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eqoanq

Rough_Rock
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There are 2 diamonds im deciding between diamond 2 is $300 more that diamond 1. With that being said which is a better deal. Thanks

Diamond 1
GIA Certified 1119913117
ROUND BRILLIANT

Measurements: 6.33 - 6.36 x 3.73 mm
Carat Weight: 0.91 carat
Color Grade: I
Clarity Grade: SI1
Cut Grade: Very Good
PROPORTIONS:

Depth: 58.8%
Table: 59%
Crown Angle: 32.5°
Crown Height: 13.0%
Pavilion Angle: 40.6°
Pavilion Depth: 42.5%
Star length: 50%
Lower Half: 80%
Girdle: Medium, Faceted
Culet: None
FINISH:

Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Excellent
Fluorescence: Medium Blue

Diamond 2
AGS Certified 104045634004

AGS#: 104045634004
Report Type: Diamond Quality™ Document
Shape and Style: Round Brilliant
Measurements: 6.09 - 6.12 x 3.80 mm
Cut Grade: AGS Ideal 0
Color Grade: AGS 1.5 (G)
Clarity Grade: AGS 5 (SI1)
Carat Weight 0.862
Fluorescence: Negligible
Comments:



Additional clouds are not shown.


AGS#: 104045634004
Report Type: Diamond Quality™ Document
Shape and Style: Round Brilliant
Measurements: 6.09 - 6.12 x 3.80 mm
Cut Grade: AGS Ideal 0
Color Grade: AGS 1.5 (G)
Clarity Grade: AGS 5 (SI1)
Carat Weight 0.862
Fluorescence: Negligible
Comments:

Additional clouds are not shown.
Polish: Ideal
Symmetry: Ideal
Table: 54.6%
Crown Angle: 34.8
Crown Height: 15.7%
Girdle: Faceted, 1.0% to 4.0%
Pavilion Angle: 41.0
Pavilion Depth: 43.4%
Star Length: 57%
Lower Girdle Length: 75%
Total Depth: 62.2%
Culet: Pointed
 

asymons412

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I'm certainly no professional on this, but I typically prefer quality over quantity; I would go with Diamond 2. You can't go wrong with an AGS0, and as a pretty colour-sensitive individual I would prefer the G over an I (although some people can't even see a difference!). Keep in mind that fluorescence is typically a devaluing aspect of diamonds, which adds another "pro" to diamond 2.

Personally, I wouldn't mind seeing the diamonds to figure out where the inclusions are and whether they would be noticeable when the diamond was set. However, I'd have confidence buying an AGS0 on paper.
 

diamondseeker2006

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This one is pretty easy! A .91 I SI1 GIA very good cut I SI1 vs. a .86, G SI1 AGS0....

Clear choice to me is the .86 AGS0 stone. Better cut and color but a little bit smaller. If the other one was excellent cut, then you might justify sacrificing color for size. But I wouldn't sacrifice cut.
 

slg47

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diamond 2 for sure, between these two. check with the vendor to see if it is eye-clean.
 

marcy

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Diamond 2. It has a better cut and higher color.
 

ml2

Rough_Rock
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i agree with those that have weighed in so far - diamond #2 looks like it would be the "better" stone based on the numbers...

a couple PSers gave me good advice about a possible issue with the short depth/large table combination in diamond #1 - an "obstruction" - darkness in the stone - can occur with stones of shallower depths. if you get within 12 inches or something like that to look at it closely, your head blocks light and causes the stone to appear dark. sure enough, when we got to see the diamond it darkened in the middle at close range. a possible issue to look out for if you decide to see diamond #1 in person or have a chance to compare the two.

(the one we saw i think was 58% depth and 61% table just FYI)
 

Amys Bling

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diamondseeker2006|1305491042|2922496 said:
This one is pretty easy! A .91 I SI1 GIA very good cut I SI1 vs. a .86, G SI1 AGS0....

Clear choice to me is the .86 AGS0 stone. Better cut and color but a little bit smaller. If the other one was excellent cut, then you might justify sacrificing color for size. But I wouldn't sacrifice cut.

I could not agree more! Definitely would pick cut quality over the minimal size gain. The excellent cut of the AGSO will make it appear larger and more sparkly! That for me, in addition to the better color, makes it the clear winner :bigsmile:
 

eqoanq

Rough_Rock
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Would diamond 2 still be your choice with it being $300 more expensive.
 

slg47

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eqoanq|1305498210|2922559 said:
Would diamond 2 still be your choice with it being $300 more expensive.
yes, definitely.
 

Amys Bling

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eqoanq|1305498210|2922559 said:
Would diamond 2 still be your choice with it being $300 more expensive.

YES! It's a better stone, and in my opinion worth the extra 300 when you are spending the kind of money you are on an engagement ring.
 

ml2

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Yes! after looking at the shallow stone mentioned in my post above, my fiance and I found a AGS0 that we love. OF COURSE, every stone is different, and there is a range of inclusions out there within the SI-1 category that might impact your preference between the two, but from the numbers it would seem that your $300 is buying you a LOT more diamond for your money!!
 
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