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cavsfan3

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Jul 13, 2013
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I am getting a halo style ring with a round center diamond. Here is a list of possible choices and I was wondering what the experts on this board thought would be best. All are within a similar price range.

I am not 100% sure what all of the categories mean, but I know it is shape - size - color - clarity - cut - all are GIA - Price and then some of the rest are fluorescence, polish, symmetry, measurements, but I am not sure what all those mean or how important they are

1.) RD 0.70 F SI2 VG GIA $2,620 60.7 64.0 MB G VG 5.68 x 5.72 x 3.46

2.) RD 0.68 E VS2 G GIA $2,683 63.1 67.0 N G G 5.48 x 5.61 x 3.5

3.) RD 0.70 E SI2 VG GIA $2,867 64.2 57.0 N VG VG 5.56 x 5.62 x 3.59

4.) RD 0.72 G SI2 EX GIA $2,726 61.6 58.0 MB EX EX 5.73 x 5.77 x 3.54

5.) RD 0.65 D SI1 EX GIA $2,891 62.5 58.0 N EX EX 5.52 x 5.56 x 3.46

6.) RD 0.70 H SI2 EX GIA $2,681 62.1 56.0 N EX EX 5.67 x 5.7 x 3.53

Originally I thought #2 would be a good option, but I am unsure how much the 'Good' cut rating matters on that size of diamond. As far as the size they are all pretty similar so I am not too concerned about that.

Please let me know what you think my best decision would be fore these options.

Thanks!!!
 

cavsfan3

Rough_Rock
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Jul 13, 2013
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Thank you for the advice. So do you think I should stay away from SI2? Are those not usually clean to the human eye? I looked at the first 4 and did not notice anything and according to the reports, the inclusions were around the edges. I have talked to other jewelers that have said those could be covered up by the prongs on the setting.

Please feel free to keep giving me any advice. I am not limited to these options, but these were the four I picked out. I believe my jeweler has access to a huge database online (dont know if i can say the website name) and he sent me a large list of diamonds around my price range, but a lot were in the color 'I' and I dont know if I should try to stay away from those.
 

avsmusic1

Rough_Rock
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Jul 9, 2013
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I second the suggestion that you opt for an SI1 stone. If price is a key factor (as it is for most of us) then I wouldn't hesitate to go down to a G-H color in order to get the SI1 clarity in your budget. Also, I strongly suggest you use the HCA to help make your determination. If you are looking at at GIA tripple excellent stones than this tool can help. Just be sure the score is <2
https://www.pricescope.com/tools/hca
 
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