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which is the nicer diamond?

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  1. Kirbycario
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    by Kirbycario » Sep 12, 2019
    diamond 1:
    https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-di...i-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7614493


    diamond 2:
    https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-di...-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7644334


    i've currently ordered diamond 1 but still on the fence and can change. diamond 2 has a HCA score of 1.7, with ex fire and light return, and vg scintillation and spread. diamond 1 has HCA of 1.9, with excellent fire and vg for the rest. However an added benefit it seems is that diamond 1 is much closer to a H colour diamond compared to diamond 2.

    What do you guys think, should i change? diamond 2 is approx $100 more than what I paid for diamond 1.
     
    


    


  2. Kirbycario
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    by Kirbycario » Sep 12, 2019
    GIA for diamond1:


    GIA for diamond2:
    cert (1).jpeg
     
  3. flyingpig
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    by flyingpig » Sep 12, 2019
    Definitely #2 0.74 I VVS1 is better in regards to light performance
     
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  4. TODiamonds
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    by TODiamonds » Sep 12, 2019
    What is the price differential?

    They are both great choices, but I agree with you 100% - the 0.73 is a much better "I" relative to the 0.74 which is clearly way more yellow and should probably be "J" imo. The difference in HCA doesn't matter, I would pay no attention to it given they are both within acceptable ranges.

    They will both be eye clean and VVS is way overkill at this size. Without knowing prices, I'd probably take Diamond 1 - I'm guessing you'll be saving quite a bit of money while also getting the better color.
     
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  5. Kirbycario
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    by Kirbycario » Sep 12, 2019
    There approx $150USD difference between the two, the cheaper being diamond 1
     
  6. TODiamonds
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    by TODiamonds » Sep 12, 2019
    That's it? Wow I was expecting more of a delta. I'm guessing the weaker color on the VVS is already factored into the price. Perhaps the depth too.
     
  7. mwilliamanderson
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    by mwilliamanderson » Sep 12, 2019
    I vote for number two. It could just be camera angle, but the pavillion mains on diamond 1 never quite line up at the same time like they do on number 2.
     
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  8. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Sep 12, 2019
    Does it need to be one of these? The 36 crown without aset is a little risky, and #2 is deeper than we recommend.
     
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  9. Kirbycario
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  10. TODiamonds
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    by TODiamonds » Sep 14, 2019
    Looks good to me... great find! That's exactly what you want to aim for on sites like JA/BN... ideal cuts without paying the premium for H&A/Astor which are ripoffs.
     
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  11. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Sep 14, 2019
    That looks good to me too !!
     
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  12. Kirbycario
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  13. Kirbycario
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    by Kirbycario » Sep 18, 2019 at 6:23 AM
    So i finally got hold of some images of the diamond... - any cause for concern?

    ARROWS
    D-407 (3).jpg

    HEARTS
    D-407 (2).jpg

    ASET
    D-407.jpg
     
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  14. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Sep 18, 2019 at 8:51 AM
    If all the details are exactly the same, which at a glance they appear to be, this is not a twin, it's the same stone! JA has stopped letting people see the report numbers because smart people like you check for the stone on other sites to find lower prices. So you bought from JA and they matched the price? I always check B2C Jewels as they have extremely low prices (usually the lowest).

    The stone looks great! Much better choice than the first two!
     
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  15. Kirbycario
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    by Kirbycario » Sep 18, 2019 at 10:24 AM
    That's reassuring to know :)
    Yes they price matched, but it took some convincing as I had already paid and was stated in their policy that prices were final after paid:lol:
     
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  16. diamondseeker2006
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    by diamondseeker2006 » Sep 18, 2019 at 10:37 AM
    Well, they probably realized you'd just return it if they didn't. Good for you for getting them to do it!
     
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