Long time lurker, first time poster. I'm buying an engagement ring for my girlfriend and am very confused about advice received on diamonds from a local jewelry salesperson (in Australia).
The girlfriend wants something super sparkly so cut is very important. We are looking in the 0.70 - 0.8ct range so here are the ones I have found so far. I would really appreciate advice as to which one you guys would recommend. I have just linked to each diamond as all the relevant information is provided on their respective websites.
I thought this was a great deal! But the jewelry salesperson said the inclusion at the table is not good plus the table is too low? She recommended table 67-75% which is different to here: https://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamonds/diamond-grading-chart-princess
I should also add she seemed to be very disdainful towards the AGS grading and kept saying GIA and IGI are better... So I guess my question is; is this all just part of her sales pitch (because she tried to sell me a 0.5ct diamond after that!) or is her criticism warranted?