Post # 1
It is supposed to be a Super Ideal Hearts and Arrows diamond based on all of this info that I currently have
I paid about 14K for this diamond. Am I going too overboard with this? I hope this thing shines from across the room. Should I lower some of the standards such as color to I or clarity to VS2 to save some $$$ and still get the same stunning affect?
HCA Score: 1.1
Cut: Ideal 0
Color: H (kinda looks closer to I when you compare it to other I diamonds on JA site)
Measurement: 7.6 x 7.63 x 4.68mm
Crown Angle: 34.6
Pavillion Angle: 40.7
Crown Height: 14.8%
Star Length: 53%
Lower Half: 77%
I think it will go in this setting as well. But in platinum, but I am not 100% sure because I know she wants diamonds along the shank (pave style? Not sure what it’s called). Anyone got any other pictures of solitaire settings with nice and simple designs from the side? I want to see my diamond but not have it a complete open space. That’s why I liked this design.
Post # 2
It looks gorgeous! Have you been ring shopping with your girlfriend? Or talked about stones with her? Personally I would go down to an eye-clean VS2 to get a higher color. I’m very color sensitive, it might be worth finding out if she is too. All in all, I’m sure she will love it. Great Job!!! Pricescope would be very proud.
Post # 3
I think it’s a beautiful diamond online as long as you love it in person!!
Post # 4
It’s a great stone and should perform very well! You didn’t do bad at all, and if you can afford it, perfect 🙂
I would’ve gone with a GIA triple X, well scoring (HCA of 2 or below) VS2 and sacrificed some color in order to hit the 2 carat mark, or larger, for 14k.
But it’s all personal preference. Either way, that’s a great diamond you’ve bought and I’m sure she’ll love it. Congrats!
Post # 5
- Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College
Ooof. For $14k, you better hope you have good strong prongs. I’d recommend going up to a 5 or 6 prong style – they can be just as gorgeous, and will be less loss-prone than just the 4. I have requested a 5-6 prong head, with prongs the shape you pictured above.
Post # 6
Stunning diamond and setting – beautiful choices! I don’t know about the price but James Allen’s prices are generally supposed to be good. You could certainly go to VS2 or a carefully chosen SI, but personally I wouldn’t go lower in color, especially since you’re setting it in platinum. This one looks like a great pick if it fits your budget though!
Post # 7
The pricing seems right to me. And the setting is lovely. Congrats!!
Post # 8
Is it just me or can I see a yellow tint to that stone? It’s still beautiful though! I thought James Allen only used GIA gradings
Post # 9
The price sounds great for the specs you listed. That will be a beautiful diamond!
Post # 10
Beautiful specs, and James Allen is reputable- I got my setting from them. However, AGS and GIA diamond certifications differ greatly- I would take it to a gemologist and get it GIA graded (any local jeweler can tell you pretty promptly). Independent labs usually grade their diamonds higher and GIA is really the standard- when GIA grade those they end up being much lower in color and clarity. Just something to be wary of.
Post # 11
claire345 : Mostly they do, but they also have non GIA grading (personally for me GIA is ride or die)
Post # 12
I am just replying now because I had no idea this was even posted. Originally, it was labeled as spam and wasn’t posted. Anyways.
lynniestar : I actually took her recently, and we looked at an I color diamond from Jared with a cut that I thought was just below average and she was okay with it. She only knew after it was compared to an F that it had a faint hint of yellow. My diamond just came in yesterday and with cut and color that I had. There is no way she is going to tell. It is just plain bright white from above.
claire345 : I was worried about the color as well. I thought it was more of an I from the picture. I actually made the purchase through Whiteflash because they gave me a better quote of the diamond and they agreed with the H color along with 3 other jewelers in my area as wekk, so I may be okay.
mirabelle007 : I thought that to get it GIA graded, you had to send it into GIA. I can still get it graded at a local jeweler?
Post # 13
naivemelody : I actually change my setting to a cathedral halo setting im getting made by DK. Do you think that the H color is still a worry in that type of setting?
Post # 14
Ooh congrats on getting it! Pics?
If she was ok with an I at Jared, you’re all set. Just ask DK to use G or lower melee in the halo, it’s not an unusual request. He’d probably do that anyway, idk.
Don’t have it graded or looked at by anybody else btw, complete waste of time and money. AGS certification is top of the line, stricter than GIA on cut even – AGS certifies many H&A stones.
You are killing it, just carry on as you are. She’s going to love it!