- 6 years ago
- Wedding: May 2013
Before I start, can I just say please avoid commenting if you are not going to give helpful insight. My last topic got some negative feedback, which was not my intention to cause.
Anyway. The main point:
I am switching out my center stone (yes again, sorry) from the 1.70, I color, VS1, ideal hearts and arrows because it was graded by EGL USA and the color is apparant being it is set in a halo setting. The color (to me) under certain lighting looks VERY white, while at times it looks VERY yellow, and sometimes even “brownish”. The comment from the lady about my stone being “champagne” confirmed something I was already thinking.
That being said. I went to my jeweler with my concerns and he gave me several options, and I’d like your opinion/vote on which YOU would do personally and why.
I looked at a 1.50, F color, VS1, ideal hearts and arrows GIA (which would cost me about $1000 in difference).
Next, I looked at a 1.50, F color, VS2, ideal hearts and arrows GIA (he would swap that out for no cost). On this stone there was a feather on the outside of the stone that, honestly, I couldn’t get past. He said he could cover the inclusion with a prong however.
Then there was a 1.60, F color, VVS2, ideal hearts and arrows GIA (but this would cost me about $2000 I believe).
NOTE: On the two stones that are 1.50 I just listed, the VS1 had a larger table, which made it appear much bigger. And of course I would be drawn to that one.
The two other options I am contemplating are:
Having him replace my halo stones with stones that are not F in color, but in a lower color, as to not make the center stone appear much more with color.
Changing my setting (which I really do love), to a solitare (or something of the sorts) that would help in also keeping the center stone from appearing so deep in color.
Sorry this is so long, I’m just trying to pick something that I WON’T change anytime in the near future. As I am, honestly, TIRED of diamond hunting.
Any help would be appreciated.