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Penny for your thoughts? (~1.5 ct diamond)

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by juniorjam, Mar 17, 2017.

  1. juniorjam
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    by juniorjam » Mar 17, 2017
    Hi everyone,

    I’m hoping I can get some expert opinions and advice for an engagement ring purchase. I’ve evaluated both B&M and online stores and have decided to go the online route. My budget is in the range of $15,000-$20,000 range, and I’m looking for something at least 1.5 carats in size. While I’ve learned an incredible amount from reading, it’s a big enough purchase that I’d really appreciate expert opinions on a few stones that look good to me. I’ve tried to keep to the following specs:

    1. Cut: Round, H&A, ideal symmetry and polish
    2. Color: H+
    3. Grade: VS1+

    Here are a couple of stones my untrained eye is leaning toward.

    Stone 1 (Whiteflash H&A, ACA):

    1. Price: $15,749
    2. Size: 1.581 ct
    3. Color: H
    4. Clarity: VS1
    5. Depth: 61.9
    6. Table: 56.3
    7. Crown: 34.5
    8. Pavillion: 40.7




    Stone 2 (Whiteflash H&A, ACA):
    1. Price: $18,236
    2. Size: 1.552 ct
    3. Color: G
    4. Clarity: VS1
    5. Depth: 61.3
    6. Table: 56.6
    7. Crown: 34.8
    8. Pavillion: 40.7




    Let me know your thoughts and thanks!

    Sincerely,
    Brian

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  2. SimoneDi
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    by SimoneDi » Mar 17, 2017
    Both stones that you have posted are ACAs, so you are already picking the best out of the best. I would personally prefer the H vs the G. Reality is that you probably would not see much of a difference between the two colors and the performance will be identical. I would put the difference toward an amazing setting. Do you know what you will be looking to purchase as a setting (style)?

    Edit: The VS1 clarity is wonderful, but really not needed as long as the diamond is eye-clean. Dropping to VS2 or even SI1 (eye clean) is perfectly acceptable. In order to maximize budget, I would prefer a stone like this: https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3766238.htm Or if you are going for a solitaire, then maybe even something like this:https: //www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3508615.htm
     
  3. juniorjam
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  4. SimoneDi
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  5. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Mar 17, 2017

    Whoa...ditto SimoneD. You have picked two really gorgeous stones...put it in nice solitaire too! I also like the legato...
    https://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/legato-sleek-line-solitaire-engagement-ring-728.htm

    I would prefer the H stone...bigger and less money. The H will be very white in a Super Branded ACA.
     
  6. juniorjam
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  7. tyty333
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    by tyty333 » Mar 17, 2017
    Is pretty. ..1.65 width is really small though. We usually suggest 2 mm or at least 1.8mmfor durability. What size
    Finger does she have?
     
  8. SimoneDi
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    by SimoneDi » Mar 17, 2017
    Hi tyty333 :wavey: glad you liked my selections! I also like the Legato that you suggested! The Felicity looks lovely, too, but it is very thin indeed. The diamond will be pretty sizable and a slightly thicker shank would also help prevent it from spinning much.

    juniorjam, same Q - what size does the lady have?
     
  9. Tophat1
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    by Tophat1 » Mar 17, 2017
    I am a huge fan of Vatche settings. The Venus is gorgeous!
     
  10. juniorjam
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    by juniorjam » Mar 17, 2017
    She's a size 5 3/4. I didn't realize the Felicity mount was so thin. I went ahead and bit the bullet and got the "H" stone with the Legato Sleek Line mount. What a wonderful suggestion!

    Thanks for your help! I'm super excited to see it in person!
     
  11. SimoneDi
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    by SimoneDi » Mar 17, 2017
    Awesome! Congrats! :appl: Come back with pictures :)
     
  12. ringo865
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    by ringo865 » Mar 18, 2017
    Oh wow! That is going to be beautiful. Please do come back and post pictures-- and hand shots!!
     

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