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If you had a spare $100k......

Which would you get

  • 2.50ct D Flawless

    Votes: 61 61.0%
  • 8ct K/SI2

    Votes: 39 39.0%

  • Total voters
    100

AprilBaby

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I’m a size whore.
 

joelly

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Which would you rather buy- and why...
Both cost $100k
Both are "Super Ideal" worthy in terms of cut.
Edited to add....I was thinking RBC- but to make it more interesting- whatever cut you prefer- but both are as well cut as they come.
The D/IF has no excuses whatsoever- perfect stone
The K/SI2 has Medium Blue Fl- looks colorless- and it's a 100% eye clean SI2

Which is easier to sell? Which is more desirable to own and wear?
I’m kind of done with super ideal but if I have $100K then I’ll go with K. That medium blue will beat D/IF any day.
 

Snowdrop13

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For the money- neither. Both would be too big for me to enjoy given my current low key lifestyle. However, if I absolutely had to choose, and there was no other use for the cash, I’d pick the D. It would be quite satisfying to own something “perfect”, or nearly so.
 

Austina

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631573 I I tried this on at Sotheby’s in London a couple of years ago, and it ultimately sold for about $130,000. IIRC it was about 10.5 cts M colour.
 

diamondseeker2006

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Easy, the D IF. I'd never consider a huge SI2. Like most here, in reality I'd choose something in between, like an F VS1. Of course, having $100,000 for one diamond is not a reality for me, period. :lol:

The only diamond I could wear at 8 cts would be an emerald cut, and VS1 and above would be my requirement on clarity.
 

Big Fat Facets

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631573 I I tried this on at Sotheby’s in London a couple of years ago, and it ultimately sold for about $130,000. IIRC it was about 10.5 cts M colour.
Austina,

you wear a 10+ carat SO WELL!!!

for those of us that are color sensitive, im imagining it as a d color 10+ carat.

That diamond would be ALL KINDS of BRIGHT and just "jumping off" your hand.

as it is, it's a nice soft warm glow.

Thanks very much for sharing the image of your fun time at sotheby's.
 

Austina

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It was a beautiful ring @Big Fat Facets, and actually didn’t look particularly tinted and was very good clarity. Unfortunately I didn’t get a better shot of the lovely setting.

It was certainly a stunner @AllAboardTheBlingTrain and even on my big mitt I’m not sure I could pull it off :mrgreen:
 

AllAboardTheBlingTrain

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It was a beautiful ring @Big Fat Facets, and actually didn’t look particularly tinted and was very good clarity. Unfortunately I didn’t get a better shot of the lovely setting.

It was certainly a stunner @AllAboardTheBlingTrain and even on my big mitt I’m not sure I could pull it off :mrgreen:
I promise you you’re pulling it off! Please buy it so I can live vicariously through you :lol-2:
 

Big Fat Facets

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It was a beautiful ring @Big Fat Facets, and actually didn’t look particularly tinted and was very good clarity. Unfortunately I didn’t get a better shot of the lovely setting.
you have lovely manicured hands, austina!! your trip to sotheby's london sounds like lots of fun! I wouldn't mind a visit, myself. when the world "opens back up" once it's safe to do so.
 

Lookinagain

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I couldn't use an 8 carat diamond no matter the specs. I barely wear my 2.5 stone. Would I want a D flawless 2.5? Yes, over an 8 carat. but Ideally, I'd want about an 3 ct OEC but not sure I'd really wear that any more than the 2.1 ct OEC I already have, which is a K, SI1. Neither of the choices would be what I would pick if I were spending 100k. I'm not even sure if it wanted to spend 100k I'd spend it on only one thing, not matter what. And thinking about it, I'd probably spend it on travel, if I could do that now.
 
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