Which Diamond Would you choose!?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one do you think?
    1.5ct : (7 votes)
    4 %
    1.4ct : (193 votes)
    97 %
  • Post # 3
    11772 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d go with the 1.4!

    Post # 4
    2782 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    @inwaiting:  1.4 cut.  A better cut diamond will look bigger.

    Post # 5
    2059 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @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
    529 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @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
    3659 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Who graded the diamonds? I would try to find an excellent/ideal cut diamond in your budget.

    Post # 8
    5391 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @WhatMaeBee:  +1. Cut is the one thing I absolutely would not compromise on; I’d always go with an excellent-cut stone.

    Post # 9
    2460 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    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
    1625 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @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:

    Diamond comparison

    Post # 11
    537 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    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
    1599 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @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
    2305 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    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
    1233 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    1.4 hands down! Like PP said, the cut will make all the difference!

    Post # 15
    1681 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I would pick the one made of carbon. 

    Post # 16
    79 posts
    Worker bee
    • 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! 

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