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So,

I'm doing my best to find a diamond online (appears to be best bang for buck!) though a little overwhelming! Anyways, cut to the chase, with my budget of $12k-$13.5k for a stone I've saved a good 15-20 diamonds and want to make sure Ill be happy once the diamond arrives! My requirements have been as follows

Carat: 2 or greater
Color: J or greater
Clarity: VS2 or greater
Cut: excellent/ideal

Now I've been also researching a bit on other aspects, am I right in thinking I want table below about 58% and depth below 63%? Also how big of a factor does fluorescence play in natural light?

Here are a few diamonds I have atm:

1.

http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-6416688-2.19-carat-Round-diamond-J-color-VS1-clarity.aspx

 

2.

http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-6398890-2.17-carat-Round-diamond-J-color-VVS2-clarity.aspx

 

3.

http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-6668757-2.01-carat-Round-diamond-J-color-VS2-clarity.aspx

 

4.

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/R200-ARCKEN

 

5.

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/R222-G2TGBW

 

6.

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/R208-AEHDPR

 

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If you limit your search to GIA/AGS Excellent/Ideal cut grades you are not likely to come up with depth >63% anyway, and if you like smaller tables <58% as a rule of thumb is fine, but a lot of people like larger tables too. Table and depth by themselves are relatively meaningless in assessing cut quality, and need to be considered in the context of the other cut parameters.

 

I don't understand your question on fluorescence - "how big a factor" on what? Given a yellowish cast to the stone and blue fluorescence, the effect on colour can range from zero visual effect to a distinct blue tinge depending on the level of fluorescent activity and the amount of UV in the light. In J-L colour, fluorescent stones may go for a slight premium because of this, provided the fluorescence has no negative side effect (such as turning the stone cloudy - but this is very rare). Read this GIA article for a lot more info on fluorescence: http://www.gia.edu/doi/10_5741-GEMS_33_4_244

 

Re: the six stones you have picked - they all fit your criteria, but then so literally hundreds of other stones. How did you end up with those 6?

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If you limit your search to GIA/AGS Excellent/Ideal cut grades you are not likely to come up with depth >63% anyway, and if you like smaller tables <58% as a rule of thumb is fine, but a lot of people like larger tables too. Table and depth by themselves are relatively meaningless in assessing cut quality, and need to be considered in the context of the other cut parameters.

 

I don't understand your question on fluorescence - "how big a factor" on what? Given a yellowish cast to the stone and blue fluorescence, the effect on colour can range from zero visual effect to a distinct blue tinge depending on the level of fluorescent activity and the amount of UV in the light. In J-L colour, fluorescent stones may go for a slight premium because of this, provided the fluorescence has no negative side effect (such as turning the stone cloudy - but this is very rare). Read this GIA article for a lot more info on fluorescence: http://www.gia.edu/doi/10_5741-GEMS_33_4_244

 

Re: the six stones you have picked - they all fit your criteria, but then so literally hundreds of other stones. How did you end up with those 6?

 

Thank you for your reply! I did some extra research and answered quite a few concerns I had. I was a bit overwhelmed but now I am down to about 4 or 5 diamonds so things are getting easier haha.

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