I recently purchased a lab-grown diamond from Brilliant Earth with the following specifications:
Shape: Round Brilliant
Crown Angle: 34.0 degrees
Pavilion angle: 41.0 degrees
Girdle Thickness: Medium-Sl. Thick
GCAL #: 291410130
When I received the diamond it did not “pop” as I expected. It is beautifully clear and bright, but the light does not dance through it as I expected. It does not seem to have the fire, like most other diamonds, that I have seen with a glimmer of light when the light bounces out of it from different angles. It is very bright (almost white) and does not have much contrast.
I’m a little confused because I did a lot of research on the ideal cut angles and dimensions of a round diamond, and I hit all the benchmarks with this one.
Can anyone either assure me that the diamond is nicely carved and the differences that I see are just the difference between photos / videos and real life, or should I think about returning the stone and picking another one.
GCAL Report: https://m.imgur.com/KLOj9qE
My Pic (terrible quality): https://m.imgur.com/dTo0TcH
Video from BE: posts in comments