Post # 1
Hey bees! in a delemma…
So I am doing a halo ring. and i have 2 choses in stones. here are the specs:
1.5ct i believe it was 7.39×7.38
1.4 ct i believe it was 7.25×7.25 (dont exactly remember)
Very Good Cut
Which one would you guys go for? the 1.4 does sparkle more. but im wondering if they will look the same. i tried on a wax mold with the 1.5 as the center and i loved it. Do you guys think its better to save the 1000 and go with the 1.4 as its a better cut and color? Let me know!!!
Post # 4
@inwaiting: 1.4 cut. A better cut diamond will look bigger.
Post # 5
@inwaiting: What shape are the stones? Cut is king…you should hold off and try to find a diamond that’s an excellent cut. I wouldn’t touch a “good” cut diamond, and I’d be leery of very good cuts. What diamond lab is doing the grading? I personally would go down in color to a G in order to come up in clarity. IMO, a D-E-F color doesn’t differ much from a G, and in an Si1 stone you may be able to see inclusions without a loupe. I think you should keep hunting.
Post # 6
@inwaiting: Personally, I’d go even smaller and get an excellent cut diamond, but that’s just me. When we were designing my ring, the first diamnod we got was some variation of a good or very good cut. After having it for a few weeks (we weren’t engaged yet) I realized that it was not nearly enough sparkle and returned it. Our new stone was a full half carat less, but I love it soooo much more
Post # 7
Who graded the diamonds? I would try to find an excellent/ideal cut diamond in your budget.
Post # 8
@WhatMaeBee: +1. Cut is the one thing I absolutely would not compromise on; I’d always go with an excellent-cut stone.
Post # 9
The 1.4ct for sure! My diamond is also a D and it amazes me how colourless it is. Plus, if you’re concerned about size, you really won’t notice a .1ct difference
Post # 10
@inwaiting: Assuming you’re looking at round diamonds, you’re only getting 4% more surface area (finger coverage) for the larger diamond. I don’t think there is that big of a visible difference there! I’d go with the smaller one!
You can go to this website to get a visual general idea and compare:
Post # 11
I’m assuming based on your other post that you’re looking at rounds? If that’s not the case, ignore what I say. If they are rounds, first of all, I’d be weary because those prices are too low. What lab graded those stones? And I’d avoid the good cut at all costs. You really should be looking at only excellent cut rounds. If you really care more about size than sparkle, you could prob get away with a very good cut (this is based on GIA graded stones), but it really won’t save you much money if anything at all.
I’d also want to see the inclusion plot. In stones that are larger like what you’re looking at, an SI1 has some potential for visible inclusions.
But regardless, those stones are priced very low for what they say they are. Like each stone should literally be twice the amount. That should be a red flag.
Post # 12
@PaisleyMedic: why do you think they should be twice that amount? I see similar specs on bluenile for roughly around that price (maybe 1500 more, but not double.)
EDIT- im wrong, I was looking at SI2. Moving along 😉
Post # 13
I’d go with the 1.4 hands down. It has better color *and* a better cut? Sign me up.
Have you seen both stones in person? In the SI range, I’d probably want to inspect them to make sure there aren’t any eye-visible inclusions. (Seeing them would bug me.)
Post # 14
1.4 hands down! Like PP said, the cut will make all the difference!
Post # 15
I would pick the one made of carbon.
Post # 16
- Wedding: August 2016 - The Fox Hollow
These prices are extremely low. I would make sure the diamond grading certification is legit. GIA certification is the best. I would keep searching to make sure you are getting exactly what you’re paying for. That said, always go with a smaller stone for better quality. SPARKLE SPARKLE SPARKLE!