Post # 31
If you’re simply looking for a stone that will look beautiful on your finger and you love this one and it’s priced accordingly, go for it. It think it looks beautiful in the pictures. However if you’re also seeking a certain resale value, maybe it’s not the best choice. I personally never truly consider jewelry as an investment after learning how much the price drops in the second hand market, but if that’s what you are interested in it might be wise to pick the best specs possible.
Post # 32
Yes the last three pictures are outside it was partly cloudy.
Post # 33
Idk why so many people are saying it doesn’t look like a diamond because it’s splintery, some people specifically look for diamonds that have a more splintery cut. I think it looks clear and sparkly and if you love it who cares if a certificate says anything about the cut.
Post # 34
Hello lovely bees, for the bees that asked for specs:
Shape and cutting style – Round Brilliant
Measurements- 9.81-9.97×6.52 mm
Carat weight – 4.01
Color Grade – l
Clarity Grade -SI2
Cut Grade- Fair
Can some one tell me what would be a good price point for a diamond with these specs. I would deeply appreciated it.
Post # 35
I’d pass. The cut looks way off. Just because it sparkles doesn’t mean it’s a good option. I understand that we can all fall in love under those pretty jewelry store lights, but just be careful!
Post # 36
According to http://www.diamdb.com, this is too deep, so it faces up small.
I am of the belief cut is King. Clean arrows all day long.
If you can afford a 4 carat diamond, you can find a lovely big stone with an ideal cut.
Post # 37
Who looks for a round brilliant diamond with a more splintery cut? I have never heard anyone express a preference for this.
OP, it’s a big stone. If big is what you’re after, fine. The buyer for that stone is someone who wants big on a budget and is willing to sacrifice hugely for size. But I think in the long run you’ll be disappointed.
Post # 38
I looked at it in different lighting inside the store out side the store where there were sky lights and also took it outside the sun just peek out for a bit it was partly cloudy that day.
Post # 39
You already have a 3.5 carat round, right?
That one seems much better cut than this one, and if this one faces up small for a 4 carat, then it wouldn’t be worth “upgrading” IMO. It’d be more like a downgrade. Unless it’s just really important to you to hit that 4 carat mark. 🤷♀️
Post # 40
i agree with you. That is exactly what got my attention about this diamond. IMO it looks beautiful. But sadly I’m no diamond expert😫
Post # 41
Splintery was probably the wrong word. I’m referring to the lines inside that make arrows I guess? I’m not sure I’m not an expert on diamond lingo… maybe I am mistaken. When people say splintery I always think they are referring to the arrows??? in the center. Regardless, if it sparkles and the OP is happy with it then it doesn’t matter what the cut is sunburn :
Post # 42
Well thanks everyone for your advce!! I guess I will talk to my jeweler and tell him to keep looking for me. But I’m also going yo ask him to hold this one on the back burner just in case I visually don’t like the ones he brings in. He had another diamond it was AGS cert and it was an excellent cut but it had a big dark inclusion that you couldn’t hide.
Post # 43
Based on the pictures before I read the post, I noticed the cut wasn’t great – there is a fisheye effect and multiple areas of light leakage – that said, if it sparkles enough for you, go ahead and get it!
Sure, it’s not perfect, but it’s still pretty and easy enough to enjoy on its own merits. <3
Post # 44
Bee, I’m sorry, but unless you just like the idea of having a diamond that WEIGHS 4ct and you’re on a strict budget, this stone is a disaster. It faces up like a well cut 3.52ct (and if you already have a 3.5ct diamond, this would be pointless). It has terrible symmetry which not only affects light return but it just looks wonky in the first photos you took (the table seems off-center too). Fair cut is WAY below what anyone generally purchases, so much that stores don’t list them online, which means you can’t see “comparable pricing”. I guess I would just take some time to consider why you want such a badly cut diamond, if it’s because of size, would it just be better to wait until you’ve saved up more?
Post # 45
interesting that you noted the large table. I actually thought this might be a moissanite based on the cut.
OP, I have a .75 ct D VVS2 GIA triple X that scores a measly 4.5 on the HCA tool. It still looks good and performs beautifully to me. Having said that, I also have a 1.13 ct G VS2 super ideal lab diamond with a .7 on the HCA tool and, when together, the G looks bright and super sparkly.
Get what looks good to your eye is my advice to you. Also, in case no one else has mentioned it, make sure to look at the diamond in a variety of lights.