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bpat

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Hey guys new to the forum and just starting to figure some things out. One particular cut has caught my eye and I was wondering if anyone could give feedback on why the large price difference between these two diamonds...

Diamond 1 - More affordable

Diamond 2 - More expensive, better color, less clarity

Does color have that much weight on price? (Neither diamond fits into the D/E/F colorless range anyways). Also, is H an acceptable color?
 

Cehrabehra

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Date: 3/6/2007 9:45:31 PM
Author:bpat
Hey guys new to the forum and just starting to figure some things out. One particular cut has caught my eye and I was wondering if anyone could give feedback on why the large price difference between these two diamonds...

Diamond 1 - More affordable

Diamond 2 - More expensive, better color, less clarity

Does color have that much weight on price? (Neither diamond fits into the D/E/F colorless range anyways). Also, is H an acceptable color?
H is more than acceptable for many people - less than acceptable for others. The clarity in both of these is overkill. I would stay in the VS range if clarity is important to you, but VVS and IF are really high unless you specifically want that. You won''t see anything with VS. G is kind of a sweet spot color... some start noticing a difference at H but a high H and a low G are pretty indistinguishable so there is that. I didn''t spend enough time there to figure out more of the price difference thing... but I would stick with G and lower your clarity... not a lot of princess choices there right now... yikes!
 

Regular Guy

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Date: 3/6/2007 9:55:59 PM
Author: Cehrabehra

Date: 3/6/2007 9:45:31 PM
Author:bpat
Hey guys new to the forum and just starting to figure some things out. One particular cut has caught my eye and I was wondering if anyone could give feedback on why the large price difference between these two diamonds...

Diamond 1 - More affordable

Diamond 2 - More expensive, better color, less clarity

Does color have that much weight on price? (Neither diamond fits into the D/E/F colorless range anyways). Also, is H an acceptable color?
H is more than acceptable for many people - less than acceptable for others. The clarity in both of these is overkill. I would stay in the VS range if clarity is important to you, but VVS and IF are really high unless you specifically want that. You won''t see anything with VS. G is kind of a sweet spot color... some start noticing a difference at H but a high H and a low G are pretty indistinguishable so there is that. I didn''t spend enough time there to figure out more of the price difference thing... but I would stick with G and lower your clarity... not a lot of princess choices there right now... yikes!
Agree with what Cehrabehra says. Actually, I was about to work out the pattern of G consistently significantly higher than H with princesses, but then couldn''t find it, and gave up. Still, I agree, though tend to think in the case you''re pointing to, some extremes on prices may be at work.
 

FireGoddess

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I would definitely go down in clarity. In a VS2 and even in some SI1 or SI2 stones you won''t see any inclusions without a loupe. I''d lower the clarity further and either increase the size of the stone, and/or the color of the stone. These are things that are ''more'' visible.
 

bpat

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Thanks guys for the great feedback, I am going to do some more shopping around and see if I can get more size and better color for similar money while sacrificing clarity a little bit.
 
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