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I am looking at buying one of these three diamonds. This is my first time ever buying diamonds and have been doing research. I want to know what some of you guys think about these three! Which do you recommend and why? 

 

I will be using this diamond on a platinum halo ring setting! 

 

I am currently in medical school and therefore I am in quite a bit of debt. Also, finding the time to visit jewelers and see diamonds and do research is tough. I want to make sure I get my money's worth. Any help/advice on these three diamonds would be much appreciated. Thanks everyone for all your help! 

 

DIAMOND 1: 

Measurements
6.38 - 6.41 x 3.99 mm
Carat Weight
1.01 carat
Color Grade
F
Clarity Grade
SI1
Cut Grade

Excellent

Depth
62.4 %
Table
57 %
Crown Angle
35.0°
Crown Height
15.0%
Pavilion Angle
41.0°
Pavilion Depth
43.5%
Star Length
50%
Lower Half
80%
Girdle
Medium to Slightly Thick, Faceted, 4.0%
Culet
None
Polish
Excellent
Symmetry
Excellent
Fluorescence
Strong Blue
Clarity Characteristics
Crystal, Twinning Wisp, Indented Natural

DIAMOND 2: 

 

Measurements
6.58 - 6.60 x 4.06 mm
Carat Weight
1.07 carat
Color Grade
F
Clarity Grade
VS1
Cut Grade
Excellent
Depth
61.7 %
Table
57 %
Crown Angle
34.5°
Crown Height
15.0%
Pavilion Angle
41.0°
Pavilion Depth
43.5%
Star Length
50%
Lower Half
80%
Girdle
Medium to Slightly Thick, Faceted, 3.5%
Culet
None
Polish
Excellent
Symmetry
Excellent
Fluorescence
Medium Blue
Clarity Characteristics
Crystal, Feather, Cloud, Needle

Additional clouds are not shown. Pinpoints are not shown.

DIAMOND 3: 
 
Measurements
6.40 - 6.42 x 3.97 mm
Carat Weight
1.01 carat
Color Grade
F
Clarity Grade
VS1
Cut Grade
Excellent
Depth
61.9 %
Table
57 %
Crown Angle
35.5°
Crown Height
15.5%
Pavilion Angle
40.6°
Pavilion Depth
42.5%
Star Length
50%
Lower Half
80%
Girdle
Medium to Slightly Thick, Faceted, 4.0%
Culet
None
Polish
Excellent
Symmetry
Excellent
Fluorescence
Medium Blue
Clarity Characteristics
Crystal, Feather, Cloud, Needle

Pinpoints are not shown. Surface graining is not shown.

 

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Specs on all look very good.

 

I would choose #2 (1.07 carat) based on the specs (picture would be helpful).

 

Spread is excellent at 6.58 MM.

 

Are these all graded by GIA?

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Specs on all look very good.

 

I would choose #2 (1.07 carat) based on the specs (picture would be helpful).

 

Spread is excellent at 6.58 MM.

 

Are these all graded by GIA?

 

Thank you very much for your input. And yes, these are all GIA graded. 

 

I was originally interested in diamond 1 because that one I could buy in person from a local jeweler in my town. The other two diamonds were online. Diamond 1 is a few hundred dollars more expensive than the other two diamonds. 

 

I wanted to see what people thought about the angles/percentages (depth, table percentage, etc). Also, I was a bit worried about diamond 1 because of the "strong blue fluorescence" and the SI1 clarity. To me, the stone looked beautiful and couldn't see any inclusions myself, but my eye is not nearly as keen as most people's in picking up defects/flaws with diamonds. 

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There are SI1 that are eye-clean, and there are SI1 that are not. The only true test is what you have done: look at them.

 

Same goes for fluorescence. If you have seen the diamond in natural, unfiltered light, and it didn't turn cloudy or oily, that's 90% of the concern about fluorescence gone.

 

FWIW, my vote goes to #2 too (especially if it's the same price as the other 2), then #3, then #1.


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#2 will look bigger than its carat weight and certainly bigger than the other two diamonds.


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I'm curious what led you to these 3 as the finalists.  They vary quite a bit.  

Many of the 'virtual' stones you see advertised online are also available to your local jeweler.  If you prefer to work with him/her, you might tell the what you're considering and see if they can work with you.
 

It that who is going to be making the ring?


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