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Eric Schmidt

Looking To Decide Between 3 Diamonds - Please Help

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Hello,

 

After doing a lot research I think I have finally narrowed down some choices in my budget.  I am looking to buy a round brilliant on a yellow gold solitaire setting (white gold head).

 

I think the $6,995 is the best "bang for the buck" but please tell me what you think is the best and if you have any concerns with any of them.

 

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/compare.aspx?idnos=3596861,3596855

 

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.22-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-762222

 

Thank you so much!

 

 

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Hello,

 

After doing a lot research I think I have finally narrowed down some choices in my budget.  I am looking to buy a round brilliant on a yellow gold solitaire setting (white gold head).

 

I think the $6,995 is the best "bang for the buck" but please tell me what you think is the best and if you have any concerns with any of them.

 

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/compare.aspx?idnos=3596861,3596855

 

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.22-carat-h-color-si1-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-762222

 

Thank you so much!

 

Hi Eric - full disclosure - I'm in the trade...I haven't quite worked out if I'm allowed to comment on specific stones or not on this forum...but I guess we're about to find out  :D

Cut - They're all lovely top end stones for cut - so not really anything worth mentioning to distinguish them from each other.

Colour - H/I - either will be fine - you might on a bad day see a very slight tint of yellow in the I colour, but not enough to really be concerned about.

Clarity - I like eye clean SI1s - good value for money - I reckon the 2x SI1s you're looking at are both nice eye clean inclusions

Carat - unless you want bragging rights for getting over 1.20cts, you aren't going to notice any visible face up diameter outline mm difference

Certificate - all are graded by AGS - very reputable lab

Price - I agree with you - since there is nothing to really set them apart...and I'm certainly not opposed to saving money :D ...my pick would be the cheapest one as well.

Good luck with your choice

Hope this helps

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Hi Eric - full disclosure - I'm in the trade...I haven't quite worked out if I'm allowed to comment on specific stones or not on this forum...but I guess we're about to find out  :D

As far as I know, there is no such restriction here, and I do it all the time - so far no one has complained for that... but I have asked Hermann (the owner/moderator) to comment. BTW, I can't remember if I said, but welcome to DiamondReview!

 

Eric, FWIW, another vote in favour of the 1.138, however a couple of cautionary notes:

 

1. Do make sure you (and preferably your girlfriend) see an H and an I colour in person - in as many lighting situations as you can - before you make the call. People's sensitivity (both physical and psychological) to colour varies, and the last thing you want is your fiancée to think "I don't like this colour!" - also, lighting makes a lot of difference, and Australia is sunnier than Germany (say) by a fair bit...

 

2. I think you would see some difference in diameter between the JA stone and the WF ones - not a big one, but detectable with the two stones next to each other. Equally, though, I think the WF stones are better cut (not that the JA one is a slouch - and it will be a heck of a lot more difficult to see those differences with the naked eye), and that for me is the deal clincher. Then again, I'm a cut snob.

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Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
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ADN.  The rules here are much more casual than in that other forum where we both write.  Basically, mind your manners, say things that are true, avoid personal attacks and responding to this sort of question with a counteroffer.  If you get into speculation, try to label it as such,  The fundamental rule is that whatever Hermann says goes.  If he gets annoyed at something you say, he'll let you know.  Aside from obvious spam, we've had remarkably little trouble on this front.  You seem like a great fellow and I see no reason to expect trouble.  Welcome, and keep on doing what you're doing.


Neil Beaty

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Hi Eric - full disclosure - I'm in the trade...I haven't quite worked out if I'm allowed to comment on specific stones or not on this forum...but I guess we're about to find out  :D

As far as I know, there is no such restriction here, and I do it all the time - so far no one has complained for that... but I have asked Hermann (the owner/moderator) to comment. BTW, I can't remember if I said, but welcome to DiamondReview!

 

Thanks davidelevi - appreciate it 

 


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ADN.  The rules here are much more casual than in that other forum where we both write.  Basically, mind your manners, say things that are true, avoid personal attacks and responding to this sort of question with a counteroffer.  If you get into speculation, try to label it as such,  The fundamental rule is that whatever Hermann says goes.  If he gets annoyed at something you say, he'll let you know.  Aside from obvious spam, we've had remarkably little trouble on this front.  You seem like a great fellow and I see no reason to expect trouble.  Welcome, and keep on doing what you're doing.

Thanks mate - i'll do my best to contribute...while avoiding the wrath of Hermann  :lol:


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Welcome to Diamond Review!

 

There's a link labeled "Forum Rules" on the top left of your browser. Those are the formal rules.

 

Avoiding "the wrath of Hermann" :-) is easy..... just be nice! That's captured in the last rule, which says:

 

Lastly, although we try to act reasonably, please understand that in order to maintain a fun and helpful community, we may at any time at our sole discretion exercise our right to delete any posting or any member we think is disruptive, objectionable, or even annoying.


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Welcome to Diamond Review!

 

There's a link labeled "Forum Rules" on the top left of your browser. Those are the formal rules.

 

Avoiding "the wrath of Hermann" :-) is easy..... just be nice! That's captured in the last rule, which says:

 

Lastly, although we try to act reasonably, please understand that in order to maintain a fun and helpful community, we may at any time at our sole discretion exercise our right to delete any posting or any member we think is disruptive, objectionable, or even annoying.

 

 

Hi Hermann - thanks - - I'm always nice...and rarely annoying ;) ...so hopefully I'll be a good fit with this community - cheers


Australian Diamond Network

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ADN.  The rules here are much more casual than in that other forum where we both write.  Basically, mind your manners, say things that are true, avoid personal attacks and responding to this sort of question with a counteroffer.  If you get into speculation, try to label it as such,  The fundamental rule is that whatever Hermann says goes.  If he gets annoyed at something you say, he'll let you know.  Aside from obvious spam, we've had remarkably little trouble on this front.  You seem like a great fellow and I see no reason to expect trouble.  Welcome, and keep on doing what you're doing.

 

 

Welcome to Diamond Review!

 

There's a link labeled "Forum Rules" on the top left of your browser. Those are the formal rules.

 

Avoiding "the wrath of Hermann" :-) is easy..... just be nice! That's captured in the last rule, which says:

 

Lastly, although we try to act reasonably, please understand that in order to maintain a fun and helpful community, we may at any time at our sole discretion exercise our right to delete any posting or any member we think is disruptive, objectionable, or even annoying.

 

 

This helps me as well!  Thank you all for great information and I will do my best to never be "disruptive, objectionable, or even annoying"... that last one certainly is the hardest. :unsure:


Brian Pollard - Director of Consumer Education

B2C Jewels - New York, NY

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