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BlingShopper

Rough_Rock
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Aug 6, 2020
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Hi folks,

I have been a follower here for the last few months and have been narrowing in on my decision, but wanted to enlist your help!

I think I’m looking for an ideal RBC, +/-2.25ct, >=G/H, >=VS2. Budgeting ~22k for the stone and 2-3k for a vintage look platinum solitaire. Some of the stones I’ve been looking at are:


 

mwilliamanderson

Brilliant_Rock
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Welcome. How are prioritizing the 4 c’s? Many of us here (not all) prioritize cut quality first. Others think size is most important and are willing to give a bit on other qualities.

The one on rare carat is okay. A shallower pavilion (Say 40.6) would work better with the steeper crown. Or visa versa. See what it scores on the HCA tool. Stones that score between 1 and 2 are promising.

The JA stone looks nice but if you can get the cert we can comment more specifically on the proportions.
 

BlingShopper

Rough_Rock
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Thanks! I’m prioritizing carat and cut. Willing to give some on color and clarity but not go too high/low. Will try to get the JA cert
 

BlingShopper

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This is tough stuff. Some more time on here has led me firmly to the world of super ideals. I have also opened up to I+ / VS2+ especially since it may end up in a RG vs plat setting. I am currently looking at these stones in the 2-2.5ct range. Please help and let me know if there is something else out there I should be looking at in the <$23k range!



 

mwilliamanderson

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I like your choices! I would personally eliminate the 2.38 because of the inclusions, even though I’m sure it’s eyeclean. There’s no wrong choice here though.
 

BlingShopper

Rough_Rock
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After some additional back and forth with both vendors and stones and custom settings, I intend to finally make a decision this week. That said, I’ve also grown into 2.5ct range..sigh.=)2

Thoughts on these two?


 

BlingShopper

Rough_Rock
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That HPD is gorgeous. The ACA is lovely. Tough choice! I’d probably go HPD.
Thanks for the input, I’m currently leaning that way. I feel like it’s been a journey just to get here and the fun is just beginning.
 

Big Fat Facets

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They are both gorgeous!! and very similar!! however, will you choose??!! Have you spoken to a representative from whiteflash and cbi, yet??
 

BlingShopper

Rough_Rock
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They are both gorgeous!! and very similar!! however, will you choose??!! Have you spoken to a representative from whiteflash and cbi, yet??
Yep, I’ve talked to reps at both which makes it even harder. These folks have been super helpful.

My girlfriend is loosely aware and I’ve solicited stylistic input for the setting but hopefully she appreciates the fruits of my diamond hunting journey!
 

Big Fat Facets

Brilliant_Rock
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i feel your concerted diamond hunting efforts elevate the romantic symbolism of your intended life together!! You are off to the best possible start!!

as for the diamonds, its such a close call, in everyway. both are ideal ags 000, both have easy upgrade policy, should you exercise it in the future.

with all the specifications and perks being equal, it might come down to going for the, ever so slightly, larger diamond... if that's what you and your girlfriend want...
 
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Big Fat Facets

Brilliant_Rock
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how exciting!! im THRILLED for you and your soon to be fiance!!! I love the mixed metal ring!! it's going to be a really spectacular ring with so much meaning and good energy behind it!!
 

KristinTech

Brilliant_Rock
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Thanks again for the input and kind words. Going with the 2.53 CBI in a custom HPD setting inspired by this one!
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It will be gorgeous! Can’t wait to see nothin her finger! Be sure to come back with hand shots, pleeeaaaase!
 
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