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  1. Russell1234

    Help/advice please

    Wow that is a comprehensive reply and a pint of ale well earnt I would say! I like your suggestion of relaxing the colour and clarity (to still eye-clean). I will try to PM you now....
  2. Russell1234

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    I found these 3 and wondered your thoughts compared to the WF VS2? - https://www.gia.edu/UK-EN/report-check?reportno=2326923480 - https://www.gia.edu/UK-EN/report-check?reportno=1325033106 - https://www.gia.edu/UK-EN/report-check?reportno=1196725275 These are cheaper! You've been so helpful - I would be more than happy to pay for some of your time over the phone if you were interested? Not sure whether that's allowed or not in these forums
  3. Russell1234

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    Do you think Davide that it is still worth looking on Whiteflash given the extra 20%? My budget is 8k all in, so that 20% VAT really brings down what I can afford on WF. Maybe 77 diamonds instead? Would you mind if I found a few more and put them in here for your opinion again?
  4. Russell1234

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    Oh god, I had completely ignored VAT!! Time to start looking at cheaper diamonds...
  5. Russell1234

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    Thank you again for your suggestions and advice Davide. Your suggestion to see it in person seems sensible, I'm based in London but I believe they ship worldwide. I think the VS2 one overall seems the better option for me/girlfriend. I did just find one other WF one and wondered how this one compares to the VS2 one in terms of cut in your opinion? https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4212233.htm
  6. Russell1234

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    Thanks again! Happy to wait, although you are very quick at responding! So for you personally the VS2 WF is probably the best combination in terms of brilliance/fire/sparkle? The only thing that holds me back is I would be worried I could see the inclusion as it is VS2. WF says it is eye clean - i.e. if good lighting and 10 inches away, but I wondered up close under bright lighting whether you would be able to see something like that?
  7. Russell1234

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    I just want to say David thank you so much for your help. I'm aware I might be bugging you, so I just posted separately in a new thread (the below), but if you were happy to share your thoughts I would of course appreciate it! Hello everyone, This is my second post and everyone has been very helpful! I'm trying to choose between these 4 diamonds. What would have the best appearance overall to the eye? I don't want to see any inclusions to the naked eye, even up close and in bright light so bit worried about the VS2 option. If there was no way you would ever see the inclusion to the eye I wouldn't mind going for it. Apart from no visible inclusion, I really want it to have great fire, brightness, sparkle etc and to look good in all lights. I'm leaning towards the first one (JA) as it is GIA and VVS2, but not sure how the cut compares to the others? (Report at the bottom) I would be really appreciative of any help you can all give. Thanks! https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.07-carat-f-color-vvs2-clarity-true-hearts-cut-sku-8205436 https://www.brilliantearth.com/rings/cyorings/view_diamond/9270329/?sid=1325454 https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4212263.htm https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4212240.htm
  8. Russell1234

    Advice on choosing the final diamond

    Hello everyone, This is my second post and everyone has been very helpful! I'm trying to choose between these 4 diamonds. What would have the best appearance overall to the eye? I don't want to see any inclusions to the naked eye, even up close and in bright light so bit worried about the VS2 option. If there was no way you would ever see the inclusion to the eye I wouldn't mind going for it. Apart from no visible inclusion, I really want it to have great fire, brightness, sparkle etc and to look good in all lights. I'm leaning towards the first one (JA) as it is GIA and VVS2, but not sure how the cut compares to the others? (Report at the bottom) I would be really appreciative of any help you can all give. Thanks! https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.07-carat-f-color-vvs2-clarity-true-hearts-cut-sku-8205436 https://www.brilliantearth.com/rings/cyorings/view_diamond/9270329/?sid=1325454 https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4212263.htm https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4212240.htm
  9. Russell1234

    Help/advice please

    I've actually found one more! How do you think this one compares to the 2 WF diamonds? https://www.brilliantearth.com/rings/cyorings/view_diamond/9270329/?sid=1325454 Sorry if I'm bugging you...
  10. Russell1234

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    Thanks - this has all been so helpful!
  11. Russell1234

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    Thanks - what is the benefit of a slightly lower crown and smaller table?
  12. Russell1234

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    Thanks so much. Last question - if that's ok: How does this one compare to the other WF one? Is paying a lot extra for VVS2 a bit of a waste over VS2 if they are both eye clean? Thanks!! https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4212263.htm
  13. Russell1234

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    Also this is I think what you mentioned was missing:
  14. Russell1234

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    Thanks davidelevi! Does it make much difference that the more expensive one from Whiteflash is VVS2 compared to the JA which is VVS1? Or is it worth it for the upgrade in the quality of the cut? Thank again! Russell
  15. Russell1234

    Help/advice please

    Please can I get some help! I'm looking to buy a diamond for an engagement ring and was thinking one of these: https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4212240.htm https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.13-carat-f-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7680586 What is better and for this kind of budget should I be prioritising one of the 4C's? Thanks!