Post # 1
I’m planning to propose soon and wanted to ask you which diamond I should get from the options below. I’ve been studying diamonds for past several weeks and these are the ones I came up with. Please let me know which one would be my best option. Also, please feel free to share your thoughts and opinions! Thank you so much in advance!
My lady’s ring size: 4.5
They’re both in similar price range, round shape, and GIA certified.
Fluorescence: Strong Blue
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Post # 2
the 1.5 all the way. Boo strong fluorescence.
Post # 3
If you can best to see it in person. Sometimes they can both be excellent cuts but can sparkle differently.
Post # 4
I’m color sensitive and didnt want any yellow tone in my stone. My fiancé had put a deposit down on an H stone but I was hesitant about it because I could see a tiny bit of color.
I would go with the F because of color and the florescence. I dont think there’s that big of a difference between 1.5 and 1.7 any way.
Post # 5
Option 1 would be my choice because the strong florescence in the 1.7 for a H color may make the diamond look cloudy
Post # 6
I would check them out in person if possible to see if the SBF actually makes the H look cloudy, hazy, or oily. That only happens in a small percentage of diamonds with fluorescence. If not, the H is probably more bang for your buck – a little bigger, greater clarity, equally good cut, and the SBF will help offset any faint yellowness, although the H probably faces up white.
Post # 7
I would say option one. I wouldn’t like the strong flouresence in a H coloured stone, I would be concerned with it looking cloudy and possibly having a bad hint of blue.
Post # 8
Strong florescence can be bad if it affects the look of the stone which is only In rare cases. the diamond my SO purchased is exactly the specs of your second option except it’s a 1.58 not a 1.71 carat and I think it’s about the most sparkly, clear thing I’ve ever seen – no negative effect at all from the strong florescence. I’d go for option 2, especially if you get the chance to see the stone or if there is a good return policy in the rare case the fluorescence is noticeable.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2017 - Insignia Steakhouse
there’s nothing wrong with strong blue fluorescence. They can actually make the stone seem whiter. when you go to very strong, you run the risk of oily or cloudy stones. I have an I with SBF and it looks better than a lot of G stones Ive seen and it lowers the price because everyone thinks so negatively about it.
Post # 10
I vote the 1.7 because it’s really unlikely that will affect your diamond and it’s pretty cool (IMO).
Post # 11
Try to find a second stone that is 1.7 with faint or no FL. They are not that hard to find. When my Fiance and I were looking at stones on Blue nile you could find no fluorescence within the same price range as the strong blue.
Post # 12
Hello! Have you looked at either stone in person or will you be purchasing online? Do you have the stones specs from the GIA certificate? If you do you should check angle, depth, table etc and make sure the numbers are within optical performance range (not all excellent cuts are created equally you can use the HCA as a rejection tool to help eliminate). Also I would compare mm dimensions of both stones to see real size (sometimes carat weight may seem large but one could be cut more shallow or more deep to change how it faces up) Are you able to get ASET images for each stone they would help check performance if you aren’t able to see the stones in person? Lastly I found pricescope to be an extremely helpful forum in addition to this one when I was learning about diamonds. the Rockytalk thread may be of interest to you. You can even list your budget and shape preference and they will help you find the best performing stone avaiable. Some hardcore diamond lovers on there! Just wanted to add that a GIA excellent stone will outperform all diamonds in general but if you are OCD and want to get the best performer for your buck this info may of help (but comparing stones in person in my opinion would veto all of this)
Post # 13
Can you get the certificate number for each diamond? And also the dimensions?
You can’t assume the 1.7 will be bigger than the 1.5 because it depends on how it’s cut. The carat just means more diamond (weight) and does not always mean bigger diamond.
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House
The 1.5 specs look better… A smaller carat with better specs overall will appear bigger than one that has a higher carat with worse specs..
Post # 15
Can you link the GIA certificates? Or just give us the certificate numbers. Not all GIA triple X are created equal.