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Advice Wanted [WTA] Proposal Ring & Wedding Bands, Please advice me!! Need Help!!

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kambingkoh
post Apr 18 2022, 01:23 PM

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QUOTE(heyvirgo @ Apr 18 2022, 02:54 AM)
Hi sifus. Between TJ, Grandquover and Zcova, which would you recommend in terms of diamond and maybe design?
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Give them the design you want and ask for a quote if you planning on customizing it. See their prices and workmanship.

Diamond wise, ZCOVA offers dual cert - GIA and Gemex light performance cert (for their Lumos selection). But if you manage to find a well-cut diamond with good proportions from elsewhere, then Gemex is basically good-to-have only IMO.
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post Apr 19 2022, 11:57 PM

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QUOTE(Ltx @ Apr 19 2022, 08:48 PM)
The arrows aren't too clear on this one. I may ask zcova for other options.

Color and clarity is subject to personal preference.

But to play objectively you don't really need to go for the best color and also high clarity. An E VS1 diamond may be just fine, for instance.

Personally I will go after a diamond with higher carat but lower color and lower clarity. As for fluorescence, i may keep it at "none" or "faint" if the price is much better.
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post Apr 20 2022, 05:18 PM

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QUOTE(heyvirgo @ Apr 20 2022, 12:34 AM)
is 0.5ct good enough for asian fingers be it thin or chubby? i know its personal opinion but i also want to know from other peoples pov. im bad at this and i tend to overthink too much.
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If my wallet can afford I will go with 1 carat at least. But then I will start thinking why my cincin has no brand, and not a Cartier or Harry Winston. Lol.

Asians these days consist of build from different sizes, we cannot compare to older days. Anyway, 0.5ct is good enough if it means that is your budget. To me, it is as simple as that.

If you really want to visualize, I will just say that a 0.4ct will look nice on the ring finger on a HK 9.5 finger. At least that's what I can see. A 0.5ct may be slightly too big. Then again, my inner-macho says I want a 1ct magical mark still. Lol.

So, don't bother overthinking. Buy something within your budget and something you think your other half may like.
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post Apr 25 2022, 01:18 PM

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QUOTE(kmmsa @ Apr 24 2022, 05:31 PM)
Hi Sifus,

would like to check with you guys

I went to survey some rings,

Degem - 0.3 carat G SI1 around RM5900

Tomei - 0.3 carat D VVS1 around RM7800

1. Is Degem EEE (forevermark) rating better than GIA?

2. T lumiere arrow/heart design - can only get this in T?.

3. PK has this 101 cut I can't tell vs average 57 cuts is it worth looking at?

through my eyes I really cant see a difference between the rings. aside from the rating they tell me.

Need sifus advice, is De Beers rating better than GIA/ should I rely on the rating more ?

Ok I am still at a total lost picking stones from Zcova/Lavin NY site. =( looks ok to my eyes but once I punch in the HCA rating its mostly 4-5. As what I read in the previous pages should be around <2 being Ideal 0.5 to 1.4 rate. Any step by step of what specs should I look at ?

from the cut estimator , any idea how to read the blue/red box. does it mean if the if the green dot is within the boxes it is considered good?

I am looking for a 0.3ct with H&A with a total budget of RM5k setting close to Solitaire Tiffany design , and appreciate your kind help. Thank you very much

example in question
GIA 7391718291
https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=7391718291
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1. Is Degem EEE (forevermark) rating better than GIA?
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GIA is the gold standard. They may be a possibility that what they claim is true, since GIA 3EX can also be not-so-good diamonds, but on the other hand, this can be pure marketing gimmick. For Cut, I would probably start to look for something that falls within the best range of both standards in terms of proportions - Find a diamond that has Excellent Cut for Forevermark, then use the proportions and see if it meets GIA Excellent Cut. As for Symmetry and Polish, this one we can only ASSUME both are equal and interchangeable. Overall, only by sending the same diamond to grading lab can determine its 4Cs the best. I usually just tell people to trust the cert/brand you buy, if you have doubts, then find the lab report or brand that you trust better. Diamond grading is very subjective, the results can be different even if you send the same diamond back to the same lab to be reevaluated again. If you still have doubt, just get GIA graded diamonds, follow the industry standard. Even big names like Cartier, Bvlgari use GIA graded diamonds.

