(Closed) Which diamond to choose? Please help!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which diamond should I choose?
    .85, G-H Si1-Si2 : (64 votes)
    56 %
    .70, G-H VS1 : (51 votes)
    44 %
  • Post # 3
    11752 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: November 1999

    Go for the bigger one as long as you can’t see any inclusions!  Although, you probaby can’t tell much of a difference between .7 and .85 but still go for the one that looks the best to you – not based on stats!

    Post # 4
    2725 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    At this point you should be paying more attention to the cut. Clarity does not make a diamond sparkle more or less. Cut does. All of the other factors are about the same. 

    Post # 5
    1095 posts
    Bumble bee

    The difference between a VS1 and an SI1-2 is not that noticeable to the naked eye. You will get more bang for your buck with the .85 ct option IMO

    Post # 6
    3618 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    What’s the cut? That would be the deciding factor for me since the rest are pretty similar.


    Post # 7
    731 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Those seem like SUPER inexpensive prices to me, for what you’re buying! 😀 You’ve got a great deal there, I would just make sure they’re GIA/AGS graded.

    Post # 8
    365 posts
    Helper bee

    Can you have the cut, symmetry, and polish graded before you buy?  That’s what I would base my decision on.  The light return is what makes the sparkle.

    Post # 9
    1866 posts
    Buzzing bee

    What’s the cut for both of the diamonds?

    Post # 10
    314 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    PPs have said what I want to know. What is the cut for each diamond? Do they have fluorescence (faint? strong blue? none? etc) Do they come with a grading report? I’d say that GIA or AGS would make me feel more secure about the purchase.

    Would they allow you to get a second opinion of the diamonds if they do not come with a grading report?

    I wouldn’t buy from them unless you can find out more about each stone.

    Post # 11
    1318 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    It depends on your wants in a diamond. Personally for me color and clarity were super important, but not size or necessarily cut(although I know that contributes to the sparkly). I would go for the VS1 because I probably wouldn’t really notice a size difference. 

    Post # 12
    13099 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I’d go with the one that you said sparkles better/more!

    Post # 14
    8042 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    @labradorlover:  You didn’t mention what the cut is for either of them. Whichever sparkles more has the better cut.

    If you see no inclusions (the stone is “eye clean”) then go with whichever one looks prettier to you.

    Post # 15
    2577 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    Sparklier diamond… so that would mean the smaller one 🙂

    Post # 16
    3148 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    when it comes to clarity, pretty much only you and your Fiance would know the specs of your ring. so the question is, would quality bother you? nobody else will notice.

    I have a somewhat big inclusion in my ring but it’s still sparkles like crazy and I didn’t even notice that inculsion for an entire year. I’m sure nobody else would ever notice as long as I don’t point it out. If I had to choose between this one or a smaller one that was more flawless, I’d still go with the bigger, less expensive one. 

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