My budget for the round brilliant diamond is $5,000. I will upgrade the diamond in a year or two so upgrading is important to me. I was looking at Ideal Scope and ASET images all day today. In my rookie opinion, Brian Gavin Diamonds beats all the other H&A champions!
Brian Gavin Diamonds Ideal Scope and ASET images of the hearts and arrows were sharper, tighter and brighter when I compared them to other champs H&A diamonds images. I might be wrong in this but that tells me his H&A cuts are more precise and consistent.
My girlfriend is very traditional and I will be having the BGD diamond set on a six prong 18kt yellow gold solitaire setting. We can upgrade the setting in the years to come. The diamond that I like is this .80ct I VS1 which gives me room to upgrade in size, color, and clarity. It does not have the hearts and arrow scans of the diamond so I will talk to them today about that plus ask about the diamond’s girdle. Should I be worried about the feathers on the diamond? The diamond’s table appears to be free of any inclusions.
My second choice is this diamond .816ct I VS1 but it has inclusions on the table and the reports says additional clouds not shown.
I thought I had this e-ring wrapped up but not yet. I am too darn picky!
I agree with you! Brian Gavin’s diamond inventory is superb! His Signature line of Hearts and Arrow diamonds are the best out there amongst all the other competitors; including both big and small name brands. Of course it helps that an actual diamond cutter is running the business and reviews each and every diamond in his stock. 😉
The first diamond is very very clean. Hence the reason for it’s VS1 clarity grading. The tiny feather near the girdle is nothing to worry about. Feathers are only an issue if they are exceptionally large or extend to the surface of the stone. In these cases they would pose a vulnerability issue and make the diamond more susceptible to chipping or cleaving.
Your second diamond has miniscule inclusions under the table facet, but these will not be visible. You’d need magnification to see these inclusions. Additional clouds not shown is a remark made when tiny pinpoints are clustered in such a way that they appear as a “cloud”. This isn’t a worry as this diamond is graded VS1 and the clouds are not obstructing the light reflection of the diamond. There are simply too many small clusters and it wouldn’t be feasible to mark these up on the plotting diagram.
I hope this adds some clarity. Please let me know if you have any further questions.
I bought the BGD diamond yesterday and decided to go with the .816ct I VS1. I went with Brian Gavin’s Classic Tiffany style knife edge solitaire setting in 18kt yellow gold with a platinum head. This is a custom made ring made by BGD and will show off the diamond.
I will upgrade the diamond for an anniversary present. 🙂
Thank you Liz!
Sounds like a great decision. I’m a big fan of his classic Tiffany style knife edge!
I wish you a very romantic proposal!
All the best,
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