What oval engagement ring should I pick?

posted 2 weeks ago in Engagement
  • poll: What diamond?
    2.09 carat : (28 votes)
    82 %
    2.01 carat : (6 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 2
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    2225 posts
    Buzzing bee

    The first one looks really cloudy to me? What are the cuts like, and what kind of inclusions do they have? Why is the second one cheaper? 

    Post # 3
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    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Do you have any videos? With fancy cuts you should really see how they move the light before deciding. Just from these pics, I would go with #2. The first one looks cloudy or opaque, which could be due to the inclusions or perhaps a fluor defect. 

    I guess in your poll the second photo is the first option. So I like the 2.09. 

    Post # 5
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    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper

    risapal :  Why does that make you nervous? have you seen them in person? 

    The reason people avoid EGL/IGI/etc are because they can grade softer on colour and clarity. So while they say it’s a D, it might turn out to be a GIA F. But if you’ve seen it and love it, it shouldn’t matter what lab grades it or what the actual colour value is. 

    Post # 7
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    83 posts
    Worker bee

    Since your poll is switched I accidentally voted for the 2.01 carat but I meant the 2.09 carat 

    Post # 8
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    5543 posts
    Bee Keeper

    risapal :  If they have a good return policy, maybe order both and send the one you don’t like back. Then you can see them and compare them yourself

    Post # 10
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    63 posts
    Worker bee

    EGL/IGI/etc certified diamonds can also be treated/enhanced, which greatly reducing the value and durability of the diamond.  I would stick with GIA or AGS.  GL

    Post # 11
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    128 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: City, State

    I personally like the 2.01 stone. I like the ratio of length and width better than the 2.09  which for me is too long and narrow. 

    Post # 12
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    73 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2019

    I love the shape of the 2.09. I have a 2 carat elongated oval, so I may be biased, but I can tell you I get compliments daily on how elegant the shape of my stone is. 

    Post # 13
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    5765 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    I don’t know that it’s a fair comparison given the photos attached. The 2.09 looks clearer and sparklier, regardless of whether it actually is or not. IN THIS PHOTO the 2.01 looks cloudy and white. Without a video comparison, the 2.09 looks far better according to the pictures attached.

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