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Please help me choose a Round Cut Diamond

TheDeacon00

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Hi Everyone,

I have been doing alot of research and think i have finally narrowed down some options in my budget. I would love some opinions on the diamonds I have picked out below.

Background Info
Price: Looking to spend no more than $8000 total
Diamond - Looking in the range of $6500-$7500
Setting - She wants a simple solitaire setting so i don't expect to pay more than $400-600 on that part.

My GF wants a yellow gold setting so i believe i can get away with a lower color grade diamond in order to get a slightly bigger diamond. I hear you could go as low as K color but i was nervous to go lower than J. I'm not the best at fully understanding the Idealscope images and what to look for.

I am choosing between ACA from WhiteFlash and True Hearts by James Allen as I think they are the best bang for the buck and have good return policies.

JAMES ALLEN

$7490
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.14-carat-h-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-501700
SHAPE: Round
CARAT WEIGHT: 1.14
COLOR: H
CLARITY: VS1
CUT: Excellent
POLISH: Excellent
SYMMETRY: Very Good
FLUORESCENCE: None
L/W/D (MM): 6.77*6.72*4.10

L/W RATIO: 1.01
DEPTH %: 60.80
GIRDLE: Medium
TABLE %: 57.00
CULET: None
CERTIFICATE: GIA
CROWN ∠: 35.50
CROWN %: 15.50
PAVILION ∠: 40.60

$6590
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.20-carat-j-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-608816
SHAPE: Round
CARAT WEIGHT: 1.20
COLOR: J
CLARITY: VS1
CUT: True HeartsTM Ideal
POLISH: Ideal
SYMMETRY: Ideal
FLUORESCENCE: None
L/W/D (MM): 6.86*6.90*4.22

L/W RATIO: 1.01
DEPTH %: 61.30
GIRDLE: Thin
TABLE %: 55.20
CULET: Pointed
CERTIFICATE: AGS
CROWN ∠: 34.60
CROWN %: 15.40
PAVILION ∠: 40.70

WHITE FLASH

$7250
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3602748.htm

DIAMOND PERFORMANCE
Light Performance Ideal
Polish Ideal
Symmetry Ideal
DIAMOND INFORMATION
Item Code AGS-104083333001
Category A CUT ABOVE®
Shape Round
Carat 1.256
Color J
Clarity VS2
Cut Ideal

DIAMOND SPECIFICATIONS
Depth % 61.7
Table % 56.2
Crown Angle 34.7
Star 50.0
Pavilion Angle 40.8
Crown % 15.2
Lower Girdle % 76.0
Measurements 6.91x6.94x4.27
Culet Pointed
Fluorescence Negligible
Girdle Thin to Slightly Thick Faceted

$7365
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3328839.htm

DIAMOND PERFORMANCE
Light Performance Ideal
Polish Ideal
Symmetry Ideal
DIAMOND INFORMATION
Item Code AGS-104076846047
Category A CUT ABOVE®
Shape Round
Carat 1.171
Color J
Clarity VS2
Cut Ideal

DIAMOND SPECIFICATIONS
Depth % 61.3
Table % 56.8
Crown Angle 34.7
Star 55.0
Pavilion Angle 40.7
Crown % 15.0
Lower Girdle % 76.0
Measurements 6.77x6.79x4.16
Culet Pointed
Fluorescence Negligible
Girdle Thin to Slightly Thick Faceted


Thanks everyone!
 

diamondseeker2006

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I would stick with H or I color even in yellow gold (but get platinum head). So I would adjust the Whiteflash selections to these:

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3586264.htm

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3596855.htm

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3590799.htm

The James Allen H stone is not a superideal cut like the stones above, but you'd need to request an ASET image of that stone to see if it has leakage especially since the crown angle is over 35.
 

TheDeacon00

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I like the fourth setting you sent me alot and will go with the platinum head. Thanks for the tip!

http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/legato-sleek-line-solitaire-engagement-ring-1022.htm

Should I be concerned with SI1 clarity? I know it says eye clean but I know my gf will look for inclusions and so eye clean is a must.

Could you give me you thoughts on the following Diamond Comparison and let me know what 2 you like the best and if there are any I should absolutely avoid?

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/compare.aspx?idnos=3602750,3596861,3449650,3596855,3590799

Thanks again!
 
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