Post # 1
I don’t know much about diamonds. I like shiny things. I’ll be setting it on a knife edge solitare. I don’t care about color (i’m not color senstive at all), but I don’t know enough about diamonds to know about the cuts/clarity and how these compare in regards to which is better. I have a size 5.5 finger.
Which is a better deal/diamond?
Carat Weight: 0.79ct
Depth Percentage: 58.88%
Crown ∠: 34.94°
Crown Depth: 11.75%
Carat Weight: 1.00ct
Table Percentage: 55.30%
Depth Percentage: 61.60%
Carat Weight: 0.82ct
Table Percentage: 59.40%
Depth Percentage: 66.50%
Post # 3
@cirk: Oval! Oval! Always oval! I know NOTHING about stone specs, so my reactions are allllways based on my feelings of how something looks. And I loooove ovals.
Post # 4
@cirk: I’m sorry! I got too excited about the oval to digest what you had written above the pictures about which is the best deal. So I was not even remotely helpful. I’m sorry!
Post # 5
I just added the prices of the diamonds, not that it really matters to us.
@ellisrobertson: I love ovals too, and always have. But those pears just speak to me! I think a pear solitare with a matching band is just stunning! Ahhh but oval too! I don’t know!
Post # 6
@ellisrobertson: haha that’s fine! I get excited too! It’s nice to have an opinion, no matter what it’s based on!
Post # 7
@cirk: ALL THE SHAPES IN ALL THE SIZES! ALL THE RINGS! ALLLLLL OF THEM! Wouldn’t that solve all of life’s problems?
Post # 8
I m an oval girl, but I would not consider that oval because its clarity is I1 – that means there are visible inclusions. The first pear is an SI2, which means you may be able to see inclusions, depending on the stone – if you talk to the people at Good Old Gold they should be able to tell you if the stone is “eye clean” or not.
If these are all thes same price, the 2nd pear is probably the best value, as its clarity is much higher, it is larger, and the color is not much lower (ie more yellow) than the first. The most important “c” though of the “4 c’s” is cut, and when it comes to fancy cuts it’s really important to see them in person to get a feel for how well they perform. this is not true so much for round brilliants, where you can judge how it will perform based on specs. With ovals and pears and marquise, you can end up wiht a dark “bow tie” across the middle that is undesireable if very prominent.
That being said, I voted for the first pear because based on the picture I like the facet pattern better than on pear 2…
Hope this helps. If you visit pricescope.com, they are a wealth of knowledge about diamonds. Good luck!
Post # 11
@ferdie224: i can’t see any of these in person because they’re from Good Old Gold, but thanks for all the information!
Post # 12
@ferdie224: i know i could google this, but I thought i’d ask anyways. When you talk about visible inclusions, does that only include black carbon spots, or does it include like clouds or whatever?
Post # 13
I picked #2 because I value clarity quite highly (my preference of the Cs). I would need to see any SI or lower clarity stones in person to see what exactly the inclusions look like.
Post # 14
@cirk: inclusions can mean black specks, clouds, feathers, etc. If you call good old gold and talk to them on the phone, they can tell you about each diamond, and whether the inclusions are visible to the naked eye. SI 1-2 is usually the line where things are sometimes not visible and sometimes are. I1 will always have visible inclusions. It might be an inclusion that can be hidden by a prong or something though. The people at Good Old Gold could tell you this. I have never worked with them personally, but I know they have a very good reputation, and I think they’ll sometimes even make videos of the stones for you, which is the next best thing to seeing them in person. I sincerely wouldn’t buy a fancy cut stone without at the very least doing that. Having bought an oval myself, I must’ve looked at nearly 40 in person before I found one that I thought was beautiful – ovals and pears are very finnicky stones!
Post # 15
i would say the first pear.
i would prefer ‘i’ colour over ‘j’ and as long as the stone is eye clean i wouldn’t mind the clarity rating. in addition, the second pear is only sliightly larger in dimension, so i wouldn’t want to pay so much more for a small difference in size and a downgrade in colour.
plus i love the facet pattern of the first pear 🙂
Post # 16
Ditto first pear. I would be wary about the I1 inclusion of the oval. plus i think pear 1 is good value for money, given that its a 0.8 and faces up like the 1ct. not too convinced in paying the extra premium just to get the full carat.
GOG has excellent reputation! can’t go wrong with them.