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Need help: Final two choices- Better clarity or color?

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diamond8

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Thanks to all of you for being so helpful! I have narrowed down my choices to the two options listed below and I cannot decide which one. Since this is my first diamond purchase, I would love some help. Both of these diamonds have fantastic cuts (H&A) and are relatively the same price. Now the issue that I have with option 1 is that the cloud inclusion is right in the middle of the table (see AGS report) but the vendor states that it is eye clean and I believe them. The issue with option 2 is with the color. The clarity is great as a VS1 but the color is an I. So if you were in my shoes, which would you choose? Better clarity VS1 vs. SI1 or better color, H vs. I. Thanks in advance!

link to option 1:

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond.asp?cid=130&module=diamond&item=1007249

link to option 2:

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond.asp?cid=130&module=diamond&item=1024779

OPTION1: OPTION2:
Shape: Round Round
Lab: AGS AGS
Carat weight: 1.14 1.10
Cut: H&A H&A
Color: H I
Clarity: SI1 VS1
Certificate: AGS AGS
Depth: 61.6 62.1
Table: 56.9 55.3
Polish: Ideal Ideal
Symmetry: Ideal Ideal
Girdle: Thin to medium Thin to medium
Culet: None None
Fluorescence: Neglible Neglible
Measurements: 6.69*6.72*4.14 6.60*6.63*4.11
 

JulieN

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H SI1 is kind of a sweet spot. Ask if it''s eye-clean.
 

Ellen

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Since the vendor says the H SI1 is eyeclean, that would get my vote.
 

chrono

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Another voter in the H SI1 camp if it''s eyeclean.
 

NYCsparkle

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i say go for the h sI1...just ask if its eyeclean, but being a h&a i''m sure its beautiful.
 

aljdewey

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H - definitely!
 
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