I really want to be in the 4 carat range. Do you know what it means when they don’t put type 2 in report? Is it better to get one that says type 2? Does this diamond have blue hue? Thank you!
Type II generally means HPHT. I generally prefer HPHT because you only have to worry about blue hue, rather than CVD strain and brown hue.
It’s hard to tell the color in this video. There’s more spotlighting (which is what’s creating the rainbow fire) as opposed to more flat lighting. I haven’t looked at enough Brilliant Earth videos in this style to evaluate it well.
I know you had an upper end of 4.25ct, but if your budget is higher than the example from your previous, then the BE diamond seems relatively expensive for the carats. At that point, something like the options below would be bigger (and not blue).
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No, it shouldn’t be a problem. Type II means it doesn’t have nitrogen (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamond_type).
The F and the G have a yellow hue, usually caused by nitrogen. This is probably why neither diamond has type II on their grading report. Not having type II is fine because you’re trying to avoid the blue type IIb diamonds that have boron (very rare in nature) in favor of the more typical yellow hue seen in natural diamonds.
Let me know what you think after you see them.
thank you! JA is bringing all 3 of the diamonds to dc the 4.20 g, 3.77d and 5.10 f to Washington and I’ll check them out. I will make sure you get credit if I pick one. I really like the 5 carat and it seems like a great price too. Do you think it’s a problem since it isn’t Type 2? Thanks for all your help!