My fiance and I are looking for an around 0.8-1CT oval lab diamond to use in a platinum solitaire setting.
Using your tool I found this stone which looks really nice for the price. I can’t see a particularly bad bow tie and there doesn’t seem to be many blemishes.
I don’t know how to assess the cut though (there doesn’t seem to be any standardized grading for this cut) or what process(CVD/HPHT) was used to manufacture it (JA don’t seem to have this info).
I was also wondering about the color grading as the stone above is rated an E but to my eye seems slightly yellower than, for example, this stone which is rated an F. Am I misunderstanding the color grading?
Is the first stone I linked a good choice given our needs or are there are better options within our constraints?
Thanks in advance!
I like this 0.84 E VS1. Regarding the color, that’s the hue you want. The 0.81 F VS1 you linked for comparison is HPHT with a blue hue. The 0.84 E VS1 doesn’t have a blue hue. It’s the F that’s off, not the E.
I like the option below as an alternative. Similarly well-cut but $90 cheaper.
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