(Closed) Two rings – which would you choose?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which diamond would you choose?
    The 1.57 : (26 votes)
    25 %
    The 1.81 : (78 votes)
    75 %
  • Post # 3
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    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: March 2014

    @queencharlotte04:  I chose #2 exclusively because cut will make all the difference in the world in how it sparkles. I am thinking of buying a diamond soon, and I’ll go down to M color, and will consider SI2 and even I1 diamonds on a case to case basis, but I won’t get anything lower than Ideal cut, because cut affects everything from how much fire the stone has to how white it faces up.

     

    Is there any way you can see these stones in person? Make sure you look at them in natural daylight. Jewelry store lights LIE.

    Post # 4
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    3063 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Number two. Excellent cut – all the way.

    Post # 7
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: Central Park

    No brainer to go with the better cut

    Post # 8
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    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    1.81 for the excellent cut.  Is it a round stone? If so, you can’t see inclusions so it should be no issue moving from VS2 to SI1.

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    @queencharlotte04:  I have a J color stone and it is a GREAT color! I think you’ll be more than happy with the I color, and much more happy with the larger, better cut stone in the long run ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 11
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    5215 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I’d go with the excellent cut for a modern Ring Bearer (and old stone it does not matter so much). As for colour, this is pretty personal. I personally prefer modern cut stones in the H/I/J range over D/E/F (I prefer J-M/N for old cuts) I find that bit of colour gives them more visual depth (due to the contrast I think). With an excellent cut and performance it also should face up much brighter than an I (since the grading is done from the side).

    You need to make sure that YOU can’t see the inclusions though, or if you do they don’t bother you (some people like a few interesting inclusions, like a little enclosed ruby or something). Some jewelers state “eye clean” at 12″, but you may have eagle eyes or be looking at it from 6″.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    Cut is the most important thing to me so the second one. The I color would bother me though, so I would go down in size to move up on the color scale to stick with the same price point.

    Post # 13
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    150 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

    Are they both rated from the same institute? Because I think that makes a difference on which you end up choosing

    Post # 15
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    327 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    definitely the 1.8. Cut is the most important aspect.  I have a J that’s cut excellent and it sparkles like CRAZY and looks super white.  The cut affects the color you see for sure.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: January 1998

    For me

    Cut

    Color

    Clarity

    Carat

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