I think we found our center diamond! Thoughts on specs bees?!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
7997 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think you should get it.

It’s easy to be a clarity snob until you actually see the diamond in person. It doesn’t sound like the flaws are that bad… definitely not bad enough to weaken the diamond, and they’re not visible to the naked eye, so they won’t drive you nuts.

EGL E would still make it into the near-colorless range in GIA, so I think you’re safe.

Buy it and post photos 🙂

Post # 4
11772 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

It sounds gorgeous! Congrats!

Post # 5
164 posts
Blushing bee

While I tend to encourage a GIA or AGS certified stone, if both of you are happy with it, then I think you have your answer 🙂

If you want a comment on the specs though, can you post the following info from the certificate? Depth %, Table %, Crown Angle and Pavilion Angle. EGL may consider it an Ideal cut, but it doesn’t mean the top grading labs would too.

Yes, you’re not wearing the certificate, but in terms of cut, if an EGL Ideal only qualifies as a GIA Very Good, that’s much different and significantly noticeable compared to color/clarity being off (I think I linked a video on your previous thread about cut quality). 

Post # 6
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

Would recommend GIA cert (EGL is overgenerous and unreliable) and upping clarity. Clarity also affects the durability of the stone, and the light play. It is also hard to notice inclusions right away when dazzled by diamond shopping, looking at them for a short time under those very flattering jeweler’s lights, but they become more obvious in other lighting conditions and as you get more used to looking at it.

Post # 8
1170 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

You can’t believe everything you read online.  I’ve seen so many diamonds with identical specs that are so vastly different.  If the diamond looks good, go for it!!  CONGRATS!! 

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