Ritani Virtual Gemologist

“We Are In The Process Of Selecting A Loose Diamond From Ritani And Had A Virtual Gemologist Appointment”


Dear Liz,

We are in the process of selecting a loose diamond from Ritani to be set in a platinum Ritani French cut halo setting for $2190.00. We selected four loose diamonds and had a ritani virtual gemologist appointment this morning to discuss our selections.

We are very interested in your opinion as well. Our budget for a loose diamond is $2800-$3100. We are interested in a GIA or AGSL excellent/ideal graded stone. The color range we are looking for is a G or H with a VS 1,2 in clarity. Our carat range is .70 to .75.

The loose diamonds we have selected are:
1. http://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-0-71-Carat-H-color-GIA-certified/D-MHVFSF
2. http://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-0-71-Carat-H-color-GIA-certified/D-1MSWWR
3. http://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-0-70-Carat-G-color-AGSL-certified/D-1MQF3Q
4. http://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-0-72-Carat-H-color-GIA-certified/D-MN79WK

We are asking for guidance as we have not purchased online before and can only decide based on the information and photos provided. If you could please evaluate our choices and/or provide alternatives at our price point we would be most grateful.

Thank you for your consideration,

Mike and Sarah


Hello Mike and Sarah,

I’ve taken a look at your four diamonds. In terms of cut, I prefer the .72ct H VS2 for $2,875.00: http://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-0-72-Carat-H-color-GIA-certified/D-MN79WK

This diamond has some clouds and crystals that are somewhat noticeable in the HD magnified video, but I would still classify this diamond as eye-clean. The other diamonds do not fit my criteria of an ideal cut diamond (I do realize that the .70ct G VS2 is considered an AGS ideal cut, but if you look at the ASET it shows some light leakage under the main table facet).

I’ve taken a look at the rest of Ritani’s virtual inventory, and found this beautiful .70ct F VS2 for $3,119.00: http://www.ritani.com/diamonds/round-diamond-0-70-Carat-F-color-GIA-certified/D-MFSNHQ

Ritani .70ct F VS2

Both of the above diamonds fall within AGS ideal cut proportions and look great in the HD video. The .70ct is two color grades higher, and is a much cleaner VS2 in comparison with the first diamond. It’s inclusions are a crystal and twinning wisp – of which you can barely see the gray crystal located on an upper girdle facet towards the end of the HD video. You cannot see the twinning wisp. Additionally, this diamond has medium blue fluorescence which is nothing more than an identifying characteristic. All in all, I’d go for this diamond.

Please let me know if you have any questions.

Kind Regards,



Hi Liz,

Thanks for being so helpful!

Mike and Sarah

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