(Closed) Is it worth the extra $?? Help!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which stone should I choose?
    1.30 carat round, ideal cut, SI2, J in color : (70 votes)
    44 %
    1.13 carat round, ideal cut, SI1, G in color ($1100 more) : (89 votes)
    56 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5554 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Personally I am a quality over quantity girl. Especially if there are other stones on the sides that it doesn’t “match”. 

    Post # 4
    Member
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Personally, I would go with the bigger and cheaper stone! I don’t think the color will be that mjch of a difference

    Post # 5
    Member
    5407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Well J can really vary so it’s hard to say if it’s worth it. I have seen some J stones face up whiter than others. I personally would probably go a little smaller, with higher color and clarity, but if the J looks good to you there’s nothing wrong with that. If the sidestones look different, it may be too much color. 

    Post # 7
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    95 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: March 2015

    What is the fluorescence on these stones? Sometimes a “strong blue” fluorescence will make a yellower stone appear whiter…

    Anyway, you have to decide between color vs carat. I have a G 1.12, but I wouldn’t be able to choose without seeing how the two compare to each other. I think you’ll know what you want after seeing them in person.

    Post # 9
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    5407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    @shamrock1228:  Could you keep looking for something in H or I color? That may save you a bit and show less color than a J. 

    ETA: if you think they really show color then that is your answer I would say

    Post # 11
    Member
    14066 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    From what I’ve seen, J is definitely more colors than FG and that would bug me.  I’d go with the matching more colorless stone.  That size difference will hardly be noticable anyways, but color on a larger stone definitely will be.

    Post # 12
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    9567 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    quality over quantity 🙂

    Post # 15
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    1389 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

    Do it! You are going to have this ring for the rest of your life, which is a long, long time to have nagging doubts about it that could have been solved from the get go.

    Post # 16
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    3453 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would definitely go for the better quality stone.

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