2. T lumiere arrow/heart design - can only get this in T?. <- What's this? I only heard "T" motif for Tiffany & Co before. blink.gif

3. PK has this 101 cut I can't tell vs average 57 cuts is it worth looking at?
Ans: More facets mean it should scintillate more, at the expense of the size of the sparks. Imagine one big piece window partition into 4 smaller pieces, before that you see 1 big window with bright light, now you see 4 smaller windows with bright light, and sometimes each window's light glowing at different brightness intensity (scintillating). I actually quite like diamonds with more facets these days, but they usually come with much higher premium, making them not that worth it in comparison to the traditional 57 facets with the same 4Cs. You can probably try to view the diamonds under normal shopping light, closer to the entrance, if your PK is in one of the shopping. See if you can see any difference. You can also ask the salesperson to move the diamond slowly in a 8 circle motion (something like calibrating compass on your smartphone), and see if you any difference.

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De Beers rating better than GIA?
Ans: De Beers basically runs the whole show of diamond business, while GIA is more of an independent party, I would try independent party more.

To get better score for HCA?
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You can try to follow WhiteFlash ACA specs:
user posted image

Or you can refer to Lazare Diamond specs:
https://elitetraveler.com/shopping-lifestyl...lazare-diamonds

In Malaysia, Lazare diamond is carried by DeGem, you can have a look at their showroom.

Cut Estimator?
Ans: Within the blue/red box or on the line, to me. is consider good. It meets both GIA EX Cut and AGS Ideal Cut theoretically.

0.3ct with H&A with a total budget of RM5k setting close to Solitaire Tiffany design?
Ans: Looks quite feasible. You can probably get a H&A or near H&A diamond with this budget. You want really good H&A, look at offers by Brian Gavin Diamonds, such as this one: https://www.briangavindiamonds.com/0.307-e-...?a_aid=myengexp (affiliate link). I think they are throwing some promo now, not sure if applicable for Black by Brian Gavin, you can try ask them and see. The promo should be ending soon I think. It is for April diamond month.

example in question
GIA 7391718291?
35.5 crown pair with 41.2 pavilion...
Here is an example of diamond with similar table, crown angle and pavilion angle, you make your own call:
user posted image
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post Apr 25 2022, 05:45 PM

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QUOTE(kmmsa @ Apr 25 2022, 04:57 PM)
Thank you for your valuable input! very much appreciate all the info and explanation as I learned and appreciate diamonds more.

2. T = thats Tomei with their Le Lumiere series. Didnt know earlier that H&A can be from any supplier.

hmm.gif Also I didn't know Ideal cut exists, thanks for the info and recommendation for the Brian Gavin piece.

Do you think it would be possible to look for a Super Ideal cut within the budget range too? Thanks in advance !
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Hearts & arrows is just a pattern that can be observed when a round brilliant diamond is well-cut enough.

Basically AGS just use Ideal Cut, GIA just use Excellent Cut for their top range, but don't get confused with all these naming. Even super ideal is just a marketing term use by vendors to call their top range diamonds. Some vendors use this term vaguely, but some vendors do filter out the best diamonds available, so becareful. Basically what you should look for is workmanship of the diamond and the quality of the diamond itself. This is just in exams, some like to use High Distinction, some like to use A+, just put that all aside, and look for diamonds that fall within a good proportion with a good workmanship.

I already provided something close to your budget earlier. You can also explore more on their website.

For example, if you want to max at your budget, then perhaps this piece:
https://www.briangavindiamonds.com/0.3-f-vs...?a_aid=myengexp (affiliate link)

user posted image

user posted image

I don't think BGD provide free shipping, so you may need to add an additional USD 50 (more or less) for shipping, making the final price to be:

user posted image

This leaves you with a balance of RM 1650 for ring setting, which should be enough. If you are in PJ/KL area, I can do the setting for you, but if you are not, then you have to survey the price for setting yourself. Some may mark-up by quite a bit since you do not purchase the diamond from them.

