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Hi all, please help me! 

I have bought this engagement ring with diamond that has:

0.31ct

Very good cut 

D Color

Si2 clarity 

I have no experience in diamonds and i am worried about the clarity. 

How do you think this looks? 

Thanks! 

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Hi Alex, welcome to Diamond Review!

Unfortunately there isn't much we can do or say based on one photo. SI2 (if accurately graded as such) go from pretty much invisible inclusions to horrendously visible ones.

Couple of questions: who is calling the diamond "D/SI2" and above all "Very Good" cut?

Why did you choose that particular stone? Could you see it in the store prior to purchase? Can you return the ring and get a full refund (by which I mean all your money back, not a store credit)?


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Hi @davidelevi!

I have seen it from the shop, and I liked this model of a ring.

I have a Gia certification that states all these specifications.

And yes, I can get a full refund if I change my mind :)

All that have is this video 

 

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From your video, overall, it looks like a nice diamond. On our computer screen, there appears to be a black reflection at 5 PM. Difficult to tell if it's an inclusion or light contrast due to the camera angle and distance to the ring.

If you're happy, that's all that matters.

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@denverappraiser it is the first time I buy a diamond ring. I don-t know how it is supposed to look :)

But I liked the model, and also, I don't want to give my girlfriend a ring with visible inclusions :)

Worst case scenario, I will change it with something else if she doesent like it haha 

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I understand.

'Eye visible' is not the standard for clarity grading because it depends so much on your vision, the lighting, what the viewer knows to look for and similar non-gemological properties.  Most 0.31 SI2's for most viewers under most viewing conditions are eye-clean.  I realize that that's a lot of weasel words but the answer to your question is to look at the stone, not to rely on the grading report. A photo doesn't help.  If you've got a return policy and enough time to deal with it, your risk is low.  Get it, look at it, and proceed accordingly.  You may consider using the help of an independent appraiser with an experienced eye and a standardized lighting environment if it worries you. 

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4 hours ago, Alex2019 said:

I have a Gia certification that states all these specifications.

Uhm, you see - you actually don't. Either it's not a GIA report, or it doesn't say anything about cut... because GIA does not grade cut on anything other than round brilliant cut diamonds.

I'm kind of with Barry on this... all that matters is that you are happy with it - as long as you have paid a fair price.

However, a fair price depends on a fair assessment of colour, clarity and cut. If the vendor isn't being honest on that (for example passing "something else" as a GIA report, or telling you that VG polish and symmetry is the same as VG cut overall), what else are they holding back?

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It could be worse than this. If it is a GIA report, then it won't mention cut at all for a princess cut (or rather a "square/rectangular modified brilliant" as GIA would call it)

Symmetry is a category of cut-related parameters, which GIA grades (and considers when awarding an overall cut grade), but unfortunately by itself it is only starting to tell you whether a diamond is well cut or not. Pretty much all colourless diamonds graded (by GIA or anyone else) will have a symmetry grade.

Is there any way in which you can post a photo of the report? I suspect you are being taken for a ride (though I may be totally wrong).


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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3 hours ago, davidelevi said:

Is there any way in which you can post a photo of the report? I suspect you are being taken for a ride (though I may be totally wrong).

21 hours ago, davidelevi said:

 

Yes sure, but only in a couple of days when I will pick up the ring. I don't think it's a scam, the retailer is very good rated here in my country, but who knows.. 

Anyway, I*ll post the report asap. 

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