I been studying a lot about the ring I want to make and wanted to get a few input/guidelines from you guys about the best value for the money for the diamond.
The idea of the design preliminary will be to buy a handmade diamond similar to a Cartier 1895 ring Channel or a solitaire diamond such as Lucida Tiffany.
Right now the objective of the diamond I’m looking after, as usual, is an excellent LIGHTNING AND SPARKLING EFFECT. The BUDGET for a ROUND DIAMOND is around 4.500 AND 5.200 USD.
The specifications I’m looking after (I will love to hear from your expertise if they are correct) based on the type of ring:
* Cut: Ideal or higher
* Color: Between H and F
* Clarity: Above VS2 and up to VVS2
* Carat: Between 0.85 and 1.00
* Polish: Excellent
* Symmetry: Excellent
* Besides Cut, aim to get an HCA score below 2
– Depth: 59.5-62%
– Table: 55-58%
– Crown angle: 34-35°
– Pavilion angle: 40.6-40.9°
The issue I’m having is how to decide between the different diamonds between this range and under my budget. I’m trying to learn how to decide Ideal Scope pictures for Spades & Hearts but I’m having a tough time doing it. So the advice from you guys, is:
- First, does the above specifications make sense thinking about the type or ring and budget tht I’m looking after?
- Second, based on a set of rings which I narrowed down on James Allen, which 3 ones would you recommend me to filter and ask for an Ideal Scope report?
Thanks in advance!
Your Diamond Teacher |
|Thank you for your inquiry. I am happy to help. In order to help narrow down your selection, I would just look at VS2. A VS2 clarity will definitely be eye-clean.
And is more affordable. I would also narrow down your selection by choosing not to have strong or medium fluorescence. In addition, I would further add GIA and AGS as your only labs to weed out IGI graded diamonds.
Once you have these options, I would choose a diamond that has a crown angle closest to 34.5 and a pavilion angle closest to 40.75. Pick the three diamonds that look the best to you and ask for Idealscope images. If you don’t get enough results with just VS2, then add VS1.
I hope this helps!
| Anonymous Reader
Hello again Sebastian and thanks for your recommendations. I worked on the guidelines you gave me however on James Allen they don’t have ideal scopes on the “Ideal” cut rings…or at least I have been asking for several ones without any luck.
Therefore, could you give me your opinion on this selection of rings, that meet your criteria and “looks reasonable at my eyes…”
Once again thanks!…any of these ones meet your criteria and eagle eye for sparkling, fire and scintillation??