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stkanev

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Hello Experts :)

I am planning to propose to my girlfriend in a couple of weeks. I have the setting that she likes and now I am trying to choose a stone. My jeweler is sending me the specs on two stones that I am going to post when I get them, but I wanted to ask your opinion on these 4 stones from James Allen so that I can have a comparison to help me narrow down my options.

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1220934.asp

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1220934.asp

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1171202.asp

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1098974.asp

The setting is a halo setting, the jeweler is telling me that I can get a better color if I sacrifice on the size a little bit but I am not sure if it''s worth going under a carat, is the difference between a F and a G/H color oging to be obvious, or I guess as obvious as the difference between a 0.9 and a 1ct?

Appreciate your input.

Thanks



 

Lorelei

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Date: 3/30/2009 10:26:33 AM
Author:stkanev



Hello Experts :)

I am planning to propose to my girlfriend in a couple of weeks. I have the setting that she likes and now I am trying to choose a stone. My jeweler is sending me the specs on two stones that I am going to post when I get them, but I wanted to ask your opinion on these 4 stones from James Allen so that I can have a comparison to help me narrow down my options.

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1220934.asp

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1220934.asp

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1171202.asp

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1098974.asp

The setting is a halo setting, the jeweler is telling me that I can get a better color if I sacrifice on the size a little bit but I am not sure if it's worth going under a carat, is the difference between a F and a G/H color oging to be obvious, or I guess as obvious as the difference between a 0.9 and a 1ct?

Appreciate your input.

Thanks



Hi and welcome!

The info I need isn't loaded yet with the grading reports, I think you posted the same one twice? Also I think the depth and tables might not be accurate in the JA diamond listings, but post the details when you get them.

We will need the -

depth%
table%
crown and pavilion angles
polish and symmetry grades
girdle thickness
diameter in MM
fluorescence if applicable
star and LGF%

Also to me the difference between reliably graded F or G colour isn't obvious, particularly when the diamonds are mounted, if the cut is great you can definitely consider G or H and have a very white looking diamond, and try to aim for the size you want.
 

atroop711

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don''t sacrifice on cut...that will dictate the stones beauty. As for color...it all depends on how color sensitive you are. I really couldn''t see a difference btwn an F color and a G color. My stone is an H (with strong blue fluor) and to me it''s very white. I sacriificed color because I wanted most of my budget to go to cut and sz
 
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