For wire transfer, you can just use Wise, which is pretty fast and decent: https://wise.com/invite/u/yangk31 (referral link)
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post Apr 26 2022, 07:26 PM

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QUOTE(Eremes @ Apr 26 2022, 07:12 PM)
Hi Sifus,

Am currently looking for a proposal ring. Was initially looking for a 0.5c diamond but it feels like it may be a bit out of my budget (~max 7.5k) if i'm going for the ones with better specs.

Was quoted the following diamonds and appreciate if I could get some feedback:

https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=7401479134 (0.4c RM4.4k)
https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6435158203  (0.4c RM4.5k)
https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=3435052303 (0.4c RM5k)
https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6422486099 (0.5c RM6.1k)

Suggestions are also very welcome.

Thanks in advance smile.gif.
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1st diamond proportions seem slightly not as good as the other 3.

Other 3 diamonds look fine based on proportions.

Do note that some of them has Faint fluorescence, which is actually nothing much, but it may affect the price a little.

Last diamond .. that 0.5ct, has cavity, but since it is VS1, should be relatively safe.

Overall, the prices seem alright.

You will need to see the actual image, video, or actual diamond to make final decision.
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post Apr 26 2022, 08:30 PM

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QUOTE(Eremes @ Apr 26 2022, 07:31 PM)
Thank you for the quick response smile.gif.

Regarding the 0.5c, its actually from zcova.

https://www.zcova.com/diamond?diamond=336805895

Is there anything you can advice from that video/image on the website?

Thanks again.
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The diamond table is quite clean from inclusions. The arrows of this diamond has some misalignment. Not the best, nor the worse. Just check with them for options.
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post May 1 2022, 06:44 PM

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QUOTE(KD1994 @ May 1 2022, 02:12 PM)
Hi sifus. Thank you for taking the time to give a lot of advice. I'd like to seek your help with my decision on choosing a diamond.

My budget is around 4k, and I'm looking for a diamond to set with size HK 9.25 ring. Does 0.3c look good on it, or should I go with 0.4c?
Also, I'm kind of a noob, and since there are a lot of things to look for, can you give me a recommended diamond?

I just search and stumbled on these two, what is your thought about these?

gia.edu/report-check?reportno=5406917526]5406917526
baemont.com/product/round-0-40ct-e-vs2-ex-cut-13

I really appreciate your help. Thank you!
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The first diamond need to see image or video only can make a better judgement.

The 2nd diamond is not triple excellent. Please skip.

For your finger size of 9.25.. i think both carat weight works well. Personally I may fancy a 0.4ct.
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post May 2 2022, 01:22 AM

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QUOTE(KD1994 @ May 1 2022, 09:21 PM)
Thank you for your feedback.

Here is the image of the diamond, can you please take a look:

photo.diamondasset.in:8080/imagesM/5406917526.jpg
photo.diamondasset.in/photo/NewViewer/Vision360.html?d=5406917526&zoomslide=0

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Not my cup of tea, the arrows are blur.
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post May 2 2022, 12:28 PM

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QUOTE(KD1994 @ May 2 2022, 10:16 AM)
Thank you for your response.
Sorry for bothering you again - just one more time. Can you pls give me some feedback on these 3?

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My choice will be 3, 2, 1

Diamond 3 has a black inclusion at the corner of the diamond table though. You may be able to see it if you put real close in front of your eyes. Diamond 3 will also fall slightly out AGS ideal on DiamondScreener cut estimator. But overall, I still prefer this the most.
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QUOTE(eternity4av @ May 8 2022, 03:30 PM)
Hi seniors, what would be the ideal ct for band size 15? My ideal was 0.3ct if possible but worried that it will be too small for my gf. And she is the one who prefer the band more than the diamond itself, did brought her to Wahcan before, and she is more inclined towards twisted  and crown design.
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I don't think there is a research on this (could be wrong). I will say just follow your budget and try on diamonds of different carat weight or even shape at brick and mortar stores. Most importantly, just follow your budget and preference.

You can also ask online jewelers to show you different photos of real ring on different finger sizes, such as this:
https://www.briangavindiamonds.com/news/buy...reference-pics/

Do note that the article has sizes in US. Convert accordingly to get a grasp of the approximate size for local jeweler. MY should mainly be HK size.

