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Newbie, Please help me choose between these two diamonds!

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Well, the reason why the plot looks clean is precisely the note: it means that there are too many clouds to be a useful identifying characteristic, or that the clouds are so large and diffused that again their location is not going to help to identify the stone - see the illustrative plots below:

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This said, it is not necessarily the case that the clouds have a detrimental effect on the appearance - in a VS2 I have never seen that happ en, but the proof of the pudding is in the seeing...

FWIW, #4 is still my favourite. This last one is (marginally) less attractive in terms of cut, and is a bit more expensive for colour which I think you'd never see once set.


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
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I was advised that fluorescence is a negative on a 2 ct, G stone.  That it would be okay for a smaller stone.  Do you disagree? Thank you!

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Yes, I heartily disagree! 🙂

First of all, if there is any negative effect from fluorescence, it will not be dependent on the size of the stone - it will be an observable issue (haziness/oiliness; colour difference), so I'm afraid that whoever gave you that advice didn't know their backside from their elbow. Secondly, bear in mind that "faint" fluorescence is exactly that: it's so faint that GIA is not able to say what colour the fluorescence is.

(Thirdly - do read the article I linked above; the two main conclusions are:

1) finding a stone where fluorescence impacts transparency is quite difficult, and it doesn't happen unless the fluorescence is Strong or Very Strong.

2) most people preferred the look of fluorescent stones to that of equivalent non-fluorescent ones)


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davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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Yep. In many ways. There are reasons to "trust but verify" with Strong and Very Strong (of all colours), and yellow or green fluorescence in anything but a yellow or green stone can have unpleasant effects. But "faint" is... faint!

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Typo ("of" instead of "or")

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No red flags. In this company you have better cut ones on paper... (#4, #1, #2 - at least for me). "Real life" can be different, and there's price to be considered.


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I thought this seemed like a good price, no?  This is from a "real person" about 2 hours away.  Did you say the other ones (4,1, and 2) are better cut?  These diamonds go so fast, by the time I want to see them, they're sold!  Must be a lot of people looking for similar diamonds!

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Sorry, my comment was not clear - what I meant is that the price of the other stones may be higher or lower and I think you only posted the price of some. This is perfectly reasonable, especially if it comes from a high street jeweller.

Yes, on paper I would rather have #4. This one and #2 are quite similar, I'd say; a small personal preference for the narrower table and higher crown of #2. And #1 is slightly different but still very well cut. None of them is even marginally close to "poorly cut"!

A well cut, colourless, eye-clean round around 2 carats with Christmas a month away (and people locked in their homes) is bound to be relatively popular...

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Proportions look good on paper. Twinning wisps are usually quite benign - as in: invisible to the naked eye - but the proof of this pudding is in the seeing. Price is reasonable for an eye-clean SI1

I hope this is "the one"!

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