Great site! I’m an engineer and love playing with data so the search tool and cut estimator are fantastic.
I’m looking for a ~1.7 carat round. Cut is my biggest priority, and I’m willing to go higher on budget if need be. After that I’m just looking for biggest bang for my buck, so I decided I’m fine with an I color since it’ll be set in yellow gold (but if I should be going up to H, let me know). VS2 (or even S1) is fine if it’s eye-clean.
Thinking about going with this one. It’s on the border of GIA Ex and inside AGS ideal and has those nice “8 arrows”:
Here’s the certificate: https://imgur.com/a/s4uS98a
Not sure if it’s just the picture, but it seems a bit “foggy” from the top view. Is that something I should be concerned about?
I agree that this 1.7 I VS2 doesn’t look quite as clear and sharp as it should. Whether that’s the material or the camera, I’m not sure, but in such cases I always err on the side of caution and assume it’s the diamond because these videos are supposed to show the diamonds at their best.
In that sense, I might prefer the 1.7 I VVS2 below for the same price. The 58/36/40.8 combo is just outside AGS 0 Ideal, but I think it looks sharper. I color is perfectly fine for yellow gold, no need to go up to H.
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