Recommendation for 1.7+ carat, Ideal cut, F color, VS2 clarity diamond

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Recommendation for 1.7+ carat, Ideal cut, F color, VS2 clarity diamond:

Reader Richard wrote to us asking:

I’m looking at getting a nice loose diamond for a custom ring that I am having made, I’ve come across this stone: http://www.bluenile.com/ca/diamond-search?stockno=LD04790621 and would like your honest opinion on it. I’ve searching for a VS2 for value reasons except I’ve been quite picky in terms of where the inclusions are located (trying to avoid inclusions on the table). I’ve run the facetware on the stone and it looks like the thing that makes/breaks its “Excellent” cut is the pavilion angle. It looks like its right at the edge of excellent/VG and I am wondering if this means that the stone will not have the “fire” in it that everyone is looking for.

I would like your advice on what you think of the value here and if you think there are better stones out there (if so, any help identifying some would be awesome!).

I’m pretty hard set on a F+, VS2+,triple EX, 1.7 carat+, no fluorescence (is faint even noticeable? still getting mixed reactions opinions here)

Thanks very much!

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Recommendation for Modern Cushion Cut under $9,000

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Recommendation for Modern Cushion Cut with $9,000 budget:

Reader Larry wrote to us asking:

I was hoping to get another opinion on a cushion cut I found on James Allen, as well as help finding any other cushions that catch your eye. I’m going to get ASET imaging on it, but would like to submit a couple more diamonds for comparison. I’m looking for cushion cuts, with a budget around $9000. My search parameters were 1.4-1.6 carats, H-G color, SI2-VS2, but if you find any cushions that you feel are a great value, I’d definitely take a look. I’m probably going to have it in a white gold solitaire or pave setting.

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Recommendation for James Allen Round Brilliant under $12,000

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Recommendation for Best James Allen Round Brilliant with $8,500 to $12,000 budget:

Reader Andrew wrote to us asking:

Please can you help me choose a nice diamond from James Allen’s website as I am struggling after seeing so many? I am buying a single diamond platinum engagement ring with a round diamond. I would also be shipping this to the UK. My price range just for the diamond is 8500 – 12000 dollars but I am ultimately looking for value and something that is clean to the eye and has a great sparkle. I was hoping to get around 1.4 – 1.5 carat and an excellent cut with good dimensions.

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Best Hearts and Arrows Diamond for $5500 – 1.026 J SI2 AGS Certified Round Brilliant Diamond

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Best Hearts and Arrows Diamond for $5500:

1.026 J SI2 AGS Certified Hearts and Arrows Round Brilliant Diamond

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.026-j-si2-round-diamond-ags-104062032017

Many of our readers are captivated with Hearts and Arrows diamonds.  The kaleidoscopic cupid effect is a sure statement of love and a perfect symbol embodied in a diamond.  Add to this a 1-carat diamond and the answer is sure to be “Yes”.  Today’s recommended diamond brings the best of these two.

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  • 1 carat, Hearts and Arrows diamond
  • Budget: $6,000

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Brian Gavin’s Signature Hearts and Arrows collection is a great way to ensure a perfect cut diamond with maximum brilliance.   The diamond hearts pattern has a single heart unlike the others, but once set will be unperceived.  Also, notice the excellent light return shown with the Ideal-Scope image making this eye-clean diamond a great find for the price.

Take a look at the diamond on Brian Gavin Diamonds: AGS 104062032017

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