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Which 1.3 Diamond Should I Choose?

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Last week I came here seeking advice on this diamond (thanks to everyone who responded!):

 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1.3ct-h-vs2-platinum-select-round-ideal-cut-diamond.html#

 

In the interim, the jeweler came across another diamond he thought I might be interested in:

 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1.35ct-h-vs2-platinum-select-round-ideal-cut-diamond.html

 

 

So now I'm wondering, what are your thoughts on the 1.35 diamond and if given the choice, which one would you purchase and why?

 

Thanks in advance for all your input/guidance!

 

Note: sorry I couldn't get the links to work, you have to cut and paste them 

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They are both fine stones. Perhaps the 1.35 is a smidgen more symmetrical in pattern, but 1) it won't be visible without a loupe and some special tricks, and 2) not everybody wants or likes hypersymmetrical objects.

 

Have you asked the vendor which stone they'd recommend and why? At the end of the day, they are in the unique position to be able to see them next to each other. They are priced practically identically per carat, and although the 1.30 gets dinged a bit because of the girdle, they will to all practical intents and purposes look the same size.

 

re: the links - don't worry; new users on the forum are prevented from posting active links because there are too many spammers! - here is your post quoted so the links are more easily accessible in case anyone else wants to add comments:

 

Last week I came here seeking advice on this diamond (thanks to everyone who responded!):

 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1.3ct-h-vs2-platinum-select-round-ideal-cut-diamond.html#

 

In the interim, the jeweler came across another diamond he thought I might be interested in:

 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1.35ct-h-vs2-platinum-select-round-ideal-cut-diamond.html

 

 

So now I'm wondering, what are your thoughts on the 1.35 diamond and if given the choice, which one would you purchase and why?

 

Thanks in advance for all your input/guidance!

 

Note: sorry I couldn't get the links to work, you have to cut and paste them

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Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
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Both stones look stunning.  That said, if money is not an issue, I would opt for the 1.35.  It is minimally bigger looking but more importantly I tend to prefer the slightly shallower crown angle.  I think either stone would be great.


Laurent George
Diamond Ideals
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They are both fine stones. Perhaps the 1.35 is a smidgen more symmetrical in pattern, but 1) it won't be visible without a loupe and some special tricks, and 2) not everybody wants or likes hypersymmetrical objects.

 

re: the links - don't worry; new users on the forum are prevented from posting active links because there are too many spammers! - here is your post quoted so the links are more easily accessible in case anyone else wants to add comments:

 

Last week I came here seeking advice on this diamond (thanks to everyone who responded!):

 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1.3ct-h-vs2-platinum-select-round-ideal-cut-diamond.html#

 

In the interim, the jeweler came across another diamond he thought I might be interested in:

 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1.35ct-h-vs2-platinum-select-round-ideal-cut-diamond.html

 

 

So now I'm wondering, what are your thoughts on the 1.35 diamond and if given the choice, which one would you purchase and why?

 

Thanks in advance for all your input/guidance!

 

Note: sorry I couldn't get the links to work, you have to cut and paste them

 

Thanks for the help with the links, much appreciated!

 

Thanks for your thoughts on the 2 diamonds too  :D I want to ensure that I purchase a diamond of good quality!

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In which case, you won't go wrong with either. I added a small para to my post above about asking the vendor what they'd recommend - just reposting it here:

 

Have you asked the vendor which stone they'd recommend and why? At the end of the day, they are in the unique position to be able to see them next to each other.


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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Hey mate - like the others have said...flip a coin - you're not going to go wrong with either of them. Side by side in a ring you're not going to notice any difference, so I'd save myself a few bucks and let price be the determining factor.

Good luck


Australian Diamond Network

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Both stones look stunning.  That said, if money is not an issue, I would opt for the 1.35.  It is minimally bigger looking but more importantly I tend to prefer the slightly shallower crown angle.  I think either stone would be great.

Thank you! 

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In which case, you won't go wrong with either. I added a small para to my post above about asking the vendor what they'd recommend - just reposting it here:

 

Have you asked the vendor which stone they'd recommend and why? At the end of the day, they are in the unique position to be able to see them next to each other.

Thank you - and good idea, I will ask!

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Hey mate - like the others have said...flip a coin - you're not going to go wrong with either of them. Side by side in a ring you're not going to notice any difference, so I'd save myself a few bucks and let price be the determining factor.

Good luck

Thanks for your thoughts, much appreciated - and good point!!

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Hello everyone!

