Friday, 15 December 2017

WhiteFlash ACA 40-Pointers Recommendations


One of the thing I would like to do in 2018 is to create different category of diamonds based on size for my readers to pick from. The purpose of doing this is to provide easier consolidation of diamonds that I will recommend to my dear readers. I choose 40-pointers to start with because it is one of the more popular size in Malaysia. I will keep this post updated from time-to-time and hopefully you will find it beneficial. I would probably have to find a way to pin this post on the main page of this blog.

Below is the list of 40-pointers that I deem worthy to become a stunning engagement ring:

0.408ct G VS1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond
USD 1238
https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3855464.htm?a_aid=myengringexp
Calculated ideal weight: 0.409ct
Remark: This diamond is a fiery one. The table at 55% and the crown height at 15.6% provides the a lot of room for the light return to be fully dispersed into colourful fire. The 76% lower girdle facet percentage further improves the beauty of this diamond by returning very bold sparks to the viewer.
IdealScope is showing great light return, as expected from an excellent quality WhiteFlash ACA, while the ASET image is showing great contrast that can make the diamond look more alive than just looking brilliantly white due to the great light return. Lastly, the Hearts & Arrows are simply top-notch and it will be one of the best diamond money can buy.

Update 16 January 2018
While reviewing back this stone after a forumer  asked me about it,  I found that there is some minor bending tip at the heart between 1 o'clock and 3 o'clock positions. It is nothing too major, but if you are a perfectionist, perhaps you may want to reconsider it. Anyway, I still like the proportions and performance of this stone a lot. ;)

Overall, this diamond has all the proportions and precision I desire. And at VS1, this diamond definitely provides eye-clean and mind-clean factors, while at G colour, this diamond will definitely look like a colourless diamond thanks to its great light return. With all these factors combined, this diamond is certainly a good fit to become the ideal stone for an engagement ring.

0.411 ct G VS1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond
USD 1276
https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3876836.htm?a_aid=myengringexp
Calculated ideal weight: 0.411ct
Remark: This diamond is perfectly done (well, almost) . The table of 55.4% paired with the crown height of 15.5% and 34.8 crown angle allows a lot of fire to be returned to the observer. The amount of contrast is excellent as well. The Hearts & Arrows of this diamond is not bad, despite there seems to be a very tiny bending tip at the 7 o'clock heart. But rest assured, it is not obvious at all. With the lower girdle percentage at 77%, this diamond will return bold sparks to the observer as well. The light return of this diamond is simply excellent as well based on the IdealScope. This is as per expectation. Overall, this diamond is definitely a good buy.

0.411 ct F VS1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond
USD 1292
https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3855466.htm?a_aid=myengringexp
Calculated ideal weight: 0.409ct
Remark: This diamond is yet another one with good optical precision and great fire! There seem to be some minor bending tip of the hearts at 1 o'clock, 2 o'clock, 5 o'clock, and 7 o'clock positions. But those are again, not obvious. This is yet another diamond with great light return, great contrast, and great fire! A worthy contender I would say!

0.417 ct F VS2 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond
USD 1298
https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3859329.htm?a_aid=myengringexp
Calculated ideal weight: 0.416ct
Remark: This diamond is bursting with fire. Although its lower girdle percentage is 78%, but it scintillates beautifully. The Hearts & Arrows is pretty good with the heart at 11 o'clock seem to be a bit smaller and there seem to be some very minor bending tip at its heart. There are also some small clefts in some of the hearts, but they are well within acceptable range. This is a fiery glittering darling.

0.404 ct G VS2 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond
USD 1227
https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3855494.htm?a_aid=myengringexp
Calculated ideal weight: 0.408ct
Remark: This diamond will return a lot of fire and brightness! There is a minor bending tip at the heart at the 10 o'clock position but that is okay for me as it is not obvious and I consider it pretty negligible. As I moved the diamond around, I noticed that there is a lot of fire and brightness returned o the viewer. From the looks of this diamond, I think it is probably cut by the same group of cutters that cut the 0.411 ct G VS1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Diamond I mentioned earlier above. In comparison to that diamond, this diamond seems brighter, but then, the 0.411ct G VS1 is returning a more vivid colour sparkles. I still prefer the 0.411ct G VS1 slightly more as it gives a better contrast overall by looking at the video. But don't get me wrong, both diamonds will be exceptional and they can become a matching pair for earrings as well. If you want better clarity, go with the VS1, if you want better contrast, go with the VS1, if you want better brightness, go with the VS2. Given that the colour is G colour, better brightness may make the diamond look whiter and colourless. Ultimately, the choice is entirely up to the purchaser/receiver.

Ok, stay tuned for more options! Alternatively, drop an email to myengringexp at gmail dot com for assistance, which is not only limited to diamond companies that I am affiliated with!

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