(Closed) H Si2 or I Vs2?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Color or clarity?

    H, si2, Strong flouresence 17,230

    I, Vs2, strong flouresence 18,890

  • Post # 2
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    The H Si2 probably won’t sparkle as much because of the inclusions. Although I would think little white inclusions would be better than black ones. The I might look yellow when placed right next to the H, but in everyday light and not in comparison to another diamond, you probably won’t notice the color. There are lots of threads about diamonds I-J color, you should take a look and see if they look yellow to you. I would go with the I VS2.

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    If you’re not in the market right now, then I wouldn’t worry about it. 

    I would suggest go looking at a custom Jewelers. I wanted a 2 carat. I searched high and low, even put some stones on hold along the way but each time I knew that wasn’t it because I kept searching for something better. 

    Turns out I am color sensitive and the bigger your stone, the more you’ll see color and inclusions. I didn’t want any florescence either. So the last stone before THE ONE was an H color, SI2, faint Flourescenc. It was eye clean but I could see color and it bugged me. I put it on hold because I thought that was the best I could do with SO budget and size I wanted. I then called another custom jeweler (tsk tsk) whom I had wanted to see stones with but he wasn’t available when we could go,  I told him the situation and he got all competitive and found me 2.01 D Si2. Eye clean, VERY sparkly and beautiful. My SO liked it as well and bought it right away. The H stone was sparkly but I kept commenting on how the lighting was off or something. So now I will be getting a colorless diamond with the specs I wanted… No florescence! 

     

    Also, if you like yellow gold or rose gold I hear that works best with color diamonds. I wanted 18K or platinum though. Oh and BOTH the local Jewelers beat online prices (James Allen and blue Nile and I had the luxury of seeing them in person), and my D stone was actually at least a thousand cheaper!!! 

     

    Post # 6
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2003

    I have an H SI2, and it sparkles just fine for me. My SI2 is completely eye clean – to me at least, but I think SI2 is one that you should see in person to make absolutely certain. My husband bought mine sight unseen and just trusted the jeweler and he got lucky. 

    Post # 7
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    1111 posts
    Bumble bee

    Personally, I wouldn’t choose either bc I prefer a higher clarity stone and if you’re color sensitive, I don’t think you’d be happy with an I.  Are you set on the carat size? I would go down in size to get better specs, but that’s me. 

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2003

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    babybearinhipss:  mine does not. and it’s always looked plenty white to me. I’ve never compared it to a lower color diamond to really know the difference. Mine is also a 1.5 carat so a larger stone would likely show more color. I’ve had it 12 years and I am still happy with it! 

    • This reply was modified 4 years, 11 months ago by  alabamagirl.
    Post # 11
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I know you’ve seen my ring before, but it’s an I VS2 and I love it. The only times it looks warm to me is in my office (that has yellow lighting and maple furniture/cabinets). I took this comparison pic with a colorless CZ stud there and they’re quite similar looking (at least to me), so I think it’s more the lighting that causes that than the diamond color. The bottom pic is what it looks like in natural outdoor lighting.

    I agree with PPs that seeing things in person is always a good idea. Not all stones within the same color/clarity grade are the same and strong fluoro might make it milky.

    Also agree with PPs that I wouldn’t worry about this now if you’re not buying for several years — several years ago, diamond prices were much, much lower. That’s not to say it’ll keep going up like that (for all I know it could go down), just that prices fluctuate so much.

    Post # 12
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

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    babybearinhipss:  I’ve heard Flourescence helps with colored diamonds (make them appear white). I’m not sure if it does. Our jeweler mentioned it might help with stones of J, K etc but that for an H, you want to keep the fluorescence either faint or none at all.

    And I agree with above poster. sI2 are definitely ones to see in person. Sometimes inclusions can be hidden with the prongs if they’re in the right place too! But yes, if you went down in size a little, you could get a better color and better clarity as well. 

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