Help me choose a diamond!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which diamond would you choose?
    .46ct, F, SI2, Very good cut, no fluro, 5mm (save money!) : (9 votes)
    17 %
    .50ct, F SI2, Ideal cut, fain fluro, 5.2mm (triple EX quality!) : (44 votes)
    83 %
  • Post # 3
    946 posts
    Busy bee

    Both certificates linked are the same. Wink

    I would go with the 5.2mm stone.  I personally like fluorescence, so that together with the difference in cut and the slightly larger face size would be worth the higher price to me.




    Post # 4
    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’d go with the ideal cut.

    Post # 7
    33 posts
    • Wedding: January 2015

    Cut>Clarity>Colour IMO. I would definitely go for the latter 🙂

    Post # 8
    494 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    It depends on the type of fluro. Blue can enhance the diamond but some can make it seem much more yellow and cloudy. Like, nicotined stained 🙁 or milky. 


    But blue in a white diamond really is stunningly pretty 🙂


    i would go for go for the smaller one, given you can’t hold them both side by side

    Post # 9
    281 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2014 - Lizard Island, Australia

    In the long run £117 if you can afford it isnt much more to pay for a better quality slightly larger stone. You don’t want to find in 6 months you’re wishing for a bigger stone or doubting that the quality isn’t good enough. Faint fluorescence is fine you only need to worry if it’s strong and even then sometimes it doesn’t make a difference. And remember cut is the most important C!

    Post # 10
    164 posts
    Blushing bee

    Cut is definitely the most important C, so on that alone get the excellent cut stone. Be careful about buying SI2 diamond without a picture though, they are rarely completely eye clean (although it still is possible, especially since the first clarity characteristic listed is twinning wisps, which can be clear in color).

    Ask Blue Nile to ask the vendor (the jeweler/supplier who actually has the stone, Blue Nile does not physically have the stone and will actually never see it themselves) to check if it’s eye clean from all angles and distances. Be sure to add the all angles and distances part, since every jeweler has a different opinion of what eye clean is. 

    Post # 12
    164 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Splodge2003:  To put it into perspective, the thickness of a regular sheet of printer paper is 0.1mm, so it’s essentially 2 sheets of paper together. I don’t think you would see the difference. AGS 0 cut grade definitely trumps GIA’s highest cut grade.

    I think you’d be better off making a thread on Pricescope and having the people over there help you out. They are diamond experts/enthusiasts, and have helped tons of other people before (myself included). 

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