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Deciding between two different 2.6ct emerald cut LGDs - what's your take?

back2bench

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jaysonsmom

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Hi team,

Currently trying to decide between the following two emerald cut diamonds:
  1. Emerald 2.66 ct F VS1 - https://loupe360.com/diamond/LG474109161/ --- IGI https://www.igi.org/viewpdf.php?r=LG474109161
  2. Emerald 2.62 ct E VVS2 - http://110.227.251.12/ImageLive/584383.html --- IGI https://www.igi.org/reports/verify-your-report?r=464104484
With the 2nd option being $8,500 ($500 more than the first, larger diamond).

Let me know what you think!

Hi, don't confuse carat weight with size. The second diamond is actually larger than the first diamond based on Lx W face up. Also, the second diamond has a better Color and clarity. I would go with diamond 2.
 

back2bench

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Hi, don't confuse carat weight with size. The second diamond is actually larger than the first diamond based on Lx W face up. Also, the second diamond has a better Color and clarity. I would go with diamond 2.

That's a great point! Indeed the dimensions and depth tell a different story vs. ct.

One interesting thing to note - all of the IGI reports from this vendor have the exact same diamond image ("photo enlarged" section on the PDF). I compared them all side-by-side and they are literally pixel-identical. Does this raise any concerns with you?
 

Rockdiamond

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I can't speak about specific stones, or vendors.....but in general....
Not all F color IGI stones are equal.......I've seen quite a few that have a brownish tinge ( even IGI graded F colors, which is really wrong IMO) but they're out there....
It makes comparing prices extremely difficult.
Another general rule....pictures....the cheapest sites don't have any diamonds in stock- so they are dependant on pics from their vendors. THis can cause situations where duplicate pics are used- and not always disclosed.....
Buyer beware- again, in general
 

oncrutchesrightnow

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Hi team,

Currently trying to decide between the following two emerald cut diamonds:
  1. Emerald 2.66 ct F VS1 - https://loupe360.com/diamond/LG474109161/ --- IGI https://www.igi.org/viewpdf.php?r=LG474109161
  2. Emerald 2.62 ct E VVS2 - http://110.227.251.12/ImageLive/584383.html --- IGI https://www.igi.org/reports/verify-your-report?r=464104484
With the 2nd option being $8,500 ($500 more than the first, larger diamond).

Let me know what you think!

In general go with the higher clarity in an emerald cut.

I could not confirm that the photos on the IGI report documents were identical. I thought the inclusion pattern was different on the upper left. But one of the photos is blurry. I trust you know what you are doing by comparing pixels and do not have an answer for you.
 
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