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Hello everyone! Having trouble deciding which diamond would be better for a yellow gold 6 prong setting, size 7.5. Is it worth getting the larger stone with the lower clarity?

First 3 images is the info on diamond 1. I'm concerned about the inclusions found along the side. In the 3d video it wasdefinitely noticeable on top, but im wondering if a six prongsetting would cover it up? Total price with setting $11,151.

 

Last 2 images are of diamond 2. Here i am concerned about the clouds on the bottom. They seem large, but because they are onthe bottom would they matter at all? I dont see anything inthe video provided. Total price with setting $10,819.

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You will not see either set of inclusions without a loupe once the diamonds are set. On the other hand, you may well see a noticeable yellow tint, and the relatively steep pavilion angles may result in stones that are darker (and appear more tinted) than otherwise. Have you seen a large(ish) L-colour round in real life?

Bear in mind that one of the reasons why the second diamond is cheaper is that it's below the 2.50 ct threshold, if that is in any way important for you. It won't be noticeably smaller than the other one unless you put them right next to each other, but some people set great store in being able to say "it's over two and a half carats" (which is why the price of the other one is where it is).

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I have seen a 60/61 L SI2 in 2.04 ct and the color did not bother me one bit on a yellow setting. The jewler I was with mentioned  the yellow setting will absord the yellower tint in an L diamond. I am open to either size, just curious which one is better from the view of someone who knows better!  Thank yiu so much:) @davidelevi

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At that size and color, clarity doesn't make all that much difference in the price. VVS2 isn't buying you much and it isn't costing you much. Unless there's something going on with the money beyond that $300, personally, I would go for the 2.52. You've got an extra .25mm in diameter and the bragging rights of 2.50+.  

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@denverappraiser Thank you! I have seen a 60/61 2.04 L SI2 in person and loved it. I am trying to find out the pavilion and crown angles for that one, but do you think both the angles on these diamonds are of serious concern? I do notice the 2.52 is lighter and more yellow in the image, while the 2.35 is darker and more grey. Could just be the photograph? Buying a diamond online is stressful but has given me better options for my budget!

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Not serious concern - I have not yet seen a GIA "excellent" that doesn't look nice. I have seen some that look nicer than others; however at the end of the day a lot of it is in the eye of the beholder.

Does the vendor offer a return policy which gives you all your money back for whatever reason (or no reason at all) for a reasonable period of time? If so, look at your transaction as buying the right to see the diamond for days for free (or maybe for the cost of return shipping). If the vendor doesn't offer you this option, then reconsider whether you want to do business with them...

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photography can be tricky when looking at color. I wouldn't pay much attention to the borderlines. I would trust GIA over a camera and an unknown photographer on this.  By a lot. 

See Davide's comments above about picking a dealer wisely.  Other than tying up your credit for a little while and wasting some shopping time, your risk for shopping online is really rather low.  

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