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[Help] Newbie choosing bewteen Two Diamonds

imdupeng

Rough_Rock
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Jul 10, 2011
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Hello experts,

I am looking for a diamond ring to propose to my lovely girl friend next month. I'm a newbie so I have to ask for your help in deciding which of the following two diamonds, is the keeper:

== First One ==
Carat: 0.57
Cut: Excellent
Color: E
Clarity: VS2
Depth %: 61.2
Table %: 56
Crown: 35
Pavilion: 40.8
Symmetry: V. Good
Polish: Excellent
Girdle: Thin to Medium
Culet: None
Fluorescence: Faint
Measurements: 5.33-5.39x3.28
HCA: 1.5 (ex-ex-ex-vg)

== Second One ==
Carat: 0.564
Cut: Ideal
Color: F
Clarity: VS2
Depth %: 60.8
Table %: 56.5
Crown: 34.6
Pavilion: 40.8
Symmetry: N/A
Polish: Excellent
Girdle: Thin to Medium Faceted
Culet: Pointed
Fluorescence: Negligible
Measurements: 5.34x5.37x3.25
HCA: 1.3 (ex-ex-ex-vg)

The thing concerned me about the 1st one is the "V. Good" symmetry. The bad about the 2nd one is its "pointed" culet. In all the factors, I think cut is more important. As long as, clarity > VS2, Color > G, with good HCA score, it's OK for me. If you know other good choices, I am open to those as well.

Any input is appreciated/welcomed. Million thanks!
 

Stone-cold11

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Pointed culet is the same as no culet facet, thus none.

VG symm, difficult to tell the difference between that and Ex symm with training and equipment.
 

imdupeng

Rough_Rock
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Thanks, guys.

Depending on the quality, the most I can go is $2,800. The weight should be 0.55 to 0.65 ct (if possible).
 

OCgirl

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Christina...

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OCgirl|1310405962|2966576 said:
0.63 G VS1 $2700 after 5% pricescope discount http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104052377021
0.58 E VS2 $2500 after discount http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104052377020

For a stone this size I would say you can drop the clarity to SI1 to maximize size. It won't be hard to find a super eye-clean SI1 stone in this size. Then you can up the carat weight to almost a 0.7 carat, given your budget.

agree!
 
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