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

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 123
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@amanda1221:  I think 3 carats is seriously huge! especially on such a small finger. I think that it would get in the way and be more of a hassle the bigger you go. Plus, do you feel comfortable wearing something that large and expensive all the time? I know my mom has an heirloom diamond ring that she keeps in the safe-deposit box most of the time, and turns into her palm when walking in the city. I also think quality is the most important thing, and wouldn’t recommend getting a bigger diamond that is going to be poorer quality. Especially with a larger diamond, quality becomes even more noticeable. 

Post # 124
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2015

MOST of the time, yes. Remember that some shapes are more forgiving of inclusions than others. Emeralds, asschers, old mine cushions are not so forgiving, so I’d go with no less than VSII. Princess, brilliant, etc. can hide more.  SI can be “eye clean”, so you should always see the diamond you’re buying if you can.

Also remember that the location of the inclusion is important. Will it’s location affect the light dispersion?  Does the inclusion weaken the structure?  These are all things to think about, but for me BIGGER is always better (most of the time). 😉 

Post # 125
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

If I were you, I would personally go down a little bit (not much) in the clarity; I would just make sure it is eye clean.  I tend to like really white stones, so I don’t think I would go down in color.  I would go look at some different stones and see what you prefer.  I know a lot of people prefer warmer stones, so you may find that you can go down in color and still be very happy!  It really is all about personal preference.

Post # 126
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

That’s a pretty big diamond as it is, and it is beautiful.

I do think your friends are right in this situation, but that’s just my opinion. Bigger diamonds HAVE to be nearly perfect, all flaws really do show up when they are bigger.

Post # 127
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2567 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

No.  I would rather have a nicer quality stone that’s smaller than a poor quality stone that’s giant.

Post # 128
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2008

your Rock is beautiful.  the question is do you love it?

 I agree with other bees.  the 4 C’s are a relative value scale and our values are unique. a jeweler and I got into because she was trying to sale me “value” and a larger stone.  she was frustrated because my diamond believe system didn’t match up with hers and according to her why wouldnt i want a bigger eye clean stone?  

when shopping for our diamond, I felt like a was buying a house all over again!  3 or 4 bedrooms?  coulda sac?  but in the end you figure out what you want or what you can compromise on.

i learned I am the mind clean type of stone gal.  my desire was cut/color/clarity and then carat.    my diamond is smaller than my girlfriends, but is the little engine that could(3*excellent/F/VVS) it out sparkles all them!  including my friends 5 carat solitaire.  I enjoy every rainbow it creates on sunny days or when I am in my kitchen or out and about.  I feel i have a unique stone-when only 7% of  stones transacted today meet these specs.

I fell in love when I first saw it out the case and under the ideal scope and loupe.  I hope you feel the same way about yours…and that once you mount it with our without a halo it brings a smile to your face!

 

Post # 129
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I didn’t compromise colour I don’t think (F colour I think it is) but I did compromise clarity.  My ring is I-1 clarity, so it has visible flaws.  But I do have to look close and I don’t even notice them at all anymore.  I wanted a larger stone (1 carat is big for me!) so it was worth it to me. I think your stone looks great and huge by the way!

Post # 130
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I feel like if you’re thinking about upgrading from a 3 to a 4, you might be the type to think about upgrading to a 5…and so forth. Some people think the grass is always greener

Post # 131
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@lauraashley09:  and the point of that comment? If she wants to continously upgrade and they have the money then I don’t really see the problem.

 

OP I would not compromise on clarity! My favorite thing about my diamond is that no matter how dirty the diamon is it sparkles like crazy. Post pictures when your diamond is set! I absolutely love pear shaped diamonds. 

Post # 132
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I wouldn’t sacrifice it. Especially since you’re getting a solitaire, and a large one at that, color and clarity are pivotal to how good it will look. I feel like down the road, if you got the 4 carat instead of the 3 carat, and there are imperfections, or it looks yellow, you’ll regret not getting the better quality 3 carat.

Post # 133
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@Spade504:  her diamond is gorgeous as is and compromising on clarity and color to get a full carat size bigger might show in the new diamond

Post # 134
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would compromise on color but not clarity.

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