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pepamintpatty

Rough_Rock
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Hello,

I've been checking out diamonds for a few weeks now. I came across these two diamonds which were in my budget for my engagement ring. My gf wants a Tulip setting. But I have a dilemma here, I can't seem to choose if I want to go with the higher carat or the better cut.

1.2 Carat Round Very Good G VS1
1.09 Carat Round Excellent G VS1

The 1.2 has a better Carat size but the cut and the color isn’t as good. The diamond’s depth and angles, I read is a little bit too much. Also, the fluorescence in the 1.2 is a strong blue, will it make it look a little hazy? I'm kind of leaning towards the 1.09. What do you think?

Thank so much!
 

SouthernElle

Shiny_Rock
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Sep 12, 2019
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Never ever sacrifice cut. I wouldn’t pick either of those diamonds. What is your budget? What color metal will the setting be? Is she really sensitive to color?
 

headlight

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
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The first one is a definite NO! The 2nd one is also a no but it isn't as horrible as the first. Both are passes.
 

pepamintpatty

Rough_Rock
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Never ever sacrifice cut. I wouldn’t pick either of those diamonds. What is your budget? What color metal will the setting be? Is she really sensitive to color?
My budget is around $5,000-$6000 max for a loose diamond. The color of the metal will be white gold. I was looking for a tulip setting, but out of the websites, I saw I only saw WIthClarity with them, and that was the two recommended to me. What are your suggestions?

I'm actually a little discouraged from looking at diamonds. :(
 
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rockysalamander

Ideal_Rock
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Can you post up a side view of the ring you are calling a "tulip" setting?

If you are just done looking, any WF in house stone will be great. Easy upgrades and good customer service. Upgrade policy only requires you spend $1 more.

Here are some virtual inventory stones. BN and WithClarity require you spend double for any upgrade.
  1. https://www.withclarity.com/diamond/1338826772/0.91-Round-G-SI1-Excellent?utm_source=rarecarat&utm_medium=cpc {great price}
  2. https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD13069810?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=sameTab {long skinny feather on table, may or may not be sufficiently eyeclean}
  3. https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD12305278?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=sameTab
  4. https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD12305278?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=sameTab {HCA 0.9, might have obstruction when viewed up close}
  5. https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD12946569?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=sameTab {HCA 0.9, might have obstruction when viewed up close}
 

pepamintpatty

Rough_Rock
Joined
Nov 10, 2019
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Can you post up a side view of the ring you are calling a "tulip" setting?

If you are just done looking, any WF in house stone will be great. Easy upgrades and good customer service. Upgrade policy only requires you spend $1 more.

Here are some virtual inventory stones. BN and WithClarity require you spend double for any upgrade.
  1. https://www.withclarity.com/diamond/1338826772/0.91-Round-G-SI1-Excellent?utm_source=rarecarat&utm_medium=cpc {great price}
  2. https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD13069810?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=sameTab {long skinny feather on table, may or may not be sufficiently eyeclean}
  3. https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD12305278?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=sameTab
  4. https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD12305278?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=sameTab {HCA 0.9, might have obstruction when viewed up close}
  5. https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD12946569?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&action=sameTab {HCA 0.9, might have obstruction when viewed up close}
I was looking at this one. Sorry it’s called a lily got the name wrong.
 
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