(Closed) Is this a good quality diamond for the price?

posted 11 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
7086 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

Yes, I think it is a fair price.

Post # 4
1042 posts
Bumble bee


First, you’re better off making an account at Pricescope.com, going to the ‘RockyTalk’ section, and posting this there. They’ll be able to tell you more info and also help search for diamonds.

Secondly, I’m not a fan of this diamond. The EGL has different standards for rating diamonds then the GIA. So an ‘I’ from EGL is more like a ‘J’ or ‘K’. This diamond is going to have a strong yellow tint. The strong fluorescence in this diamond will actually help the diamond appear whiter in your case, but I think you can do better. Try going lower on the clarity scale. As long as the diamond is ‘eye clean’ you should be fine. Try searching for a high color (especially from EGL), maybe a F or G, and with a clarity level of SI1. Also, cut is most important, so if you can, try looking at ideal cut diamonds instead of excellent.

Like I said before, you’ll have better luck over at Pricescope.com. Tell them your budget and what you’re looking for and they should be able to show you a couple suggestions! Good luck!

Post # 5
98 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Marie Gabrielle

I don’t think I would buy this diamond – I think you can do better.  The price drops dramatically even just a point or two under a carat (without sacrificing perceived size).  An I in color is very obvious – you will very likely see definitive color.  Fluorescence is not a desirable quality either.  As a comparison, when we were ring shopping, one of the diamonds we checked out was just over $3,000 and an E, no fluorescence, VS, and .78 radiant.  It was only the slightest bit smaller than the 1 carats of poorer quality that we were looking at.  We did decide to keep looking and found a .96 that was a good $2,000 more affordable than a diamond of equitable quality but only a few points larger at 1c-1.05c

I’d keep looking!  Diamonds that are .95-.99 get snapped up quick, since they are cheaper than 1c+, but they can give you the best bang for your buck.  Sometimes it takes time – but I really do think you can find something of equitable price at a higher quality.  Although it’s personal preference – for us, color was hugely important.  Some people really prize warmth in a diamond – it’s really up to what you feel is the right fit for your preferences!  I am just giving this advice in case you want higher color, which I think should be possible, at least in my experience.

Post # 7
27 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

Pricescope.com is an invaluable resource! They will surly help you pick out a beautiful stone. I also wanted to say that an “I” colored diamond is not going to look noticeably yellow at all. My diamond is and “I” and I don’t see a tint of color in mine. Especially with florescence a stone in a slightly warmer shade can appear very white. For me, I start to see tint when you go down into the K and lower range. Lower color stones do not equate to lower quality. It’s all about personal preference and how color sensitive your are. Just look for a great cut with no visible eye inclusions. Good luck! 

Post # 9
1042 posts
Bumble bee

Sounds to me that you’re not very color sensitive, which is great! I still think you can find something a little bit better on pricescope. Keep trying to post a new topic, I’m not sure why it’s not letting you!

Post # 11
391 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Sweety292: Just email the pricescope mods and tell them the problem and they should be able to figure it out for you.

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