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Diamond Stud Earrings - best way to buy?

coloradokarry17

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Hi all,

New to the site, been spending lots of time reading and trying to be semi-educated as I am look for a pair of diamond stud earrings for my partner for our June wedding.

My question is this - is it better to try and find two separate loose diamonds on my own or use the "matching pair" feature that is found on some vendors websites?

I am looking for earrings that are around 2.0 tcw and that are "clean to the eye" somewhere in the G to I color range and that will come in price wise around / below $10,000.

I found the following "matching pair" on one of the vendors sites that is listed here at PS. I am waiting on one certificate as it wasn't online to view.

Do these look, on paper, like a good pair for earrings? What is most important when considering studs for earrings?

Diamond Information --

Diamond 1
Carat Weight : 1.00
Cut : Very Good
Color : I
Clarity : SI1
Lab Name : GIA
Depth : 62.00
Table : 55.00
Polish : Excellent
Symmetry : Good
Girdle : M-STK
Culet : None
Fluorescence : None
Measurements : 6.39x6.45x3.98
Price($) : 5,299.33


Diamond 2
Carat Weight : 1.03
Cut : Excellent
Color : I
Clarity : SI1
Lab Name : GIA
Depth : 61.90
Table : 57.00
Polish : Very Good
Symmetry : Very Good
Girdle : M-STK
Culet : None
Fluorescence : None
Measurements : 6.45x6.48x4.00
Price($) : 5,834.42


Thank you :)
Karry :wavey:
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Need more info on both - list all proportions on the proportion diagram on the report


Re. choosing studs - would say overall diametre, crown/pavilion combo, table size, colour, in that order. Matching depth isn't important.

I personally think the vast majority of people we see on here worry way too much about getting an exact match on all criteria - with your head in the way slight differences melt away. The biggest issues are IMO A) pretty close in size, and B) same "type" of light return - if one is a firecracker and the other bedazzles with white light I'd wager that difference is far more obvious to observers than a slight table difference, say...


Other pairs to consider -
0.91 H SI2 H&A 6.2-6.23mm 34.4./40.8/78 54T $4393 http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104049771003
0.92 G SI1 H&A 6.24-6.28mm 34.1/40.9/78 55T $5253 http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104051075003

confirm clean to your requirements, request ISs
1.01 G SI2 6.4-6.43mm 35.5/40.6/80 58T $5390 http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-SI2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1370644.asp
1.04 G SI2 6.39-6.43mm 35.8/40.9/82 58T $5570 http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-SI2-Premium-Cut-Round-Diamond-1195923.asp
 

coloradokarry17

Rough_Rock
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Thanks Yssie,

I only have seen one cert so far and here are the additional proportions for diamond 1:

1.00 I SI1 6.39-6.45 mm 34.5/41.0/80 55T

I'll post diamond #2 when I get the email from the vendor. I'll check your recommendations as well.

Cheers :D
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
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coloradokarry17|1305649325|2923981 said:
Thanks Yssie,

I only have seen one cert so far and here are the additional proportions for diamond 1:

1.00 I SI1 6.39-6.45 mm 34.5/41.0/80 55T

I'll post diamond #2 when I get the email from the vendor. I'll check your recommendations as well.

Cheers :D
Numbers are fine, cut grade reduced b/c of good sym. Will your vendor look over the stones for you, and provide any photos/scans? GIA/AGS is grading facet meet symmetry - not optical symmetry, the "hearts" and "arrows" patterns you see in some stones - the issue here is that with just the numbers and words we don't know if/how the lower facet meet sym grade signficantly affects the personality of the stone, to be able to find a reasonably matching mate.
 
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