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Stud earring - Ideal cut?

Bav3

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My wife's 60th birthday is coming up. I want to buy her a pair of diamond stud earrings around 3 cw total weight. Since she has been my first (and probably last) wife, I want to buy her a pair that she'll be proud of.

I was thinking about an E or F color set but the question is cut. Is buying an ideal cut for earrings a waste of money? Will anyone notice the difference between an ideal and excellent cut on a pair of earrings?

Regarding online diamond websites, are they a good source for these diamonds? Wouldn't it better if I saw them in person before buying them?
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

Shiny_Rock
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Many online vendors have pictures and videos of the diamonds, along with a 30 day return period if the diamonds are not what you expect. It's a personal decision/preference to buy in-store vs. online, however many of us buy online and you can save money by buying online. I would make sure that the online vendor is a reputable one!

Given the size and colors you outlined, I would recommend going with an Ideal cut if it fits within your budget, and a minimum of Excellent cut with Excellent polish and symmetry. It probably won't be a huge difference in sparkle as earrings are not as visible as rings, but when you're spending around $25-30k, in my humble opinion, a few thousand more to get an Ideal cut may be worth it. You could save by going with F instead of E, and getting a lower clarity that is still eye clean.

I think it's important to find 2 diamonds of the same cut quality, size, and color, which can make it a bit more challenging. Be sure to get a secure back and insure the earrings, as earrings tend to get lost more frequently than rings.

Your wife is a lucky woman and I'm confident whatever you pick for her will be gorgeous!
 

Lessics

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And relay take a look if you and your wife need E or F or if G/ H maybe is a sweet spot for you on the ears.if you are set on colorless then please disregard my comment.
 

Jimmianne

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Ideal cuts look sparkly longer between cleanings..a nice perk as diamonds pick up oils from hair and hair products.
You can have confidence buying online from trusted vendors, so it’s a great option.
Everything I’ve bought since joining Pricescope has been from an online source recommended here and I have been very pleased.
 

Snowdrop13

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Some of the online vendors have matched pairs which makes the choice a bit easier, eg Blue Nile, Whiteflash, Brain Gavin. They all have good return policies too.
 

chele162

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Ideal cut is definitely not a waste of money! I bought some studs a few years ago from Blue Nile and they are rated Excellent cut. Just recently, I upgraded to some Ideal cut studs from Brian Gavin and the difference is stunning. I really liked my older studs but cut is so important. My studs are not near as big as the ones you're thinking of getting and the cut makes a huge difference, even in the smaller sizes. I would highly recommend Brian Gavin Diamonds. They have a nice return policy, as well. They have lots of pictures online so that you can be sure what you're getting.
 
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