(Closed) 1ct good cut round diamond pictures!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Cut is the most important for sparkle. Drop your color first, clarity next, and prioritize cut if you’re set on a certain size. You can also aim for the area of .9 ct; you will not notice the difference in size but not breaking the full carat mark will save you bunches. Are you able to see the stones in person? Going lower in clarity is safe if you can verify the stone is eye clean in person. But honestly, for an e-ring, I would avoid a good cut entirely.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

Oh gotcha, well if you can see this one in person, you’ll know if it is sparkly enough for you or not! Good luck!

Post # 5
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Buzzing Beekeeper

wonderlily :  +1. I think it’s worth it to sacrifice all other C’s for an ideal/AGS000 equivalent cut. In addition to checking out this diamond when it comes in, I’d look at a few similarly priced ideal cut ones in lower color grades (and maybe eye clean SI1’s) to compare. An ideal cut can help hide color and flaws.

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2006

I agree with them ☝🏻️ cut is most important. Also, consider getting a diamond just shy of your ideal. I wanted a 1 carat but in order to get a higher quality diamond and stay within our budget I went down to a .93 with very close 1 carat dimensions. 🙂

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper

If you have the specs you can post on pricescope forum and they’ll give you good advice on the best stone. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

You can easily go down to a H or an I color to get a better cut. I would never compromise on cut.

 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

Good cut is actually “not good”  stick to ideal/excellent cuts.  Make SURE it is GIA !! 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017 - Living Desert Zoo and Gardens

Agreed on the cut comments, my Fiance and I wanted to prioritize sparkle over color, and keep the size larger, so we went with a .8 J SI1, with a super ideal cut. Really happy we made that choice! The light that it gives off it amazing and even though I’m very color sensitive, I only notice it in certain lightings. 

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

Cut is huge. I ended up buying my center stone at a pawn shop. I feel comfortable looking with a loupe and got a steal. Ive not had it appraised yet (have an appointment in Sept) but when I had it set, we looked under the microscope. It’s potentially even an I1 or SI, completely eye clean, H in color, it looks grey/blue to me which I much prefer to yellow cast, and has an excellent cut. It sparkles like crazy even in low light. The jeweler was floored, he’d have valued it much more than I paid, because the cut makes it look like it’s flawless. I was totally willing to sacrifice for a diamond that looked gorgeous to me.  Definitely look at it in sunlight, then shade it with your body, in fluorescent and away from the halogen lights that make everything look good lol

Post # 12
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Helper bee

I agree with everyone else. Cut is the one thing that you don’t want to sacrifice on. Mine is a super ideal cut, but I sacrificed clarity so I could get the cut/carat I wanted. I got an SI1 that is completely eye clean. A poor cut will effect sparkle much more than a couple of minuscule inclusions. Like others stated as well, pay attention to which lab the cerification comes from because some are much more lenient in their grading than others.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2009

As another OP said: ‘good’ cut is not actually good at all. If you are buying a GIA certed diamond, ‘Excellent’ cut only! Go to I colour is you have to and Si1

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I have a J diamond and it is crystal white. I would recommend dropping your color to J. You wont be happy with a Good cut diamond. If anything it will appear smaller and not like a 1 carat. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee

I just did a search for you on Bluenile 

For a 1 carat VS2 Good cut F diamond you would pay around $5,600

You can get a better quality diamond that is shiny and sparkly if you change the criteria to the following…

1 carat VS2 Excellent H diamond you can pay $5,400

OR

1.3 carat VS2 Excellent J diamond for $5,500 (bigger carat for same price, which is what I would do in your situation)

You won’t be able to see a color difference. Trust me

Here is an attached picture of my J, 

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