by alibi » Apr 16, 2008 Newbie here, and I need your expertise! 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?