Would you rather have a 1.2ct H or 1.3ct I round brilliant center stone?

posted 5 months ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you rather have a 1.2ct H or 1.3ct I round brilliant center stone?
    1.2ct H : (25 votes)
    52 %
    1.3ct I : (23 votes)
    48 %
  • Post # 48
    Member
    244 posts
    Helper bee

    ivvy :  thank you!  I’m so glad it helped.  I keep sneaking it out and walking around the house in it! Lol

    Post # 50
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    3897 posts
    Honey bee

    I compromise on clarity first, since it’s the hardest to see. But if you want a lighter, brighter diamond, cut is most important – and it will cost you more to get a stone that has been graded as having ideal light performance (Not just GIA XXX). This is most often an AGS 000 diamond, although there are GIA X diamonds that fall into that category. An AGS stone has been tested for performance. As for GCAL, I have a GCAL report and an AGS report on my diamond. GCAL is very good, and much more informative than GIA.

    In the table up position there is very little difference between an I and an H at that size – and I am great at color perception. I’d go for the largest stone.

    Post # 52
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    977 posts
    Busy bee

    Neither. I have a 1.21 E VVS1 and love it. Of course the average person does not realize the specs, but jewelers notice it.

    Post # 53
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    47 posts
    Newbee

    i’m a little late to the discussion but i say go for 1.3! as long as they are both excellent cut. choosing a yellow gold setting, you will pick up warmth anyway. i have a 18k yellow gold setting with a platinum head and believe it or not my diamond is J color. i first thought i would never consider a J but i’m actually obsessed with the color / tones it brings in different lightings! 

    Post # 55
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    244 posts
    Helper bee

    That J is gorgeous!!

    Here’s a couple more I took once the sun came out back lit by a window:

    Post # 56
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    47 posts
    Newbee

    ivvy :  thank you so much! yes, if i could give any advice it’s to look at each diamond to determine its performance! i was so stuck on trying to get everything as close to  “perfect” on paper but paper doesn’t determine everything πŸ™‚ 

    Post # 57
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    1911 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: February 2015

    I’d go with whichever has better specs. It’s not enough of a difference in size to let that be the factor.

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