Diamond Query: “Will the grayish tint dull the diamond? Will less fire mean less sparkle?”


| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

I have sent this diamond previously to you to look at. Recently, I got its ideal scope from an online vendor, could you please take a look. Thanks!

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1.23 CARAT I-VS1 EXCELLENT CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5372593

1.23 CARAT I-VS1 EXCELLENT CUT ROUND DIAMOND SKU-5372593

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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The Idealscope for the diamond is very good. It is mostly red. There is some whitish areas, but they are not of concern. The diamond will perform and have the sparkle, brilliance, fire you want a diamond to have.

Please let me know if you have additional questions. πŸ™‚

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| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

Thanks for your reply, but the only thing is that it has a gray undertone which has a negative impact on a diamond right? I think I should search again for other stone, what is your honest opinion on this?

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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Yes, it is greyish, however, it won't have an impact on the diamonds light performance.

I think you will be very happy with the diamond. πŸ™‚

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| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

Thanks again for the insight! Will the grayish tint dull the diamond? Why is it that most people would prefer yellow undertone than brown/grey undertone?

Is it true that bgm (brown/gray /milky) Stones are sold at discounted prices?

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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See if a James Allen Gemologist will take a look at this diamond for you in person and provide feedback on its color and sparkle.

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| Anonymous Reader


Ok, I will ask james allen. In addition, could you take a look at this report, what can you say of its proportion?

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GIA Report 6292467414
GIA Report 6292467414 2

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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Some of the proportions are a bit outside the suggested range, however, overall the diamond looks good. Have you been to a local jeweler store to look at diamonds in person?

If not, I would suggest doing so to see if you can visually see the difference in the diamonds sparkle between diamonds of different proportions.

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| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

This diamond table is outside its ideal range 59 percent, would this affect its sparkle, they say that a bigger table would make the diamond look big, is this true? Thanks!

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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Yes, a larger table can make the diamond appear larger than a diamond of comparable size, but with a smaller table.

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| Anonymous Reader


Could you please take a look at this two idealscope, which would be better and why.

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Idealscope ImageIdealscope Image

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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The two Idealscopes are comparable. They are both very good, not excellent. The less white you see, the better.

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| Anonymous Reader


You have mentioned previously that diamonds do have body color in them, yellow, brown, gray and green particularly in near colorless grade, if you would choose body tint what color would you prefer and why?

Are hca tool accurate in checking diamonds light performance, suppose it scores below 2, will that mean excellent sparkle? Thanks!

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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The undertone of a diamond color, whether brown, grey or yellow is really just a matter of preference. I would say, however, that yellow is probably more preferred since it is less dark.

The HCA tool is limited in its ability. But, if you want to use it to weed out diamonds, then diamonds scoring less than 2 are classified, according to this system, to have better light performance.

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| Anonymous Reader


Thanks again for the insight. I have read in your column that inclusion like feather, pinpoints, clouds, could cause durability issues, would you please check this plotting surface of this diamond for me. Thanks!

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GIA Report

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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Hello,

There is no durability concern regarding the inclusions on these two diamonds.

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| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

If you would choose between this two stone, one is within the ideal proportion cut but grayish I color or the other one with a little bit outside the suggested proportion but a whiter(brighter) I color? Thanks!

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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It is a matter of personal preference. If you were twisting my arm to make a decision, I would probably choose the whiter/brighter color. The slight deviation of its proportions outside the ideal, will not be noticeable to the eye. But, the color could be noticeable.

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| Anonymous Reader


Would you consider this a 60/60 diamond? Is this considered good? Is it true that shallow crown will have less fire? Thanks!

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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Yes, this is close to a 60/60 diamond. And the fire does come from the crown of the diamond. So, technically, a shallower crown means less fire.

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| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

Thank you for the reply, will the less fire means less sparkle also?

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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The brilliance or the white light comes from the table of the diamond. The fire or dispersion comes from the crown of the diamond. The scintillation comes from the facets. And the sparkle is a combination of all these things working together.

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| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

Thank you for the detailed explanation on this!

Between these two measurements of diamond would you notice the

difference in size?

6.82 – 6.84 Γ— 4.15mm

6.83 – 6.88 Γ— 4.26mm

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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The eye only begins to notice the difference when there is at least .20mm between diamonds.

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| Anonymous Reader


Hi Sebastian,

I am happy to share with you that I finally bought the diamond that I have been asking you. I chose the.1.20 carat I color (brighter) than the 1.23 carat (gray undertone), I can see that the 1.20 is really brighter and whiter, the overall sparkle is very good also.

If not for you pointing out to me the gray undertone which I see does make it a bit dark, I would not have notice it. I did not regret my choice and very thankful for all the helps and wonderful tips. I attach here a picture for you to see,

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Final Ring 1Final Ring 2

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Ps. I enjoy reading your articles on tweeter

Thanks!

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Your Diamond Teacher |

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Wonderful! Thank you so much for letting me know. I am very glad you are happy! Looks beautiful! πŸ™‚

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