Post # 1
My stone was purchased for its color, cut, and clarity. I have a 1.26 G VS2 tripple X. I wonder how many other people/significant others out there scacrificed a little on size for the other c’s. Show your loves!
Post # 2
Cut and clarity were our two big factors. Hands down I will always take a smaller stone that is a better quality than a large stone that looks bad.
Post # 3
I recently upgraded from a 1 ct to a 1.7. I would say size and cut were equally important to me. I wanted to get the biggest diamond within my budget, but without going below an ideal cut and an HCA of between 1 and 2. I ended up sacrificing on clarity and colour to get the size I wanted with the cut specifications. It is a 1.7 ct, K, SI1, triple X, 1.6 HCA.
Post # 4
I was mostly concerned with clarity and cut above all and then color followed lastly by size. Many people say size over clarity but when a stone has inclusions whether visible or invisible to the naked eye the light that travels in will hit those inclusions and will not reflect back correctly. So I sacrificed size above all to get a good cut and clarity and my ring sparkles like crazy which makes it look larger bc of the brilliance. When light isn’t being reflected out properly then no matter how big ure stone is and no matter how colorless it is it won’t be as stunning. My pictures suck lol but mine is a GIA 1.2 carat G..IF..triple X
Post # 5
Cut was first and most important. After that it was color, then clarity. Last was size. Mine is graded excellent in symmetry & polish and is E color VS2
Post # 6
Clarity and cut was most important to me . I have a D color and VG cut .
Post # 7
- Wedding: September 2017 - Pearson Convention Centre
None were important to me. I wanted a ring that he liked and chose for me that was the most important thing
Post # 8
Cut and clarity were the most important followed by size with color being last. I will say I did really want a 1 carat diamond but not so much that I was willing to sacrifice the cut and clarity. We bought a K colored diamond that doesn’t look it at all imo because of its cut and clarity. My ring is yellow gold and the jeweler told us that with a yellow gold setting the stone is bound to pick some of that yellow gold color even if you go for a more colorless diamond so that also made sense to us to “sacrifice” on color.
Post # 9
Cut then clarity. I originally thought I wanted an asscher or cushion cut but Darling Husband really liked the c’s on this stone. Fine by me.
Post # 10
Cut and clairity were the ONLY C’s we didn’t sacrifice to stay in budget. When we first started shopping we were looking for something between 1.5 to 2 ct. We knew enough to know that cut is king so wanted excellent/ideal, colorless, VS2 or higher. We ended up 1.3 ct, ideal, H ,VS2
I couldn’t be happier. A year later and I still find myself mesmerized by the sparkle.
Post # 11
Thank you for starting this thread and sharing your experience! I also sacrificed the size of my diamond for the quality. Sometimes I question my decision when all everyone talks about is how big their stones are. But then I look at mine and marvel at how nearly perfect it is. Cut was most important to me along with symmetry and polish and all the angles, then colour & clarity, plus no fluorescence.
Post # 12
deannamarie : Agree 100%… I could’ve gone up in carat weight and stayed within budget and gotten a darker or more included stone but neither of us wanted that.
Post # 13
For me it was color and clarity, and cut, but not so much in a way that I paid attention to the actual cut grade, but more so that I wanted a diamond that had the “look” I was going for, which was a crushed ice look since I have a radiant. I also wanted a lower color for a warmer look and good clarity. My diamond is a K VVS2. It’s not perfectly symmetrical, but it has the crushed ice look I wanted, so I’m thrilled! This picture probably shows it best.
Post # 14
deannamarie : beautiful ring! Is that an oval center stone?
Post # 15
Quality always trumps carat weight for me.
Cut is king and color is queen…excellent D/VVS1..