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James Allen or Brian Gavin?

First time diamond buyer and worried about buying online. Like the ability to return without paying shipping costs with James Allen, but is Brian Gavin really worth the risk?

I would also very much like to hear your voice which is better! Thanks 😃

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Lab created vs. Natural? … Stone Allen Advice vs. James Allen Clean Origin (or elsewhere?)

Thanks to a Vox Explained: Diamonds episode, my partner told me she wouldn’t care if I got her moissanite or CZ, but considering how much she means to me, I’d like her a quality ring, there is the real thing. That said, I have stopped considering the natural and look solely at the lab set up, as value in carat size and gloss are my two biggest considerations. I feel like this is a no-brainer as there is no difference other than their origin unless my googling has led me astray? I understand that they do not have a comparable resale value, but I (knock on wood) are never in the position where I need to reverse this in the secondary market. Are there any other pitfalls or drawbacks that I don’t consider going with set up lab?

I’m looking for an oval ~ 2 carat stone and would like some input from more experienced eyes … considering the following:

2.43 ovl, g, si1,

2.05, f, vs2,

2.19, f, vs1

2.04, e, vs1

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Looking at this diamond seems pretty darn good value, can’t you criticize anyone?

It’s this one from YES


& # X200B;

I think it looks good, minimal light leakage maybe, but eye cleaning for safe, decent depth / board

& # X200B;

Pavilion H: 43 A: 40.6

Crown H: 16 A: 35.5

Depth 62.8

Table 56

Pol / Sym EX / EX

Fluorine M

Culet N

& # X200B;

Something I should look like here?

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Looking for a colored oval diamond

Hey Diamond experts .. I’m looking for a colored oval diamond,

This one seems interesting in terms of size / LW ratio / clarity:


However, the yellow ones don’t seem to “sparkle” that much when using the 360-room view. Do they tend to have smaller facets or something?

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Guidelines for measuring diamonds for $ 15k range

Started looking for a round diamond – I have about $ 15,000 to spend on the stone itself and wondered if people have reasonable 4C ranges I should narrow my search to.

I know that clips are most important, so I’m most curious about what a “good” color and clarity is for stones in the relevant size range. In other words, at what point should I stop looking for better color and clarity (at the expense of size)? When doing some google search, I seem to have a fairly wide range of answers.

Right now, the setting is likely to be platinum or white gold with a runway ribbon and possibly hidden glory (but probably not a normal glory). I’m also aware that you can’t just judge a ring by the numbers alone, but I’m just looking for a starting guide post right now.

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Buy Feedback!


I am very interested in the diamond below, but I am concerned about inclusion in the middle and at 2 o’clock. My thoughts are the middle one, one would be hard to see because of its color and the other would be covered by one of the the four pins. Does it look like a good eye-cleaning diamond, and should I be interested in the details? Would you consider this a good value?


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Confused between LAB Grown and Natural?

Their are certain types of people who prefer to buy natural diamonds, and some of them also think Lab Growns are fake because they are not natural.
Although Lab Grown are labs, it has proven to be the same as natural in terms of chemical formation.
But we cannot deny the fact that Lab Grown is artificially manufactured and therefore cannot be considered natural. Both the natural and the lab grown have certificates that specify that it is natural or artificial.

Their are some people who prefer to buy Lab Grown because they are relatively 80% cheaper than natural, and many believe that natural diamonds are bad for the environment and that is a fact. Even though minigames try to offset the environment, but they still harm the environment in the first place.
Even Lab Grown is not 100% environmentally friendly.

Choosing a real diamond can be a tricky part as many factors are involved in it.
People now a day are more aware of their social life than ever before. Probably the younger generation, fully aware of the products and services they use, is socially and environmentally harmless.

About 10 million people work in the diamond industry. Many diamonds come from mines in Botswana, Angola, Zimbabwe from the African region, and many of them work at $ 1 a day. These are socially backward regions. As their economies are not strong, they face some serious problems such as food scarcity, no proper education and unemployment. So, if you buy a natural diamond, you can ask your jeweler or supplier for its origin, and if it is from those locations, you indirectly help the socially disadvantaged regions.

Natural diamonds are older than life on earth. It takes 1 billion to 3.3 billion years to form. They are formed due to enormous soil pressure and extreme temperatures. And the same process can be achieved in 10 weeks in man-made machine labs. We can assume that the energy used to create lab-grown is renewable resources, but the temperature they achieve in these machines can still cause some environmental damage. But they are relatively low compared to the mining companies.

Now their days are a tendency for natural diamonds to be bad for the environment. Lab Growns aren’t good either.

All the things that are done to make people’s lives easier will cost some environmental damage. The only people living in the Himalayas away from the material world who live a yogic life are those who do no harm to the environment.

So if you are considering purchasing Natural, you are helping a lot more people who are socially backward considering that mining companies will do some social and environmental work to offset the damage they cause to the environment. Although they work within the boundaries of government. Like all governments, the environment monitors for their respective countries.

And if you think the natural is not good and you want to buy Lab Grown than you save 80% of your money upfront and your carbon footprint will be smaller in comparison.

Then it feels right to buy Lab Grown over Natural or Naturals is better as it helps a lot more people who need help.

Let me know what do you think?


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