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mark229

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Hi guys and girls,

First, I just wanted to thank every body for contributing to this amazing community. I've learned a ton by being on here and I hope to contribute in the future.

I'm looking to get a round diamond with a 6 prong platinum engagement ring and I would really appreciate your help in helping me pick one out with my current budget of 20-25k. I'm looking at the following diamonds and I was hoping to get your opinion on the best one or if there is something else I should be looking at.

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.10-carat-g-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-402438

SHAPE: Round
CARAT WEIGHT: 2.10
COLOR: G
CLARITY: VVS2
CUT: Excellent
POLISH: Excellent
SYMMETRY: Excellent
FLUORESCENCE: Strong
L/W/D (MM): 8.20*8.23*5.08
L/W RATIO: 1.00
DEPTH %: 61.90
GIRDLE: Medium - Slightly Thick
TABLE %: 57.00
CERTIFICATE: GIA


http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.00-carat-g-color-vvs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-578903

SHAPE: Round
CARAT WEIGHT: 2.00
COLOR: G
CLARITY: VVS2
CUT: Excellent
POLISH: Excellent
SYMMETRY: Excellent
FLUORESCENCE: None
L/W/D (MM): 7.93*7.99*5.04
L/W RATIO: 1.01
DEPTH %: 63.40
TABLE %: 60.50
CULET: Pointed
CERTIFICATE: IGI
CROWN ∠: 36.40
CROWN %: 15.00
PAVILION ∠: 41.60
PAVILION %: 44.43

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.06-carat-g-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-583561

SHAPE: Round
CARAT WEIGHT: 2.06
COLOR: G
CLARITY: VVS1
CUT: Excellent
POLISH: Excellent
SYMMETRY: Excellent
FLUORESCENCE: Strong
L/W/D (MM): 8.08*8.11*5.04
L/W RATIO: 1.00
DEPTH %: 62.30
GIRDLE: Slightly Thick - Slightly Thick
TABLE %: 58.00
CERTIFICATE: GIA

Thank you so much for all your help, I really appreciate it.
 

MissGotRocks

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Is there a particular reason you are looking at stones with VVS clarity? You could safely drop that down to VS and be fine.
 

ecf8503

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Stone 1: HCA = 2.4 (worth buying if the price is right) - GIA (which is good), SB fluor (just know about it)
Stone 2: HCA - 6.0 (fair) - terrible cut, and isn't GIA/AGS certed - terrible. Do not even consider this one.

You have a very nice budget - but I think VVS clarity is overkill. You can safely drop to VS and some SI's and still have an eye-clean stone. And a GIA or AGS ideal cut stone will face up larger and whiter than a less well cut one, so even lower stones still look white face up (color is graded face down, an angle you will never see it at) - so consider H/I colors as well.

Look at these - all much better:

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3408399.htm
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3508589.htm
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/d...2.062-i-vs2-round-diamond-ags-bl-104081043013
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/d...ls/1.888-h-si1-round-diamond-ags-104079100016
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-dia...arat-g-color-si1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-631115
http://highperformancediamonds.com/shop/diamonds/hpd6964/?shop=yes
 

mark229

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Thank you so much for all the replies, this is really helpful. I supposed I was just trying to get a diamond without inclusions but I'll look at VS and H color and see what I can find. I was really hoping to get something at 2 ct or above and from bluenile or jamesallen. I would really appreciate any feedback or diamonds on these sites that you think are worth going for.

I'm looking at this one now:

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/2.20-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-583946
HCA: 0.7
any thoughts?

Also, I've looked into the fluorescene and most articles keep saying that while the price drops a bit with diamonds in my range, it doesn't really affect the day-to-day look of the diamond. Am I missing something?

Thank You Again.
 

MissGotRocks

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Here is an example of a SI1 diamond that really does look to be eyeclean. It is at the top of your budget but the cut of this stone is top of the line. http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3114552.htm?source=pricescope#

For comparison here is a similar diamond from Blue Nile so as you can see pricing is not that different. http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD04284895?click_id=153817014

It appears that the link to the BN diamond doesn't work but it is a 2.01 G SI1 Blue Nile signature diamond. I'm sure it will pop up for you in their search.
 

mark229

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Thank you so much, but unfortunately I think that might be a little much for me. I'd like to stick closer to 20k if possible. But thank you again for your help. It seems like I should focus more on the cut than anything else.
 

MissGotRocks

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Yes, the cut really makes the stone beautiful. You can also call most of these vendors, tell them what you are looking for, and see what they recommend to you.
 
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