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Pink diamond help please!

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  1. elitefashion2000
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    by elitefashion2000 » Apr 18, 2019
    Deciding between 2 GIA pink diamonds, both with similar carat weight, clarity, and cut. Difference is as follows:

    1. Fancy light brownish pink (one intensity up from light pink, but with brownish modifier)
    2. Light pink (one intensity down, but no secondary color)

    Which one is a better choice? Please help! Thanks.
     
    


    


  2. kb1gra
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    by kb1gra » Apr 18, 2019
    better choice for what purpose?

    Colored diamonds are all about appearance, so without pics really hard to say unless you're talking pure investment purposes.
     
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  4. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Apr 18, 2019
    Diamonds aren't ever a good investment. You need to buy what you like now and enjoy it. Because it's just a bad investment.
     
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  5. kb1gra
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    by kb1gra » Apr 18, 2019
    I would guess that the color with no modifier would be best for investment, but single colored stones aren't a great investment as a private seller.
     
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  6. elitefashion2000
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    by elitefashion2000 » Apr 19, 2019
    Thank you for the inputs! Yes, diamonds are probably not good investments, but both diamonds seem equally beautiful and so difficult to decide. Therefore, the only other determining factor would be the long term value. Any additional comments or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
  7. Garry H (Cut Nut)
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    by Garry H (Cut Nut) » Apr 19, 2019
    The brownish pink will probably look better and be cheaper.
    But we have way too little info to help you Cindy
     
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    by PUMPYKINS » Apr 19, 2019
    As I know diamonds aren't in trend anymore. Try something new.
     
  9. Rockdiamond
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    by Rockdiamond » Apr 19, 2019
    Best choice is to buy the one you love the most- then wear and enjoy it.
    While it’s true that diamonds hold value better than most other consumer products you buy, it’s also true that selling them is a full time job- and a job that consumers are simply not able to do well. That means when consumers sell diamonds, they generally have to accept far far less than market price.
     
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    by yssie » Apr 19, 2019
    Neither.
    Only exceptional gemstones of exceptional size/colour can ever be investment pieces... and if you’re looking at “light” or “brownish” you’re certainly not near the realm of “exceptional”.
    Buy what your eyes prefer and accept that you’ll most likely lose money if you sell in future.
     
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  11. elitefashion2000
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    by elitefashion2000 » Apr 19, 2019
    Thank you all for sharing your thoughts and expertise. I recently started to venture into this category of colored diamonds and it has become quite dangerous. The more I look into pink diamonds, the more alluring they become, but they come with a pretty hefty price tag!

    I am still educating myself and doing further research so that I can make sure I choose the right stone for me with no regrets. I would like to say that this forum has been really helpful and I appreciate all the members for your contributions. :pray::pray::pray:
     
  12. Rockdiamond
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    by Rockdiamond » Apr 19, 2019
    At your service m'lady!!

    I will add this:
    The grading of pink/brownish pink diamonds is quick difficult. Far more subjective than colorless diamond grading. Therefore, there are times when a Light Pink looks noticeably pink, and other times, you can hardly see any color ( round diamonds are the worst for showing color, in general)
    There are times when a brownish pink clearly shows brown- yet in other examples, you can't really notice the brown- or it can actually add to the pinkishness.

    These are "interesting" stones:)
     
  13. elitefashion2000
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    by elitefashion2000 » Apr 19, 2019
    Which cut would bring out the color hue best.....Radiant or Cushion Modified Brilliant? Any pros and cons between the two for pink diamonds?
     
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    by lovedogs » Apr 19, 2019
    We need pics of each one. The shape alone doesn't really give us enough info
     
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    by yssie » Apr 19, 2019
    To bring out body colour face-up you want faceting that elongates light paths as much as possible - as many internal reflections as possible. Resulting face-up output will be lower-energy. “Super ideal” colourless RBs, by contrast, minimize path length, resulting in a whiter, objectively brighter face-up.

    You’re on the right track: radiants and modern cushions generally have facet patterns that excel at this task. As @lovedogs said we’d need photos to say any more.
     
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    by kb1gra » Apr 19, 2019
    A colored diamond is almost always going to be cut however will maximize color shown by that particular stone (not light return).
     
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    by AV_ » Apr 19, 2019
    About cut, each name stands for a large variety of versions and looks. It is serious fun, if somewhat difficult to see a sufficient selection in person.

    IHMO even if you end up with a FV, the brownish pink or oragy pink deserve to be seen - such beautiful colors!
     

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