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pmd1117

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Any advice on the following round diamonds.
A 1.29 carat G, SI1, AGS 000 stone, (7.02-7.07x 4.32) 61.3 D, 55.5 T, exc pol and sym with no fluorescence. 2 inclusions in the center of the table. Holloway score of 1.4 for $6279/carat or $8100.
The other option is a 1.26 carat F, SI1, (6.86x6.9x4.3) 62.5 D, 60 T, VG pol, Gd sym, faint Flourescence. (I didn’t see the spec for where the inclusions are), price is $5555/carat or $7000. Both stones are very brilliant and I’m having a hard time choosing between them. I could also buy similar stones off the internet:
1.20 F, SI1, 62.1 D, 55 T, AGS ideal sym &pol, no Flr (7.02-7.06x4.35) for $6160 or
1.26 F, SI1, 61.8 D, 56T, GIA, ex sym, gd pol, no Flr (6.87-6.93x4.3) $5856/carat
 

pricescope

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You are right, it's a hard choice. If you cannot see a big difference between #1 and #2, you might want to go with #2 - obviously it is $1k cheaper and has higher color.#2 stone can be very good cut too despite of the 60% table. It would be easy if you'd know its crown and pavilion angles.Try to compare them in the dim light (e.g. candle) - if there is difference in the light performance, it should be more visible.Ask yourself whether it will bother you in the future that the diamond doesn't have ideal polish and symmetry even if cannot see a difference with unaided eyes...Now these two diamonds from the internet...What is interesting is that the first AGS0 diamond has larger diameter despite of a little less weight. Check the girdles for these stones.Interestingly the price difference for the #1 AGS0 and another one from the internet...How do you feel about it? Are you getting valuable additional service when buying from B&M store?
 
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