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mitsui4

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Hi dear experts,

I need some help here, all of which are GIA cert and has nil cutlet. Hope you all can lend me a little help.
Please also advice how much should the price range of these diamonds be worthwhile to pay?

Candidate 1
HCA Score: 0.9 EX - Within TIC range
Light Return: EX, Fire: EX, Scintillation: EX, Spread: VG
2.05ct, O-P, SI2, 8.15 - 8.20 x 4.98mm
Cut Grade: EX, Polish: VG, Symmetry: EX
Fluorescence: Strong Blue
Table: 58%, Depth: 60.9%, Crown: 14%, Pavilion: 43%,
Crown Angle: 33.5degrees, Pavilion Angle: 41.0degrees
Girdle: Medium - Slightly Thick (faceted) 4%
Note: have seen video of diamond, sparkle like crazy reflecting the ceiling lights. Only feels that it maybe a little small. Awaiting for detailed pics to view inclusion. Vendor has high rave on this one, said it face up white perhaps because it is already mount onto a 14k white gold ring setting.

Candidate 2 (very similiar to Candidate 1, would perhaps decide on the lower price one should I give up the S or W)
HCA Score: 1.2 EX - Within TIC range
Light Return: EX, Fire: EX, Scintillation: EX, Spread: VG
2.09ct, N, SI1, 8.22 - 8.25 x 5.03mm
Cut Grade: EX, Polish: VG, Symmetry: EX
Fluorescence: Strong Blue
Table: 58%, Depth: 61.1%, Crown: 14.5%, Pavilion: 43%,
Crown Angle: 34.5degrees, Pavilion Angle: 40.8degrees
Girdle: Thin - Medium 3.5%
Note: have seen video of diamond, sparkle like crazy. Will be deciding based on lower price between this or the 2.05ct O-P SI2, please let me know if I am in the right direction.

Candidate 3
HCA Score: 1.1 EX - Within TIC range
Light Return: EX, Fire: EX, Scintillation: EX, Spread: VG
2.34ct, S-T, VS1, 8.43 - 8.49 x 5.24mm
Cut Grade: VG, Polish: VG, Symmetry: EX
Fluorescence: Very Strong Blue
Table: 58%, Depth: 61.9%, Crown: 14%, Pavilion: 43%,
Crown Angle: 34.5degrees, Pavilion Angle: 40.8degrees
Girdle: Slightly Thick - Thick (faceted) 5%
Note: have seen video of diamond, but due to the angle taken (horizontal rather than facing up where the ceiling light can shone on it), I cannot tell how sparkly it is as it is unfair to judge. Vendor said is a sparkly diamond but is unsure whether can I accept its yellow-ness. I compared it with another U color HCA Score 5 video the vendor send, I actually prefer the U color one than the S color one (just color alone). But the U color has been cancelled from the potential candidate as it score badly on the HCA.

Candidate 4
HCA Score: 2.4 VG - A small amount of tilt will show a fish-eye under the table of this diamond
Light Return: VG, Fire: VG, Scintillation: VG, Spread: EX
2.53ct, W-X, VVS2, 8.79 - 8.85 x 5.22mm
Cut Grade: VG, Polish: VG, Symmetry: VG
Fluorescence: None
Table: 63%, Depth: 59.2%, Crown: 12.5%, Pavilion: 42.5%,
Crown Angle: 34degrees, Pavilion Angle: 40.6degrees
Girdle: Medium - Slightly Thick (faceted) 4%
Note: am still awaiting video of diamond, like it because it is large and has no fluorescence. But am afraid bout the potential fish-eye at tilt.

Problem: In the event if I choose the 2.53ct, W-X, VVS2, with all the VG light return/fire/scintillation, how big of a difference will I see/encounter as compared from those EX light return/fire/scintillation

Thanks to all who have adviced. Deeply appreciated.
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