Diamond Query: Eastern vs. Western Color Standards for Whiteflash A Cut Above Diamonds


| Anonymous Reader


Hi there, saw these two diamonds from WF. The price difference between these 2 is usd1,000. With my inexperienced eyes, the F colored one seems to have a lot of inclusions, and that bothers me but the price is well within my budget.

The G colored one is super clean, because the clarity is 2 grades higher than the F colored, it is also priced at usd 1k more. Any other factors contribute to the big price difference? If you were me, which one you would pick?

 

1.007 ct G VS1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond

1.007 ct G VS1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond

1.005 ct F SI1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond

1.005 ct F SI1 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond

Someone suggested this to me:

1.147 ct H VS2 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond

1.147 ct H VS2 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond

 

The size is much bigger especially the diameter but I’m not sure if I should go down to H.

I'm from Singapore. Everyone here says NO GO to anything beyond G. Stick with F is better. I noticed a lot of people in the west like HIJK. So we don't really understand how come the Asian counterparts are so obsessed with DEF.

I have a small budget and of course I like to maximize the size, but I also don't want to feel inferior when everyone around us is having higher grade color stones.

Oh well… Can I have your honest advice pls?

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Hello! Thank you for your inquiry. I am happy to help.

First off, I enjoyed your email message! I do agree with your points comparing eastern and western counterparts on their choice of diamond colors!

My feeling is this, I would go with a colorless or near colorless diamond. Otherwise, I think you will feel a bit insecure about the color. Am I wrong? The size difference between the H is negligible. We are talking about 10th and 100th of a millimeter.

With that being said, I would choose between the G or the F diamond. The SI1 is eye-clean. The inclusions will not be seen by the unaided eye. And the inclusions will not impede the diamonds ability to reflect light.

I hope this helps. Please let me know any additional questions you have.

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Thanks, Sebastian!

Just was about to place order for the F that u had helped me picked, someone has gotten ahead of me and reserved it. 🙁 Have selected the below 3 stones. Could I trouble you to check if they are good? nothing I should worry about?

 

Whiteflash Diamonds

 

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Aw, sorry to hear that! But no worries, these three diamonds you selected are great, too!

They are nearly identical! You wouldn't be able to tell the difference between them if I lined them up in front of you.

So, really, I would choose based on price and your instinct. They will all offer the same amount of sparkle, brilliance and fire. They are all eye-clean and colorless or near colorless. Is there one you are leaning more towards?

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Hi sorry to disturb again!

Yeh, am leaning towards this F (again) as it's the cheapest among 3. But I noticed a black spot in the middle on all images. Do you know what's that? Is it visible under naked eyes? Should I be concerned?

 

1.01 ct F VS2 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond

1.01 ct F VS2 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond

 

| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian, Again, on this G colored stone, I also noticed some inclusions around the ring of the stone, prone to chips on the stone maybe?

 

1.012 ct G VS2 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond

1.012 ct G VS2 A CUT ABOVE Hearts and Arrows Diamond

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Hello! You have nothing to worry about regarding the inclusions in these diamonds. They will not be visible and they will not pose a durability concern.

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Thanks, Sebastian!

 

 

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