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0.70ct Round Diamond G VVS2


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Hi all, just stumbled upon this forum and would very much appreciate someones opinion on this stone. 

https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6262872799

I haven't seen it in person and will be buying online from a physical London, UK store that has "selected" the stone for a rose gold halo ring.

Thanks a lot,

Gary

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Hi Gary.  Welcome. 

Well, the reason it's cheaper is the D/medium blue.  That's not a combination I have a problem with, but it's unpopular, which drives down the prices.  For me, unpupular=cheaper, which is a feature, not a problem. 

Just out of curiosity, what were the criteria that led to these two being the finalists?

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Thanks for your reply. Yes just been reading about "medium blue", hopefully it doesn't appear milky or hazy to the eye! I'm ending closer to the D stone because the depth % is lower also. 

Very new to the world of diamonds but learning fast, interesting world!

These two stones were selected as being available and around the £2k - £2.5k budget. I asked for 0.7ct round, G colour or better, SI1 or better. I originally wanted Excellent cut also but these are the two they came up with. Should I keep looking?

 

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A correctly graded medium blue will not look hazy in the sun or any other lighting.  Heck, most strong blues don’t. 

That said, I would probably keep on looking.  There are something like 4000 stones meeting your specs just in the database here.  You don't need to compromise unless you decide to change the specs. Go diamond shopping.  Live and in person.  Leave your credit card at home.  You can always go back if you find THE ONE.  What you’re looking to do is calibrate your eyes.  Do you like the icy look of D’s or do you prefer warmer tones?  Can you even tell? It costs a premium, as I’m sure you know.  What do you think of fluorescence?  A store should be able to show what a medium looks like in the light as well as a very strong and a none.  Can you tell the difference between VVS1 and SI1?  What about SI2?  Do you care as long as you can’t see it? Some people do and some don’t. 


https://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds?sortOrder=price&sortDesc=0&fShape=Rnd&fCaratLo=0.70&fCaratHi=0.75&fColorLo=D&fColorHi=G&fClarityLo=FL&fClarityHi=SI1&fCutLo=exc&fCutHi=exc&fDepthLo=50.0&fDepthHi=80.0&fTableLo=40.0&fTableHi=80.0&fSymLo=&fSymHi=poor&fPolLo=&fPolHi=poor&fCulLo=&fCulHi=vlarge&fFlrLo=&fFlrHi=vstrong&fPriceLo=0&fPriceHi=3000&fLabGIA=1

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Medium blue won't cause haziness in any case - but it causes uncertainty, which is why asking prices tend to be lower.

Yes, I think you should keep looking - certainly beyond those two which are mediocrely cut at best, and where you seem to be paying for attributes that you didn't ask for and that may or may not be visible without a loupe (e.g. very high clarity and/or colour), while skimping on the most visible attribute, i.e. cut.

 

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Both of these stones are extremely deep.  The deeper the stone the less diameter it has and the smaller it appears.  To maximize the look of your stone, try to focus on depths in the 60 to 62.4% range.  Cheap price does not necessarily mean better value.  Finding a well cut stone will give you far greater pleasure in the long run.

These stones have the same diameter as a well cut 0.65 which I think might translate to less money in £.

https://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds?sortOrder=carat&sortDesc=0&fShape=Rnd&fCaratLo=0.65&fCaratHi=0.69&fColorLo=D&fColorHi=H&fClarityLo=VVS2&fClarityHi=VS2&fCutLo=exc&fCutHi=exc&fDepthLo=60.0&fDepthHi=62.4&fTableLo=53.0&fTableHi=58.0&fSymLo=&fSymHi=poor&fPolLo=&fPolHi=poor&fCulLo=&fCulHi=vlarge&fFlrLo=faint&fFlrHi=med&fPriceLo=0&fPriceHi=1000000&fLabGIA=1&adv=1

 

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Thanks again for the input so far. Any thoughts on this stone:

https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=1253142834 Report mentions surface graining but VVS2 this shouldn't be an issue? I check the cut on the ideal-scope cut advisor and it came out excellent in 3 areas and very good in Spread.

https://elements.ddpl.com/Video/PSLOR010# video

... price £2612 about 3400USD

 

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