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Please share your thoughts about these two diamonds

cqx1223

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#1: 1.01 Carat F Color VVS2 Clarity
Price: $9710, approx. $9613/carat

CUT: Excellent
POLISH: Excellent
SYMMETRY: Excellent
FLUORESCENCE: None
L/W/D (MM): 6.45*6.48*3.97
L/W RATIO: 1.00
DEPTH %: 61.40
GIRDLE: Medium
TABLE %: 56.00
CULET: None
CERTIFICATE: GIA

#2: 1.25 Carat E Color VVS2 Clarity
Price:$13560, approx. $10848/carat

CUT: Ideal
POLISH: Ideal
SYMMETRY: Ideal
FLUORESCENCE: None
L/W/D (MM): 6.95*6.97*4.24
L/W RATIO: 1.00
DEPTH %: 60.90
GIRDLE: Medium
TABLE %: 57.70
CERTIFICATE: AGS
CROWN ∠: 34.20


Thanks in advance.
 

ecf8503

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Are these rounds? Can you post the crown and pavillion angles or the cert numbers for each stone?

Why such high clarity???
 

cqx1223

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ecf8503|1447204879|3948029 said:
Are these rounds? Can you post the crown and pavillion angles or the cert numbers for each stone?

Why such high clarity???

#1: GIA 6202838258
#2: AGS 104082410005

with clarity it's just the personal preference I guess

Thanks
 

ecf8503

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HCA on #1 = 0.8 (GIA excellent cut) - ask for an idealscope image
HCA on #2 = 1.3, but is already an AGS ideal 0 cut

I'd take #2 anyway - ideal cut, and it's (noticeably) bigger. :)
 

cqx1223

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ecf8503|1447210695|3948058 said:
HCA on #1 = 0.8 (GIA excellent cut) - ask for an idealscope image
HCA on #2 = 1.3, but is already an AGS ideal 0 cut

I'd take #2 anyway - ideal cut, and it's (noticeably) bigger. :)


Thanks for that, there's one more stone I'm considering, per carat price is a little less than #2, at $10820/carat

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.06-carat-d-color-vs1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-675590


it has a 0.6 HCA score, and the idealscope image looks a little better than #2?
 

tyty333

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My choice would be #2...well cut and bigger.
 

ecf8503

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I stand by #2 - you won't notice any color difference between D and E, but you will notice the size difference.
 

cqx1223

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ecf8503|1447280399|3948383 said:
I stand by #2 - you won't notice any color difference between D and E, but you will notice the size difference.

Yes I understand, however the per carat price of #3 is slightly cheaper than #2, and do you think #3 has a much better cut and light performance? it has an HCA of 0.6 as opposed #2's 1.3, and the idealscope images look better do you agree? I'm asking because I am quite new and not entirely sure about this.



Thanks!
 

Diamondbug

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I think all 3 stones are gorgeous well cut stones. A slightly better (perceived) IS will not be noticeable in real life. All 3 are colorless range and in budget. So it comes down to preference.... and PSer of course will pick size over bla bla $$ per carat ( only matters if they are the same size!!) or slightly better cut that probably will not be noticeable. We will definitely notice size :naughty: :bigsmile: so with that being said I pick number 2!!
 

MissGotRocks

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They are all beautiful but #2 is larger and all things being almost equal, that's the stone I would choose!

Have you asked the gemologist at JA for their opinion on these three stones? It might help you narrow down your choice.
 

Sphene

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Its a D my favourite the numbers look good and it seems to much cleaner in the vid and price is ok
 
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