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Leaving a deposit on 1 of 2 diamonds today, need help !

chucktaylur

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After a couple of months of searching, I made an appointment to leave a deposit on this diamond later today,

http://www.bluenile.com/certs/2217908188.pdf?params=Y291bnRyeT1VU0EmcHJvZHVjdD1CTiZwaG9uZT0xKzg4OC01NjUtNzY0MSZsaW5rPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuYmx1ZW5pbGUuY29tJTJGX0xEMDY3Nzc1NjImY3VycmVuY3k9VVNEJmxhYj1naWEmc2t1PUxEMDY3Nzc1NjIm

Then this diamond got listed and Im now torn between the 2

http://www.bluenile.com/certs/7211420639.pdf?params=Y291bnRyeT1VU0EmcHJvZHVjdD1CTiZwaG9uZT0xKzg4OC01NjUtNzY0MSZsaW5rPWh0dHAlM0ElMkYlMkZ3d3cuYmx1ZW5pbGUuY29tJTJGX0xEMDY2NzYzMzcmY3VycmVuY3k9VVNEJmxhYj1naWEmc2t1PUxEMDY2NzYzMzcm

Both are very very similar in almost every aspect including price. The broker recommended the first one because it was 62.8% vs 63.4%, which would result in better light reflection. Im clueless about this, I feel he just wants to sell me the one thats 100 bucks more.

Which one would you guys recommend?
 

two_little_birds

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The first diamond has an HCA score of 3.8

The second diamond has an HCA score of 4.9

Honestly I wouldn't buy either of them.

You want a diamond that score less than 2 on the HCA. It's not a selection tool, but it helps weed out the duds.

If you post your budget and specs (what you're looking for), others will help find you an ideal stone - one MUCH better than the two that you have posted.
 

two_little_birds

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Here are some numbers to help narrow your search...

Depth: 60-62.4
Table: 54-58
Crown Angle: 34-35.0
Pavilion Angle: 40.6-40.9
 

chucktaylur

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two_little_birds|1457542431|4002086 said:
Here are some numbers to help narrow your search...

Depth: 60-62.4
Table: 54-58
Crown Angle: 34-35.0
Pavilion Angle: 40.6-40.9
My budget is ~14k.
 

two_little_birds

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chucktaylur|1457543102|4002091 said:
two_little_birds|1457542431|4002086 said:
Here are some numbers to help narrow your search...

Depth: 60-62.4
Table: 54-58
Crown Angle: 34-35.0
Pavilion Angle: 40.6-40.9
My budget is ~14k.
Preferred carat size? Color range? Clarity range? Most people here will recommend something that is eye-clean (SI1 to VS2) and that is G-I in color.
 

chucktaylur

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two_little_birds|1457545266|4002108 said:
chucktaylur|1457543102|4002091 said:
two_little_birds|1457542431|4002086 said:
Here are some numbers to help narrow your search...

Depth: 60-62.4
Table: 54-58
Crown Angle: 34-35.0
Pavilion Angle: 40.6-40.9
My budget is ~14k.
Preferred carat size? Color range? Clarity range? Most people here will recommend something that is eye-clean (SI1 to VS2) and that is G-I in color.
Actually, thanks to your suggestion I was able to find a stone with a 1.9 HCA score thats very close to my previous 2 selections.
Its 1.55 ct / F color / VVS2 / Med Blue Flor / ~14k. Thanks again ! :appl:
 

two_little_birds

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chucktaylur|1457545540|4002111 said:
two_little_birds|1457545266|4002108 said:
chucktaylur|1457543102|4002091 said:
two_little_birds|1457542431|4002086 said:
Here are some numbers to help narrow your search...

Depth: 60-62.4
Table: 54-58
Crown Angle: 34-35.0
Pavilion Angle: 40.6-40.9
My budget is ~14k.
Preferred carat size? Color range? Clarity range? Most people here will recommend something that is eye-clean (SI1 to VS2) and that is G-I in color.
Actually, thanks to your suggestion I was able to find a stone with a 1.9 HCA score thats very close to my previous 2 selections.
Its 1.55 ct / F color / VVS2 / Med Blue Flor / ~14k. Thanks again ! :appl:
Can I ask why you're going for such a high clarity and color?
 

chucktaylur

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Messages
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two_little_birds|1457548583|4002133 said:
chucktaylur|1457545540|4002111 said:
two_little_birds|1457545266|4002108 said:
chucktaylur|1457543102|4002091 said:
two_little_birds|1457542431|4002086 said:
Here are some numbers to help narrow your search...

Depth: 60-62.4
Table: 54-58
Crown Angle: 34-35.0
Pavilion Angle: 40.6-40.9
My budget is ~14k.
Preferred carat size? Color range? Clarity range? Most people here will recommend something that is eye-clean (SI1 to VS2) and that is G-I in color.
Actually, thanks to your suggestion I was able to find a stone with a 1.9 HCA score thats very close to my previous 2 selections.
Its 1.55 ct / F color / VVS2 / Med Blue Flor / ~14k. Thanks again ! :appl:
Can I ask why you're going for such a high clarity and color?
Its the best one I can get at my price point.
 
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