Post # 1
Considering Cost too, would would you prefer?
1.5 Cusion Cut, F, VS2, or
1.21 Cusion Cut, D, VS2, (3k minus)
Savings about 3k with the 1.21 Cut and it is a Colorless D Diamond. I know it’s hard to tell b/w a D and an F but which would you prefer. Would you have preferred a 1.5 Carat way over a D color 1.21? Thanks.
Post # 3
!.5 over 1.2 definitely, you won’t be able to tell the difference between D and F
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School
I think I’d prefer the 1.5, IF the 3k wasn’t a major player for your budget (which for me, it would be!) But all things being equal, 1.5 for sure 🙂 Although either way, you’re gonna have a beautiful ring!!
Post # 5
Well cost aside, I would prefer the 1.5 as the difference between a D and an F is not at all noticeable. However, I’m not sure that .3 more carats is worth $3k! That seems like a lot!
Post # 6
I’m with meowkers. I don’t think you can tell between a D and F so I wouldn’t be worried about that… but 3k does seem like a lot for .3.
Post # 7
i would prefer the clearer diamond, the difference between 1.2 and 1.5 at that size in minimal
Post # 8
This is a tough one! I would say if the budget is not an issue the 1.5. Although you won’t be able to tell the difference between the color the size is nice! But then again is a 1.21 and a 1.5 a huge difference in size? I mean I know it is, but can you really tell.. Keep us posted!
Post # 9
I’d get the cheaper. The weight (~ 1/2 mm) & color differences are negligible. The thing that will make the biggest difference is the cut grade which you don’t mention. Save the $$$ and get a “bling”ier setting.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2010 - The Glen Manor House
Good work on the cushion – I love that cut!
I’m going to go with the group and vote 1.5 as well.
Post # 11
I’m not positive on the 1.5 but the 1.2 which I got is a Brillian Cut.
Cost of Diamond is about $6.1K not including the band, but the band was a complementary gift from the Diamond Seller of a family friend. I have the GIA certificate as well.
1.21 Cushion Cut, D, VS2, Tiffany Inpsired Legacy with Halo diamonds and on the side of th band. My budget was 10k but I opted for the 1.21 because of the color D and it was a savings of 3k which can be used for the wedding. It’s still a great ring right? Would you be happy with it 😉 Thanks.
Post # 12
@Robinhood I think you did a great job and your Fiance will love it! I also think it is super awesome you asked for all of the hives advice.. Can you post us a pic of it! I really want to see this beauty!
Post # 13
I’d prefer the smaller D diamond, personally… I have to pull gloves off and on a million times a day and I’m not a very showy person 🙂
Post # 14
Here’s previous post I made of the ring.
What do you think
Let me know what you think. Thanks! The hives advice is worth gold!!! It’s like I’m talking the my gf’s friends for advice hehe, probably better advice here 😉
Post # 15
I would go with the 1.21 Cusion Cut, D, VS2! Like the other posters mentioned there isn’t much difference in the color and the extra .3 I dont think is going to make a huge difference either. Yes it’ll be bigger but it’s also 3k more and I think your Fiance might appriciate your suggestion of using the money you save toward the wedding. The ring pic you posted before is beautiful and I wouldn’t change a thing!!
Are you having second thoughts?? If so don’t you made a great choice!
Post # 16
I would probably opt for the one visibly larger. A carat weight and how a diamond faces up might not be that much difference. A smaller weight might face up the same size as a larger diamond its size depending on the cut. a
Also, most people can’t tell the difference in color between D and F. Also what ist he cut like? Maybe the cut isn’t as good on the D as it is on the F. Really, there are many, many factors you could base your decision on because it’s more than just color and clarity.
Get what you can afford and which one sings to your heart. That would be my advice.