(Closed) Help! Torn between two diamonds for engagement ring.

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

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solomon45:  I’d go for the higher quality (option 2)

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

Go the 1.32 it’s not much smaller at all and its a much better diamond. 

PS I love the idea of telling her you got her a flawless diamond because you think she’s flawless. Good luck!

Post # 4
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Busy bee

I’d go for 2 hands down unless you have a larger ring size and you’re worried about finger coverage?

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2016

What are their face measurements?  Ovals are interesting.. my 1.01 carat is smaller than the 0.9 carat it was up against.  It’s possible that the actual surface area difference isn’t huge.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I would say option 2. I’m not sure if the size difference would be very noticeable with the halo especially.

In my opinion, the story and romanticism of your thought process is worth more than the extra tenths of a carat, by far. 

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: June 2015

I would say quality over quantity pretty much always. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Its so tough without seeing them in person. I know there’s virtually no color difference…but i don’t know the difference between vvs1 & vs2? I have no clue what the polish is or means? If i couldn’t tell the difference between the color & clarity, then for me, it would come down to the fire it has…the sparkle it gives off. For me it come down to the area of the biggest difference. If the clarity was the biggest difference between them then i would choose the more clear one…if the size was the biggest difference between them then i would choose the larger one. What is the detail that holds the biggest difference between them, visually? I dont care about their ratings, to your naked eye, what is the biggest difference between them?

Post # 9
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

Very good polish and symmetry is not very good at all. Excellent or bust FOR SURE. The size difference is not that noticeable and who cares for a stone that’s a tiny smidge bigger if it’s dull!? Seriously, nothing else matters if the stone is not polished to a crisp sparkle! 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

Option 2!

Post # 11
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Busy bee

A agree with a PP – what’s the face up size? Mm?

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016 - Long Island, NY

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solomon45:  

Are you able to see them in person? I have an oval- before my FH selected one, he had the jewelers show him a large selection with varying color (D-G), clarity (VVS2-SI2), and carat (1.4-1.8). In the end, he chose a D/SI2/1.57 carat because it was the most stunning of the ones he saw (inside & out of the store) and had virtually no bowtie. (The bowtie is important. Make sure you pick a nice oval with no bowtie!)

PS- he is sitting right next to me & telling me what to write. He says at first he was nervous about not picking the biggest one or the one with the highest clarity, but in the end he just couldn’t get over how much nicer this diamond was than all the others he’d seen. And he hopes that helps and we both wish you luck & congratulations 😀

PPS- I’m a size 4.75 and I have a platinum halo and diamonds on the band, and like I said it’s a 1.57. Just to give you a little perspective. I don’t think a 1.32 is going to be small at all!!!!

 

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Buzzing bee

I would try and see both in person to rule out if one has a dark bow tie. I would choose excellent cut over slightly larger size. Especially since you plan to add a halo. On a size 5, a 1.32 center will look sizeable! Good luck! Sounds like an awesome ring in the works!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

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MrsBuesleBee:  great advice!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

I would go for option 2. Less than 0.2 in carat sz isn’t material enough to male up for those reduced specs IMO

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