- Jan 11, 2006
Where have I been?! Great decision! I am kind of relieved because I was starting to convince myself into thinking I needed that stone if you didn't buy it! And I have banned myself from buying any more unless I sell one, so I hope I can stick to that!Hello! I placed a deposit on the 2.5 H VS1 ACA.
Diamond | 2.563 ct H VS1 A CUT ABOVE® Hearts and Arrows Super Ideal Round Cut Loose Diamond AGS Certified | 4227583
When I found Pricescope, my dream specs were a 2.5 H mrb! I've gone for size over color twice now and realize that the other specs are important to me. G-d forbid this is my last upgrade, I would rather leave DD with a 2.5 H VS1 ACA over a 2.88 J SI1.
I reserve the right to keep upgrading like a good PSer tho! Thanks for all the help.
I have been wondering about how your 3X compared to your BGD! I remember your past threads about your 3X and how conflicted you were. I am so happy to hear that this affirms your decision to get that 3X E stone! Very good news!@diamondsR4eVR Honestly, I was shocked I captured those photos because I also experience what you were saying... I will SEE in person a beautiful image emanating from my diamond but when I try to capture it with my iphone it never translates. The color of my BGD is H, negligible FL. The color of my 3X is E with faint FL. I have been having a good time comparing my new super ideal to my 3X and they are so very, very close to one another as I compare them in different lighting settings. There is a wee very minute slight difference that only a PSer would even notice. I keep comparing and they are so very, very close. Facets sharper on the BGD, as one would expect. But the performance is so almost the same I have been shocked. The BGD perhaps a minute bit better but it is also a lot larger, so everything is going to seem "more". But I keep holding them side by side in different rooms, different lighting, different weather outdoors and it's very, very close. I will say that I most definitely can see the color difference. But as far as performance is concerned, I am very happy to now have the knowledge that my 3X is actually a very nice stone! I was afraid I would never want to wear my 3X again after getting the BGD recut stone but, surprisingly, I feel drawn to wearing my 3X and I think it is about its E color which I guess tells me I made the right choice when I got that stone. I am very eager to get the other recut from BGD back... that is an approx 2.17ct (8.44mm) VS2, G with med blue FL. It got delayed at the factory and now AGS is closed so it's going to be awhile before I see it. It will be set as a solitaire pendant. I am very curious to see how it compares with regard to color to the other stones.
@diamondseeker2006, your post made me "ha!" out loud. It was the one stone I didn't want to let go but you know me and size. I'll tag you in the event I want bigger so you can have first dibs.Where have I been?! Great decision! I am kind of relieved because I was starting to convince myself into thinking I needed that stone if you didn't buy it! And I have banned myself from buying any more unless I sell one, so I hope I can stick to that!
Please don't tempt me! We are well stocked with food and stay home most of the time! The weather is starting to be beautiful here, so it's at least possible to sit on the deck or take a walk. I cannot complain considering the fact that many are suffering. I hope your family stays well, too!
Just my 2 cents but color is such a personal decision.I had been second-guessing myself for a year, being pissed off at my jeweler, at the GIA lol, at my husband, at myself for not making the right choice. But now I have made piece with it because it never gets old for me to see the E color, and it’s not easy to find a good 2ct in an E, I’ve scoured online listings for a year now and I think I recall @sledge mentioning it on a couple occasions but don’t quote me, and now that I have my super ideal to compare it to I feel so much better about it. But it’s a lot of money, it’s not like a top that you decide next season you didn’t really like or end up wearing much and it goes in the donation bag... it’s a big decision, regardless of your budget!!! And there’s no way my husband would’ve ever agreed to me getting a super ideal in a 2ct E color! Having my inherited stones is what made the recuts possible. But now that I have them my husband is slowly accepting the grim reality lol that the studs I’m going to get will be super ideals. Obviously the pandemic is going to push this out farther but I guess it will give him more time to accept the reality. But at least now he can see for himself what the precision cutting is all about.
@sledge thank you for your time in writing that post! The reason I tagged you in that post was because I thought I recalled a couple of times in the past that you had mentioned that it is hard to find E color in a 2 ct and SI that are decently cut, "clean" SIs, and with FL no higher than faint. So my point was that I felt resolved that I got one of the good ones within those parameters as i've scoured listings for over a year now and haven't seen much better. Plus, I have the added preference for me in a small table and high crown, a profile I prefer.
You and I, I believe, had also had engaged in "conversations" regarding the cut quality and how it would compare and I was just coming full circle to say that now, having the BGD to have something to compare to, I have the confidence in knowing that my "questionable" 3x is "on par" in performance with the BGD which know will seem unbelievable to people here. PSers who would scrutinize close-up in person would be the only ones that would notice the difference in sharpness of the facets. And as for flashes, I have hurt my eyes trying to see if there is a difference. The quantity is the same, just the "style" is different... but the stones are different in sizes and also in the "type" of the stone as far as table and crown height, so I think that plays a role in just their "personalities". And the E is brighter. There is no getting around it. I keep WANTING the super ideal H to be as bright as the 3x E, but it is not. So I keep feeling myself more drawn to wanting to wear the 3x! And, as you may recall, this is my 3x with the 63 (62.9 lol) depth! And also of the angles that have been discussed so often here of the 35/40.8 that can either work or be a dud. Another thing that is also been really fascinating to me is that it seems that the recut stone is not as bright as it was before the recut. While it now has beautiful arrows and razor sharp flashes, it is darker. I think that is something that is really interesting. Also, my 3x has more scintillation that the super ideal. It's been a great opportunity to have the 2 to compare, especially given that my 3x is of the stats that we see so often in the 3x's that are not favored here. I'm eager to see how the other recut stone will appear visually but given AGS is closed and everything else with production, etc., I will not have it back for some time. @sledge thanks, again, for your input, always appreciation when you weigh in on topics.
Exactly!I enjoy hearing about your in depth comparisons regarding your 3X and super ideal stone.
I’ve said before I compared my ACA studs to my 3X ER and the difference is minimal imo. I’m sure you experts would see more differences. The one thing is noticeable in my ACA studs is that the sharp arrows I see more easily.
No, I traded in the 2.88 J SI1 for the 2.5 H VS1!Oh yay!! It looks great! Do you still have the j to compare it to?
Ooohh, you did it! It really looks beautiful! I can't wait to hear what you think - when will it arrive?????
I was wondering if you had made a decision but I didn't want to ask. I am so very excited for you!!!