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  1. That is all true! I just wanted to get your views on buying rings from amazon or ross-simmons :p
  2. Yes true. But still whose designs are good (bit modern) and reliable (i don't want my ring to break/bend in 7 days of wearing it). Also who is charging a better rate, not too expensive for the value.
  3. Hello, I'm looking to buy gold rings without any stone and not just a plain band. Could you suggest some websites to look at? I've looked at amazon and Ross-Simons but not sure of the experience of buying from there. https://www.ross-simons.com/14kt-yellow-gold-byzantine-x-ring-891868.html?cgid=jewelry-rings Any suggestions will be very helpful. Thanks!
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    SI2 - Cloudy diamond fire vs non-cloudy

    Thanks Davide and Laurent. Sorry for my absence. This brings me to my other question - Should the Culet be visible in a solitaire setting? Does this have an impact on light performance? I'm asking as I recently changed my setting from plain solitaire 6 prongs to thin pavè 6 prong solitaire. Previously my diamond was set too low and I couldn't see any space between culet and prongs. Also, the prongs were tightly enclosing & touching the diamond from all sides. Now in new setting they have set taller prongs which do not touch sides of diamonds (just top) and I can clearly see Culet as there is a gap between culet and prongs. I have also observed that my diamond looks more fiery now. Am I seeing things as it has been a while since the ring was away (20 days) and I had it only for 15 days before. Or does the separation between prongs and diamond has an impact on light performance? (I guess the research never ends...you can never know everything!)
  5. Hi All, I just saw 3 customer rings video on James Allen, 2 of which had ideal proportions (#1 & #2) and one didn't. The one with not so desirable proportions (#3) is showing huge amount of sparkle. I was just curious if a spotlight trick can make a diamond shine this much even if it's cloudy or my understanding of ideal proportions is wrong. Here are the links - Diamond 1 in ring - https://www.jamesallen.com/diamond-rings/round-cut-engagement-rings/1.86-carat-solitaire-engagement-ring-1814118 Diamond 1 solo - https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.86-carat-f-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-3366891 Diamond 2 in ring - https://www.jamesallen.com/diamond-rings/round-cut-engagement-rings/1.83-carat-solitaire-engagement-ring-1707636 Diamond 2 solo - https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.83-carat-e-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1815048 Diamond 3 in ring - https://www.jamesallen.com/diamond-rings/round-cut-engagement-rings/2.12-carat-solitaire-engagement-ring-1654080 Diamond 3 solo - https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.12-carat-h-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-453183 Thanks!
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    Thanks everyone! @LaurentGeorge Yes this image is from BGD I guess in that case I’ll keep the setting as is and I’ve this fear that something else will go wrong if I send it for service now
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    Thanks Davide. There’s no dark crystal but close to 6’o clock prong there are clear crystal which reflect on the opposite side as well. Another picture added. I guess what I wanted to say was the 12’o clock prong is not in between 2 arrows as in previous sample image rather it’s on top of one of the arrows. Does this badly impact the look? This is my very first purchase and I have 25 days to get any service done on this. I really appreciate your inputs.
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    Thanks Davide! I guess inclusions are so tiny that you need to know where to look in order to find them. Sorry the table is not tilted but rotated to hide inclusions, although I'm not sure if it is hiding anything. I guess I'd like symmetrically placed prongs as those are more visible than inclusions. Is there an industry standard on placement of 6 prongs like in the attached pic? Is it preferable to put the prongs in this same way? Why or why not?
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    Hi All, I need help with one more thing, probably it’s just me nit picking but I’d like to know the impact of prong placement on light performance. I had asked to place prongs to cover maximum impact of inclusions but the octagonal facet on top of diamond looks tilted when facing from top. I have noticed on other ring images that 12’ and 6’o clock prongs are placed in the middle of octagon’s edges but mine are more towards corners. Hope I’m making some sense Does this impact the look and performance of diamond? Thanks!
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    Thanks David. Here’s another set of pictures. I can see reflections of inclusions in direct sunlight otherwise great looking diamond with sparkle and no yellow tint color.
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    Thanks David. Here’s another set of pictures. I can see reflections of inclusions in direct sunlight otherwise great looking diamond with sparkle and no yellow tint color.
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    I just wanted to thank all of you for helping me make this decision! I’m glad I ordered this diamond, it’s beautiful and sparkly. Here are some pictures. It’s completely eye clean from top even when closest to my eyes, i can see one crystal from a side when 1 feet away from my face but it’s tiny, smaller than a pencil’s dot. Pictures are max zoom on my phone hence blurry. Anyway these pictures don’t do justice to the diamond
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    @Aret2010 I did ask them and they define eye clean as no visible inclusion 8-10 inches away when facing the diamond from top. @ADN Thanks for your advice. It helped gain my confidence in this diamond. For now, I have ordered it with a 6 prong setting (all other nice colors were way too expensive at this size with not so excellent cut). I'm okay with minor inclusions, good brilliance but not the yellow tint in color. I will post pictures once I receive it. If it turns out to be bad buy, we always have the 30-day return policy
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    Thanks! This makes sense, I checked the prices for G/I-1 diamonds graded by GIA and they fall in the same range as this diamond although they were clearly nowhere near eye clean. I guess I don't want to take any chances. I'll buy the one on which I've 100% confident. Thanks all for your incredible advice!
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    Advice needed to purchase a SI2 diamond

    (Sorry that's an excerpt from our chat. I asked about if there is any other inclusion detected from attached idealscope image and he said no other inclusion other than what's on report.) They will inspect it in-house before shipping. The expert was in NY office, not overseas. Since the diamond is currently overseas they can't examine it in-person right now. They examined using images and 360 degree video of diamond.