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r123

Rough_Rock
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Ladies.. I am finally in market for my dream studs .. here are my specs
I-J , eyeclean S12 or better and best cut.

Here is a pair that was recommended to me

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104052884010
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104052884011

and the pair from JA
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1391511.asp
http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/J-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1390236.asp


what do you guys think, which one would you pick given JA is $1,000 cheaper ?

Of course I am open to any more suggestions as well !

Thanks for all your advice
 

r123

Rough_Rock
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Thanks! here are the images for JA - dont have it for the BGD. They are eye clean

Thanks so much for your help!

1390236id.jpg

1391511id.jpg
 

r123

Rough_Rock
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Thanks stone-cold..The JA diamonds were taken, I was too slow to buy the stones. There is another pair that I am considering. I love the pair, but one of the stones has a medium blue fluorescnce and the other does not. Will it matter ? the fluorescence does not bother me- but will the stones look mismatched.. all other proportions are a close match
 

Stone-cold11

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Should be fine, not noticeable in most lighting conditions, especially separate by a head.

But it will probably glow slightly if you go to a nightclub, that kind of places that are dark but uses UV lights.
 

TristanC

Brilliant_Rock
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Clubbing with diamond earrings is an expensive pastime. Especially if you drink till you are poofaced! :))

Yes, but clubs are likely the only location where it will glow blue. Medium is not supposed to alter a diamonds appearance in most lights, especially if it isn't a D colored stone.
 

r123

Rough_Rock
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Got it ! which of the following pair would you pick ? the second pair is almost 1K more expensive and I am not sure if I would see a difference between the performance of the first pair and the second ! Of course I sure would like to save some money for my next bling project ! HELP! I am so confused

Pair 1
The stones dont score well on HCA but they are an exact match. I dont have the IS images.

stone 1:
0.73 J SI1
5.73/ 5.76/3.59
table : 57
depth : 62.4
crown : 35.5
pavillion: 41.0

stone 2
0.73 J SI1
5.76/5.78/3.59
table : 57
depth : 62.2
crown : 35.0
pavillion: 41.0

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Pair 2
AGS000 pair that I love but they are almost 1K more expensive for I color.

stone 3
Shape: Round
Carat weight: 0.71
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: SI1
Certificate: AGS

Depth: 62.5%
Table: 55.1%
Polish: Ideal
Symmetry: Ideal
Girdle: Thin to slightly thick
Culet: Pointed
Fluorescence: None
Measurements: 5.67*5.73*3.57
Crown Angle: 35.0
Crown %: 15.60
Pavilion Angle: 40.8
Pavilion %: 43.20


Stone 4
Shape: Round
Carat weight: 0.70
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: SI1
Certificate: GIA

Depth: 62.5%
Table: 55.0%
crown angle : 35.0
pavillion : 40.8
Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Excellent
Girdle: Medium to slightly thick
Culet: None
Fluorescence: None
Measurements: 5.63*5.70*3.54
 

centralsquare

Ideal_Rock
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I wonder if the price difference is due to the differences in cut as well? What is the HCA for the second pair? If color alone is the only difference, then I'd go with the J color. I have one earring that is I and one is J and I can't tell which is which even when I line them up side by side. In my opinion, you would notice a difference in cut (sparkliness), however.
 

r123

Rough_Rock
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IS images for the first pair..Cut is EX/EX/EX GIA for 3 diamonds and AGS 000 for one

IMG_5416.jpg

IMG_5417.jpg
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Those ISs on that first pair look fantastic, and the stones look like a fantastic match - go for it! I would not spend 1k more when I have these two as options ::)
 

Amys Bling

Super_Ideal_Rock
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my assumption is that the 1K price difference is due to the 1 color grade in addition to the cut being ideal versus the cut of the first pair.
 

r123

Rough_Rock
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yes definitely a premium for I color stones.. 3 stones are GIA EX/EX/EX and one is AGS 000. Also both the pairs are from different vendors.. hmmm decisions decisions..
 

centralsquare

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Just another consideration as you choose is the upgrade policy differs for the two vendors. Seems you are looking for your dream earrings so you may not want to upgrade, but if you do, the policies do differ.
 

r123

Rough_Rock
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I know the upgrade policy for one of the vendors, will find out about the second vendor shortly. But honestly .. I am 120% sure I wont upgrade .. Next on my list is chandelier jackets for the studs, so would prefer to spend money there instead of going up in size or quality :)
 
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