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    0.635 ct G SI1 opinion please

    Thanks for opinions and comprehensive response (I really like “ideal cut” definition😉). I am now almost convinced to go with this stone, but just have one doubt / concern remaining – what it the color deviation on the below images (incl. ASET and Ideal scope) that I marked in red and is it something to be worry about? Here is the link with ASET and Ideal scope that shows the same: https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3839999.htm It does not seem to be on the report (especially the one on a table, as the one on 3 o'clock may be be the the left hand side inclusion below?)
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    0.635 ct G SI1 opinion please

    OK. Thank you all for great and invaluable advices in diamond search given on this forum for my (or more, my lady) dream engagement ring. After some discussion with the colleagues I think my final vote will go to this certain stone, however, I would be grateful if you can still take a final look / sanity check and give me your thoughts, Espeically as it seems to be a good offer in terms of the 4C and the price tag, even comparing to the other non-premium sellers and it seems to be there since May 2017 (cert issue date - what may be a little strange if it is indeed a remarkable bargain). https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3839999.htm Here as its HCA I wanted to get the best possible cut (I see this one is not an ACA, but as WF mentioned it is due to the fact that some hearts have clefts, however also AGS0 may be little far from ideal). The eye-clean clarity (or very close to, but good enough for unexperienced eye) and color that will work just fine with yellow ring setting and white gold prongs (G was not a must). The size was expected to be resultant of the above with budget not exceeding 2000 USD (excl. VAT). PS. I still do consider these following “I-J” diamonds (https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/compare.aspx?idnos=4027048,3981508,3970261,3839999) if the offer above would appeared to not be so great – perhaps heading more to the J ones if that is only one grade lower and 200 USD less than “I” (which is priced similarly to the “G” above) – unless there are no other factors I have missed or should take into account.
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    0.635 ct G SI1 opinion please

    so, sounds to be a good choice within this price tag?
  4. Wxr4

    0.635 ct G SI1 opinion please

    Thank you, and what about the proportions or contrast - or shall I focus more on ACA perhaps?
  5. Hi there, Could you give me your opinion regarding these particular stones? https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3839999.htm I am a little concern about the “clouds” inclusion – it looks quite big on the cert so perhaps may impact the visuals or at least its light return performance (I appreciate it is VS2, however). Also, the contract does not seem to be superb – is it, or anything else to be worry about? Thanks
  6. Hi and thank you for the feedback. It is challenging for me to arrange on-site visit due to some personal reasons, however I have already made some shop / retailers appointments, but the quick presentation of the available diamonds supported by certification (or its lack) did not give me a confidence to select the one or another It is not for me but for my lady who hopefully will stay with it in the next several dozen years - looking at it daily, reviewing, discovering better, discussing, comparing etc. so I would like to make an informed and facts-based decision instead of following my subjective impression based on the quick review made in certain circumstances and environment. I am not experienced enough to assume I can take a good decision by seeing and comparing few stones or vendors and I do not want to leave the decision to be impacted or triggered by the random seller equally interested in making a profit. What I was able to learn is that each diamond is different, and there are multiple factors which impact its final performance and presentation. Following, I do feel more comfortable to use the commonly agree criteria and knowledge to nail down this proper stone having the access to numbers of them from multiple on-line resellers, described with certain parameters, supported with ideal scope / ASET images and by experts’ opinions / suggestions – all that in my opinion will assure better effectiveness and fairness than my personal on-site choice. I would be more than happy if you would agree to help me – certain stones would be more than welcome and appreciated. The retailers differ and most of them use multiple vendors so that may be tricky but I was considering 77Diamonds especially (as they apply 19% VAT) or BlueNile as EU based, but perhaps some oversees are also worth to check (I like WF but its prices are a little bit higher). My budget is 1800 USD W/O tax and the ring setting. Thank you very much.
  7. Hi All, May I please ask for some advice in terms of diamond selection for an engagement ring, please? I would like to find a best option for the purpose and within the given criteria and constraints, but after reviewing dozens of articles, guides, and videos I am still (or even more) confused what would fit best for me. Generally, I value the Cs in the following order looking for best mixture / balance between them to get the desired result 1. Clarity 2. Cut 3. Color 4. Carat Shape: Round Budget for a stone: 1800 USD with +/- 10% tolerance Ring setting: Yellow Gold, classic, solitaire with four prongs preferably After the clarity (it should be eye-clean so I thought to go with either SI1 or VS2) I value the cut a lot and want to be sure it will provide best possible visuals and light returns. I would like to avoid it to be “yellow noticeable”, however, I assume that going with yellow ring setting can give some more room here for lower grades (not sure to what letter, however, but focusing on GIA or AGS certified still considering the small size and great cut). Following that, I think the carat will be the result of the above, but hopefully still can be somewhere between 0,6crt – 0,7crt. I have already had a few chats with vendors’ consultants but it was not very useful. They usually advise on a base criteria only and definitely not with some experts’ recommendation or how to best balance the parameters to get a good bargain – so I am not even to even list them and continue looking for my own. (I think I am also fine to exclude the ring setting from the diamond search to not narrow the options / vendors due to their rings’ selection) I am based in EU, however still OK for some overseas vendors if that would be recommended Following, I would be very grateful for any options / proposals / suggestions here that would help me to nail down the proper stone finally (the more it is to be the x-mas gift = )) Thank you in advance!