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Which Will Give More FIRE?!?!

Which Will Give More FIRE?!?!

Hello! To lead to my main question: is fire performance a matter of personal interpretation? I ask this because with store & video presentations, where the statement is made the diamond has great fire, I’m like mentally saying, “Really”. Which leads to which of the following diamond proportions will show more fire (love the rainbow colors): Table […]

Which Diamond Would You Pick?

Which Diamond Would You Pick?

If you had a choice between two diamonds, which would you choose? One is VVS 1 color M and the other is SI2 color J both are round brilliant cut which would you choose? There are other factors that come into play here. Such as dimensions or the symmetry. However based on the information you […]

Pricing calculations for smaller diamonds and deciding on

Pricing calculations for smaller diamonds and deciding on

Do you have a pricer for .01 sized to 0.4 sized diamonds? Also when looking at diamonds which are very small sized eg .01 or .001, to balance a budget, is it better to concentrate on colour quality (higher grading) or clarity (VVS1 or VS1). How can one decide? What gives a yellow tinge to […]

Determining Diamond Size Between Two Carat Weights 0.7 vs 0.6

Determining Diamond Size Between Two Carat Weights 0.7 vs 0.6

Hi there, I am currently looking at an engagement ring. It is a round brillant stone with bead set band. My question is around the main diamond. We have a strict budget to spend of €3,500 and I am looking at 2 stones… 1 is 0.6ct diamond, D Colour SI1 while the other is 0.7ct […]

European / Old Miners Cut Diamond rings

European / Old Miners Cut Diamond rings

Where do I find these cuts of diamonds at affordable prices online? I can not specifically mention any retailer… However, the Old Miners Cut / European Cut was a predecessor of the Round Brilliant Cut. The Cushion Cut is the modern version of the Old Miners Cut – so it might be better to consider […]

My L Colored Diamond in a Platinum Setting?

My L Colored Diamond in a Platinum Setting?

I own a 1.18 carat diamond, clarity is an SI1, L color, round brilliant diamond ring. I strongly believe that the color grading isn’t correct. The hue of the diamond is too light in my opinion to be an L. Easily I would say that the hue of the stone falls either under a J […]

When buying a pear shaped diamond whats better?

When buying a pear shaped diamond whats better?

Question: Hello, I have seen 2 diamonds today that I was interested in. One is smaller but perfect and one is good but much larger. The 1st diamond is D color 1.04 Ct VS1 GIA for $5000.00 ( this is the ring I like best but is that a good price for ct weight and […]

Question about Diamond Fluorescence on Two Diamonds

Question about Diamond Fluorescence on Two Diamonds

Question: Hi, I bought two diamonds and I am trying to determine which one offers better value and which one that I should return. I have read about strong blue fluorescence, but I am still trying to best understand how much strong blue should be discounted. I paid $13,900 for a 1.76 round brilliant, I […]

How do you tell a diamond is real?

How do you tell a diamond is real?

Question: Im wondering how can one tell that a diamond is real or fake? is there a way to tell easily? Reply: You know that is a hard question to answer because you need to have some kind of knowledge to determine if a diamond is fake or real. if you do not know things […]

Between these two princess cut engagement rings which should I get?

Between these two princess cut engagement rings which should I get?

Good morning, Here are 2 specifications of diamonds which I am debatting between: Add to ring 1 of 2 Princess LD02716614 C$2,1310.63 Signature Ideal – H – VS1 – Excellent – Very Good – 1.0271.8% 73.0% 4.85 x 4.75 x 3.41 mm – None -Medium – None C$3,382 GIA Add to ring 2 of 2 Princess LD02667376C $2,5340.73 Very […]