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
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?
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.
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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