I have short listed a couple of diamonds, need your help finding out which one you think is better bang for the buck.
The one from Zoara is a little bigger and cheaper as well. Appreciate your help.
I’m happy to help you.
In this case, the clear winner is the James Allen diamond. Why? Well, the Zoara diamond has poor proportions and without seeing an actual magnified image we cannot determine if the diamond is eye-clean or not. The James Allen diamond on the other hand has ideal proportions and the grade making inclusions of twinning wisps followed by clouds are not visible without magnification.
The interesting thing to note about this particular .90ct I SI1 is that the GIA lab report doesn’t have a corresponding plot diagram showing us where the inclusions are. This is where seeing actual magnified images of diamonds plus HD video is extremely helpful in evaluating whether the diamond is eye-clean or not. To show you what I mean, have a look at the GIA Lab report for this diamond:
Notice there is not diagram with inclusions. This is just one kind of report that GIA offers and in this report the consumer will have to do some investigative work on their own in order to determine if the diamond has acceptable clarity grade. Luckily, James Allen has thousands of images of all their diamonds so it’s super easy to search their diamond database to see which diamond offers you the best bang for buck! So, I definitely recommend the .90ct I SI1!
Let me know if you have any additional questions or concerns.
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