Post # 1
I’m looking at stones for my setting right now. It can hold a 6mm- 6.5mm (1ct) stone. I can get a nicer stone if I stay at the smaller side. Right now I’m looking at two stones online. Will I notice much differance between a 6.1mm stone and a 6.5mm stone. Since the setting is made for either size I believe both will look nice. What would you choose?
Post # 2
If the two stones were side by side then yes you would see a small difference in size. But I’d definitely go with the 6.1mm better quality diamond. I’d rather have a slightly smaller diamond that was clear and sparkly than a slightly bigger one that’s not as pretty. Overall the size difference is minimal anyway.
Post # 3
What are the specs (cut, color, clarity) on both?
Post # 4
It is hard to say for certain which will be better given the info. Topically you will not notice a difference between 1.00 ct 6.5 mm and .90 ct 6.15 mm. Maybe side by side unmounted.
Do you have more specifications? Cut grade, pavilion angle, crown angle, total depth, pavilion %, crown %, table%, girdle, culet, symmetry, polish, length, width? What about color, carat, clarity? I’m for getting a better cut diamond if you are truly getting a better cut?
Post # 5
i doubt you will notice a difference go for the better stone with the better stats.
Post # 6
http://www.diamdb.com – you can use this site to compare. It will show you a realistic size and what it would look like on your finger. 🙂
Post # 7
Yes, you will see a difference. The difference is little over .75 ct to a full 1 ct. However, I would probably take the better stone. Depends on the cut,of course. I would take the one with the better cut,regardless of which you pick. I think asking this question withut specs or without seeing the stones in person is impossible to judge 🙂 Which has a better cut? Which has a better clarity.Color means little to me as long as youa re staying at J or better. At H and above, I would not notice a difference, and personally, I am not fond of D-F diamonds. My sweet spot is G-H, and i am ok with going to to SI1 in clarity if the cut is very nice. If it is an older cut, I prefer the J-K colors anyway. For a newer round brilliant, I prefer the G-H. I wouldnt go below an H for a fancy cut faceted stone (marquise, pear. Ovals and hearts can take a bit more color, in my opinion.
Post # 8
There’s a price jump once you hit the 1 carat mark, so it’s smart to try to find something just under. My center stone is .92 ct. and with the same specs and .08 ct more, it would have been $2,000 more. For a difference in size I couldn’t see!
What a cool site! Here’s the comparison: http://www.diamdb.com/compare/1ct-round-6.5×6.5×0-vs-0.8ct-round-6.1×6.1/
Post # 9
Isn’t it though!? I used it when trying to find a round just shy of a carat, such a help! 🙂
Post # 10
I would go with the better quality/cut stone. A well cut stone is what gives the diamond the sparkle and brilliance, which is something you will definitely notice, regardless of size!
Post # 11
Depends on what you mean by “better”, like what of the 4Cs is important to you. Assuming a modern round brilliant, I would not sacrifice on cut, but if going to say a G or H or even lower instead of a E or F means a larger stone, than I would do that in a heartbeat, but I don’t like colourless stones in first place. Same if its between like a VS1 or an eye clean SI1. To me as long as it is eye clean and there are no concerning types of inclusions, I’d be okay dropping clarity. But for some people that “mind clean” thing is a big non-negotiable.
Post # 12
Thank you all so much for the wonderful advice! Now I’m not as concerned with the size. I chose the smaller stone with the better clarity and cut.
Post # 13
Personally Cut is KING lol. A ex cut 6.1 mm will look bigger then a vg cut 6.5. If color is close, and clarity is close I would pick by cut.