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Queenie60

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https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/R122-57Q9G9

Hi: I am in search of two round diamonds for stud earrings. The 1.22 stone scored 1.2 on the HCA and the 1.20 stone scored 1.3 on the HCA.

Any thoughts on these stones? Appreciate expert opinions. I'm trying to do all of my research - deciding if I want to
"sift through" stones on sites to either get a larger stone or save a few dollars; I may just decide to get WF ACA stones.
 

diamondseeker2006

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No, those are not very great. The 1.20 is okay, but the 1.22 shows lots of leakage in the images. One has stong fluorescence and one has medium, and that was good because I would not buy one with and one without when buying a pair. If you look at ED, stick to stones that have a cut score of 100 because they often will be good and be within the specs below.

These are measurements to help you stay in ideal cut territory with a GIA excellent cut stone.

table: 54-58

depth: 60-62.3

crown angle: 34-35.0

pavilion angle: 40.6-40.9 (sometimes 41.0 if the crown angle is close to 34)
 

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Thank you DS2006 - appreciate your good advise. Feeling that I may just go with WF ACA. Still thinking. :confused: :wavey:
 

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Yes. Although you could not pay me to get VS1's in earrings. Unless they are the best pair out there and there's nothing of lower clarity that are as good a match.
 

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Thank you Gypsy. So, do you feel that these will sparkle? I've been looking at WF ACA stones about the same size however they're about $3,000 more. I too would rather have VS2 or SI1 however my lack of experience makes it difficult for me to sift through all of the stones out there. Other than the VS1 - what's your "Gypsy" opinion on these stones? Thank you. :wavey:
 

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http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3597934.htm



http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3372524.htm

Diamondseeker2006 -please give me your honest opinion on comparing these two whiteflash stones to the two VS1 enchanteddiamonds stones for earrings. They are comparable in size and I feel that going just below 1 carat each will save me a bit of money (for a pendant in the near future) and if the stones are well cut I can achieve that 1 carat each look. I don't want to make a mistake and want a very nice pair of earrings.

Thank you. :wavey:
 
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