(Closed) Is a .20 ct round diamond flawless better then a .50 ct flawed diamond

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you pick a smaller flawless stone over a larger flawed stone
    Smaller flawless stone : (79 votes)
    52 %
    Larger flawed stone : (72 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 17
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    459 posts
    Helper bee

    @mrstattoo10816:  why is he so against shopping online for a diamond? For people on such a specific budget you are really limiting your options!!! 

    Post # 19
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    1399 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2014

    @mrstattoo10816:  Unless it was heavily flawed 0.5 is too small to really see many flaws anyway.

    0.25 is so small you wouldn’t even be able to tell it was flawless.

    I’d get the 0.5

    Post # 20
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    3682 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Something doesn’t sound right. There really are no deals in diamonds. It sounds as if he’s showing you stones that are ungraded, which some people don’t care about, but you can’t trust the color and clarity grades he’s telling you unless the diamond comes with a grading report preferably from GIA or AGS. If you’ve seen the ring and person and like it, that’s really all that matters. However, I think it’s worth it to shop around, check out the Pricescope forums if you want, and look at online vendors that offer pictures, video, and analysis of their diamonds.

    Post # 24
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    419 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    @mrstattoo10816:  In your situation I would go with the smaller stone! But if you could find a happy medium I might do that if possible..my stone is an SI2 and there are NO visible inclusions AT ALL…every stone is different. I also went with E color…I have white gold so it was important for me to have a completely colorless stone.

     

     

    Post # 25
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    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    @kimmo416:  +1 my thoughts exactly 

    Post # 26
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    70 posts
    Worker bee

    My only request for my SO was that he get me a great quality diamond. I would much rather have a smaller diamond of great quality then a bigger diamond of poorer quality. 

    Post # 27
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    184 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    I voted smaller but better.

    Mine is a .38 VVS1, D (colorless) very good cut. I chose it because cut, color & clarity mattered far more to me than size. I’ve had large diamonds that weren’t good quality on the two wedding bands I had in my previous marriage and I always wanted a diamond that truly sparkled. But it really depends on what you want and can afford.

    Post # 28
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    1837 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    honestly i think you should get something in the middle of those 2 options

    Post # 29
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    507 posts
    Busy bee

    @mrstattoo10816 – I am a size 6 (tiny bit smaller – sometimes 5 3/4) and have a 2.86 sapphire. Since it is cusion cut it probably looks more like a high 1 carat (ie 1.8 or 1.7) from above. 

    Just on how my ring sits I would probably lean towards a bit larger. 

    There is a lot of small stone ring love in different threads – check those out and if it is your style ignore me 🙂

    Post # 30
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    1262 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @mrstattoo10816:  With those stats, I’d pick the smaller stone. I2 and J is a crappy stone.  But, you should be able to get a happy medium. A .4 stone, perhaps, between G-I and VS2-Si1 should be a very pretty but affordable stone. If your jeweler doesn’t offer a stone between a flawless .2, and a very very flawed .5, then you should find a new jeweler – he might be scamming you a little.

    Post # 31
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    1410 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    In your situation, I say go with the .2, since you said it looks a lot like your original center stone and the sparkle seems to make you super happy, as well as knowing you’re supporting a local jeweler. 🙂 And $650 for the set sounds like a good deal to me, we paid about $900 just for my engagement ring setting.

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