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alicefanfan

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Hello everyone,

I think i did my homework for several weeks. I am looking for an engagement ring :shifty: :shifty: :love: :love:
Cut: ideal cut, (not sure if I want H&A)
Around 1.00 carat (I still think the the SIZE is the most important part)
color: G-H
clarity: VS2
Fluorescence: none
HCA: under 2
budget: 7-8k
Here are what I found:

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.90-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-785019
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.05-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-902219

Please give me some advice, or share your thought with me!! thanks!!!!!
 

alicefanfan

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PS: this is the one I chose from a local store

AGS #104074519017
Round Brilliant
6.54-6.57*3.97
AGS ID 0
G
SI1
1.030 cts

Fluorescence: negligible
56.9%
60.5%
34.1 degree
40.8 degree
thin to medium

Thank you so much, i will be really appreciate your reply~~~~~~~~~~ :lickout: :lickout: :lickout: :loopy: :loopy: :loopy:
 

ADN

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alicefanfan|1455090227|3989242 said:
Around 1.00 carat (I still think the the SIZE is the most important part)
color: G-H
clarity: VS2
Fluorescence: none
Hi - I can't comment on this stone specifically as I'm in the trade and not allowed to on this forum - - but if SIZE is the most important characteristic for you, then you should considers dropping to a nice SI1-SI2 for clarity / an H-I colour / and a stone with med-strong fluorescence as you might find you can get a bit of a discount.
Playing around with these can = more carat weight
Hope this helps
 

alicefanfan

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thanks so much for your reply! Thats really helpful! :angel: :angel: :angel: :angel:
Still waiting for someone else to give me some specific comments on the stone =) =) =) =)
 

diamondseeker2006

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I'd try to stay at a carat or above. The 1.05 at JA is okay if you don't mind that one very small black inclusion. The price is better than the local store, but you could see if they will come down in price if you tell them you have seen others that are less expensive.

Let me see if I see anything else.
 

Gypsy

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There is nothing wrong with fluorescence, so I'm going to ignore that part of your specs. Medium or Faint are fine and actually desireable in a near colorless stones. All you have to do is ask the vendor to make sure the stone is not 'over blue' (and medium/faint are highly unlikely to be).

Here are the options I'd recommend:
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-913858 Super clean SI1. And GORGEOUS. Not to mention it's 5,600! It's actually cleaner than the VS stones below. I'd highly recommend you put this one on hold.

Should be eyeclean (ask) and it's a G color VS: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.09-carat-g-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-645735

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.10-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-894981

Oh, I like the one DS found. I thought the budget was under 6800. My bad. If you are able to go to 7k, by all means, get the stone DS picked. Although, I REALLY like the SI1 above and think that it saves you a ton. And that you can put toward a much nicer setting.
 

Gypsy

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alicefanfan

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Gypsy|1455171271|3989657 said:
There's also this one: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.23-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-636465 which gets you to just shy of 7mm!

Since you said that size was the most important factor. And I think it's going to be eyeclean. I think this one is a NICE stone for you.


And there is this one as well: http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.23-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-739826 if you want to maximize your budget.

Hi Gypsy,

BIG thanks! you guys are just amazing! now I know I have much more to lean :-o :-o I am still looking at the 7k one DS picked for me. It just so PERFECT I can't move my eyes away from it....

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-913858
I like this one too!!!!!!! Oh my god I have so many good choices!!! So glad you guys replied me =) =) =)
 

Gypsy

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We can help you further with the decision making.

What type of setting are you, or the wearer wanting?
 

diamondseeker2006

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alicefanfan|1455174005|3989664 said:
diamondseeker2006|1455170371|3989650 said:
I like this one better than the one you first posted. It appears a little cleaner and the diameter is a tiny bit larger.

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.08-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-786049

woooooooo!!!!! =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =)
this one is just AWESOME!! way better than the one I picked!!! oh my goddess!!!! thanks a lot!!DS :D :D :D :D
You're welcome! Please put it on hold! Lurkers are reading here all the time searching for stone recommendations, and this size, color, clarity combination is a popular one!
 

alicefanfan

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diamondseeker2006|1455243931|3989961 said:
alicefanfan|1455174005|3989664 said:
diamondseeker2006|1455170371|3989650 said:
I like this one better than the one you first posted. It appears a little cleaner and the diameter is a tiny bit larger.

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.08-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-786049

woooooooo!!!!! =) =) =) =) =) =) =) =)
this one is just AWESOME!! way better than the one I picked!!! oh my goddess!!!! thanks a lot!!DS :D :D :D :D
You're welcome! Please put it on hold! Lurkers are reading here all the time searching for stone recommendations, and this size, color, clarity combination is a popular one!

Yes thats true!!
I am still looking a setting~~~ :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

THANKS!!!!! :D :D :D :D
 

Gypsy

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I would get one of these, if you are restricting yourself to JA for settings:
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/14k-white-gold-modern-tulip-diamond-engagement-ring-item-50671
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/james-allen-exclusive-engagement-ring-item-49507 (specify thin claw prongs) =)
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/designer-engagement-rings/14k-white-gold-four-prong-cathedral-arch-engagement-ring-item-7227 More modern look.
This is lovely as well: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/side-stones/14k-white-gold-tapered-baguette-diamond-engagement-ring-item-7101 And would look great. :love: specify claw prongs.

If you aren't limiting yourself to JA, I recommend one of these:
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/classic-truth-solitaire-18k-white-gold-5369w18 :love:
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/classic-style-half-round-18k-white-gold-5478w18
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/tapered-classic-style-half-round-18k-white-gold-5540w18 :love:
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/novela-platinum-5517p :love:
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/elegance-18k-white-gold-5415w18ec

And just because, I can throw this out there. If you got the SI1 stone I posted for you. http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-913858
You could get this amazing settings instead:
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/three-stone/molly-18k-white-gold-5968w18 :love: :love: :love: :love: :love:


Put that stone on hold. We have serious lurkers who will snatch stones faster than you'd believe.
 
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