Ring Shopping Help Wanted

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

second one!!

Post # 3
89 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

These both look amazing. I think it depends most on the setting. If you are buying in person vs online I would talk to the jeweler to see if the prongs will cover the pinpoint clarity issues. If so I would go with larger. If not, the first looks amazing!!

Post # 4
2580 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

Second one for sure… That clarity grade means you shouldnt be able to see flaws to the naked eye. 


Post # 5
113 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

if you want a bigger diamond check out dufour diamonds on ebay i bought my ring from there they have cheap rings

Post # 6
6 posts
  • Wedding: June 2013

A colorless diamond (D-E-F color grade) with strong blue fluorescence can look hazy. You should see these diamonds in person or have an expert examine them.

Post # 7
537 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

LemNLime:  I’d choose neither. I ran them through the HCA tool, which is helpful in ruling out stones that are not the “best” performers. Neither of the scored horribly, but they also didn’t score very well, the second one scored worse than the first. The goal with HCA is to have a rating less than 2. The first stone scores a 2.4, and the second stone scores a 3.6. So MAYBE the first stone wouldn’t be too bad, but I definitely would not choose the second.

As another poster said, the strong blue fluoro could have a negative impact on the stones, but it also may not. Something that needs to be evaluated in person. But I am curious why you’re looking at such super high clarities? If you’re trying to get the best for your money, you can certainly very safely drop to a VS1/VS2 or possibly even to a SI1 depending on the stone. With such a high clarity like you’re choosing, you’re essentially paying for something you can’t even see.

I highly suggest going over to Pricescope. The members there are extremely knowledgable about diamonds.

Post # 8
1883 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

They both seem to be excellent stones. Are they significantly different in price?

Given the choice, I would choose the 2nd one. The specs are not very far off from the first one and it’s almost 1/3 of a carat larger. 

I would just make sure that if for any reason you decide that the stone doesn’t look exactly like you want it (in person) that it can be returned/exchanged. It seems like either of these stones would be beautiful though! 

Post # 9
164 posts
Blushing bee

LemNLime:  I second the advice to visit Pricescope, create a thread on RockyTalk and they can help you better there. Both stones are a little deep for my liking (the second more so than the first), and I think you’ll be paying a very high premium with clarity/color that you’ll never be able to see or appreciate. Take your time and do your research. Best of luck!

Post # 10
633 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

LemNLime:  First, Congratulations! Second, while many of us bees loooovvveee all things sparkly, the majority of us are not experts. As previous posters mentioned, people on pricescope.com are. Make a post with your budget and ideal specs on Rocky Talk and they will find you something perfect. Best of luck! Please come back with pictures when it’s in your hands!

Post # 11
2894 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

LemNLime: I’m a fan of pricescope. They’re great at finding the best quality you can get for your budget. 🙂

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