How to select a 0.75 carat round diamond engagement ring
“I had my sights set on a 0.75 carat round diamond engagement ring before my girlfriend indicated that she is in love with the Gaia setting from the Brian Gavin Olympus collection, but I’m wondering how it will look with a three quarter carat diamond in the center, because the description of the setting indicates that it is designed to hold diamonds up to two carats. Do you think that a 0.75 carat round diamond engagement ring of this design is going to look okay? I was going for something like this 0.732 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature round diamond with strong blue fluorescence… Do you think that this diamond is a good choice? I was looking for a diamond that offered the best balance of carat weight, clarity, color, and cut quality; and this seems like a good option; however I was originally going to have it set in a classic Tiffany knife edge style solitaire. I’m also just a bit hesitant about the strong blue fluorescence, because I’ve read mixed reviews of blue fluorescent diamonds online; however our favorite color is blue, so I was thinking that this could be kind of a cool secret that only we would know about the diamond in the ring. Please share your thoughts on the rings and fluorescence.”
Which engagement ring to choose?
The first thing that I want to clarify, is that the description provided on the details pages for both the Gaia engagement ring from the Brian Gavin Olympus collection, and the Brian Gavin classic Tiffany knife edge style solitaire, state that the prices for the ring are for diamonds weighing up to 2.00 carats; the rings are designed to accommodate round brilliant cut diamonds of virtually any size, because we custom make them to order.
The reality is that both rings are great options for 0.75 carat round diamond engagement rings; the Gaia diamond engagement ring has a top width of 2.2 mm with a reverse taper on the ring shank that brings it up to around 3 mm at the bottom. The knife edge style solitaire has a top width of around 2.8 mm, and it tapers down to around 2.4 mm at the bottom; so there really isn’t much of a difference in the width of the rings, and the average outside diameter of the 0.732 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature round diamond is 5.81 mm, so everything will look nice and balanced.
Effect of Strong blue fluorescence in G-color diamond:
As far as the effect of strong blue fluorescence in a G-color diamond, there is nothing to be concerned about, Brian Gavin personally evaluates every diamond that is selected for our inventory, and would have rejected this 0.732 carat, G-color, VS-2 clarity, Brian Gavin Signature round diamond if the strong blue fluorescence were having any sort of negative effect upon the visual properties of the diamond. Generally speaking, strong blue fluorescence in a G-color diamond will have the effect of boosting the body color towards the high end of the color grade.
The blue fluorescent molecules serve to help filter out any yellow undertones that might be present in the G-color diamond, when the diamond is subjected to light sources that contain a high volume of ultra-violet, which excites the fluorescent molecules and brings the fluorescence to life!
Statistically speaking, less than 2% of gem quality diamonds are negatively impacted by the presence of blue fluorescence, according to an in-depth study conducted by the Gemological Institute of America.
Clients of Brian Gavin Diamonds need not be concerned about the effect of blue fluorescence in diamonds that have been chosen for the Brian Gavin Blue collection, every diamond has been personally inspected by Brian Gavin, to ensure that the fluorescence is a benefit, not a detriment, to the overall look of the diamond.