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QUOTE(kmmsa @ May 9 2022, 06:43 PM)
Hi Sifu,

Thanks for your feedback and patience, still waiting on the video from Brian Gavin to make a decision,

Would like to have your opinion on ring size for ring size 9 (47.7) 15.2 , is 0.3ct alright? having dilemma on whether to pick 0.3/0.4ct as the price gap is quite abit.

Is it true that a well cut 0.3ct can look bigger than 0.4ct?

Any tips on shortlisting the "worse inclusions"/"prominent areas" that have them to filter?

Also noticed I couldnt not get the free daily 3 times HCA calculator to view, is it still available fore x3 free daily?

your earlier pick
https://www.briangavindiamonds.com/0.307-e-...?a_aid=myengexp

have some shortlisted below, would you pick any these over your earlier choices?
https://black.briangavindiamonds.com/0.401-...gs-104117454049
https://black.briangavindiamonds.com/0.4-g-...gs-104117454048

https://black.briangavindiamonds.com/0.332-...gs-104116673035
https://black.briangavindiamonds.com/0.301-...gs-104117454009
Thanks once again !
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Is it true that a well cut 0.3ct can look bigger than 0.4ct?
This is only true if the 0.4ct is terribly cut, but this may only happen if you are comparing at the 2 sides of the extremes. In real life, if a jeweler offer you an excellent cut 0.4ct, it will 99% be bigger than a 0.3ct. I don't think any jeweler will pick an extremely bad cut diamond to sell to you.

Any tips on shortlisting the "worse inclusions"/"prominent areas" that have them to filter?
I am no expert, so I will just refer to this: https://niceice.com/diamond-clarity-grades/
In real life, just try your best to find a diamond that is not milky and don't have any black inclusions on the table. Transparent inclusions are usually much more preferred. As for "inclusions to avoid" stated in the article in the link above, if the diamond has a good clarity, let's say VS1, to me it is still acceptable, as simple as that.


Also noticed I couldnt not get the free daily 3 times HCA calculator to view, is it still available fore x3 free daily?
Try to use another browser or use incognito/private browsing. I believe the website has some cache that is stubborn enough not to give you 3 times per day.

have some shortlisted below, would you pick any these over your earlier choices?
I can only answer you for diamonds around the same carat weight range, which is the 0.3x ct range. For 0.3x ct range, I will still pick the E VS1. I like the colour and clarity. I won't pay more for a higher clarity but lower color, and I don't feel like stretching to a G color the little bit of extra size.

As for 0.4ct, this is a whole new tier. Price difference is there. If my initial budget is at 0.3x ct, I won't bother looking at 0.4ct, so only you can answer whether you willing to upgrade your budget. If you are willing to do so, then I will pick higher carat weight over smaller carat weight.


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post May 10 2022, 11:05 PM

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QUOTE(eternity4av @ May 10 2022, 07:04 PM)
thanks alot.
so is it safe to say if i were to look at 0.3ct, then E VS1 and its surrounding will be great starting point for discovery?
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Well, 0.3ct onwards is rather common, so it's a good starting point. For colour and clarity, you can try to explore various range and see what is your preference. These days, I see more people aiming for higher carat weight while lowering colour and clarity simply because carat weight is the most eye-catching element.
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QUOTE(KD1994 @ May 13 2022, 07:11 PM)
Hi. Can you give me your opinion about this diamond? And is the price reasonable?
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36.5... is abit out of my own preference. The dimension may be slightly smaller compared to other well-cut 0.4ct, but we are talking about 0.0x mm differences... So it is actually nothing significant.

What I read about steep crown diamond is that the fire of the diamond is good.

The arrows are slightly misaligned, but not too significant.

Price wise, not bad for a brick and mortar or online jeweler, considering the service they can provide.
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QUOTE(GreenSleeves @ May 20 2022, 02:18 PM)
Additionally, where will you guys recommend to do a decent 18k white gold ring setting? I felt the setting Im being quoted at 2.3k is a little too high. The advice I got was there's a risk involved if go to other jeweller as they might not handle the gem properly or maybe even short changed me with another lousier ones. Any advice? Much thanks
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Make sure the jeweler note on the invoice the diamond inscription. When collecting, double check on the inscription and make sure it is the same.

