by TweetyBird23 » Feb 26, 2018 Hello, I’m considering upgrading my round eye clean 1.6 SI2 H xxx solitaire to a 2.2 (the rest of the specs remaining the same). The 1.6 was $8.5k and the upgrade must be at least $8.5k from Blue Nile. I’m seeing stones in the 2.1-2.2 size in the ballpark of $17-18k with specs above on Blue Nile. 1. With the other specs being the same, is the jump from 1.6 to 2.2 going to be noticeable on a 5 finger and worth the additional $8.5k? The upgrade would be my forever stone. 2. Attached are the specs of the 1.6 which passes the Holloway cut advisor yet I wish it sparkled more and reflected more blues— I believe that is called fire? Does anyone have any advice on whether I should look for different specs next time to achieve those lovely reflecting colors? You’re pretty much buying blind from Blue Nile and most of their stones do not pass the HCA. I am only considering ideal stones and since my ideal cut 1.6 passed the HCA and isn’t even out-of-this-world sparkly, I don’t know if I should only consider HCA passing stones from Blue Nile if I upgrade. Thank you!