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Need Advice Picking Between Two .70-.80 ct Diamonds

icarter

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Aloha!

I've recently been lurking on these forums, as well as several other sites, to do research and help narrow down my diamond search for an upcoming purchase. I would VERY much appreciate any and all feedback on the following stones. But first, a little background:

-My girlfriend doesn't wear much jewelry (I got her a ring a few months ago as a joke "training" ring to get used to wearing rings before I propose)
-She took me to Harry Winston and Tiffany to look at rings the other day. She loves the Harry Winston classic solitaire ring, but is not set on the HW name
-She doesn't want a large diamond and prefers something around .75 carats
-Color/Cut are far more important than size

I called HW the other day and they are shipping me a ring with a .70, F color, VS1 to look at for $9300 (plus tax). As I am hoping to spend a little less, and based on the research I found on this site and others, I am considering instead the following stones in a custom band:

Between these three, is one clearly superior? Or would you choose something else entirely instead of one of these three?

Thank you!!!!!

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3567831.htm

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A Cut Above, Round for $5313
0.752 Carat
E Color
VVS1 Clarity
Ideal Cut

Depth % 61.7
Table % 55.4
Crown Angle 34.7
Star 55.0
Pavilion Angle 40.7
Crown % 15.5
Lower Girdle % 77.0
Measurements 5.83x5.85x3.6
Culet Pointed
Fluorescence Negligible
Girdle Thin to Medium Faceted

OR
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http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3328826.htm
A Cut Above, Round for 5268
0.74 carat
D color
VS1
Ideal Cut

Depth % 61.8
Table % 54.8
Crown Angle 34.6
Star 52.0
Pavilion Angle 40.7
Crown % 15.6
Lower Girdle % 77.0
Measurements 5.77x5.80x3.58
Culet Pointed
Fluorescence Negligible
Girdle Thin to Slightly Thick Faceted
 

icarter

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I was leaning pretty strongly towards the first option and placed it on hold for the weekend. Any comments and thoughts are still greatly appreciated :)
 

marymm

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You can't go wrong with either one - both are beautifully white and clear, with super-ideal cuts - if you have the preference for the E-VVS2, no reason why you shouldn't buy it ... are you buying a setting from WhiteFlash too?
 

icarter

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I'm thinking of getting a custom ring from Whiteflash that combines parts of these two:
wf-fine-line-solitaire-engagement-ring-in-platinum_gi_1101_1.jpg

wf-fine-line-solitaire-engagement-ring-in-platinum_gi_1101_2.jpg
http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/fine-line-solitaire-engagement-ring-481.htm


wf-legato-sleek-line-solitaire-engagement-ring-in-white-gold_gi_1093_2.jpg

wf-legato-sleek-line-solitaire-engagement-ring-in-white-gold_gi_1093_1.jpg

http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/legato-sleek-line-solitaire-engagement-ring-728.htm


I think the first one from the side angle, but I think I prefer the more tapered appearance of the "arms" (the two parts of the band that extend upward to the prongs) in the second design. So I am going to see if they can combine the two. Oh, and to be clear, when I say that "I prefer", I really mean that I think my girlfriend prefers those aspects.
 

Dancing Fire

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Very nice stones! I'll take either one... :love:
 

icarter

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:) Thanks!! I'm glad I made a good choice. I'm waiting to hear back about the custom ring design, but I may pull the trigger and place the order next week!
 

diamondseeker2006

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You couldn't go wrong with either one of those! I like the second setting better as a whole. I think the shank compliments the head/basket. Both shanks taper in at the basket. I'd go with all of one or the other.
 

icarter

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Rather than the custom combo of the two? I am hoping to have a photo simulation of the combo on Monday and if I do I will post it for more thoughts. Overall, I'm trying to get something custom but close to the harry winston design below:

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icarter

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Thank you everyone for your thoughts and comments! I just wired a deposit to purchase the diamond as I continue to debate the band design. I'll post photos once it is all complete!
 

hathalove

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icarter|1446583774|3945264 said:
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and comments! I just wired a deposit to purchase the diamond as I continue to debate the band design. I'll post photos once it is all complete!


I own the legato with a .797 ACA if you want to see some photos. Let me see if I can find the thread.
 

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icarter

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hathalove|1446606329|3945458 said:
icarter|1446605211|3945450 said:


Yes. Sorry it was homework check time. That is it. Thank you. Was just going to link so maybe you could get an idea of the setting in real life.

No worries! Do you mind if I ask the ct of the diamond?
 

hathalove

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icarter|1446606803|3945459 said:
hathalove|1446606329|3945458 said:
icarter|1446605211|3945450 said:


Yes. Sorry it was homework check time. That is it. Thank you. Was just going to link so maybe you could get an idea of the setting in real life.

No worries! Do you mind if I ask the ct of the diamond?

.797 ACA from WF
 
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