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Nicool333

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Hi,
I joined this forum at the request of a person I have been speaking with at James Allen. She is a very knowledgeable on these things and recommended that I consult some of the very smart people on pricescope before I make the purchase. I am trying to decide between the following 4 diamonds. I WILL buy one of them and put into a round halo setting within the next week. This is the setting:

http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/Platinum-039ctw-Diamond-Halo-Pave-Engagement-Ring.html

I would certainly appreciate any input! Thank you in advance. Here are the diamonds:

1.) Round: http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/E-VS1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1353437.asp
Carat weight: 0.85
Cut: Ideal
Color: E
Clarity: VS1
Certificate: GIA
Depth: 60.7%
Table: 56.0%
Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Excellent
Girdle: Thin to medium
Culet: None
Fluorescence: None
Measurements: 6.14*6.12*3.72

2.) Round: http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-SI1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1378314.asp
Carat weight: 0.93
Cut: Ideal
Color: H
Clarity: SI1
Certificate: GIA
Depth: 61.0%
Table: 59.0%
Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Excellent
Girdle: Medium to slightly thick
Culet: None
Fluorescence: None
Measurements: 6.26*6.32*3.84

3.) Round: http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/H-VS1-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1376872.asp
Carat weight: 0.90
Cut: Ideal
Color: H
Clarity: VS1
Certificate: GIA
Depth: 61.9%
Table: 57.0%
Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Excellent
Girdle: Medium to slightly thick
Culet: None
Fluorescence: None
Measurements: 6.17*6.20*3.83

4.) Round http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1378688.asp
Carat weight: 1.05
Cut: Ideal
Color: I
Clarity: VS2
Certificate: GIA
Depth: 61.4%
Table: 57.0%
Polish: Very Good
Symmetry: Excellent
Girdle:
Culet: None
Fluorescence: Strong
Measurements: 6.51*6.53*4.00

Thank you again. I really do appreciate your help. This is not what I do for a living and admittedly, my knowledge is limited. However, I do view this as one of the most important decisions in my life so I would really like to do it right.

Looking forward to your opinion!
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Well, you have 4 very different choices there! Different colors, clarity, and sizes! I'd eliminate the E VS1 stone because it is the smallest and really more than you need in terms of color and clarity. I don't like the .93 H SI1 stone.

I'd really like to see the idealscope image on the 1 ct. I color stone and the .90 H VS1. I'd ask for those. So at the moment, I'm am thinking #3 or #4.
 

Nicool333

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diamondseeker2006|1304977871|2916691 said:
So at the moment, I'm am thinking #3 or #4.
Thank you!
Given that your favorite is 3 and 4, I am wondering if the strong flourescence on 4 might turn you away from it?
 

Nicool333

Rough_Rock
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Wow! What a find...Thank you Sig47

I am going to make a note of this one. Would certainly appreciate any others you may come across and your opinion on the 4 aforementioned ones.

Again, thank you very much for your support.
 

diamondseeker2006

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Strong fluorescence is rarely a negative and sometimes benefits the price a bit. So it probably wouldn't deter me. What is the maximum you want to spend?
 
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