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Is this a good price/stone 1.69 carat I/VS2?

jysharma

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Hi,
I have to upgrade my wife's engagement ring and have been looking at the following stone.

SKU: 1006243
This True HeartsTM diamond, 1.69 Carat I Color VS2 Clarity has ideal proportions and a diamond grading report from AGS

SHAPE: Round
CARAT WEIGHT: 1.69
COLOR: I
CLARITY: VS2
CUT: True HeartsTM Ideal
POLISH: Ideal
SYMMETRY: Ideal
FLUORESCENCE: None
L/W/D (MM): 7.62*7.65*4.72

L/W RATIO: 1.00
DEPTH %: 61.90
GIRDLE: Medium
TABLE %: 56.10
CERTIFICATE: AGS
CROWN ∠: 35.00
Pavilion angle 40.60

HCA score is 0.9 and it is right in the center of the box range.
Idealscope images look great on the JA website.

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.69-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-1006243

I am planning to set this in a pave cathedral engagement ring.

I am looking for advice if this is a good deal and if this stone will be a good buy for an enegagement ring.

Thank you for your thoughts.

Yogesh
 

wildcat03

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It looks like a great choice. An ASET would round out the assessment, but the idealscope looks great!
 

jysharma

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Thank you for your reply. I have asked for ASET images.
I am also wondering if going for a I/IF vs I/VS2 is worth it?
Basically the original diamond is I/VS2/1.69carat for 12.7k while I just saw a I/IF/1.8 carat for 17.1k and it looks amazing.
17.1k is quite a stretch but doable if the extra 4k adds long term value.
Any opinions?
 

ringo865

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What are the specs of the IF? Hard to say based solely on weight and clarity.

For me personally, for $4k extra (that you don't sound convinced you want to spend), I would rather have a much bigger VS stone.

And long-term value … go where you get a good trade-up policy.
 

ADN

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jysharma|1459975176|4016312 said:
Thank you for your reply. I have asked for ASET images.
I am also wondering if going for a I/IF vs I/VS2 is worth it?
Basically the original diamond is I/VS2/1.69carat for 12.7k while I just saw a I/IF/1.8 carat for 17.1k and it looks amazing.
17.1k is quite a stretch but doable if the extra 4k adds long term value.
Any opinions?
Hey mate - just a quick comment - If you/she likes it that's one thing, but unless you're purchasing a diamond as an investment (which is a whole different level from what you're looking at) please don't ever buy for 'long term value'...other than the value you'll get out of it from your marriage ;-)
Also, an I colour IF clarity combination is a bit of a hard sell on the best of days even when brand new...I would iimagine pre-loved will be even tougher to move without having to take a big hit on the price.
Hope this helps
 

jysharma

Rough_Rock
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Got it. Thanks for your input. Will stick to the I/VS2 combination as it gets the largest stone.
 
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