(Closed) Color or clarity?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    2.57 carat E color SI1 clarity ideal cut : (25 votes)
    40 %
    2.61 carat H color VS2 clarity ideal cut : (38 votes)
    60 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Clarity and cut are always the top priority for me.

    Post # 4
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    749 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    some vs2’s can have black in the middle while si1’s can be on the corners.  u have photos of the certificates?

    Post # 6
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    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Happy medium… if necessary to choose one over the other I would rather a clean stone with a hint of color than vice versa.

    But I wouldn’t choose either of those two options…overall quality is too low IMO. If necessary, I would go down in size a bit so that neither are substantially affected.

    Post # 7
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    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @puppiekisses:  near the girdle increases the chance of a stone chipping. And dark inclusions are much smaller than white inclusions at the same clarity grade. Finally, when we’re talking a good clarity grade (VS+)… did you know that dark pinpoints are harder to see than white pinpoints?

    Post # 9
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    6355 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Yeah, they aren’t LOW quality… just a bit lower than I would go. With the size being so large, it seems easy to go down in it just a bit to go up in quality, and have a high quality stone that is also still very large. I would personally stick with no fluoro, F-G, VS1-2.

    Post # 11
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @Oklahomagirl:  I’m not sure… I would personally go a bit smaller and get F color and VS2.

    I say this because you’re choosing between two large diamonds where color as well as clarity will be quite obvious if you skimp on either.

    If it was a one carat stone or below I’d say go with the H, VS2, but realistically, you may very well see color in such a big stone… and if you go with the F color, SI1 isn’t very good clarity. I’d probably pick the F, SI1, but only if it was totally eye clean… and even then I don’t think I’d want to go that low for clarity.

    Post # 13
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    5400 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Is the E, SI1 eye clean? Do you know anything about the inclusions? I would probably go for the E, SI1 because I prefer higher color, but if they have something a little smaller and F-G color with VS2 clarity, that would be even better. 

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    @Oklahomagirl:  I have a 2.2 Ring Bearer H-colored diamond that’s VS1 excellent cut.  No color detected whatsoever (at least in my eyes).  My sidestones are F color, and I really can’t tell the difference. 

    I personally wouldn’t choose below the VS category in terms of clarity, never go below excellent for cut and try to stay in the colorless or near colorless ranges for color.  But that’s just me 🙂  So my pick it option 2!

    Post # 15
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @Oklahomagirl:  I personally HATE yellow or dark diamonds. The higher the color, the better, in my opinion. Size isn’t everything and besides, the 0.1 carat difference is negligible. 

    Post # 16
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @joya_aspera:  This exactly.

    I’d sooner have a slightly smaller stone that was better quality. Or, get something the same/similar size, but between the two (eg F-G colour and VS1 clarity)

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