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Your opinion on these 3?

Which one would you pick?

  • 1) 1.61CT F VS1

    Votes: 2 50.0%
  • 2) 1.65CT F VS1

    Votes: 2 50.0%
  • 3) 1.65CT F VVS2

    Votes: 0 0.0%

  • Total voters
    4

hollandog

Rough_Rock
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Jul 22, 2020
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Hi Everyone,

I'm looking to buy a simple platinum solitaire for my wife's birthday in September and our 8th anniversary. I didn't get her an engagement ring. We opted for a house instead. Now after many years I feel like I should get her one. I've been searching online the past week and after hours of research I narrowed down to these 3. Hope I can get some of your expertise opinion.

1) http://v360.agas.co.il/sbj130676.html
1.61CT | F | VS1 | Ideal - $4100
Symmetry: Excellent
Polish: Excellent
Measurements: 7.59 - 7.61 X 4.58
Table: 58%
Depth: 60.3%
Crown: 33.5°
Pavilion: 40.8°
HCA: 0.8 All Excellent | Looks Like size: BIGGER

2) http://v360.agas.co.il/2336385729.html
1.65CT | F | VS1 | Ideal - $4200
Symmetry: Excellent
Polish: Excellent
Measurements: 7.59 - 7.62 X 4.65
Table: 58%
Depth: 61.2%
Crown: 34.2°
Pavilion: 40.7°
HCA: 0.9 All Excellent Spread: Very Good | Looks Like size: BIG

3) http://v360.agas.co.il/6312523476.html
1.65CT | F | VVS2 | Ideal - $4450
Symmetry: Excellent
Polish: Excellent
Measurements: 7.57 - 7.62 X 4.68
Table: 55%
Depth: 61.5%
Crown: 33.5°
Pavilion: 40.8°
HCA: 0.8 All Excellent Spread: Very Good | Looks Like size: BIG

My main concern is the CVD brown hue and the strain/stria. Not easy to tell from the low resolution video. Any opinion on them is welcome. Thank you!
 
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hollandog

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 22, 2020
Messages
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Found 2 more options.
Would any of these be a better pick?

4) http://v360.agas.co.il/SBJ136057.html
1.63CT | F | VS1 | Ideal - $4150
Symmetry: Excellent
Polish: Excellent
Measurements: 7.53 - 7.56 X 4.66
Table: 57%
Depth: 61.8%
Crown: 34.5°
Pavilion: 40.9°
HCA: 1.4 Excellent. Scintillation & Spread: Very Good | Looks Like size: BIG

5) http://v360.agas.co.il/SPJ146447.html
1.63CT | F | VS1 | Ideal - $4150
Symmetry: Excellent
Polish: Excellent
Measurements: 7.55 - 7.61 X 4.64
Table: 57%
Depth: 61.3%
Crown: 34°
Pavilion: 40.8°
HCA: 0.9 Excellent. Spread: Very Good | Looks Like size: BIG

Looks like the vendor don't actually have them in-stock so I don't have additional images.
 

kgizo

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
Joined
Dec 14, 2009
Messages
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Happy anniversary! The lighting and turntable speed look different on 4 and 5 so it’s hard to compare with the first 3. I like #1. Do all of them have a decent return period?
 

hollandog

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 22, 2020
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hello, thank you for the input.
they have 30 days free return.

I'm having a hard time picking between 1, 2 and 4. I afraid 1 is too shallow. 2 and 4 might be closer to the ideal cut.

it's very hard to tell from only these low resolution videos.
 

kgizo

Brilliant_Rock
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Are they all from the same vendor? Perhaps they can give you a comparison video of those 3. A side by side profile pic against a white background will help you compare color.
I’d also want to see the inclusion plots. Looks like 2 has something under the table and I can’t tell anything from 4 cause the video is so fast.
 

hollandog

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 22, 2020
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yes they are from the same online vendor. these are actually from Yadav. I think they don't physically have them. I'm new to this. would I be able to have them acquire all 3 for me to pick one?
 

kgizo

Brilliant_Rock
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I’m not familiar with Yadav. My guess is that they don’t physically have them because of the video differences. Maybe ask for a video in a ring holder in natural light and a side profile shot and see what they say. Do the diamond reports have the inclusion plots? Are they all from the same lab?
 

kgizo

Brilliant_Rock
Premium
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Interesting that they are all VS1. Did the rep say why they recommend #1? You did a good job narrowing them down and the HCA score says they are all worth considering so if your gut says #4 I’d order that (pay by CC) and if you (and/or your wife if this isn’t going to be a surprise) don’t love it return it and try #1.
 

hollandog

Rough_Rock
Joined
Jul 22, 2020
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Thank you.

She thinks the better spread makes the diamond looks bigger for its weight and she prefers it but she thinks that I can't go wrong with either #1 and #4. I actually settled with #1 and hope it turns out to be the one.

My reason being unless we are comparing them side by side. With our untrained eyes we probably could settle with either one. I went #1 for the less visible inclusions.

Shopping online for diamonds is not easy with so little photos and videos provided especially for the MMD. But I think I prefer blind shopping like this than driving around. I chose Yadav because I could save the sales tax with them too.
 
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