 

So, as it turns out, the jeweler had a third 1.3 for me to look at and out of the 3 I ended up choosing this one (I have it on hold):

 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1.3ct-h-vs2-platinum-select-round-ideal-diamond.html

 

So, how did I do? I know the table is a bit larger than "recommended" but the asset looks solid so I felt it wasn't an issue. Thanks again to everyone who helped me learn how to choose an optimal performer!!

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Just catching up on the thread - As you would expect GOG did you a solid with any of the 3.  Your choice is beautiful.


Brian Pollard - Director of Consumer Education

B2C Jewels - New York, NY

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On 2/2/2016 at 1:06 PM, diamondseeker said:

Hello everyone!

 

So, as it turns out, the jeweler had a third 1.3 for me to look at and out of the 3 I ended up choosing this one (I have it on hold):

 

http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/1.3ct-h-vs2-platinum-select-round-ideal-diamond.html

 

So, how did I do? I know the table is a bit larger than "recommended" but the asset looks solid so I felt it wasn't an issue. Thanks again to everyone who helped me learn how to choose an optimal performer!!

Are you the same Diamondseeker on PS? I don't see that you're active here (I'm glad). You thrive better in an unethical environment and do well in steering people to buy from PS preferred vendors.

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Diamondseeker has not been on this forum since March 2016. Whether he/she is the same one on PS is frankly irrelevant - they came here with a genuine question and they got help (or at least I hope they did).

You may want to re-think statements that can be read as personal attacks...


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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30 minutes ago, nkc said:

Are you the same Diamondseeker on PS? I don't see that you're active here (I'm glad). You thrive better in an unethical environment and do well in steering people to buy from PS preferred vendors.

Please cool it.


Hermann

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40 minutes ago, davidelevi said:

Diamondseeker has not been on this forum since March 2016. Whether he/she is the same one on PS is frankly irrelevant - they came here with a genuine question and they got help (or at least I hope they did).

You may want to re-think statements that can be read as personal attacks...

May be she's inactive because this is not the right environment for her. I don't know if she's the same person so I asked.

Nobody defended me when I was being bullied yesterday and the PS moderator removed what they said and posted that they said nothing wrong. Fortunately, I have screenshots.

I don't mean anything negative by this question but would like to ask if you're one of PS vendors.

This forum appears to be transparent. I read a post from someone describing in detail their experience and what happens on PS.

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7 minutes ago, nkc said:

I don't mean anything negative by this question but would like to ask if you're one of PS vendors.

Nope. I lurk over there every now and then; David (the owner of DBL) is more active, but as far as I know we only paid for a few banner ads years ago; definitely not part of the 'in' crowd: David's account got suspended several times precisely because he would voice 'unorthodox' opinions on diamond cut 😁

Yes, this forum is significantly less politicised and friendlier than PS and we would like to keep it that way. There is nothing wrong in asking whether a certain ID is the same person - I (and it seems Hermann) are concerned about the insinuation that this person behaves unethically, since all he/she has done here has been perfectly legitimate and above board.

FWIW, the majority of posters here are one-thread posters: they come over, they ask help on a specific matter, and rarely return after a couple of months, just like Diamondseeker did.


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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7 minutes ago, davidelevi said:

Nope. I lurk over there every now and then; David (the owner of DBL) is more active, but as far as I know we only paid for a few banner ads years ago; definitely not part of the 'in' crowd: David's account got suspended several times precisely because he would voice 'unorthodox' opinions on diamond cut 😁

Yes, this forum is significantly less politicised and friendlier than PS and we would like to keep it that way. There is nothing wrong in asking whether a certain ID is the same person - I (and it seems Hermann) are concerned about the insinuation that this person behaves unethically, since all he/she has done here has been perfectly legitimate and above board.

FWIW, the majority of posters here are one-thread posters: they come over, they ask help on a specific matter, and rarely return after a couple of months, just like Diamondseeker did.

Thank you for your reply.

The environment is unethical there, in my opinion, and this person always steers people to buy from PS vendors.

I still remember being attacked several years ago for asking questions about a diamond I wanted to buy. Links to alternative diamonds from PS vendors were sent to me and I was bullied for not complying.

Do these vendors pay PS for each purchase a member makes? Or do they just pay a fixed fee?

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5 minutes ago, nkc said:

this person always steers people to buy from PS vendors.

Maybe. But what if they are different people? Can you see the issue?


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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1 minute ago, davidelevi said:

Maybe. But what if they are different people? Can you see the issue?

True. I said (if the same person) in my initial post🙂

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