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First time shopper -- Please help decide on two diamonds

GoofyGoober

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Mar 10, 2016
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Hello,

I am a first time diamond shopper with a budget of 14k-16k for a center diamond. After shopping around for over two months, I finally narrowed it down to two diamonds and need some help pick one. Any thoughts/opinions on the diamonds are very much appreciated.

Diamond 1: 2.1 Carat Color I, Clarity VS2, Cut Excellent, HCA score 0.9.Fluorescence Intensity Faint


http://diamonddealfinder.com/enquiry.php?id_field=2829177


Link to GIA report:

http://www.gia.edu/cs/Satellite?reportno=3215684398&childpagename=GIA%2FPage%2FReportCheck&pagename=GIA%2FDispatcher&c=Page&cid=1355954554547

My concern for this diamond is color. Given the size of this diamond, would color I show a lot of yellowish under natural light? In addition, is USA Certed Diamonds a legit company? Should I be concerned about buying from them? The price they offer is much lower than what I found on enternity By Yoni website for the same diamond. See link below.

http://www.eternitybyyoni.com/2.10-I-VS2-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond-GIA-3215684398/ds-2306483/#

Diamond 2: 2.20 carat Color I, Clarity SI1, Cut Excellent, HCA score 2.7. Fluorescence Intensity Faint

http://diamonddealfinder.com/enquiry.php?id_field=2866255

Also concerned about the color. Since I can't see the diamond in person, I am not sure if I should go for higher color with a smaller diamond. I just don't want to buy a diamond looks obviously yellowish.

Thank you everyone in advance.
 

Kodiak13

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I'm a dude that has been lurking for 4 months now but from what I read having some fluorescence will help with the I color to appear more white. Let the experts chime in i was trying to help you out and bump your thread. Good luck.
 

PolarBear2006

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Mar 9, 2016
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Hi Goofy,

Of the two, I would go with the first one. Its proportions are overall pretty good. I would not worry too much I color, its should not be noticeably yellow once you have it in a mounting. Kodiak mentioned fluorescence helping with the color, but only intensity of above medium will really have a noticeable effect on color. Both of these are Faint, so its negligible.

Higher color isn't necessary imo, but you can always find a local store and to see a I and a G to see if you can tell the difference in a setting.

Happy Hunting
 

KT1808

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Mar 10, 2016
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Hi

I am new here too. I would go with the 1st 1 as well. The HCA score for the 2nd 1 is not good. I thought we are suppose to reject any diamond with HCA score of above 2.
 

GoofyGoober

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Thank you everyone for your comments. Does anyone know if USA Certed Diamonds is a legit company? The company's website looks like a scam.
 

flyingpig

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I only heard positive things about this company herr at PS. I have never dealt this company, though.

Yea.. THAT website..so retro... he needs to do something about it. His name is martin i recall.

Scammers today would not run a website with such ghetto design...
 
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