(Closed) I color 2.5 ct or G color 2 ct – please help!!!!!!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you buy I color VS1 2.5 ct with very strong fluorescence or G color SI1 (eye-clean) 2ct ?

    I color VS1 2.5 ct with very strong fluorescence

    G color SI1 (eye-clean) 2ct

  • Post # 17
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    GIA I’s are not yellow. You won’t really see any yellow until you hit K. Plus the addition of strong blue fluorescence probably makes it about as white as the G. It’s a VS1 – can’t ask for better than that, cut is ideal… between those two, I’d go with the larger stone.

    Post # 18
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    No question – I’d go for the 2.5. Better clarity and significantly larger. But I’m not color picky. I absolutely love my L. 

    Post # 19
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    This lady has one of the most popular, gorgeous and awesome rings on the internet. All of her stones are “J” in color. Don’t get hung up on the color scale.

    Post # 20
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    Bee Keeper

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    @1inthechamber:  photos really are not a good way to judge color. Many aspects of gems look different in photos than real life but color maybe most of all (making colored gemstone buying pretty much insanely infuriating).

    Post # 21
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    If you buy the stone from online what’s their return policy if you do not like the stone?

    Post # 22
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2013

    I’d go with the 2ct!

    Post # 23
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

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    @bluerose88:  the G stone has better optics. The 60.9 depth and crown combo are going to reflect more light. The I color will appear more dark in the center because there’s more head body shadow from the depth.

     

     

     

    I have nothing against fluorescence, but to advise u, the Gsi1 retains its value much more. U won’t be able to see a .5mm difference since the 2ct is spready and the 2.5 doesn’t measure as large as others. But best of luck!!!

     

    Post # 24
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @bluerose88:  Thank you for posting that info. The reason I asked for it is to use the HCA calculator. This is a helpful little calculator to assess the cut of the diamond beyond just ideal/excellent, VG, G, etc. It’s not a fool proof way of looking at stones, but it is helpful to use to help rule out potential stones. So for example, your G color stone scores a 1.3 and your I color stone scores a 2.7. The goal is for the score to be <2. So based on this, I’d rule out the I color stone.

    With an SI1 in that large of a stone, there is a chance YOU may be able to see the inclusions. I stress the YOU because odds are you’ll be staring closely at your stone while people oogling at your gorgeous new e-ring won’t be looking that closely. It’s true that they say SI1s should be eye clean, but as I said, in a stone as large as you’re looking at, there’s still a chance you may be able to see the inclusions. Me personally? It wouldn’t bother me much if I really wanted a 2 ct and it was within my budget.

    If you don’t mind sharing your budget and what exactly you want (carat, color, clarity), I can certainly search around online to find you so other lovely stones!

    Post # 25
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I would never sacrifice color for size. Bigger doesn’t equal better in this case. I went with a .38 colorless (D, VVS1) and am amazed at just how colorless it actually is. I’ve owned diamonds that are H and K, and let me tell you – the difference IS noticable. Out of your two choices, hands down I’d say the 2ct G color.

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee

    Hm, this is a toughie.  My priorities are cut, clarity, then tie between colour and carat.  The larger stone would score 3/4 and the smaller would score 2/4.  Strong fluorescence is generally not a good thing but because the larger stone is I colour, it will counteract some of the yellow undertones, so it can actually work in your favour.  I’d personally keep looking but if I had to choose, I’d probably pick the larger one and have it set as a solitaire (since it’s large already, and to avoid having the colour contrast with other stones in the setting).

    Post # 27
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    @bluerose88:  Fluorescence may have the effect of making the I colour appear whiter which is a plus.  Personally, I am a huge fan of fluorescence.. its s fascinating to me.  I’m not sure about very strong fluoro though.. never seen it in person before.  I also like the size of that stone… and shrinkage does set it.  Good luck!

    Post # 31
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2014

    I’d go with the 2.5 I color.  I really don’t think you’ll be able to see any yellow in it and the clarity is much better.

     

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