James Allen diamond with igi report

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
106 posts
Blushing bee

Don’t be concerned. If you don’t like it, jamesallen allows you to return it for a full refund. Worst case scenario, you see it in person and think it’s not up to par and then you can return it and maybe stick to GIA. 

I don’t know anything about princess cuts, so I can’t comment on the stone!! But it will all be okay, thank goodness for returns, right?

Post # 3
5532 posts
Bee Keeper

JA is a reputable company.  Don’t get cought up in the certification game.  If you don’t like the diamond you can send it back, but enjoy the purchase if you can 😉

Post # 4
50 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

I think the certification is important. I wouldn’t buy any diamond that didn’t have a GIA certification. With GIA you can be certain that the cut, colour, claity and carat are what they are said to be. Other companies call an ‘I’ coloured stone a ‘H’ etc when it is not. 

Post # 5
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 1993

I also think certification is important. Color, cut, and clarity grades determine price. The only way to really know if your diamond meets the grading that you’re paying for is to buy an acuratly graded stone. GIA and AGS are the 2 labs that provide the most accurate and reliable grading.

On the other hand, James Allen is a reputable dealer with great customer service and a really good return policy. If I were in your shoes, I would hop over to Pricescope and create a post asking for opinions on your diamond in Pricescope’s Rocky Talky forum. They are very helpful. They will tell you if your diamond is a good buy. If it turns out that it’s not, then they will help you find the best stone possible that meets your criteria and fits in your budget. 

In all honesty, I would never buy a diamond without first running it past the Pricescope prosumers and experts. They are amazing and the know what they are talking about.

Best of luck to you with your search. I’m sure are super excited about ordering your diamond.



Post # 6
290 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

To the OP: I have enjoyed perusing the site, as well as becoming a member over on PS. Learned a ton. However, in my experience over there, the prosumers are on the hunt for perfection. They will, and do, denigrate certain perfectly acceptable and lovely stones based on numbers and images, as opposed to experiencing the diamond in person. That’s not to say that they’re always wrong, but they’re not always right, either. What matters is whether you love the stone.

Princess cuts are not graded on Cut like rounds. There is no perfect mathematical formula to compare them with; they are only graded on polish and symmetry. 

I highly suggest checking out some videos on princess cuts, Good Old Gold have a few, and Samara James has a good one. Does your new diamond perform optically the way you want? If not, JA will let you return it free of charge. I wouldn’t be too bothered about the IGI certificate, but again, you can always return it. 

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