Hello, I've made a deep dive into trying to figure out the diamond world but I'm still quite a bit overwhelmed. Here's what I'm looking for:
- Carat: 2.5 - 3 carat
- Cut: Ideally Ideal
- Color: D - I
- Clarity: SI1 +
- Budget: $18,500 - Lab grown stones
I've been going off of random internet guides, and following generally this advice:
Recommended Diamond sizing
Table Percentage: 55 – 57%
60 – 61.5% (for girdle thickness between 2.5 – 3.5%)
61.5 – 62.5% (for girdle thickness between 3.5% – 4%)
Crown Angle (CA)/ Pavilion Angle (PA)
For CA = 34°, PA = 41°
CA = 34.5°, PA = 40.6° – 40.8°
35°, PA = 40.6°
Star Length: 50 - 55%
Lower Girdle Length: 75 – 80%
Girdle Thickness: Thin to medium (2.5 – 3% preferred)
And here are my options:
The number underneath is the price! Please try to ignore the strange color coding, I'm working on a fun side project to try and give each stone a score based on some of their statistics. It's not quite there yet, and very limited on how I'm calculating so I've hidden the scores.
Please let me know if you'd like videos of the stones, it's not letting me attach the videos I have currently but I will try in the next post.
Another issue I'm dealing with is that these lab-grown are from 3 different vendors, with 3 different types of upgrade programs, so there's a few other factors I'm keeping in mind, so a 1 or 2 top choices would be extremely helpful!
I'm in the process of requesting ASET for some of these, here's the ASET for the 2.73 Super Ideal G VS1: