Post # 17
I have no desire to see the appraisal of my ring. All I know is that he did a great job and got a beautiful stone. Emerald cut, very good cut, about a carat or just over. I think. haha. All I know is some of my friends bigger stones look yellow next to mine. 🙂 Quality.
Post # 18
i am SO glad that majority of the people said quality as i also believe that this is more important. my ring gets noticed from across the room and strangers comment and stare at it. i even have a friend who has a 1.5 kwt always comment on how beutiful it is. its a 1.01 VVS2 F very good cut. but looks bigger bc of the quality. i am looking to upgrade it to perhaps a 1.3 but that’ll be when we saved enough and i can work with it as im in healthcare and dont want to be harming my patients with it.
Post # 19
@MrsMaine:definitely like your second ring more…and it looks much bigger even though i know your first one was bigger.
Post # 20
@agirlwithdreams7: Absolutely, we all want the best looking. But everyones definition of best looking and overkill is different.
Post # 21
@agirlwithdreams7:Can I just say something that bugs me.
Isn’t size a quality? It’s not the only quality, but it is one.
Ok, I’ll shut up now.
Post # 22
i agree with @pinkshoes:, everyone has their own preferences and definition of quality and what is too big or not. depends on that.
Post # 23
Well, I might be the only dissenting voice here but…
I went for size over “quality”. My stone is just over one carat and I guess by most of your standards it would seem to be low quality since it does have a visible inclusion. Yes, when I look really really closely I can see a black dot/slight black line at some angles, but when I don’t look really closely (and I doubt anyone else does), I don’t notice it. It’s still nearly colourless and sparkly with a good cut. I don’t know…I just couldn’t justify the price jump up for more “quality” and this size was the look I wanted.
Post # 24
I’d prefer something with excellent cut, G/H color, VS2 or above. I would not pay extra for a D/E, IF stone, because I can’t really tell the difference.
Post # 25
I would go with quality over size for sure.
Post # 26
Huge diamonds don’t do it for me. I’d pick quality any day (and did). I don’t particularly mind clarity, as long as it’s eye-clean (though some people have eagle-eye vision and can see inclusions you and I might not be able to see), but I do like icy-white stones, so I definitely wouldn’t go too low in colour. And definitely a great cut. Having said this, I’d go for a diamond over any other stone.
Post # 27
At first I was going to say the bigger stone, but after seeing comparison stones I would much rather have the higher quality stone!
Post # 28
It is situation-specific for me… like I have a different answer if we’re talking about .5 v. 1 ct or 1 v. 2 ct.
If we were in a position that my choices were a .5 very good quality stone v. 1 ct lower quality stone, I’d probably pick the 1 ct. I don’t need a huge rock, but for me personally, I kind of wanted something around 1ct and I think I would have sacrificed quality to get it.
In our situation though, we were choosing between a 1ct excellent quality stone v. 2 ct low quality stone. I’m glad my husband went with the 1ct. I think the size looks good on me and I don’t need anything bigger, so I’m glad he went for the best quality and uber sparkle.
Post # 29
I would prefer the bigger stone if the diamond was eyeclean, the color I prefer and a great cut. And I would prefer a diamond over a simulant.
On a side note: Just because someone has a “large” diamond doesn’t mean its low quality. I hope that doesn’t sound snarky-and it isn’t directed at anyone-and I know that wasn’t what this post was about. It just bugs me when some people say “My diamond is small but its AMAZING quality and it sparkles like CRAZY! I wanted a beautiful diamond over a big crappy one.” Kinda implying that bigger stones must be lesser quality. I have seen several gorgeous “large” diamonds and many not so nice “small” diamonds.
Post # 30
@MrsMaine:Wow!! Your second ring is stunning! You can definitely see the difference.
I prefer a smaller diamond with better color, etc. I think it depends on the person though. I don’t think there’s one “right” answer, just personal preference.
Post # 31
@kelmac: Generally people just mean what they could afford in their budget. Obviously there are some amazing 2-6ct diamonds out there of awesome cut and clarity, but for most people that is not realistic. It’s about prioritizing where that money is going.