Looking For An Eye-Clean SI2 Diamond


Hi Liz,

I am trying to purchase the most brilliant eye-clean diamond for the money and would appreciate your opinion on the following BGD options.

The first two are S12 clarity that BGD says are eye-clean and brilliant. Will the SI2 rating effect brilliance/diamond performance? The F color is .123 smaller but $1200 cheaper. Is the larger G color a better choice? The F diamond also has a cavity, should that be a factor?

1.110 F SI2 Hearts and Arrows Round – http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.110-f-si2-round-diamond-ags-104049084007

1.233 G SI2 Hearts and Arrows Round – http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.233-g-si2-round-diamond-ags-104069928023

Eye Clean SI2 Diamonds

From Left: 1.110ct F SI2, 1.233ct G SI2, and 1.228ct I SI1.
Although all three diamonds are considered ‘eye-clean’, the 1.110ct F SI2 represents the best value as it is comparable in size to the slightly larger 1.2ct diamonds, but it has the highest color grade of them all and is still eye-clean.

Am I better off getting this SI1/I for few hundred more?

1.228 I SI1 Hearts and Arrows Round – http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.228-i-si1-round-diamond-ags-104067043002

Which of the 3 would you recommend given my desire for brilliance and value?

Lastly, I am wondering your opinion on the Blue Florescence. Should I consider that option given my desire for value and brilliance?

Here is an example: 1.113 H SI1 Signature Blue Round – http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.113-h-si1-round-diamond-ags-bl-104066186026

I have done a lot of research and my thought is that the SI2’s if indeed eye-clean are a good value. Should I consider another vendor or is BGD a good choice?




Hi Sean,

The 1.110ct F SI2 $7,397.00: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.110-f-si2-round-diamond-ags-104049084007 is in fact eye-clean. This is actually a really great example of a perfectly eye-clean SI2 and represents a fantastic value. There is a tiny grayish crystal under the table facet but again not visible to the unaided eye. The cavity is miniscule and nothing to worry about. It doesn’t pose a vulnerability or durability issue.

The 1.233ct G SI2 $8,503.00: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.233-g-si2-round-diamond-ags-104069928023 is also eye-clean. The clarity making inclusions is a large twining wisp as plotted on the grading report. However, these are typically not eye-visible and therefore nothing to worry about. There is also a tiny grayish crystal under the table facet, but this isn’t easily visible even under the magnified HD video.

The 1.228ct I SI1 $8,629.00: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.228-i-si1-round-diamond-ags-104067043002 is eye-clean but the twinning wisps are more visible in this diamond.

All three diamonds are part of Brian Gavin’s Signature Hearts and Arrows super-ideal diamond line, so they will all exhibit optimum brilliance and sparkle. However, in terms of value, the 1.110ct F SI2 offers the best deal. It is comparable in size to the slightly larger 1.2ct diamonds, but it has the highest color grade of them all and is still eye-clean.

Blue fluorescent diamonds are cheaper than non-fluorescing diamonds, so if you don’t mind this natural diamond characteristic then you can have added savings with these diamonds as well. For example, this 1.113ct H SI1 $7,908.00: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/1.113-h-si1-round-diamond-ags-bl-104066186026 still offers the same ideal cut grade as the previous three diamonds. However, I still recommend the 1.110ct F SI2.

BGD is a fantastic choice,…you will be very pleased with their diamond and jewelry quality! Let me know if you have anymore questions.

Kind Regards,



Hi Liz!

Thank you very much for your detailed response. I agree with you that the 1.110ct F SI2 seems to be the best overall choice. You’ve been a great help!



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