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EC Ering question for you diamond pros - carats or color???

Discussion in 'Show Me the Bling! (Rings,Earrings,Jewelry)' started by alibi, Apr 16, 2008.

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  1. alibi
    Rough_Rock

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    by alibi » Apr 16, 2008
    Newbie here, and I need your expertise! [​IMG]

    Okay, SO and I are looking at rings, and I've hit a brick wall when it comes to making a decision. I am torn between a two loves, and I need your help!!! Here's the run down:

    1.63 ct. I VS1 GIA EC
    in a diamond split shank setting

    OR

    1 ct. E VS1 GIA EC
    3 stone with .4 EC's on the sides (1.8 ctw.)

    Both rings are beautiful, but of course the E is clean like nobody's business. SO's budget won't let us go up too much higher without coming down in color, but the I is beautiful too, just not as bright as the E, but it looks closer to the 2 ct. range. So do I go for size or color? Which is the better value? I've seen both GIA certs, I don't have the other specs b/c I didn't write them down, but both have nice cuts. I've attached pics so you get an idea of the 2 rings. Soooo - what's a girl to do?

    Emerald three stone.jpg
     
  2. alibi
    Rough_Rock

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    by alibi » Apr 16, 2008
    Pic of the 1st setting...

    Emerald Spilt Shank.jpg
     
  3. Elmorton
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    by Elmorton » Apr 17, 2008
    I love a split shank setting, but - I''d go with the E in the 3-stone, especially if you want more finger coverage and more ct weight. If you post in Rocky Talky, you might get a little more perspective, but I do think that emerald cuts show their color a little more obviously than a non-step cut. You could definitely go lower in color than an E into the near colorless range (G, H) and still have a crisp, white stone and perhaps spend less.
     
  4. Tacori E-ring
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    by Tacori E-ring » Apr 17, 2008
    I like the split shank setting. I find my "I" EC very white.
     
  5. Elmorton
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    by Elmorton » Apr 17, 2008
    Tacori, yours is an I? Take back what I said about step cuts...shoot, you could have told me it was a D, it is very white.
     
  6. Tacori E-ring
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    by Tacori E-ring » Apr 17, 2008
    Haha! Thanks. Honestly at *some* angles in *some* lights I can see a faint yellow but it doesn''t bother me. I do have some blue flor so that probably helps too.
     
  7. Po10472
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    by Po10472 » Apr 17, 2008
    I like both but would tend to lean towards the larger EC if you don''t mind a bit of colour.

    Have you sourced these rings online or at a B&M?
     
  8. Courtneylub
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    by Courtneylub » Apr 17, 2008
    I love my 2 carat I...I''ve never seen a hint of yellow.
     
  9. Heidi137
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    by Heidi137 » Apr 17, 2008
    I would definitely go for the larger stone with the split shank setting.
     
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