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confusedproposer

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PLEEEEZ help

I am a diamond newbie and am purchasing a sight-unseen diamond from a jeweler recommended by a friend for my fiance''s engagement ring. I have narrowed it down to two diamonds - the reports are attached. Here are the specs:
1. 1.03ct GIA
SI-1 clarity
E color
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Cut Grade Very Good
6.60x6.64x3.91mm
2. 1.01ct GIA
SI-1 clarity
E color
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Cut Grade Excellent
6.48x6.53x3.97mm

The first one has bigger measurements, but the second one is a cut grade higher. The price is the same for both ($5,100). Which one do you recommend and why? Is the price good? Also, must all diamonds be laser inscribed? I''m confused and need to make a decision today. Never having purchased a diamond before, I am relying completely on your inputs - Please help! Thanks so much!

 

diamondseeker2006

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Easy...this one:

2. 1.01ct GIA
SI-1 clarity
E color
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Cut Grade Excellent
6.48x6.53x3.97mm

You definitely want to go with the better cut. This should be a nice stone if it is eye clean.

 

Stone-cold11

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1.03c Might have obstruction issue. Stone might becomes dark when view closely.

1.01c Looks good from the numbers.

Do the vendor provide IS?
 

confusedproposer

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Thanks so much for the prompt replies - keep them coming. No, the jeweler does not supply IS.

Do the prices sound good? Or are they just average prices? $5,100 for each. It seems such diamonds are retailing for these prices or a shade higher at websites like bluenile or jamesallen - at least on the proportions I am comparing them on, but then I don''t even know what all I am looking for. And is laser inscription necessary for the diamond?
 

Stone-cold11

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No, laser inscription is not necessary. The inclusion plot of each diamond is unique like fingerprints and appraisers and jewelers use those to identify stones.

Also ask if they are eye-clean. Price looks good.
 

Lorelei

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Date: 4/1/2009 5:54:05 PM
Author: diamondseeker2006


Easy...this one:

2. 1.01ct GIA
SI-1 clarity
E color
Polish Excellent
Symmetry Excellent
Cut Grade Excellent
6.48x6.53x3.97mm


You definitely want to go with the better cut. This should be a nice stone if it is eye clean.

Yep, no brainer. Check it is eyeclean to your standards. The price looks fine.
 
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