Post # 1
Here are the selectios: These are all Round.
Cut: Very Good
Measurements: 5.62 X 5.69
Cut: Very Good
Measurements: 5.50 X 5.47
Cut: Very Good
Measurements: 5.67 X 5.62
Girdle: Slightly Thick
Please vote for the Diamond you think is best and tell me why. Feel free to share share any tips/knowledge that you think will help me make a descision. For the record, I am satisfied with the SI2 Clarity and I am dead set on a diamond in the range of .65 -.75.
Post # 3
@Korenne: Do you have any pictures or have you seen them in real life? These specs are all so similar and really it comes down to your personal preference in terms of facet structure and what you like. Also what shape??? 🙂
Post # 4
What are the prices? Are you looking at them online (Blue Nile, etc?)
Post # 5
@Korenne: hi there! If I were you, I’d post this one price scope. Theyre all pretty much experts and I think they’ll be able to help you out in selecting the best diamond
Post # 6
@Korenne: I would find something SI1, if you can. If you can’t (and you are SURE feathers aren’t going to bother you), then I would go with diamond 2!
Post # 7
@Korenne: If you have the GIA or other certifications post the table and depth % and the pavillion and and crown angle.
Post # 8
@kpcascio: ooops! The shape is round. I edited dthe post to include that.
@sheepandbear: The prices are all about the same. The .71 carat is about $100 more but no big deal.
@purpledaisies: Great Suggestion! I will do that
Post # 9
@BrandNewBride: I am positive that I won’t be bothered by it. SI2 is perfect for me.
Post # 10
Thanks for your UPDATE (Reply # 10)
In that case… for MYSELF my preference would be with Diamond # 1
As I rank CUT & COLOUR (and CERTIFICATION & CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN) as my top Cs
Not that there is anything seriously wrong with Diamond # 2 either…
I’d certainly take it over Diamond # 3 tho.
My colour preferences are as they are ranked…
D-E-F = Colourless
G-H-I-J = Near Colourless
Hope this helps,
Post # 11
i’d base my decisions off the inclusions. none of those stand out as much better than the others. i’d make sure they were all eye clean first
Post # 12
@This Time Round: Thank you for your feedback. Color is important to me. Diamond three is an H color but with a strong flourescence so I have heard this will increase brightness. H is the lowest I would go. I am concerned about the negative impact of the strong flourescence of Diamond 1 and it’s ‘F’ color. However, most things I have read seem to indicate that flourescence will not negatively impact it. Diamond 2 has no flourescence but a lower color (G). However, Diamond two has a better polish than diamond 1. gah! I feel like I am totally over thinking this.
Post # 13
Diamond #1 is bigger.
Diamond # 3 is H…. that means its geting towards yellow. NOoo
Post # 14
I said three. SI2 should be fine, specifically because the diamonds are under a carat. As long as you can’t see inclusions, great! Also, color does not really statrt to show until K. I think the bigger diamond has the best of everything! Good luck!
Post # 15
None. Cut is the most important thing for me. I would look again for stones that are GIA or AGS excellent cut. I would also check out Pricescope.com
Post # 16
I don’t think I can choose the right diamond for YOU, but I can offer some advice/share my story since I recently had to choose my diamond.
It’s VERY good that you know what C’s are important to you. The C’s that are important to me are Color and Carat. I went to a retailer that only sells Excellent/Very Good Cuts, so it was nice to not worry about that C. The clarity for me was also important but soon realized (when I looked under a microscope) that there is very little difference between VS1/VS2 so that wasnt a deciding factor for me. So back to the “important” C’s. I knew I wanted at least a 1 carat. Anything more would nice, but not necessary. Plus, an upgrade in size would be a nice anniversary gift later. Now, on to Color. I quickly learned that this is very important to ME. The jewelry store had to order in diamonds so that I could compare the difference between a D, E, and F. To some people, the slight difference may not matter. To ME, it did…. so I chose the D. Even if the coloring is in the same “grouping” (D-E-F, G-H-I), there IS a slight difference, or else they wouldn’t be in a different letter category.
So, in the end, chose what you know would make you happiest. No one is going to look at your ring, raise their nose and blatantly tell you that they can tell it’s a certain color grade, or that it would look soooooo much better if it was .02 carats bigger. You know the truth and that will give you the confidence to wear it with pride…. like a boss!