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bayank

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I'm shopping for an E-Ring, and in my hunt I settled on buying from James Allen. I found 3 round brilliants and I cant decide.

Now the Gemologist that got the Idealscopes for me is suggesting I go with stone 839835, and someone told me thats a 60/60 stone, and something to consider, not sure if thats a good or bad thing. I don't know how that affects things.

I emailed Paul at Beyond4cs before I got the Idealscopes, he picked out 815776 based on the cut and its proportions. I like this stone too, but the ideal scope shows more light leakage than 839835, so I'm a bit torn which way to go.

The third stone, 839820, is reported to be the whitest of the group, but did not have the same fire and brilliance according to the gemologist. I'm about to rule this one out.

Whichever stone is going into this setting: http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/vintage/platinum-diamond-filigree-engagement-ring-item-52845

Please help me make the right decision!

0.80 CARAT K-VVS2
839835
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.80-carat-k-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-839835
839835.jpg


0.80 CARAT K-VS2
815776
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.80-carat-k-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-815776
815776.jpg


0.80 CARAT K-VS1
839820
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.80-carat-k-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-839820
839820.jpg
 

diamondseeker2006

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Have you seen K color stones outside of jewelry store lighting? Better question, if this is for someone else, do you know for sure they like lower colors?

I really wouldn't personally choose any of these, but considering the K color, the large table on the first stone might help with brightness. I don't like the leakage on the other two stones, plus they are a little deep making them face up small. I never look below 62.3 depth and prefer 62 or less.
 

gm89uk

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What is that extra black area next to the 4o clock arrow in the first idealscope? Is that the half length facet?
 

bayank

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I chose the K color because it is warmer which I think she will like, and I can get a better cut diamond and keep the cost down. These are all going between $1950 and $2070, so all in the same price range. I'm mainly concerned with fire and brilliance, which the first one seems to have.

gm89uk, I'm not sure I see what you are pointing out. Sorry I'm a bit of a diamond noob, trying to learn.
 

diamondseeker2006

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Well, I'd probably take a chance on this one. It is best to have an idealscope image, but I have had a stone with these measurements and the stone was excellent. (JA just doesn't have a good selection of J stones in your budget.) The higher color is going to make up for the tiny difference in size. It's going to look better in a platinum setting, too. You can get by with K color better if the setting is yellow gold.

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.75-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-730368
 
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