Siyah

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  1. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    Thanks, Davidelevi! I will see and let you know.
  2. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    Happy new year, Davidelevi! So, you are saying I need to take the risk and go for the SI2? How much of a difference will it be regarding the size of the stone? The only reason I will go for the 0.6ct instead of the 0.57 would be the size; nothing else. Is it worth risking it for 100 Euros less?
  3. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    @davidelevi, what do you think of these? https://www.bluenile.com/nl/diamond-details/LD10033813?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab and https://www.bluenile.com/nl/build-your-own-ring/diamond-details/LD11584975?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab&catalogView=true If you had to choose, would you choose them? And if so, which one would you pick (and why)?
  4. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    Thanks, Davidelevi. What do you guys think of these? https://www.bluenile.com/nl/build-your-own-ring/diamond-details/LD10481096?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab or https://www.bluenile.com/nl/build-your-own-ring/diamond-details/LD11394026?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab https://www.bluenile.com/nl/build-your-own-ring/diamond-details/LD09592675?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.63-carat-g-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-4411302 https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.65-carat-g-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-6162437 https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.65-carat-f-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-6267767
  5. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    Thanks, Davidelevi. Maybe I had to say that I live in Europe and then Blue Nile would be my only option. Would Blue Nile be a good choice?
  6. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    Thank you, Davidelevi... So, I want one that actually sparkles and is eye-clean. This also mean it should be an excellent cut for me (e.g. right angles on pavilion, table...) White, but it does not need to be D. It should be within my budget (1600 Euros) and preferably above 0.6ct. Could you recommend a couple of them?
  7. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    You are amazing. Thank you very much for making this clear! Additional question: is an excellent cut (GIA graded) diamond that I would buy from Blue Nile, a good choice you think? Can I trust their diamonds being really excellent if GIA says so?
  8. Siyah

    Real or Fake?

    None of them are actually easy and quickly to be done when you are in a shop. Especially if you are a non-expert. Thanks anyway, as this enlightens me!
  9. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    So, you mean that excellent cuts are less rare than good cuts?
  10. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    Thank you. Absolutely amazing service. Thanks again! Now I have learned that I should go for an excellent cut. Does it really "sparkle" better than e.g. a "Good" cut? Is it really recognizable regarding the difference?
  11. Siyah

    Real or Fake?

    How could we tell it's fake? Is there a way to trace this as a non-expert?
  12. Siyah

    Help needed with choosing a diamond

    Thank you a bunch for your extensive message! Just a couple of questions: - When you say depth & PA, what do you mean? What should I look for? - Regarding cuts; what should I look for? "Ideal"? - When you say "there seems to be more visible black schmutz", you don't mean it's visible for the naked eye, right?
  13. Hello there, First of all: happy to see a forum like this to get questions answered by experts! I was really getting desperate when I saw the many choices. 1) Next to that, I have to say that I was in Antwerp today to check out diamonds myself. I noticed interesting things. A diamond 0.8 cut that had a price tag of 4.460 Euro was "suddenly" 1600 Euros and "only for you, my friend". This was the moment where bells began to ring. Because, even though he said that the diamond was GIA certified, I found that too good to be true. My first question: can they scam with those certificates? So, I guess I should not believe them directly, even though there is a certificate from GIA or IGI they can show? 2) As I had the feeling I was getting scammed in Antwerp (not only in that particular store, but I had that idea for 80% of the stores) and the fact that I can't find a genuine guide that lists the best diamond stores there, I want to give internet a try... The problem; I don't know if I should trust the internet! So, I saw some deals on Blue Nile and James Allen which got my attention. My other questions: Can I trust James Allen and Blue Nile? Are they reliable and trustworthy? Do you really get the diamond you choose online? If the answer is yes, would it be a smart move to only buy the diamond itself and buy the setting in Antwerp? Reason I am asking that, is because the setting on these sites were quite expensive. An example of what I liked: https://www.bluenile.com/nl/build-your-own-ring/diamond-details/LD10879994?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=newTab 0.61- Carat Round Diamond, SI2, E.... Price: 1338 Euro. What do you guys think? Is it reasonable? Is it a fair price or should I look further? Another option: 0.70, e color, S12.. 1341 Euro. This one is from James Allen: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.70-carat-e-color-si2-clarity-good-cut-sku-6299255 I don't get why the difference is just 3 Euros while the color and cut are the same.... but the carat is much bigger! Can you help me, please?