- Aug 18, 2013
I like them all. I think the 2.56 H VS1 is the most quality option. After that, the 3ct stone. After that, the 2.8.
Just my opinion.
Just my opinion.
That one is not completely eye clean, ac117. I’ve already asked lol.The 2.56 H VS1 fits your initial bill of a little bigger and a smidge whiter. I like the 3.02 that Simone suggested but that puts you over $34k if you're unhappy with it...only you know whether that's acceptable or not.
The additional money is a slippery slope...this one is just a bit more than the 3.02 but where does it end? https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4193182.htm
I won’t be the one wearing it you really have to prioritize for yourself. People will have different preferences, some will want the ACA, others won’t. If tomorrow one of them is sold, would you care? Budget is also a consideration.Obviously the 3 carat H is glorious but it’s way more expensive and it’s not an ACA which I think would leave me with doubts. I love having an ACA and knowing it’s cut just right.
What do you think?
The 2.56 H VS1 seems to be a more beautiful stone, but it is smaller. Otherwise, it seems to be priced lower than an H/VS2, so it provides a good value. The 2.8 seems to me to have some graining (the lines that you pointed) but I don’t see that in the report, so it could also be a cloud reflection. Bottom line is that I think that you will eventually want to upgrade again and get to a 2.8-2.9 H VS, so what will make you happier in the meantime? I would ask WF once life is back to semi-normal if they can take a simple video for you with the two stones on someone’s hand, see where your eyes go and go with that stone. Good luck.
ETA: I am throwing in one more suggestion. I know that some will discriminate against this stone, but it might be what will satisfy your wants - it’s an H, it’s large and seems close to budget and irl there might be little to no difference in performance - https://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-4193660.htm
It is very pretty! And white! But it's a trillion dollars. And has an HCA score of 2.5. I'm just not sold on a $35k stone that isn't quite perfection.Call me crazy, ok, it might fit lol but I am actually loving the stone @SimoneDi found! 3 carats is amazing plus not sure the leakage will be an issue in real life considering all the specs? I’m no expert so I can’t truly answer that. It’s beautiful and if I were shopping for a substantial stone I’d personally would want to see this one in person. GL!!
I agree and that makes perfect sense. I don’t know what your current stone was priced at but since it’s substantial in size I figured it was also “up there.”It is very pretty! And white! But it's a trillion dollars. And has an HCA score of 2.5. I'm just not sold on a $35k stone that isn't quite perfection.
I have ACA studs too! I had G VS2s and traded them in for bigger I/J's. I'm not in a rush. The 2.56 is lovely.. very mind clean tho not sure if I only love it on paper. I did gravitate towards the larger sizes in the videos. I could get the 2.56 and then upgrade to a 2.8-2.9 H ACA later. Still don't know why I don't consider that 2.8 H SI1 because it is larger and the same price as the 2.5 H.I also want to add that I have ACA studs that I adore and a triple X ER. Although my ER is not branded it really does hold its own against my ACA earrings. I guess what I am saying is, if you also want size and up the color perhaps look at other stones as well so you can get both? Just a thought. Don’t rush the process unless you are under a return policy or something. If you will trade up again if you go down in size then definitely go with 2.56. It’s beautiful. They all are.
Two comments I wanna make about the 3.02 ct.I’ve inquired about the ES 3.024 H SI1 before when comparing 5 stones and it was one of the ones recommended although WF they said there is light leakage around the table that impacts the crispness of the diamond. Is it a make or break tho?
Which I color stone are you referring to, MGR? My 1.6 ctw I SI2 (great deal)/J VS2 studs are fine and not as scrutinized on my ears but I prefer the G color. I am actually looking at replacing the J with a G/SI1 of the same size. Your killer carat studs inspired me haha!I think we were all comparing the 2.56 to the 2.82 - not necessarily considering the 2.8 on its own merit. It is, after all, an ACA stone. I also think we were thinking that one color grade higher wasn’t going to satisfy your color preference.
However, I think you are drawn more to size than anything. By all means ask WF to compare its color to an H for an honest opinion on the I. While I think the 2.56 is a great diamond, I don’t know if you will be satisfied going that far down in size. Even though your I-J studs are smaller, how do you feel about their color?
I understand but it makes the choice all the more difficult. I was thinking that size was trumping color but now . . . I dunno!!Which I color stone are you referring to, MGR? My 1.6 ctw I SI2 (great deal)/J VS2 studs are fine and not as scrutinized on my ears but I prefer the G color. I am actually looking at replacing the J with a G/SI1 of the same size. Your killer carat studs inspired me haha!
I like the 2.8 H! Is it eyeclean??? I can't keep track of which ones aren't. It's light return images are great!I’m going to sleep on it. The 3 carat is big and white but the 2.5 is the most mind clean. Don’t know why the 2.8 H SI1 - which is a great size - gets no love.
Have you ever had a stone where you could see an inclusion? If so, did it bother you? In wonder if it would be something you couldn’t “unsee” — kind of like the tint.Thanks for your feedback, everyone. The ES 3 carat H SI1 is out so it's a matter of the 2.5 H VS1 or 2.8 H SI1.
Hi @diamondseeker2006, re. the 2.8 H SI1, WF said:
“The 2.563ct and 2.817ct diamonds are identical in color to the naked eye, and solid middle of the road H color diamonds. The 3.024ct is slightly whiter in body color, and would be considered closer to a G color compared to the other two.
Both SI1 diamonds are eye clean from 10 inches, but depending on your vision, angle of view, and lighting…it may be possible to see an inclusion in the crown facets from approximately 5-6 inches.”