As for not handling properly, usually other jewelers won't responsible for anything bad that might happen to your diamond when mounting the stone, if the stone is not buy from them. SI2 with feather inclusion as the main inclusion can be a little bit risky, if you ask me.
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post May 21 2022, 11:46 AM

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QUOTE(GreenSleeves @ May 21 2022, 12:07 AM)
the diamond inscription refers to the GIA cert lasered on it right? I read that can be duplicated as well and the safest is actually to request for an inclusion diagram and compare it against the original because inclusion is like the DNA of the stone i.e. no 2 stones will have the same inclusion location. Sounds more fool proof

Yeah that's true on the handling. But why the particular risk on feather inclusion though? never understood the feather/crystal characteristics of it
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So far I only know reading laser inscription is the most common way. As for requesting for inclusion diagram, I have never heard of it honestly, and to compare it against the original stone probably means the jeweler will need to show you where the inclusion is on the stone against the inclusion diagram. While some jeweler may have high magnification tool to do that, not all may have it. And not all salesperson will be trained to do that as well. Also, mounted diamonds (already put on the setting) are harder to match against any inclusion diagram because inclusions can also be at the bottom of the diamond. To add on, not all certificates have the inclusion diagram. Usually for GIA, diamonds below 1 carat will only get a dossier without the inclusion diagram.

Personally, what I will do is actually similar, but more like my own personal way. I will try to identify the Arrows on the round brilliant using a Hearts and Arrows scope and look for any tiny details on the stone, such as how well the arrows are formed, any slightly obvious inclusion that I can see with the scope, etc. Mind you, sometimes "inclusions" you see may be just dirt or dust, therefore I will just remember how well the arrows are formed.

While the inscription could have the possibility of being tampered with, I will think that it will be more common on higher carat weight, higher colour, and higher clarity stones. If someone wants to cheat, the profit margin should be significant enough for him/her to do/risk that.

This also made me Google abit and I found that recently lab grown diamond is also part of the scamming process, whereby they are being submitted to GIA as natural diamond.

At the end of the day, there is no 100% foolproof way. You cannot submit mounted stone to GIA for re-evaluation. You can try find independent appraiser, but you will just have to take their word for it, and I don't think will have much help if your jeweler return policy is only stating that grading report mismatch against inscription on girdle. So, the safest way is to buy from a reputable jeweler and let them do everything for you under one roof. This may reduce your risk.

The risk on the feather inclusion is because SI2 is considered a borderline clarity and feather inclusion simply means crack in the stone. And with feather inclusion as the main inclusion, there can be a possibility that during the mounting process, where pressure is applied, the crack might unfortunately get worsen. Hence, risky.

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QUOTE(GreenSleeves @ May 25 2022, 11:32 PM)
Wise words as always. Appreciate the education. Yeap you're right, enquired with my jeweller and they only provide inclusion diagram for 1 carat and more.

As for the arrows formation, the jeweller claimed it is perfect H&A. Still possible to tell how the arrows are formed on a perfect H&A?

You're indeed right on the tampering. I guess my kecik miao .3-.35's not worth their time and reputation. Lol. Yeap I guess just need to go to a reputable jeweler or do it at the same place. May I ask besides bludiamond, what other jeweler manufacturer are out there? They claimed they're the only 1 in Malaysia. What about setting? Which has the best reputation for handling settings for loose stones? Price wise, memory jeweller at sentul seems good and affordable though unsure of their workmanship. What about good wedding bands? Not too particular about them as I dont need a good diamond as compared to engagement ring. Thanks as always
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Lol, don't say kecik miao, on a positive side, it is relatively safer I guess.

A lot people will claim they are H&A, but usually only picture will tell more. As for the arrows, it is easier to see, just need a Hearts and Arrows scope, or if you have the diamond image or video, it is also easy to see. Just see how well the arrows aligned.

I don't know what BluDiamond actually meant by they are the only one. To me, they are two types of jewelers, one that is able to source the diamond and have their own production line to do the setting, and the other who is able to source the diamond and outsource the whole production to jewelry manufacturing factory. This is my high level view. I don't know who has the best reputation though lol, one man's meat is another man's poison. hence, this is rather subjective.

