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SwanSong

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Ok I finally found 2 stones that i will be choosing from.

Here are the numbers, I would love to get some input from you folks here on the information that I provided to help me decide...This is pretty much a coinflip for me now
. 15k was my initial budget but I'm a little concerned about the H color showing a tint of yellow. I welcome everyone's opinions. The stones will be set in an antique pave style setting in platinum. Thanks in Advance!

Here are the 2 contenders. Both stones are assumed to be Eye Clean - and Diameters are almost identical.

2.02 SI G GIA CERT - H&A
60.4 Total Depth
56 Table
34.5 CA
40.8 PA
EX EX
Girdle - medium
NO FLORESCENCE
Culet - None
$17.5k

2.008 SI H GIA CERT - H&A
60.6 Total Depth
56 table
34.9 CA
40.8 PA
EX EX
Girdle - thin to medium
No FLORESCENCE
Culet - None
$15.2K
 

sizematters

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I don't think you should be too concerned about H color as long as the cut is a great one. I just received my H color diamond when my fiance proposed on Tuesday night and it is "freaky" white. I almost can't believe it's real (good thing I have the GIA report
!
 

Hest88

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The one color difference on a H&A is not going to be noticable. I'd personally opt for the H since it's so much cheaper yet looks virtually identical to the G.
 

caratgirl

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Hi Swansong,

The crown and pavilion angles are just great for the first one, but I would defer to the experts as to whether or not they think this is worth the extra $'s.
 

pqcollectibles

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Both look good!

G,SI1-1.1 TIC HCA Ex/Ex/Ex/Vg.
H,SI1-1.4 TIC HCA Ex/Ex/Ex/Vg

No problems with yellowish tinge in H color. I have an H color A Cut Above from White Flash set in white gold and it looks great!

Based on prices and the HCA ratings, I'd choose the H.

Good Luck with your decision!
 

Mara

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Definitely the second stone..the H. They are sooo identical to each other in specs, the $2k difference speaks very loudly to me...also you will not see a difference in G/H. If it was E to H...yes you may. But G to H? Not likely, esp if its an excellently cut stone, which they both appear to be.

Congrats and great eye. Post pictures of your final decision!
I would actually love to see the setting pictures as well, I adore antique pave style settings.
 

fire&ice

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Are they both eye clean? If so, pocket the 2k & choose the H. Your budget was 15k.
 

SwanSong

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Thanks everyone for the input..the H it is. Before making this purcahse from an internet vendor to be nameless for now...what is the next step before the purchase?

ie

appraiser...insurance...etc?

Thanks in Advance!
 
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