Would you sacrifice carat size for color and clarity?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2012

2.10

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

what are the specs of both?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’d choose the smaller one. A better cut, sparklier, more clear diamond is much more beautiful than a duller larger one IMO. And realistically… 2.10 is plenty of diamond!

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

How different were the specs for the two diamonds. As long as there wasn’t a significant difference, go with the bigger one (if you want a bigger one, haha, some people don’t). However. If the smaller diamond is of much higher quality, it may actually be more impressive because the cleaner and closer the white a stone is, the bigger it would show. Is the bigger stone eye clean? It’s typically easier to tell the difference in quality when dealing with larger diamonds. Is it imporant to you that the diamond be colorless? I’d personally go for better quality, as I did with my diamond (keep in mind, mine is .5 ct, so pretty different). I love that the diamond is perfect, and it also looks bigger than it is sometimes!

Congrats on your future engagement!

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@GG_Vega:  It would depend on how much the stats change. For me, the only thing I wouldn’t sacrifice was cut. I actually have a lower clarity where you can see a crystal if you know where to look and squint real hard. However it is cut so well that no one else has ever been able to find what I am talking about. Regarding color-that also depends on your setting. 

 

Without knowing the specs, Id say go for the larger ct as long as you don’t sacrifice cut and as long as the lower clarity doesn’t have clouds. Even one cloud and nooo

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

@GG_Vega:  Honestly, I would have to see pictures. If the smaller one was truly that much better I would choose it, but if the larger one doesnt have any visible inclusions I’d probably choose that. What are the stats?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I would not sacrifice cut for carat weight. Clarity and color, on the other hand, I would have to compare the stones in person…

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

@GG_Vega:  I would totally sacrifice size for cut/color/clarity. I did. I was going to do a 1.1 which was about the same price or a little less than the 0.8 but the 0.8 was better cut/color/clarity and was about the same size looking from the top of the diamond.

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

In this care, probably, because 2,1ct is still a great size!  Get a blingy band to go with it, and you are all set!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

are these GIA certs?

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

and are they both triple X?

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Personally, I would do a smaller carat for the better quality.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@GG_Vega:  pisshh!! You won’t be able to tell the difference with those specs! Rock the 2.5!

 

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