Having a hard time deciding between these two diamonds. i feel the JA is a better value with better proportions? Any advice? I’ve seen the shane in person lots of sparkle, just want the JA to sparkle more. https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.50-carat-f-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-13754081. https://www.shaneco.com/loose-diamonds-and-gems/loose-diamonds/brilliant-round-natural-diamond/p/21G1CAM
To make the photography consistent, here’s the diamond from Shane. Yes, the diamond from Shane has worse proportions and optical symmetry and is $3k more expensive, so the JA diamond is a better deal.
You might also consider the options below. The 1.54 F VS1 would trade one clarity grade for $3k. The 1.5 F VVS2 stays at the same specs for $1.5k less. And then for the price of the Shane diamond, you could hit 1.7ct.
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