Post # 1
So i was just curious….talking to a friend of mine and we were talking diamonds of course…lol…we girls….haha….and of course we talked about e-rings….and the subject came up of what someone would be more willing to compromise on in your dream ring…because lets be honest not everyone can afford a ideal cut IF completely colorless stone in thier dream size….
so what would you compromise on….my friend for instance decided she would take the carat and cut she wanted but did not feel she was color sensitive, and didnt care about inclusions….
so ladies what would you be willing to compromise on???
Post # 3
Definitely carat. Having a large stone is not important to me. I am very much a “quality over quantity” type of girl.
Post # 4
Carat. A small diamond that is clear and well cut will always be more beautiful than a large included diamond. I prefer warm diamonds, so the lower end of the color scale doesn’t bug me. Bring on the KLMNOP diamonds!
If you can afford a huge sparkler you’re lucky!
Post # 5
@KatyElle: I agree 100%.
Clarity, Cut, and Color are most important to me.
A flawless, colorless well cut small stone will often appear larger than an included, poorly colored and poorly cut stone.
The sparkle really comes from the cut & clarity. I’d probably be willing to give a little bit on color, but honestly I prefer the colorless range.
Post # 6
Colour for sure, since I love yellower stones anyway.
Post # 7
I said clarity but that demands on the shape you go with. As long as the stone is eye clean.
Post # 8
I agree that carat is the one i would compromise on….i was just suprised that alot of girls i know are soo fixed on the size of stone (status symbol out here) and are more willing to give up alot in the quality are just for the carat…..i am glad im not nuts and the only quality over quantity girl!
Post # 10
I say clarity because unless you are comparing diamonds side by side its not always that obvious to spot included diamonds. Whereas color, cut and size are more obvious
Post # 11
Definitely color. I don’t necessarily PREFER warm diamonds, but I don’t mind them.
Carat would be next. Clarity and cut are the really important ones to me.
Post # 12
I said color, clarity, and carat. Cut is really important to me. I like small diamonds, so carat is not a big deal. As long as the stone is eye clean, it’s good (mine’s an I1–gasp–but it’s eye clean; no one is going to be looking at it with a loupe). Color isn’t really that important, as long as all of the stones in the ring and the wedding band are the same color.
Post # 13
Color. If the cut is excellent, it faces up white. I sacrificed to a J color to afford a little over a carat. I wouldn’t go past J though.
Post # 14
My piorities were: 1. Cut 2. Carat 3. Clarity 4. Color. I wanted as big as I could get while staying eye clean, near colorless and great cut.
Post # 15
It depends on what you’re asking me to choose between. I wanted the largest stone I could get VG/Ex cut, H+, VS2+… But I also wanted over a ct. I was willing to compromise on all of the C’s up to a certain point.
Post # 16
I’d “sacrifice” colour because I love “lower” colours. I’m planning to get an S-Z stone set in yellow gold in the future. 🙂 I’d actually quite like a stone with medium-to-strong fluorescence too.
Clarity is next for me, unless it’s a step-cut. As long as it’s eye-clean, I’m happy.
I’m torn on the last two. I want a large-ish (ideally 1.5-2ct) stone with an excellent cut, but my willingness to compromise on the first two make that a feasible possibility.