Diamond help please! are these specs ok?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I would be hesitant to buy an I1 for an engagement ring, especially since this diamond isn’t graded by one of the reputable labs. They don’t tell you what the inclusions are, and with I clarity diamonds, you need to make sure that the inclusions don’t compromise the stone’s integrity (especially with a ring, because you’re more likely to hit the stone on things from different angles).

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I’d take it over to Pricescope.com, those guys are super experts 🙂 . That said, whether the specs are good is going to depend on the price and I’ve never heard of ADGL as a diamond grading lab, so that alone makes me dubious.

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I would be most wary of the “very good” cut.

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I personally would need to see it, but I don’t think it would be the type of stone I was looking for. The cut and clarity would need to be rated a littler higher. Can you see it in person?? 

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@MrsBuesleBee:  Agreed, at most jewelers I have been to, the very good cut is the lowest cut they sell. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

personally I wouldnt want a ring less than. VS1…. Size isn’t everything… Colour and clarity to me are wayyy more important than carat and cut! 

My ring has a half carat center diamond and approx .7 carats of diamonds on the band… It is a flawless colourless diamond! 

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@NocturnalNymph:  Careful! http://www.adgl.com.au/ From this it says they are not teamed up with GIA, they just use the equipment of yet a third company that is teamed up with GIA (basically a third party vendor that sold them both similar instruments).

The cut measurements gave an HCA score (http://www.pricescope.com/tools/hca) of 2.4 which is pretty good, but again, it depends on the price. Any diamond can be a good deal depending on the price really.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

Cut is king. I would not buy a diamond that was not excellent or ideal cut.  As long as it’s eye clean I think an SI1 or 2 would be o .k. I would keep looking.  

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Especially with how expensive things are in your country, I’d post your budget and what you’re looking for on Pricescope.  The one thing I wouldn’t compromise on is cut! Better cut stones will look bigger, brighter, and whiter because of better light return. If the grading report doesn’t come from GIA or AGS, I don’t trust their grades on color, clarity, or cut quality. If this lab is saying it’s an I1, it’s probably a GIA-graded I2 or maybe even I3.

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