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Hi I am interested in the following stones.  Can you provide advise on on the angles and inclusions...Is it worth the purchase

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.58-carat-f-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-4679763

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.50-carat-e-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-4904187

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Hi Cubtix, welcome! This is also responding to your thread in the "Community" forum, which I have asked the mods to remove as duplicated (quoted below)

Hi I am interested in the following stones.  Can you provide advise on the angles and inclusions...Is either option worth the purchase?  Both Stones run about $12k.  Thanks

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.50-carat-e-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-4904187

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.58-carat-f-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-4679763

 

Cut and proportion-wise both stone are very nice. Without further info (e.g. ASET), they seem to be very much on a par from that point of view; personally,  in the videos, I slightly prefer the pattern of the 1.58, but there is absolutely nothing wrong with the 1.50.

The real problem comes in determining whether they are eye-clean to your satisfaction, and the only sure way to do that is for you to see them "in real life", preferably for a long(ish) period of time.

I suspect both would be eye-clean as a first impression, but not to a careful/prolonged inspection; if I were to place a bet, I'd bet on the 1.50 given the inclusions are more scattered around, but these things are quite unpredictable (not least because they depend on the observer's preferences).

If I were you, I would start by asking JA to call in both stones and tell you what they see in terms of eye-cleanness. Assuming at least one passes that test, I would have "the best one" shipped to you loose and checked in person over a few days (and possibly by an independent expert). Once you are sure that it's right for you, then ship it back and have it set. If it doesn't work, all you have lost is a few days and possibly an appraiser's fee.

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Davide has very well covered the important points. But i would pass on both the stones because of their large black inclusions on the table unless these stones are offered at discounts compared to other stones. While the internet may tell you cut is the most important and angles are just important for a diamond as carbon molecules - but the truth is black included stones attract higher discounts. 

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Agree with both of the above.  This is a situation where these "X-ray" videos, as I like to refer to them, really don't help.  They allow you to see what is there which is great in the realm of full disclosure, but they do not help you determine how eye-clean they necessarily are.  In terms of SI1 stones, there are plenty of stones out there with less intrusive imperfections.  Unless there is some reason you are tied to these particular stones, I would probably keep looking.

 

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