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Help me choose my Upgrade Diamond - 5 Year Anniversary

zbajwa00

Rough_Rock
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Hello PSers,

So I have narrowed down my diamond search to a few diamonds at Blue Nile - this is where my upgrade is. My priorities are cut, carat, clarity and color. But I would have to say even more important than size is SPARKLE! I posted about this here already to get some opinions on what to prioritize in the 4cs! https://www.pricescope.com/communit...udget-for-round-brillant.260691/#post-4838600

My budget is 12K but flexible to 13K if the diamond is stunning. My current diamond is 0.91 VS2 Triple Excellent H color. I have a 4.5 finger size. I am trying to choose between the following two.

1) A fellow PS pointed me to this stunning diamond which I put on hold (1.69 - H VS1): https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD12944265
The HCA Report looks good and there is something about this diamond that speaks to me.

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2) This one looked good to me at first glance and is cheaper (might be easier to convince the hubby...heheh) https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD13980130
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tyty333

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Can you get idealscope or aset image for any of these?
 

diamondseeker2006

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Here is another one I came across - looks stunning: https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD14437662 1603170785383.png
This is the best one of the three. You absolutely want excellent on light return. The first one is too deep making it face up slightly smaller than it should. Second one only gets very good on light return, as well. The only one I'd personally consider is the 1.62 H VVS2. I'd eliminate the other two.
 

zbajwa00

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This is the best one of the three. You absolutely want excellent on light return. The first one is too deep making it face up slightly smaller than it should. Second one only gets very good on light return, as well. The only one I'd personally consider is the 1.62 H VVS2. I'd eliminate the other two.
Hi - it looks like I pasted the HCA diagrams up top twice.

Here is the correction:
1) A fellow PS pointed me to this stunning diamond which I put on hold (1.69 - H VS1): https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD12944265
The HCA Report looks good and there is something about this diamond that speaks to me.

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