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Please help me understand the difference btwn these diamonds

Sparklemom

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As I continue on my search for earrings, I have come across a few potential stones

1. I really like and seems to be a great price. However, it is priced so much lower than seemingly similar stones and I am wondering if there is some sort of flaw I am not seeing to account for this price difference. Any thoughts?

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3766241.htm

2. This is one that is similar and seems like it would match, but it is almost 2k more. Which again, i don't understand bc they are so similar.

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3735127.htm

3. Here is an alternative match to number 1. However it is an SI and even though it says eye clean, it looks a lot less clear than the others. Although I don't really know how that would translate to regular magnified circumstances. Would this be a better match to number 1, assuming that 1 is adequate, or is it worth paying the extra for number 2?


http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3751777.htm


I'd appreciate any insight you have to offer.

Thanks so much!
 

Sparklemom

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Re: Please help me understand the difference btwn these diam

Thank you, I have actually read that and am trying to understand a little better about what could be different between these two specific stones (1 and 2), it is clear to me why 3 is cheaper. From what i can see the only difference is the carat weight, however, even with these exponential jumps in price at say .91 up from .89 of almost 2k seems like a lot. My eye is untrained, and I feel like I am missing something in understanding the difference.
 

flyingpig

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Re: Please help me understand the difference btwn these diam

Sparklemom|1480880765|4104738 said:
As I continue on my search for earrings, I have come across a few potential stones

1. I really like and seems to be a great price. However, it is priced so much lower than seemingly similar stones and I am wondering if there is some sort of flaw I am not seeing to account for this price difference. Any thoughts?

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3766241.htm

2. This is one that is similar and seems like it would match, but it is almost 2k more. Which again, i don't understand bc they are so similar.

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3735127.htm

3. Here is an alternative match to number 1. However it is an SI and even though it says eye clean, it looks a lot less clear than the others. Although I don't really know how that would translate to regular magnified circumstances. Would this be a better match to number 1, assuming that 1 is adequate, or is it worth paying the extra for number 2?


http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3751777.htm


I'd appreciate any insight you have to offer.

Thanks so much!
If you are a serious shopper and considering a WF ACA, get the first one H 0.89c VS2. NOW (I rarely say this for other people's significant purchase). This is an insane deal. This IS a 0.90c depending on how you do rounding.
Especially with WF, the price difference betwen 0.8x and 0.9x is just astronomical. A Rare opportunity
 

Sparklemom

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Re: Please help me understand the difference btwn these diam

Thank you so much for you comments. I think I will get that one... I have it on hold right now. Would you consider either of the other two to be a better match for earrings, or should I keep looking?
 

flyingpig

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Re: Please help me understand the difference btwn these diam

Sparklemom|1480882432|4104743 said:
Thank you so much for you comments. I think I will get that one... I have it on hold right now. Would you consider either of the other two to be a better match for earrings, or should I keep looking?
Nice. You reserved the first one.

The last H SI1 is also a good deal. It also reaches 6.20mm for spread, which is 0.90c's territory, despite being only 0.88c. I just don't like WF's pricing on 0.9x carat stones.

Ask how eye clean the last H SI1 is from a shorter distance than how they normally view. But that should not be an issue if you are considering these two from earrings.

#1 and #3 will make a nice pair.
 

Sparklemom

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Re: Please help me understand the difference btwn these diam

Okay, that is helpful. Thank you!
 

flyingpig

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Re: Please help me understand the difference btwn these diam

Also ask the gemologist to inspect these two as a pair for earrings.
Both are ACA with the same color and spread. But it does not hurt to take additional caution.

Nice find btw. Within WF's inventory, 0.85c+ stones are not common and finding two with the same color and spread and cut quality is even more rare.
 

ChristineRose

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Re: Please help me understand the difference btwn these diam

I found something else.

The clarity grade of this diamond is partly based on clouds that are not shown.
It would be very unusual for clouds in a VS2 to detract from the appearance of a stone, but it is not unheard of.
 

diamondseeker2006

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Re: Please help me understand the difference btwn these diam

That .89 is an excellent buy! Diamonds go up a lot at .90-.99 due to being so close to 1 carat. That's why the high .80's are a great buy.

I don't really like the clarity of the .88 SI1 stone. I'd consider either of these two Expert Selection stones that are still AGS Ideal cut as a match.

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3500065.htm

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3253498.htm

Ask them for photos of these with the .89 ACA and ask which looks like the best match.
 

Sparklemom

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Re: Please help me understand the difference btwn these diam

Thank you all so much. I appreciate everyone's feedback. I am confident that I will end up with such a better pair of earrings after all of your input! So valuable, thank you!
 
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