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Diamond studs - HCA score will I notice the difference? Advice please?

Lavy

Rough_Rock
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I ordered diamond stud earrings from James Allen by selecting single stones. I found two that matched well but I recently found the HCA calculator and when I graded them one was 0.9 and the other was 2.5. Do you think this will be noticeable?

They haven’t been made yet so I’m wondering if I should change one of them out. What do you think?

here is the 0.9

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-di...at-f-color-si1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-10312736

And 2.5
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-di...at-g-color-si1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-10145066

This one scores better but has some very visible inclusions but would it sparkle more?
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-di...at-f-color-si1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-10590268
 

skalarit

Rough_Rock
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I don’t think you’ll notice the difference on your ears- not enough light, and your hair, angles of light etc will affect the look more. I wouldn’t get the one with more inclusions but that’s my preference. Lovely stones, they’ll look beautiful! Have you picked a setting?
 

Lavy

Rough_Rock
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I don’t think you’ll notice the difference on your ears- not enough light, and your hair, angles of light etc will affect the look more. I wouldn’t get the one with more inclusions but that’s my preference. Lovely stones, they’ll look beautiful! Have you picked a setting?

Thanks for you advice. I think too much info has me paranoid!

I’m getting the traditional 4 prong setting. They are replacing an old set of 1.0 ctw studs that I’m pretty sure at best a good cut so I’m hoping these will outsparkle them!
 

Lavy

Rough_Rock
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I did end up changing one of the diamonds to get a slightly higher HCA score. I doubt I would have noticed the difference regardless but I finally got them! Took a while but they are beautiful. I upgraded them from my 0.95 ctw mined studs (probably good cut). They have so much more sparkle than my old studs!
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