Appreciate your thoughts on the four diamonds below, as I have a hard time weighing a step up in clarity vs. a step up in color vs. marginal differences in carat and measurement. Any clear advantage to one for their price?
- $6380: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.09-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-5234280
- $6500: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.08-carat-g-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-5291201
- $6540: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.10-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-6782305
- $6960: https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.12-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-5946609
Joe Lee Answered question
I like the 1.10 H VS1. It has nice optical symmetry like the 1.09 G VS2, but unlike the 1.09 G VS2 it doesn’t have the black crystals in the middle of the table. And then I think th e1.10 H VS2 has better optical symmetry than both the 1.08 G VS1 and 1.12 H VS2, where the arrows aren’t as clear.
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It has a high 41.8 pavilion angle. Typically the higher pavilion angles lose the arrows.
Thanks Joe! I had only looked at the 4c’s and hadn’t looked for the arrows myself. I can see what you’re referencing. For my own learning, what about the 1.08 G VS1 diamond causes it to have worse optical symmetry and no/1 arrow?