Post # 1
I’m now deciding what carat my engagement ring should be.
I am considering a 1.33 round and a 1.45 round with the same color, clarity, cut. However it got a $3100 price differences. I would like to know what you guys think about that.
Post # 3
I don’t think it’s worth the price difference. Why? Because most people never know exactly how big a stone is anyways.
Post # 4
I agree with @AmeliaBedelia:, not worth the price difference.
Post # 5
Not worth the price difference. It won’t look much different anyways I don’t think.
Post # 6
i think i read somewhere that you don’t visually see a size difference until it’s greater than .25-.3cts. so the difference (visually) between 1.33 and 1.45 will be negligible.
if i were going to spend the extra money, i would get a slightly lower quality 1.6-1.8ct stone, or keep the 1.33 and get a much higher quality stone (which will look bigger because of the quality). i would NOT spend it on the same quality but barely bigger size.
Post # 7
Definitely save yourself $3100. You will not be able to tell, nor will anyone else. It’s not worth it. You can use the money on a setting, your bands, or a lot of other things for that matter.
Post # 8
Thank you for all the replies 🙂
I feel a little bit better now with people here think it’s totally not worth it. $3100 is quite a big differences when everything stay the same except the carat. Doesn’t wanna break the bank to something that hardly ever notice.
Post # 9
yeah, that is a HUGE price difference. When it comes to the diameter of the stone, I bet you can’t tell from a glance. Go for the smaller one, which to me, is still huge!
Post # 10
Gosh, that’s a honeymoon!
Post # 11
Is it the same lab certifying both stones? For example, EGL is known to grade soft, so its stones are discounted compared to GIA- or AGS-graded stones with the same specs.
What do you mean by same cut? Do you mean same shape or same quality of cut (e.g., AGS 000)
Post # 12
I agree with PP. That size difference isn’t even going to be noticeable once it is set and on your finger.
Post # 14
Go the with the smaller one. You can’t tell the difference.
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Post # 16
Like over the moon says, the difference could actually be in the cut and clarity and color. As a jeweler, I’ve seen this occur; If one diamond is an EGL certed diamond and the other is GIA, there could be a one to two grade difference. The GIA cert would be the superior diamond.
Ask your jeweler to show you a master set and compare the two diamonds to the master set. The master set shows actual diamond colors that you can compare the diamond you are considering purchasing with. A master set is either made of diamonds or CZ’s. The important thing is that the colors are true.
You might find that the more pricey diamond is in fact a superior color. A certificate is not a guarantee of quality. It can be helpful, but if the certifier is in a generous mood he may say G color to and I or J colored diamond.
Buy the diamond not the cert, or the real thing not the hype.