I recently went to Diamonds Direct and was quoted an Oval D / VS2 / 1.01 C loose diamond for $ 7K. It seemed like a decent price because they stated about guarantees in price match, middleman cutting, etc.
I recently saw a Forbes article on RareCarat and checked them out. I set some quick settings and I found an oval D / VS1 / weak fluorine / 59% table / 59% depth / 132 LW ratio for around $ 4.8K from Yadav and similar diamonds from FourMine and other retailers. I checked the image they provided and it looked amazing.
Is there a reason why there is such a price difference between the two diamonds? Any warnings against online retailers? Seems to provide a free return within 30 days … seems to be any risk?