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mermi2015

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Every time I google diamond related questions I always end up here at pricescope. Finally got registered, and here I am with more questions. Hope to learn a great deal from the pros here.

I am searching for a 1.03 ct or great with a budget of 4500 that is including the cost of setting. This will be my first big buy (starting a diamond collection for my baby girl:). So I got a lot to learn. I found two diamonds I liked.

Here is the link to diamond # 1.
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.03-carat-j-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1098061

diamond # 2
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Which one would you recommend? Any feed back would be greatly appreciated.
 

mermi2015

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Does Diamond # 2 look lower than a J to anyone? The vendor told me it has a brown tone. Will the brown tint be obvious face up? Also, are these considered eye clean? Vendor told me they are but I would like a second opinion.

FYI, price of the second diamond is $3812
 

flyingpig

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Many vendors view diamonds from 6~12 inches to determine eye-cleanliness, which is not how I determine eye-cleanliness of a diamond. The diamonds may or may not be eye-clean depending on YOUR definition.

A well cut J will appear white face up. I have access to a J and a E
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzBGhkF5C4o
In person, the difference is slightly more obvious than in GOG's video.

You need the IS image to determine the light performance, especially #2.
Regarding #1 from JA, it also appears to have a brownish tint, and it is rather deep for a J, almost K color.
 

tyty333

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When you say "my baby girl" do you literally mean a little girl or are you talking your girlfriend? What kind of setting are you
looking for?
 

mermi2015

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my daughter ...hehehe. I plan to start a collection so I can give them to her when she is old enough. Of course mama is going to wear them for now. I want a solitaire setting. nothing fancy or expensive. By the time she is all grown up, the style will probably be different. I will probably have to reset them anyways.
 

mermi2015

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Thank you flyingpig for pointing it out. I agree #1 diamond also have a brown tint. I figure if I am okay with #1 color then K will probably be okay too. So this morning Jay from James Allen helped me selected the following diamonds. FYI, Jay was super knowledgable and helpful.

#1
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.16-carat-k-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1769958

#2
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.15-carat-k-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1134796

#3
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.01-carat-k-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1781444

Which one would you pick?
 

msop04

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I haven't looked at the diamonds, but I just wanted to chime in on the color...

I am good with J, esp around the size you're looking for. However, I can notice a definite tint in a K. Just something to think about. :halo:
 

tyty333

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mermi2015|1466284559|4045500 said:
leaning towards #2
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.15-carat-k-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1134796
great size and price but not sure if it is eye clean. can someone confirm wether it is eye clean? Thanks a bunch.

That's got a big chunk of carbon on the table. Call JA and ask if it's going to be eye-clean. It would not be eye-clean enough
for me. For inclusions that are harder to see look for twining wisp or small clouds.

Edit...clarity looks nicer on this...still a K though
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.10-carat-k-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1829987

This is an I but it has feather's which may affect its durability. You would need to talk to JA about it and see what they say.
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.01-carat-i-color-si2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1776181
 

msop04

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For your budget, I like these two:

HCA 1.3, 60/60 stone with nice spread, great color (I), and eye clean... $4470
[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/new-kid-on-the-block-seeking-help-with-this-diamond.223678/#post-4045511#p4045511']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/new-kid-on-the-block-seeking-help-with-this-diamond.223678/#post-4045511#p4045511[/URL]

HCA 1.8, another 60/60 stone, J with fluoro, and looks to be eye clean... $4100
https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.01-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1764708

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any nice SI's that looked eye clean and had nice cuts...
 
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