I am ready to purchase now and would greatly appreciate your help on an Oval for my future fiance. It will be set in Rose Gold. I plan to purchase from James Allen; however, I am a bit overwhelmed on which diamond to get. Of course I want the biggest I can get without sacrificing cut and sparkle…
Below are the guidelines:
I would really like this to be eye clean with good color, cut, and proportions.
Any help would be greatly appreciated!!
I like the F’s color, but I think it has a bowtie because the facets don’t quite align to create clean triangles. The H looks better, but I think you can get better color for less money. You might consider the options below. The first one has the same offset 8 main offset pavilion facet pattern as the H. The second one has 4 main pavilion facets for broader facets. Both are VS1, so should be more than eye-clean.
The 1.12 E SI1 is similar in size to the H and has the same 8 main offset pavilion pattern. I think the crystals should be eye-clean – the biggest one is about 0.15mm, about the width of a human hair. The 1ct E SI1 shows more precise triangles that reduce the bow-tie width. It has a 6 main pavilion facet pattern.
You can see which style you prefer, but I would lean towards the 1.01 F VS1 because I think it presents the best value.
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