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Narrowed to 3 - Need to pick by tomorrow

trevorfloyd

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Hey all,

I've narrowed it down to three stones and am having a hard time picking the final stone.

If you experts could help me choose between the 3 I would really appreciate it!

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/compare.aspx?idnos=3599484,3599481,3408360

I'm leaning towards the .728 I due to compromise in cost and my consultant at Whiteflash said it was very close to an H in color but I'd love to get a consensus from this helpful community.

Thanks!
 

everstone

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Definitely not the middle one. Either left or right. I would pick the H but if WF employees say the I is close to H, then that might work. Although, WhiteFlash employees are in it to make a buck just like everyone else, so they'll tell you whatever you want to hear.

Would you be willing to go to SI1 and enter 0.90ctw territory?
 

trevorfloyd

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Budget is 3500 - my girlfriend has a 3.75-4.00 ring size and anything above .8 or so looks pretty ridiculous on her finger. I'm definitely up for going to ~.8 ct (6.0mm) but I've been avoiding SI1 just to be safe. I'm not opposed to them but the Whiteflash eye clean definition seemed too arbitrary for me when I was searching. I'm totally up for suggestions :)

Any reason you dismissed the .698 immediately?
 

everstone

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I eliminated the middle only because of the I color. The price is really good though. If you are color sensitive I would avoid I, but even if you aren't just knowing it's I might bother you. You've already done more homework than most people who shop for e-rings so I am thinking it might bother you given that most experts say G-H is the best value.
 

tyty333

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I think the middle one is quite the deal. You almost have to pay $1k more for the H and $500 more for the other I. Neither of the other 2
Buy you much size. I only wish you knew your color sensitivity.
Have you seen the GOG video on color?

I'll see if I can find it.

Edit

I can't do links with my tablet but if you go to youtube and do a search for
Understanding GIA diamond color Part 2.

By gog
 

trevorfloyd

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I think I have seen it - I wouldn't mind watching it again if you are able to link it.

We've looked and it's been hard to find diamonds with specific characteristics that we're considering online due to stores around here not having a ton in their store.
I also hesitate to do too much judging with the display lights coupled with GIA stones.

I know "I" would be the warmest I would go and would feel safer with the H but with all of the forum posts about PriceScoper's I's I think we would be quite happy with an I. The price helps too.

The stone will be set in:


To make things more complicated...

Thoughts on this one: http://m.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3599787.htm

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tyty333

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That .8 is nice too. It gets you close to 6mm.

Edit ...pretty setting! Is the thickness of the band 2.6mm most the way around? I see it does taper at the top.
 

JDDN

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I like the one on the left, the larger I. With the setting you're doing, you shouldn't be seeing much of the tint from the side/pavilion and if it's close to an H, it's a win in my opinion.
 

Gypsy

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I really like the setting! Gorgeous.


I agree with the others on the stone choices.
 

trevorfloyd

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That's an interesting option everstone - I'll ask Whiteflash about that one and see if they can tell me why it didn't qualify for ACA.

According to HCA and my poor eyes looking at the images on the website, I have a hard time deciphering the difference between those 2 Expert Selections and the ACA I am looking at as well
 

Dancing Fire

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I like the H VS2
 

everstone

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trevorfloyd

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I went with the .728 I VS2. It arrives tomorrow and I can't wait to see it in person.

If I'm happy, it will be making it's way to LA for David Klass to finish off the ring before I head back to Australia on the 5th of January.

Thank you all for your helpful opinions!
 

Andelain

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everstone|1450298215|3962375 said:
newjourney|1450292170|3962338 said:
Regarding the 0.74 ct, its proportions (e.g. table and crown angle) precluded it from being an ACA.
http://www.whiteflash.com/a-cut-above-diamonds-specifications-and-qualifications/

Yeah, but ACA is just a label that jacks up the price. I betcha this stone is an excellent performer and nobody would ever be able to tell the difference. HCA 1.1 "Excellent" rating in all 4 categories. Who needs "A Cut Above?"

People who want the very best, that's who.
 
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