Post # 1
I’ve been dating the love of my life for over 5 years now (yes I know the look you’re giving the computer screen right now – but we started dating in college and I didn’t want her sacraficing her career, or any part of her life right out of college), and I’ve finally decided to pop the question. The reason I’m posting on here is because I need some help picking the diamond. She likes round, princess, and cushion stones (I went with the round). She prefers a thicker band (her ring size is ~6-7). All that being said here are two examples of what i’m looking at (both are within in my budget, but just not sure at what point to pick quality over size). All and any advice is welcome.
I look forward to hear from you all.
Post # 3
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
Second one for sure… That clarity grade means you shouldnt be able to see flaws to the naked eye.
Post # 5
if you want a bigger diamond check out dufour diamonds on ebay i bought my ring from there they have cheap rings
Post # 6
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
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
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
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
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
LemNLime: I’m a fan of pricescope. They’re great at finding the best quality you can get for your budget. 🙂