Diamond Query: Choosing an Excellent Cut Over a True Hearts Diamond with Equal Sparkle for Lower Cost


| Anonymous Reader


Hello. I am shopping for an engagement ring (my boyfriend is letting me take the lead). Another blogger I found online recommended this diamond from James Allen:

 

James Allen True Hearts

 

I was writing to inquire what you thought about this diamond. I am looking for at least 1 carat, round, and H or higher. I want the diamond to be eye-clean, as well. We are looking at spending 7-7500 for a diamond, but want something extremely sparkly and shiny.

I have been told that the cut is the main factor to look at.. Is the True Hearts worth the investment, or would just an “excellent” cut work? Thank you so much!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Thank you for your inquiry. I am happy to help. And congratulations on your upcoming engagement! The diamond that was recommended to you below is an excellent choice.

 

James Allen True Hearts

 

In my humble opinion, however, paying a premium for a True Hearts diamond is not necessary. It is not even recognized by the international diamond grading institutions, such as GIA and AGS. Please see the diamond below, which I recommend, just to save money.

 

1.01 CARAT H-VS1 EXCELLENT CUT ROUND DIAMOND

 

If you notice both diamonds are graded by GIA as triple excellent and have practically the same proportions and angles. The crown and pavilion angles are exactly the same on both diamonds and these are two crucial angles for maximizing light reflection.

As far as the slight difference in carat weight, take a look at the millimeter measurements between the two. You will see that they are nearly the same size.

Let me know your thoughts and questions!

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Wow thank you so much. This diamond process has been quite stressful because there is so much different aspects to consider. If I went up to a 1.2 carat size in the same everything else would that increase price quite a bit? Thank you!!!!!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Here is a great option if you want a 1.20ct diamond:

 

1.21 CARAT G-SI1 EXCELLENT CUT ROUND DIAMOND

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Thank you so much. And this should be eye clean?

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Yup! For sure.

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Thank you so much for all of your help. This has been quite stressful trying to find the right diamond in the midst of thousands of them. I truly appreciate you taking time out to help!!!! We are planning to order everything this weekend. 🙂 Thank you again!

 

| Anonymous Reader


One last question. I saw that the 1.21 carat you recommend fell over a 2 on the HCA. I believe it was a 2.6 or 2.8. Does this matter that much? I think the 59 percent table pushed it up on the HCA. Just curious.

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

The HCA tool uses an algorithm to determine a diamonds ability to reflect light. It is a limited tool. And does not factor in other important variables. Rest assured the diamond will perform!

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Thanks so much. I can't wait to see it in person. Again I thank you so much for your help. :). Have a wonderful weekend!!!!!!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

You are very welcome!

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


I truly appreciate it!!! I'll send pictures once I have it in my possession!!!!! 🙂 Have a great weekend!!!!!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Please do!

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


I wanted to write to say THANK YOU so much for your diamond recommendation. It's super sparkly and looks like a d color diamond. I got engaged on the final lap of the Indy 500 on Sunday!

I would like to send you a card if you don't mind providing an address or PO box.

Here are some pictures!

 

 

Thank you again for all of your help!!!!! 🙂

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Hi! Thank you so much for the message and the attached photos. I am so happy to hear that you are happy with your diamond ring. It looks beautiful in the photos.

Have a wonderful summer! And feel proud showing off your ring!

 

 

 

Diamond Query: Choosing an Excellent Cut Over a True Hearts Diamond with Equal Sparkle for Lower Cost
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