(Closed) Which diamond would you chose?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which diamond?
    Pear 1 : (11 votes)
    13 %
    Pear 2 : (49 votes)
    60 %
    Oval : (22 votes)
    27 %
  • Post # 3
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @cirk:  Oval! Oval! Always oval! I know NOTHING about stone specs, so my reactions are allllways based on my feelings of how something looks. And I loooove ovals. 

    Post # 4
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    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @cirk:  I’m sorry! I got too excited about the oval to digest what you had written above the pictures about which is the best deal. So I was not even remotely helpful. I’m sorry!

    Post # 7
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    837 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @cirk:  ALL THE SHAPES IN ALL THE SIZES! ALL THE RINGS! ALLLLLL OF THEM! Wouldn’t that solve all of life’s problems?

    Post # 8
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    437 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I m an oval girl, but I would not consider that oval because its clarity is I1 – that means there are visible inclusions.  The first pear is an SI2, which means you may be able to see inclusions, depending on the stone – if you talk to the people at Good Old Gold they should be able to tell you if the stone is “eye clean” or not. 

    If these are all thes same price, the 2nd pear is probably the best value, as its clarity is much higher, it is larger, and the color is not much lower (ie more yellow) than the first.  The most important “c” though of the “4 c’s” is cut, and when it comes to fancy cuts it’s really important to see them in person to get a feel for how well they perform.  this is not true so much for round brilliants, where you can judge how it will perform based on specs.  With ovals and pears and marquise, you can end up wiht a dark “bow tie” across the middle that is undesireable if very prominent. 

    That being said, I voted for the first pear because based on the picture I like the facet pattern better than on pear 2…

    Hope this helps.  If you visit pricescope.com, they are a wealth of knowledge about diamonds. Good luck!

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I picked #2 because I value clarity quite highly (my preference of the Cs). I would need to see any SI or lower clarity stones in person to see what exactly the inclusions look like.

    Post # 14
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    437 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @cirk:  inclusions can mean black specks, clouds, feathers, etc.  If you call good old gold and talk to them on the phone, they can tell you about each diamond, and whether the inclusions are visible to the naked eye.  SI 1-2 is usually the line where things are sometimes not visible and sometimes are.  I1 will always have visible inclusions.  It might be an inclusion that can be hidden by a prong or something though.  The people at Good Old Gold could tell you this.  I have never worked with them personally, but I know they have a very good reputation, and I think they’ll sometimes even make videos of the stones for you, which is the next best thing to seeing them in person. I sincerely wouldn’t buy a fancy cut stone without at the very least doing that.  Having bought an oval myself, I must’ve looked at nearly 40 in person before I found one that I thought was beautiful – ovals and pears are very finnicky stones!

    Post # 15
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    i would say the first pear.

    i would prefer ‘i’ colour over ‘j’ and as long as the stone is eye clean i wouldn’t mind the clarity rating. in addition, the second pear is only sliightly larger in dimension, so i wouldn’t want to pay so much more for a small difference in size and a downgrade in colour. 

    plus i love the facet pattern of the first pear 🙂

    Post # 16
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2008

    Ditto first pear. I would be wary about the I1 inclusion of the oval. plus i think pear 1 is good value for money, given that its a 0.8 and faces up like the 1ct. not too convinced in paying the extra premium just to get the full carat. 

    GOG has excellent reputation! can’t go wrong with them. 

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