ADVICE: h color, vs2, good cut, GIA certified, WILL IT SPARKLE?!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee

@mrsfutures:  It will sparkle, of course, but not when you compare it to a better cut diamond. I vote to lower the clarity and up the cut grade. Have you looked online to find diamonds with excellent cut within your budget?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

@mrsfutures:  I’d go for a lower clarity and higher cut grade. It’ll be sparkly, but not when compared to an ideal cut stone.

I have a VS1 H colour stone, but it’s GIA XXX. I’d definitely go down in colour and clarity for cut if needed.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@mrsfutures: A good cut is really really low, IMO. I think I would be willing to sacrifice cut more in a center stone that would have side stones or a halo because the other stones would sparkle as well, but for a solitaire I personally would not want a good cut. Even “very good” is pretty low – most chains won’t sell below it. I would look at SI clarities as long as the inclusions don’t weaken the integrity of the diamond and upgrade the cut to at least very good, for a solitaire I’d prefer excellent or ideal but obviously that’s not always an option. I might even go down in size slightly, maybe in the half carat range, to achieve a better cut if sparkle is what is really important to you (and that’s what is it really important to me, personally).

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

@mrsfutures:  Check out this video by Good Old Gold: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJh5SH5fg3I

When I do a preliminary search on Pricescope, I’m finding GIA XXX and/or AGS 0 for anywhere from 2700-3900 with similar specs to what you posted. So to me, you are probably being overcharged for a “good” cut. Your jeweler might be giving you a deal, but you don’t know until you shop around.

Take this for example: http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3034176.htm

Post # 10
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Helper bee

@carolinabelle:  +1

@mrsfutures:  Cut is KING! Don’t compromise on it. I think you’ll find that an eye clean SI1 or SI2 at a higher cut grade sparkles more than a higher clarity, lower cut grade diamond.

My first engagement ring was an E color, excellent cut, eye-clean SI2. The thing lit up like a disco ball and looked a lot bigger than it actually was based on how much it sparkled. You won’t get that effect with a “good” cut.

Good luck!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

It’ll sparkle, but it’ll not SPARKLE, if you know what I mean.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 1993

I would only buy and excellent or ideal cut diamond.  I second what everyone else has said.  If you want the most beautiful SPARKLEY diamond for your money post this on pricescope.com along with your budget.  They are wizards when it comes to finding beautiful diamonds in your budget. By the way there is no such thing as a deal on diamonds. You get what you pay for.  

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Would not even consider a good cut-that’s just about as low as they sell ’em. Go down in anything-color, clarity, carat-but don’t go down in cut. You’ll be disappointed.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Good cuts are what they give most old euros if they don’t make the cut and the get called round brilliNt. What r the crown angles, pavilion depth, table n total depth? Tma d what girdle size.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@VivienMarcheline:  I literally sold fair and poor cuts because they were antique but didnt qualify as old European. it’s what I called an unfair cut. If u see the brilliant flashes you wouldn’t be saying that. If it’s a modern round with a giant table and fisheye quality, no it won’t sparkle but u cannot judge by paper. I used to sell diamonds to certain retailers mentioned on here. I looked for recuts based on those specifics. Some were nice the way they are.

FYI I do not still sell diamonds. Been job hunting for four months because too mych pressure to sell when most people cannot afford diamonds anymore

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2008

Pricescope are awesome! Heaps of tools over there you can run the diamond specs through and it’ll tell you how good it is. Also, if you post what you’ve found over there, someone will be able to tell you if it will sparkle. They just helped me with a diamond I’m about to look into 🙂

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