Thoughts on e-ring specifications, carat, colour and clarity

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    1.20 G VVS2 : (17 votes)
    71 %
    1.16 F VS1 : (4 votes)
    17 %
    1.10 F VVS1 : (3 votes)
    13 %
    1.14 G VVS1 : (0 votes)
  • Post # 2
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    6515 posts
    Bee Keeper

    It’s pretty hard to distinguish between these without knowing the cut specs…

    If they all are similar in cut, then I would think they’d all look very, very similar to the naked eye and so I’d pick whatever one I’m just drawn most to.

    Post # 3
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    13021 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    Assuming all excellent cut, the 1.2ct G VVS2.  But if it were me, I’d go down to VS2 and get a slightly larger stone.

    Post # 4
    Member
    537 posts
    Busy bee

    kiwiambition:  Hello 🙂 I voted for option 1 since the specs are all around better. Color doesn’t matter so much as long as the clarity and the cut are good. A great cut will make your diamond look much whiter regardless of how it’s graded. I also tend to go towards the larger stones, so a 1.2 carat with great clarity is a keeper for me.

    Also, it’s near impossible to see the difference between a G and a F color diamond. I honestly think Options 1, 3, and 4 would all be great choices. I think you should further narrow it down by the cut to make your final choice. 🙂

    Post # 7
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    579 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    kiwiambition:  I like big sparkly things, so I’d go with the biggest carat. The specs are very similar and differences in these stones would really be unnoticeable to 99% of the world (I made that stat up, but I like it, so it stays). 

    Post # 8
    Member
    6515 posts
    Bee Keeper

    If you know more specs (measurements, percentages, etc.), I’d post them on Pricescope and see what they think. It might be that one of the smaller ones faces up bigger than the 1.20 one or has a better HCA score.

    Post # 10
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    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    kiwiambition:  If they all are ideally cut and around the same price, I’d go for the biggest. You won’t notice the difference between G color and F.

    Post # 11
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    2394 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I voted for option 3.

    Carat size did not factor into my decision because the difference between 1.10 and 1.20 carats, and everything in between, is so miniscule that it wouldn’t be perceptible to the naked eye.

    So I voted for the diamond with the lightest color. I chose #3 over #2 because I think you would need a microscope to see any inclusions in a VVS1.

    However, I’m sure they’re all lovely and you’ll be happy with whatever you choose.

    Good luck!

    Post # 12
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    537 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    kiwiambition:  Do you have the GIA certificate numbers for each? And the HCA tool is a good screening tool to eliminate potential stones. What is the pavilion angle, crown angle, depth %, and table %?

    Post # 13
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    1893 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

    kiwiambition:  She means have you checked the diameter measurements? Some diamonds, depending on how they are cut will face up larger than others. For example, a 1 ct diamond should be around 6.5mm, but depending on how it is cut, it could be smaller or larger than that. You don’t want to buy a deep diamond that hides it’s weight in the bottom half where you don’t see it. You might just want to check the diameter in mm’s to determine that they face up appropriately for their carat weight.

    Post # 14
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    6515 posts
    Bee Keeper

    kiwiambition:  Even though all are excellent cut, there’s a range of excellent. So if the 1.20 is on the deeper end of the excellent cut range, the face of it (i.e. its diameter measurements) might actually be smaller than a 1.15 that’s on the shallower end of the excellent cut range.

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