Post # 31
Well graded and well cut H’s should should not show warmth. It’s possible you got a H leaning towards an I. Again, color is subjective. If this H is really graded that poorly then you should go for the 1.9 carat G. The rings will look virtually the same size on your hand to everyone and in fact some 2 carats will face up the exact same size as this 1.9 carat stone.
This is a marketing tactic to overprice a stone just becuase it reaches a milestone carat… A stone that is 0.14 carats larger should not be $2000 more than another stone, espeically when other C’s are lower. It’s only becuase it has a 2 in front of it. Compare a 1.8 carat G to a 1.94 carat H, for example; their price will be close to identical. If the carat really matters that much, then I suppose go for it, but know you are the only one that will know the difference.
Post # 32
I would also go for the 1.9 since it is obviously a better performer. You can still call it a 2 carat if that’s important to you!
Post # 33
I’d personally go with the superior stone (i.e the one with more brilliance and sparkle). Those aforementioned items are ultimately what make a diamond beautiful.
Whether or not a stone is too yellow or not is completely a personal preference. I had an H diamond in the past and I personally noticed it. Other people didn’t at all.
Post # 34
Personally, I’d go with G stone. I have a G stone myself and was willing to sacrifice size for color.
Post # 35
I would go with the better performing stone. The sparkle is the important part. I vote for 1.9!
Post # 36
- Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA
Can we see pics of the diamonds? Just by what you say in your post I would go with the 1.9 it sounds like you are more excited by it than the 2.04 🤷🏼♀️
Post # 37
thread jacking here, but how do know if a stone is well cut? Man…I just dropped my diamond off at the jewelers to be set.
Post # 38
If it’s a modern round brilliant, you should see crisp clean facets with visible heart and arrow patterns. The facets should be symetrical, not wobbly or off center.
There’s percentages you can look at for table and depth etc but that tells you which stones are more likely to be well cut, not whether or not the cut is actually bad.
You can get an ASET report which shows the light return of your diamond, and will tell you if there’s any light leakage, which makes the stone less sparkly.
But, general rule of thumb, if YOU like they way your stone looks in person, that negates any and all of the above.
Numbers don’t tell you everything.
Fancy cuts like emerald and princess and pears are more subjective but you still want to look for crisp clean facets and symmetry.
Post # 39
thank you! This is my diamond. Please bear in mind that is inside of a protective film. I think it’s pretty but I will be honest that I basically got it in the mail.and dropped it off straight to the jewelers. He seemed impressed by it and he is an actual jewelery maker. I should add it is F color, ideal cut, 1.03 carats, VVS2, excellent symmetry, polish,