I’m so happy I found this and we all appreciate the time you take to do this for us!
I need help deciding on these lab diamonds and which to buy.
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.17-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-9086297 I have this one on hold as it is my top choice LG414068308
Thank you so much
All of these are fuzzy brown CVD diamonds (as described in my CVD vs. HPHT review). You can definitely see the strain lines in option 1-3 and 5 (those faint lines on the facets). Option 4 looks a little clearer, but it’s hard to tell for sure from the photography. Option 4 is also G color, so it is likely more brown than the other F’s. To see the brown color, turn the JA diamonds to side view (BE only offers face-up photos).
I would prefer something like the 2.13 D VS2 or 2.05 D VS2 below, which go up in color and don’t show strain because they’re HPHT. If you’d prefer to stay under $8000 like the 2.17 F VS2, then I think the 2.31 E VS2 would be better. It’s CVD, but the strain isn’t as strong as in the F’s. It also goes up in color to help avoid the brown hue.
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