Diamond Query: Which Should Be the Deciding Factor – The ASET Image or the Naked Eye?


| Anonymous Reader


Hello,

I'm looking for the best band for my buck. Princess cut, under $7500. It will be set in a 14k white gold halo. Can you please tell me if this is a good buy? Is there a durability concern? Thank you!

 

1.53 CARAT F-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-3263521

1.53 CARAT F-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-3263521

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Thank you for your inquiry. I am happy to help. Princess cut diamonds, due to their sharp corners are more susceptible to chipping, regardless. I do have a slight concern about the number of feathers and their location, which could make this diamond more vulnerable.

Since, however, you are setting the diamond into a halo setting, I feel more comfortable since the halo will protect the diamond. With that being said, I feel you can proceed with this diamond.

And with any expensive piece of jewelry, you should have it insured in case it is lost, stolen or damaged. Please let me know if you have additional questions!

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for the quick reply! Just wondering what your thought is on the following diamond in comparison:

 

1.51 CARAT H-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-4189279

1.51 CARAT H-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-4189279

 

I have both diamonds on a temporary hold and I'm waiting the ASET images for both before making a decision. Thanks so much for your help!!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

I prefer the overall look of the below diamond. It is more aesthetically pleasing. This one, also has feathers that can make the diamond more susceptible to chipping, however, the thick girdle helps minimize the risk compared to a thin girdle.

 

1.51 CARAT H-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-4189279

1.51 CARAT H-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-4189279

 

Let me know when you receive the ASET images. 🙂

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian, I've attached the ASET images. The files are named by their SKU numbers.

 

ASET - 1.53 CARAT F-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-3263521

ASET – 1.53 CARAT F-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-3263521

 

ASET - 1.51 CARAT H-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-4189279

ASET – 1.51 CARAT H-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-4189279

 

Let me know what you think, to my (untrained) eye the 4189279 does not look as good to me, although I agree the image of the diamond looked nicer. Thanks so much for your help!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Thanks for sharing the ASET images. So, this is the thing…..ASET images take a photo of a diamond in one position. It is a static image. A diamond in real life, has movement, there is scintillation.

Furthermore, this is a tool that is not available in brick and mortar stores. You purchase a diamond based on what it looks like to your eyes, not what a computer image tells you about it.

If you are someone that puts a lot of weight into something like an ASET, then you would choose sku 3263521, since this ASET is better.

 

1.53 CARAT F-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-3263521

1.53 CARAT F-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-3263521

 

If you'd rather decide based on your gut and/or what the 360-degree high definition video of the diamond tells you, then you would choose diamond sku 4189279.

 

1.51 CARAT H-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-4189279

1.51 CARAT H-SI2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND SKU-4189279

 

I hope this helps!

 

 

 

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