(Closed) WOULD YOU COMPROMISE COLOR/CLARITY FOR SIZE? (kinda long)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Helper bee

@amanda1221:  I think it looks fairly substantial as is. Personally, I would “sacrifice” color, but not clarity for size. A large, cloudy, included stone is not beautiful to me. Color can suffer, but not clarity. 

Post # 5
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Busy bee

I must say I would have thought it would have looked bigger too. Is it a very deep stone or something? At any rate, I would go down to eye clean clarity and as low as you are comfortable with in color. I don’t like “high” colored diamonds, so an F would be too “White” for me.. Depends on your color sensitivity/preference. Maybe go to some stores and check out the colors..

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I wouldn’t.  I think that stone is plently big. 

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: January 2013

If I had to I would sacrifice color but not clairty. Lucky for me my husband got me a high quality diamond thats a 1 carat, so I’m happy! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@amanda1221:  Wow! your diamond is amazing! I think it’s huge!  I Wouldn’t sacrifice any of the four C’s to go up a carat. Your diamond looks so white and sparkly! 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009 - Mountain Meadow/Mansion

Nope. I have an Ideal/F/VS1 stone myself and prefer its quality to something larger, particularly given that your stone is already large. I think what you have is gorgeous!

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m going to ignore the size of the stone because its putting mine to shame….now that that’s aside…

It depends on what your definition of ‘sacrifice’ is and what the cost difference is going to be. My diamond is a G. I am color sensitive and was OK with it because its still white to the majority of people. It was also in budget to get a larger carat. My Future Sister-In-Law is a F and my SIL is a D. With the 3 of our rings next to each other, you really can’t tell the difference unless you look at it from the side. As an aside, your stone reflects white light. As long as the cut is superb, it will nearly always be white.

As a PP stated, I would be careful about lowering the clarity. It depends on the types of inclusions and where they are located within the stone.

FWIW I think the stone you have right now is amazing. I wish I could have such a large stone and the age we share…

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

I probably wouldn’t go much lower in clarity in a pear, and I would prefer to stick with true colorless (DEF). Is it very sparkly? The pictures make it look a tad cloudy but I’m assuming it’s got to be just the picture. I think it looks huge as is! I’m not an expert on fancy shapes but you could go down to VS2 or maybe SI1 to get more carat, and maybe G in color. 

Post # 12
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I think there’s some wiggle room for the quality.  I’d go down to VS2 and G/H and see what that buys in terms of size if that’s what you really want, butI wouldn’t go lower than that. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@amanda1221:  I would not go for the bigger stone, unless you can keep it in the D-E-F color range and have a very good cut (since fancy shapes don’t come in “ideal”) and a high clarity grade. The larger the stone, the more obvious flaws will be. The color will show warmer, the cut won’t sparkle the same. And to be honest, I would look at and know you spend more money on size than quality. 

However, if size matters more to you personally, then go for it. I wouldn’t make the same decision, especially since the one you have right now is very, very pretty. 

Post # 15
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259 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Honestly, i think anything bigger will look really tacky.

Post # 16
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Bee Keeper

@amanda1221:  ok that’s what I figured. I dont know–it does look pretty big, but I’ve also seen pictures of large pears that seem bigger. Is it well cut (ie not cut deep)? 

Edit: what I would do is go over to pricescope and ask the experts there. Post in rocky talk and you will have responses in no time. They can help you decide before your return period is up. 

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