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Need help in choosing diamond, is HCA the lower the better?

dodoly

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Hi, I am totally new here. My boyfriend and I decided to get married on August, and I want to choose a diamond around 0.8~0.81ct to make my ring. Now I have some options here, and I need some help in choosing one diamond, I have listed 4c, HCA and also the clarity plot as follows,

Diamond 1 : 0.813ct E VVS2 AGS Ideal cut, HCA: 1.9 ex-vg-vg-vg, price: 6690
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-2618030.htm


Diamond 2: 0.802ct F VVS2 AGS Ideal cut, HCA: 1.8 ex-vg-vg-vg, price: 6420
https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-2610854.htm


Diamond 3: 0.806ct G VVS2 AGS Ideal cut, HCA: 1.2 ex-ex-ex-vg, price: 4942
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104051366016


I like the 0.806ct most, because 0806 is exactly our wedding day, and it seems more cheaper than the other diamonds, besides, its HCA is also lower. Is HCA the lower the better?
But I want to find a setting like tiffany novo, and I prefer the ring width of 1.5mm, unfortunately, Brian&Gavin does not have that setting, they said 1.5mm is too thin and it is easy to break. Is that true?
 

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diamondseeker2006

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Re: Need help in choosing diamond, is HCA the lower the bett

You do not even use the HCA with AGS Ideal cut stones. They have already been graded as ideal. Is there some reason you particularly want VVS clarity? Because with VS1 you still cannot see any inclusions but it would allow you to go up in size a little. And yes, 1.5mm is too thin for a band with diamonds. 1.8 to 2mm is the minimum usually recommended.

I'd rather have this one from BG rather than #3 because the color is higher and the clarity will look just as clean.

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104049673004
 

dodoly

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Re: Need help in choosing diamond, is HCA the lower the bett

I did not narrow my choice to VVS, I searched the diamonds with clarity VVS-VS, 0.8~0.81ct, and all results are VVS.
Besides, thank you for your suggestion, I think that diamond is cleaner. Do you know which setting in B&G is similar to tiffany novo, and width within 1.8~2mm? Thanks.
 
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