Diamond Query: Idealscope and Sarine Reports of Zoara and James Allen Diamonds vs. Difference in Person


| Anonymous Reader


Sebastian,

I am looking for loose diamonds that will be used as earrings for my wife. I am hoping to spend less than $12,000 and have found 2 sets that seem to be complete opposites. Cut is the most important quality to me and I am trying to get the proportions for a 0.9 carat to match the Super Ideal Round Cut proportions on your site.

The first set is about $9,500 on Zoara and is a E, VS2. I asked them for a copy of the idealscope image, but they couldn't get a copy from the supplier:

 

0.90 CARAT ROUND DIAMOND

0.90 CARAT ROUND DIAMOND2

 

The second set is a cut above diamond from Whiteflash and is about $11,700 and is a H, SI1. There is a copy of the idealscope on the website.

https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/diamond-pairs-details.aspx?Diamond1=3974678&Diamond2=3934801

I have been told all diamonds are eye clean. I hear GIA (report for the Zoara diamonds) is tougher on color and clarity and AGS (report for the Whiteflash) is tougher on cut.

Since I am most interested in cut, is it worth the extra money for the Whiteflash diamonds? I am interested in hearing your thoughts. Thanks!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Thank you for your inquiry. I am happy to help. And such a lovely gift for your wife! The diamond pairs you selected are excellent.

I would suggest the Zoara pair. The reason being is, an E color will be icy white. And I am not concerned that an Idealscope image is not available. We don't need it. The proportions/angles are excellent. The diamonds will have all the sparkle, brilliance and fire you want.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions!

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Sebastian,

I wanted to thank you again for your advice. I went ahead and purchased the diamonds from Zoara. Thanks for the help that you have provided!

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

You're welcome. My pleasure. Let me know what you think of the diamond when you receive it!

 

 

| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian, I wanted to give you an update and had another question for you.

I gave my wife the earrings from Zoara and she loves the diamonds, but the setting itself was underwhelming and doesn't present the diamonds in the best way possible in our opinion.

We found a set from James Allen and they confirmed that they were eye clean and we received them and have validated that, too. Except for the earring setting issue with the Zoara ones, we are having a tough time deciding.

They both look great, cost about the same, so we need to make a decision on which ones to keep. If we keep the Zoara diamonds, we would most likely find a way to put it in a new setting. Would you be able to look at the idealscope images and Sarine reports below and give me your thoughts on which one you think has the better light qualities?

We can't tell that much of a difference when we look at them in real life. Thanks again for your help!

 

Set 1:

0.91 CARAT G-SI1 TRUE HEARTSTM IDEAL DIAMOND SKU-2375252

 

0.91 CARAT G-SI1 EXCELLENT CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-4876267

 

Set 2:

0.90 CARAT ROUND DIAMOND

 

0.90 CARAT ROUND DIAMOND2

 

I also was able to get Sarine reports on the zoara diamonds:

Zoara 1

Zoara 2

 

Your Diamond Teacher |

 

Your eyes seeing the diamonds in person, supersedes an Idealscope image or any paperwork. This information is to help a buyer who can't see the diamond in person.

I would go with whichever pair you instinctively like better!

 

 

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