shape
carat
color
clarity

Which RB would you buy?

Which would you choose?

  • AGS 2.08

    Votes: 2 66.7%
  • GIA 2.03

    Votes: 1 33.3%

  • Total voters
    3

emyungjin

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 9, 2011
Messages
4
Which of these two round stones would you pick?

Let's assume that these two are priced the same. Well, if I told you the first stone was $6,000 less, how much would that change your decision?

Stone 1:

AGS

2.08
8.14-8.18-5.06
F
VVS1
Triple 0

Table 56
Depth 62
Crown 36 (this is the only thing that has me curious. how a 36 degree angle still produces a zero cut rating. most things I read said 35.8 was max)
Pavilion 40.6
no cutlet, no flour

Online link to verification: http://agslab.com/reportTypes/pldqr.php?StoneID=0009063210&Weight=2.084&D=1

Stone 2:

GIA

2.03
8.15-8.20-5.00
F
VVS2
Triple X

Table 56
Depth 61.1
Crown 34.5
Pavilion 40.8
no cutlet, no flour.

Online link to verification: http://www2.gia.edu/reportcheck/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.showReportVerification&reportno=1136505740&weight=2.03
 

nfowife

Brilliant_Rock
Joined
Mar 15, 2011
Messages
544
Can I ask why you are looking at the VVS clarity range? That carries a large premium at that size. For example, not knowing the price you are looking at, have you seen this one?
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-2681949.htm

Compared to a similar VVS stone (http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-2681950.htm =same color, both ACA's, similar size, the VS is actually larger) the price difference is ~$15K. That's a lot of money for something you cannot see!
 

emyungjin

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 9, 2011
Messages
4
Thanks for the reply, and I do agree with you, the VVS seems to carry a hefty premium.

The reason is more political than anything else, all of the rings that her family has are all VVS's, and the last thing I would want them to think is that I can't match the standard that her family has provided for her so far. Trust me, it drives me crazy. :nono:
 

centralsquare

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Jan 18, 2009
Messages
2,216
I voted for the first one. THey are both great stones and, at $6k cheaper, it's a no brainer. Besides the first one is probably more fiery based on the cut so it will sparkle, sparkle!
 

Amys Bling

Super_Ideal_Rock
Joined
Jun 25, 2010
Messages
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Have you run the numbers using the HCA tool? That will give you more information regarding cut. GIA ex. Can consist of a wide range.

Def go to the tool tab and use the HCA tool. Then use that info plus the 6,000 price difference to make your decision.
 

emyungjin

Rough_Rock
Joined
Aug 9, 2011
Messages
4
Thanks Amy i ran both through the hca tool theags stone yields a 1.7 and the gia is 1.2 if i recall, so both seem great.

Am i splitting hairs at this point? I've been staring at three two so much my head is starting to hurt.
 

minmin001

Ideal_Rock
Joined
Mar 21, 2011
Messages
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6k makes alot of difference~ :bigsmile: a vote for the AGS
 

Amys Bling

Super_Ideal_Rock
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minmin001|1313440018|2991421 said:
6k makes alot of difference~ :bigsmile: a vote for the AGS


Ditto. Seems like the cuton both are great- so personally would save the 6k
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
Premium
Joined
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Messages
27,292
Another vote for the AGS! Have it shipped out to you and see what your eyes think IRL.

Report is recent enough on such a pricey stone that no worries about needing to have it appraised due to prior ownership, etc., though you could ask the vendor to confirm.
 
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