Post # 1
I was researching diamonds for my future e-ring on blue Nile and came across this diamond. It kind of looks too good to be true. However because I’m not that experienced in diamonds and the dos and don’ts I’d like your opinion on this.
Stock number: LD03624417
Medium to Slightly Thick
Measurements: 7.35 x 7.31 x 4.56 mm
Fair | Good | Very Good | Ideal | Signature Ideal
This diamond is cut to the finest proportions as determined by its face-up appearance, design, and craftsmanship. It reflects nearly all light as fire and brilliance as determined by the GIA. The GIA certificate lists the cut as Excellent, which is the equivalent of an AGSL or Blue Nile Ideal cut grade.
J | I | H | G | F | E | D
This diamond, when cut to ideal proportions, produces a warm brilliancy not found in the higher grade colors. As the least expensive diamonds in the near-colorless range, J-color diamonds present the best value in diamond color, so you can buy a larger diamond for the price. Note: If this diamond has medium or strong blue fluorescence, its slight tint will be partially masked, making the diamond appear whiter to the eye.
SI2 | SI1 | VS2 | VS1 | VVS2 | VVS1 | IF | FL
This diamond has few, very small inclusions. The inclusions are very difficult to see under a 10x power magnification, and are almost never visible to the unaided eye. VS2 grade diamonds present an excellent value in clarity because they are typically free of visible blemishes, and they are less expensive than higher clarity grades.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!
Post # 3
@Manda92: I would not buy a J colored diamond personally. My H has too much of a tint for my taste.
Post # 4
I agree with the PP, J is pushing it color wise for me. How does it look in the setting?
Post # 5
I think the price sounds really good. The reason it’s relatively inexpensive is the colour, so if you’re really serious you can order it and check it out at home in different light conditions. Or you could go to a local store and ask to see different stones to help decide.
Some ladies love this colour range, and others wouldn’t even consider them. I have an I colour with no fluorescence and I LOVE it. To me, the colour is gorgeous though barely visible. I would totally consider a J.
The cut, polish and symmetry are all excellent, so no concerns there! The clarity sounds good too.
What shape is the diamond?
Post # 6
I think this sounds great depending on your setting. I have only noticed H-J diamonds looking slightly yellow if they are in a setting with a halo or a tom of side stones. In a solitare I think it would be awesome, otherwise I would want to see it in the setting first.
Post # 7
@Fizzy8: The diamond is Round
Thank you for your reply
Post # 8
@Ninteenthchance: I was thinking along the same lines, however upgrading to an H from a J hikes the price up by thousands depending on the diamond and from what I have read it sounds like colour is something you can pass on, it’s the cut that is the most important
Post # 9
@Moonbear17: I would like it in a solitaire setting
Post # 10
I have found two other diamonds that I like
Apparently blue nile isn’t a good place to buy from because they don’t provide you with idealscope images.
I used the Holloway Cut Adviser which gave me the value of 1.4 for this diamond. It’s a rejection tool.
I heard James Allen does provide idealscope images once you have put the diamond on hold
The price is USD $7880
L/W/D (mm): 7.07*7.09*4.39
Post # 11
@Manda92: just because some people say color is something you can pass on doesn’t
mean you would feel the same way. Js CAN be very yellow looking depending on how color sensitive you are. I’d say you could lose a little on clarity, SI stones can be eye clean. A forever yellow tinted stone is not something you can’t see. I’d rather have a higher quality diamond with a lower carat weight
Post # 12
@Manda92: I think with the BN stone, the color grade and the fluorescence is what’s keeping the price down. Strong fluorescence really scares off a lot of buyers, mostly because of the rare chance that it’ll create an oily or cloudy appearance.
There are lots of posts on Pricescope from people who want advice on which stone to pick when they’ve narrowed down their choices. Might be worth looking into.
And lastly, I know most people are in the camp of “Cut is king,” but I believe it’s a matter of personal preference. It’s up to you to decide which of the 4Cs are most important to you and how to balance them to get the best “value” for your money.
Anyway, good luck with your search!
Post # 13
The J color is fine because of the ideal cut and the strong flouresence. This will actually make the diamond look whiter than it is… this is actually a great buy (i personally would jump on it if I wanted a RB). That said you might want to do it as a solitaire or with pave so that it’s warmth doesnt jump out at others… I also like diamons warmer rather than icey.. but it is personal preference. Good Luck!
Post # 14
I could be wrong here, but isn’t Blue Nile one of those places that goes on and on about “conflict free” diamonds? I thought I read that on their site. If that is so, for me, I don’t give a rat’s arse about being conflict-free. The only conflict I care about is the one where I don’t get my ring at my price.
Post # 15
The prince is right because the stone has Strong blue fluorescence. In J color stones its actually not that bad , since it will kick up the color about 2 grades. But I personally wouldn’t buy strong blue flourecensce …. not a desirable thing, ok ills the resale value. But if you love the way it looks and fluorescence doesn’t bother you, all other specs look good.
Post # 16
Not the color that concerns me because the fluorescence present wI’ll help the color. But a 62.2 depth paired with a small 57 table doesn’t mean it’s ideal. What is the crown angle and lower half combination? That would help since I think the center may appear more dark and not reflect the light return you want