Need help selecting diamond…

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee

For a step cut, I would recommend the higher clarity stone.  

Post # 4
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Helper bee

#2 hands down. Step cuts show color more easily as well as any inclusions, so I would go with the whitest and clearest stone. Love that hall of mirror effect! We were pretty close to getting an EC, but in the end went with a round brilliant. What kind of setting are you thinking?

(ps…did you know if you shortened round brilliant to R B, the boards automatically change it to Ring Bearer) tongue-out

Post # 6
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Honey bee

I love asschers! For the fancy cuts an ASET image is key if you can’t check it out in person. An ASET will show how much of the diamond is reflecting light back. Ordinarily I’d stay in VS2 and higher in a step cut, but that asscher looks pretty clean for an SI2. Has it been verified as eye clean?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

The hard part about finding a nice step cut is that you cant judge it based off a stagnant photo, you have to look at videos or see it in person to view the how the different steps flash on and off. If you want vintage, this one is nicer but it is smaller; the current GBJ stone you have picked will have a bow tie effect or dead space 

https://www.jewelsbygrace.com/1-08ct-vintage-emerald-cut-diamond-gia-f-vvs1

this one is absolutely gorgeous but it have a more asscher look

http://www.diamondsbylauren.com/index.php/jewelry/117ct-g-vvs2-emerald-cut-diamond-r7237

 

This is a nice elogated one

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.51-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-sku-6439026

This is my favorite looking on JA, it is a nice bright white H 

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.50-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-6624612

 

 

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper

I love the 4th.. bad stats or not.. guess what?  No one is going to say “how many carbon inclusions is that gee let me count” when they see it blaring in the sun lol.. good luck!

Post # 12
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Honey bee

kd1025 :  is this on Jewels by Grace? I really like the last diamond, even if it’s an SI2. The J color diamond is nice too. An ASET would help.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I think the first two are definitely the best options but I like the first the best because it has a great spread and I think it’s the classic emerald not too enlongated if that’s what you’re looking for. For the third, it looks like it faces up smaller than what a 1.6 should and for the fourth I would never go lower than VS2 for a step cut. Step cuts actually hide color IMO and my jewelers opinion so don’t be afraid of that J ๐Ÿ™‚ I have a J emerald too and it’s bright white

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

kd1025 :  Visually, the first one is my favorite.  It is a stunning stone!

Post # 15
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Newbee

I think #2 if you want a cleaner looking diamond however I love the color of #1. #4 would be good to see in person but not buy online. Seems like it has more imperfections than they are showing in the photo. 

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