So, looking at an engagement ring in Canada, I have chosen the setting and am now looking at rocks. I’ve decided to go with mined diamonds 1ct, I-H, s reach and vg or ex cut. I look at these in a small locally run jewelery with only a handful of employees. The inventory of rocks is quite small right now due to the cutter being on vacation recently (Easter). And they had closed a lot of deals.
So I look at these glittery things and I’ve done a lot of googling and now I know even less because I learned more lol.
So far, I can see inclusions with a magnifying glass, and that’s about all I know what to look for.
The rock in question is 1ct, si1, h, vg. With ex polish and vg symmetry. Is it usually eye clean? How can I see these symmetry problems without an ideal scope? How do I hold the diamond when I look at symmetry? And how much is the difference between that and an ex-cut typically? Any extra tips for noobs?