by jsnnew » May 21, 2014 Hello PS, I've been lurking and making use of the guides and threads on PS and am about to purchase a diamond. I'm fortunate enough that she is not worried about carat size and liked the look of a .3 carat princess cut in a solitaire arrangement. I’ve decided on a halo setting which I also found on PS, third picture in this link https://www.pricescope.com/wiki/engagement-rings/halo-rings My friends have recommended me a diamond supplier in my locale (Australia) but unfortunately they do not have diamonds in the office to view. So I’ve been looking online, I’ve found two according to guides which appear to be excellent for their size, price wise their around the same which is ~$2k plus gst (goods tax) The first one is Round Brilliant – scores a 1.1 on HCA Measurements 5.11 - 5.13 x 3.09 mm Carat Weight 0.49 carat Color Grade F Clarity Grade VS1 Cut Grade Excellent Depth 60.4 % Table 59 % Crown Angle 33.0° Crown Height 13.5% Pavilion Angle 41.0° Pavilion Depth 43.5% Star Length 50% Lower Half 75% Girdle -Slightly Thick, Faceted, 3.5% Culet -None Polish -Very Good Symmetry -Very Good Fluorescence -None clarity characteristics -Crystal, Feather, Cloud And the second one Round Brilliant – scores 1.8 on HCA Measurements 5.11 - 5.14 x 3.14 mm Carat Weight 0.49 carat Color Grade F Clarity Grade VS2 Cut Grade Excellent Depth 61.3 % Table 56 % Crown Angle 34.5° Crown Height 15.0% Pavilion Angle 41.0° Pavilion Depth 43.5% Star Length 55% Lower Half 80% Girdle -Thin to Medium, Faceted, 3.0% Culet -None Polish -Excellent Symmetry -Excellent Fluorescence -None clarity characteristics -Feather, Cloud Based on those scores/specs, what would you choose? Unfortunatley I can't actually view the diamond or supply pictures but they are the best priced when i look at comparative diamonds. They are about $50 apart so it doesnt matter which one i choose. Initially i was looking at a cushion cut diamond but the one I found which was a vs2 was not eye clean, when the diamond store checked. Thanks in advance!