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Please help! Eye-clean? (and other thoughts?) 5 diamonds from VS2 to SI1

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Hello all! After doing a lot of learning I narrowed down my search to the five diamonds below. I think I'll pick one from these. They all have decent proportions and HCA scores (the worst one is 2.1). However I'm not sure if they are all eye-clean. I would appreciate if you can share some thoughts! And feel free to let me know if you have comments on other aspects as well (or any red flags)!

1. This is a JA "True Hearts Cut", but has a crystal inclusion near the center. HCA = 2.1, AGS Ideal 0 Cut grade

loose diamonds, round cut, 1.70 carat h color vs2 clarity true hearts cut sku 9094970 (jamesallen.com)

2. HCA = 1.9. I think this one should be eye-clean but it has light horizontal lines from certain angels which I don't normally see from other diamonds. Not sure if it impacts anything.

loose diamonds, round cut, 1.80 carat h color vs2 clarity excellent cut sku 10870839 (jamesallen.com)

3. no ideal-scope image, HCA = 1.3, cloud in the middle, and seems slightly asymmetrical.

loose diamonds, round cut, 1.77 carat h color vs2 clarity excellent cut sku 11101265 (jamesallen.com)

4. small crystal inclusions near the center, and a long feather on the crown. HCA = 1.7, AGS Ideal 0 Cut grade. Also seems slightly asymmetrical

loose diamonds, round cut, 1.91 carat h color si1 clarity ideal cut sku 7443237 (jamesallen.com)

5. no ideal-scope image, HCA = 1.8. Lots of inclusions but small

loose diamonds, round cut, 1.93 carat h color si1 clarity excellent cut sku 10271896 (jamesallen.com)

 

Ideal-scope images for three of them:

#1

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#2

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#4

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Unfortunately, the only certain answers to your question can come from direct observation. What do JA say (bearing in mind that they don't have the stones, so what you are getting is 3rd hand information)?

FWIW, no VS2 or SI1 inclusions will affect optical performance with the possible (but very unlikely) exception of very, very cloudy SI1 (that should be graded SI2, really!) 


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

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42 minutes ago, davidelevi said:

Unfortunately, the only certain answers to your question can come from direct observation. What do JA say (bearing in mind that they don't have the stones, so what you are getting is 3rd hand information)?

FWIW, no VS2 or SI1 inclusions will affect optical performance with the possible (but very unlikely) exception of very, very cloudy SI1 (that should be graded SI2, really!) 

 

Thank you davidelevi for your inputs! I appreciate it. As you said, JA doesn't have additional information so they can't tell better than we do. One thing I noticed is that because some of the inclusions are near the center, the inclusions got reflected to a lot of areas of the diamond, so in the Super Zoom video I can see a lot of reflections of the inclusions all over the diamond(s).

On the other hand, what do you think about the diamond below? It seems well cut, with better color and clarify. The only concern I have is Strong Fluorescence which has a chance of making the stone hazy, but through the video I don't see anything hazy/milky at all. Would that be different when seeing it in person?

loose diamonds, round cut, 1.70 carat g color vs1 clarity excellent cut sku 11113118 (jamesallen.com)

 

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1 hour ago, Unicorn said:

I don't see anything hazy/milky at all. Would that be different when seeing it in person?

That's not surprising, since the light used to film the video contains no UV at all, so there is no effect from the fluorescence. Again, unfortunately the only way to tell is to see...


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

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27 minutes ago, davidelevi said:

That's not surprising, since the light used to film the video contains no UV at all, so there is no effect from the fluorescence. Again, unfortunately the only way to tell is to see...

 

That's unfortunate...thanks for your inputs though!

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