Post # 1
So, I was never one to care about rings until I actually got one. I picked one out and now that I have it, I’ve experienced major shrinkage after coming to these boards and finally noticing all my friends’ rings. I seriously never paid attention before. Regardless, my stone is beautiful, but my super amazing fiance has agreed to do a small upgrade. My current stone is a 0.61 ct, E, VVS2, Excellent cut, round diamond.
Since there won’t be any do-overs unless it’s within the 30-day return window, I thought I’d get some more experienced opinions. I definitely did my research this time, but I opted for lower color and clarity grades to get a bigger size.
The potential new diamond is:
0.9 carats, F, VS1, excellent cut, excellent symmetry, excellent polish, round, GIA certified.
Medium-Slightly Thick Girdle
34% crown angle
40.6% pavilion angle
50% star facet length
80% lower girdle half
42.5% pavilion depth
Luckily, the Website had just one actual image of the diamond. The inclusions are crystal and cloud, so this is where I need your help — will I be able to see these? Do you see them on the image below. Thanks so much!!
Post # 2
If the clarity is VS1, you shouldn’t be able to see inclusions with the naked eye.
All those measurements don’t mean anything to me, but as far as the 4 C’s go, it sounds like a lovely stone.
Post # 3
Thank you! I can’t wait to make the exchange! I definitely just want to get the most sparkle out of it, so I am pretty positive the cut is good enough to give me hearts and arrows, and then I’ve read some posts about seeing inclusions with the naked eye and I am ordering through an online retailer, so I can’t see the stone in real life until we move forward with the exchange. I’ve read some saying you can see inclusions with VS1 and some saying that if it’s GIA certified, it will always be eye-clean at VS1. I personally can’t see anything from this image, so I hope it’s a-ok.
Post # 4
Anymore input/evaluation on the cut? I don’t know what the contrasting coloring is around the girdle. I don’t want my stone to be too dark. Any analysis is appreciated bees 🙂
Post # 5
I think it’ll be stunning! It scores very well on the HCA, maybe post this on Pricescope and get their opinions? Sure looks like it has some nice arrows going on. Also, I have a vs1 and no way can I see the inclusions. What’s the website? Just curious.
Post # 6
As PP mentioned, it does score very well on the HCA which is a tool that can help predict light performance, and a VS1 should be totally eye clean.
The only thing you may want to think about is the lower girdle length. 80% will mean the diamond gives off much more “splintery” flashes of light instead of “chunkier” flashes. I’m not sure how to descibe that any better.
Definitely post on Pricescope for a more detailed response, and possible links to illustrate those points better, if you’re still worried, but all in all it sounds like a great stone if the price is right!
Post # 7
it’s from Brilliant Earth!
Post # 8
thanks for the info!! I am pretty positive that I’m not versed well enough in diamondry to notice the type of flash it gives off. I hope it’s beautiful in real life!
Post # 10
The proportions look great on the stone! I wouldn’t worry too much about the lower girdle length as that’s purely about preference – the sparkle will not be any less, just the type of sparkle it gives off (do you like pinpoint sparkles or broader flash sparklers, etc). Here is a video about it 🙂 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9FtRj_IG9Y personally I prefer longer over shorter girdle length!