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klownzy

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I'm in the market for H&A round diamond. My gf is in love with a brian gavin setting (http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/e...pered-classic-style-half-round-platinum-5540p in either plat or rose gold) so I have been focusing on BGD to make the process easier on me. I've narrowed it down to a couple of diamonds, curious what you guys think!

1) http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/d...ls/0.804-g-vs2-round-diamond-ags-104083536037

HCA 0.9

2) http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/d...s/0.803-g-vvs2-round-diamond-ags-104082148038

HCA 1.2

3) http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/d...ls/0.818-g-vs2-round-diamond-ags-104082148030

HCA 1.5

4) http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/d...ls/0.818-f-vs2-round-diamond-ags-104082875019

HCA 1.5


Also curious if an HCA score of under 1 isn't generally as good as those between 1-2? Thanks! :D
 

Gypsy

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I think unless your lady or you has cultural reasons for higher color and clarity you should drop to I/J Si1 and hit a carat.
 

Gypsy

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klownzy

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Thank you for your input! My gf doesn't seem interested in a 1ct. She has tried them on and prefers stones around the 3/4ct weight. There are no cultural reasons for certain color/clarity criteria, she has simply said "quality over weight". She has said her minimum is G/VS2 but I could get her something lower and just tell her its those :lol:. I have to admit, I've also been picky about what I have been looking at... maybe I need to broaden my horizons in color/clarity
 

Gypsy

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klownzy|1453615657|3980605 said:
Thank you for your input! My gf doesn't seem interested in a 1ct. She has tried them on and prefers stones around the 3/4ct weight. There are no cultural reasons for certain color/clarity criteria, she has simply said "quality over weight". She has said her minimum is G/VS2 but I could get her something lower and just tell her its those :lol:. I have to admit, I've also been picky about what I have been looking at... maybe I need to broaden my horizons in color/clarity


Most women would want over a carat. But if your lady doesn't then by all means, no worries. I think that setting is beautiful. And I absolutely think you should get her what she wants. That's paramount.

I like this stone the best: http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.804-g-vs2-round-diamond-ags-104083536037#!prettyPhoto[gallery2]/2/ It fits all your requirements. Hits 6mm perfectly. And has a great idealscope image.

I would get that in the setting she wants. In platinum.

And you are set.

I have made several purchases from BGD myself, very happily. And that stone is gorgeous. She's going to love it.
 
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