(Closed) Ladies please help!! 1.5 or 1.7 ct ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

the 1.5 all the way. Boo strong fluorescence.

Post # 3
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Blushing bee

If you can best to see it in person. Sometimes they can both be excellent cuts but can sparkle differently.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

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. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by dearjohnbride.
Post # 5
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Busy bee

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
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Sugar bee

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
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Bumble bee

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krnchinita:  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
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Worker bee

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
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2017 - Insignia Steakhouse

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sparklesalways:  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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I vote the 1.7 because it’s really unlikely that will affect your diamond and it’s pretty cool (IMO).

Post # 11
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Helper bee

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
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Blushing bee

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krnchinita:  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)

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 8 months ago by dj77.
Post # 13
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Helper bee

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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Estates of Sunnybrook - McLean House

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krnchinita:  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
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Worker bee

Can you link the GIA certificates? Or just give us the certificate numbers. Not all GIA triple X are created equal.

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