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Which Round Brilliant Diamond Would You Purchase?

Moon0483

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Hello Everyone,
I am having trouble selecting the right diamond for my fiance. I know I want a GIA Certified Round Brilliant Diamond in a 1 carat, F color, VS2 clarity with the maximum brilliance, shine, fire, and sparkle. Any help and feedbacks would be greatly appreciated. Sorry if I am asking too many questions. Thanks a Lot!


Diamond 1 - $8,200
GIA Certified Round Brilliant (6/17/2009). 6.47-6.48 x 3.89mm
1.01 Carat, F, VS2, Cut Grade - Very Good, Polish -Good, Symmetry - Very Good, Fluorescence - None
Comments - Pinpoints are not shown
Depth - 60.1%, Table - 60%, Crown Angle - 35, Crown Height 13.5%, Pavilion Angle - 40.8, Pavilion Depth - 43%
Star Length - 55%, Lower Half Length - 80%, Girdle - Medium to Slightly Thick Faceted (3.5%), Culet - None

Diamond 2 - $7,750
GIA Ceritified Round Brilliant (1/17/2011). 6.33-6.36 x 3.94mm
1.01 Carat, F, VS2, Cut Grade - Very Good, Polish - Good, Symmetry - Good, Fluorescence - None
Comments - Pinpoints are not shown
Depth - 62.1%, Table - 56%, Crown Angle - 36, Crown Height - 16%, Pavilion Angle - 40.2, Pavilion Depth - 41.5%
Star Length - 55%, Lower Half Length - 75%, Girdle - Thin to Thick Faceted (4.5%), Culet - None

Diamond 3 - $8,200
GIA Certified Laser Inscription Registry Round Brilliant (10/5/2010). 6.43-6.45 x 4.00mm
1.01 Carat, F, VS2, Cut Grade - Excellent, Polish - Excellent, Symmetry - Excellent, Fluorescence - None
Comments - Additional clouds not shown. Surface graining not shown. Additional Inscription - Hearts and Arrow
Depth - 62%, Table - 57%, Crown Angle - 35.5, Crown Height - 15.5%, Pavilion Angle - 41.2, Pavilion Depth - 43.5%
Star Length - 55%, Lower Half Length - 80%, Girdle - Medium Faceted (3%), Culet - None

1) Which of the above diamond has the best appearance, brilliance, shine, fire, and sparkle? and Why?
2) Is cut grade/polish/symmetry or a diamond's proportions (depth, table, crown, pavilion etc.) more critical in determining a diamond's appearance, brilliance, shine, fire, and sparkle? and Why?
3) Which of the above diamond is the best for its price and why?
4) Does the prices above seems reasonable? If not, what would be reasonable for a 1 carat, F color, VS2 Clarity Round Diamond?


Moon
 

yssie

Super_Ideal_Rock
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not #2 - pav too shallow, don't want a thick girdle that hides weight

#1 - numbers are fine, could do better than Good polish but it's fairly priced for what it is, looks like. Popular size/colour/clarity - is it a trade in? If so you will want to buy from a vendor who does buff/polish work before submitting for resale, or plan on appraisal prior to purchase or within the return period to ensure that it hasn't acquired scratches/chips since the GIA report was issued

#3 is borderline - could work, could not, depending on what ranges are going into the rounded averaged numbers listed on the report, how all proportions work together IRL.
 

Moon0483

Rough_Rock
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Thanks for the swift replies. I think I will take you guys advice and go with diamond #1
 
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