centre is clean you'll get the whole sparking thing going assuming you have a good crown and pav angle or a score lower than 2 on HCA??
So I have spent a fair bit of time researching so I'm looking for a brilliant round 1 carat SI1 or better with 3 ex and none to medium fluorescence, table to be greater than depth as well, I have come across one nice diamond can someone shine light on the inclusion with this diamond please, it looks good to me however just want to get some opinions on this, this particular diamond had a great score on hca and ticks most boxes, so any comments on the inclusions please