Memory Jewelry no longer deals with consumer directly. Their original business all this while is jewelry manufacturing, Memory Jewelry is just a side business to try doing B2C. However, old customers can still get in-touch with them for any servicing and repair. And in case you do not know, I am engaging them to help my clients to do custom ring settings.

For wedding bands, you will have a lot of choices. Prices can be quite different, but do check out the total weight of gold they are putting into the bands. Usually brick-and-mortar will have that weight written on their tag, if not mistaken. I will suggest you to visit those brick-and-mortar and try on their rings. Some jewelers have matching wedding bands to go along with the engagement ring, so you can ask the jeweler you are dealing with to see if they can offer such option.
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QUOTE(curioussscatt96 @ May 30 2022, 12:44 PM)
Hi kambingkoh, I have read many of your post on previous topic.
Currently I'm planing to get a diamond ring for my gf. Budget RM 3 to 4.5k
After surveying many , I have no idea how to choose a good diamond. Most of the shop only tell you about the 4C, but if more than that they don't even tell. I'm looking for a jeweller that can provide ASET image and idealscope image for the diamond that I'm choosing, but seems a little bit hard in Malaysia. And I don't want to buy online( see it with eye better) , I'm targeting 0.3 ct diamond.

Which jeweler do you recommend in Malaysia? Please advice. Thanks.
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1. ASET and IdealScope is just some thing used by another lab called AGS to determine light performance, it is a proprietary tool and it is not common in Malaysia.

2. The easiest way is to see the proportions first, and then look at the arrows of the diamond from the top using a H&A scope, which is something can be easily found from typical brick-and-mortar stores. A nice set of arrows do not guarantee a nice set of Hearts, but at least it is a good start. Usually a diamond with good arrows and proportions should be sufficient enough for you to land on a well-cut diamond. Of course, CUT is just one thing, you still have to see the inclusions of the diamond, whether it has any black inclusions on the table etc. VS1 or VS2, or even SI1 is a good range to buy if you know it is eye-clean enough to you.

3. Other than brick-and-mortar, most sellers will likely show you links to the diamond and will only order for you when you decided to buy. Lavin New York though, has physical stones, but I don't think they have Hearts and Arrows scope for you to view the arrows and the hearts. On a side note, I also sell some physical stones within your range. If you are interested, you can let me know too. I am located in PJ, Selangor.
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QUOTE(arsenalis @ May 31 2022, 06:29 PM)
Some questions for the guru @kambingkoh:

Regarding cut quality when looking for a diamond, should we prioritize how good the arrows look on the picture or the specs (depth, width, crown/pavilion angles)?

Can a diamond has a so called ideal specs and still not show all those arrows to naked eyes?
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If I were to filter on a website, I usually filter the parameters (specs) first. Then, look for a diamond with the best arrows or overall look. In fact, I visited DeGem website earlier and found that they actually allow users to key in parameters like depth and table width. So let's say I key in a depth of max 62% and set the table to 55% to 58%, I can probably find some pretty decent diamonds: https://gia.degemdiamond.com/gia

Some of their diamonds have the actual video and picture, some of their diamonds do not have actual video and picture. Try to find those that have.

"Ideal" is really overused as a marketing jargon, but try to find diamonds with nice looking arrow and parameters.


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QUOTE(arsenalis @ May 31 2022, 09:13 PM)
Take zcova.com/diamond?diamond=402077380 for instance (can't post link as probation...):

Depth: 62
Tab. Width: 56
Crown Angle: 35.5 degree
Pavillion Angle: 40.8 degree

The specs look good, but there's not an angle where even just 3 arrows would look sharp together.
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Sometimes for such video, even a well cut diamond won't look sharp together. Some suppliers will take 2 different videos and one may look sharp, while the other don't. Then again, sometimes it was really because there are inconsistencies in the overall cut quality. One can know more if they are able to see the hearts from the bottom but most of the time, it won't be available.

As for the "specs", do remember that the numbers are averages from multiple angles. The numbers are shown in 2D, but an actual diamond is 3D, consisting of multiple angles, for instance, multiple crown angles... So assuming one corner is 34, the other corner is 35, the average is 34.5, assuming there are only 2 corners, to put things in a simpler context. Hence, a nice number doesn't guarantee a well-cut diamond, but it is certainly a good place to begin with.

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