Which diamond would you choose

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which loose diamond is better?
    A : (32 votes)
    38 %
    B : (45 votes)
    53 %
    Other, keep looking : (8 votes)
    9 %
  • Post # 3
    678 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I’m not all that familiar with the “specifics” or what all the abbreviations mean. I would go for the diamond you feel a connection to. The one you keep looking back at. The one that makes your heart smile. Hope that helps.

    Post # 4
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I personally think you should go for something with an excellent or ideal cut. 

    Post # 5
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Heidibrooke:  I would have to see the diamonds in question to pick. But OMG!, you lost your diamond? Cry  How sad. Hope you’re equally as happy with whichever you pick to replace it.

    Post # 7
    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Heidibrooke:  Seriously. I almost want to cry with you. I know it sucks and you just hope maybe it’ll turn up somewhere unexpected. Pooey.

    Post # 8
    5445 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I voted other. I would go for the first one if it was ideal cut, but I wouldn’t personally want to go below excellent/ideal. As for the oval, that could be great, but ovals are impossible to buy based on stats only. Some have a bowtie, some don’t. Also, the length/width ratio is quite large and I prefer a more balanced or even chubby oval. 

    Sorry you lost your diamond! No insurance?

    Post # 9
    236 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Oh, def. the IF diamond, hands down. It’s amazing you can get an IF diamond that’s anywhere near the price of the other you have listed. Personally, I’d take a .5 carat IF over a 1 carat SI in a hot second. 

    Besides, IF diamonds have much better value (and investment quality) than an SI stone – if you want a practical reason. Also, the huge jewelery stores use SI clarity diamonds as the standard clarity in so many e-rings, that they becoming ubiquitous in the market, whereas IF diamonds are uncommon. Clarity is one of the first things jewelers check for – 1 carat plus diamonds are not rare, colorless diamonds are not rare, but 1 carat, colorless, diamonds with internally flawless clarity are rare. 

    My great uncle worked for 40 years as a jeweler in NYC, with regular trips to the idiamond district, and he def. had a big influence on my perception and thinking about diamonds and jewelry in general – so my opinion on diamonds may be outside the norm and certainly isn’t as romantic as most.

    My diamond has VVS clarity, but I would LOVE to have an IF diamond one day.

    Post # 13
    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @Heidibrooke:  You’re going to pay out of the butt for the IF grade, when it really doesn’t matter all that much, since you can go much lower and still not see any flaws. However, I wouldn’t spend much on an SI1 diamond, so if I were you, I’d keep looking. 

    Post # 14
    252 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: January 2013

    id do the circle. i dont know why, but oval remind me of old ladies, haha  ( sorry ! ) 

    Post # 15
    208 posts
    Helper bee

    @Heidibrooke:  Did you just loose the diamond (like did it fall out?) or did you loose the entire ring (setting too)? That’s horrible!  Personally, I would go for the round. Very good cut is still very good and it has an excellant color grading.

    Post # 16
    1739 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    The OVAL – internally flawless – that is a great jewel!

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