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Hello,

I am planning on buying one of these stones tomorrow and I need your immediate expert help pls.

The cheapest stone here is 12600 and the most expensive is 15400

I list them below in order of weight.


STONE 1

1.82 H VS2 - HCA 1.6 . $15400 (MOST EXPENSIVE STONE)
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/R182-UCTXCQ

STONE 2
1.7 H VS2 - HCA 1.3 $12600 (LEASE EXPENSIVE STONE . eye clean but more like VS2- OR SI1+)
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Round/GIA-Certified-1,7-Carat-H-Color-VS2-Clarity-Diamond-7EGTPF

STONE 3
1.75 H VS1 - HCA 0.8 $14100
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Round/GIA-Certified-1,75-Carat-H-Color-VS1-Clarity-Diamond-BJKY8E

STONE 4
1.91 I VS2 - HCA 2.7 $14500 ( faces up white)
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Round/GIA-Certified-1,91-Carat-I-Color-VS2-Clarity-Diamond-H4H17Q

STONE 5

1.7 F SI1 HCA 1.7 - $13200 (EYE CLEAN)

 

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Round/GIA-Certified-1,7-Carat-F-Color-SI1-Clarity-Diamond-2Z9A4C


please let me know your thoughts. my preference is as follows:

STONE 3, THEN STONE 2, THEN STONE 4, THEN STONE 1, THEN STONE 5.   I can literally get anything from this list and the bank wont be broken. I just need the best stone from here based on experts opinions ..

I cannot get any more images or idealscope, asets , etc so please keep that in mind. I will buy one and I have 30 days to check it out.


Thank you for all your help

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Hello, 

 

      I just need help with a question, My boyfriend just proposed to me a couple days ago and he bought me a ruby ring with diamonds around it and the ring its self is gold. I was just wondering if its ok with him proposing to me with a ruby than with an actual diamond ring?

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@ayushkathri: All are fine stones. FWIW, "my" top 2 are the same as yours based on the reports, and the reflector images of the 1.82 look nice. If saving some money (or spending it on something else) is a priority, get the 1.70 and see if you can live with the "VS2-" clarity and whether it performs as you'd like it to; otherwise, spend money "for insurance" and buy the 1.82.

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Hello, 

 

      I just need help with a question, My boyfriend just proposed to me a couple days ago and he bought me a ruby ring with diamonds around it and the ring its self is gold. I was just wondering if its ok with him proposing to me with a ruby than with an actual diamond ring?

It depends on what you mean by "it's OK". Historically, the custom of nearly everybody proposing with a diamond ring is quite recent (before WWII only about 10% of engagement rings had a diamond, and the "A Diamond is Forever" campaign that did so much for the diamond industry is actually dated 1947), and even today you have celebrities and nobility - as well as plenty of normal people - proposing with other stones or plain metal rings. Or no ring at all.

 

Ruby is a perfectly suitable stone for a ring - even an engagement ring - and a truly fine ruby may well cost more than even the best colourless diamond (assuming same weight). It won't quite be as durable as diamond, but with a little care it will literally last centuries: my mother-in-law wears a sapphire (same stone as ruby; different impurities leading to a different colour) which is about 150 years old and still looks OK.

 

The thing that gives me pause is that you are questioning the gift - and moreover are doing so on a forum, rather than discussing things with your wanting-to-be-fiancé. If you have doubts about him, his character or his love for you, then say no; if you have no such concerns, then say yes, and plan on buying together the diamond ring you wish for your first, fifth or fifteenth (or fiftieth!) anniversary. Or even exchanging the ruby one now - but don't call off an otherwise "right" marriage proposal just on the basis of him getting the "wrong" ring.

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@ayushkathri: All are fine stones. FWIW, "my" top 2 are the same as yours based on the reports, and the reflector images of the 1.82 look nice. If saving some money (or spending it on something else) is a priority, get the 1.70 and see if you can live with the "VS2-" clarity and whether it performs as you'd like it to; otherwise, spend money "for insurance" and buy the 1.82.

 

Thanks so much for your input. I really appreciate it. I think I am going to go for the 1.75 h VS1 over the 1.82 ($1400 difference for 0.09 mm in size and probably same performance). My one concern is as follows: the 1.75 stone has a black inclusion on the table...dis this going to matter in the long run and do you think the price is justifiable for that (yes i know its a VS1 so it wont be seen but i hear black inlcusions give u casue for concern ) ..see inclusion here

http://www.b2cjewels.com/dd-6201669-1.75-carat-Round-diamond-H-color-VS1-clarity.aspx

 

Also I was just told that this stone has a "very slight tinge of brown"...should I rule it out

 

 

On the flip side, the 1.7 H VS2 stone looks attractive as well for the price (maybe there is something else wrong with it )? yes there is also a black inclusion so if you were to pick between the 1.75 HV1 or the 1.7 H VS2 what would you say to go for ?

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Whoops. Sorry. Meant the 1.75, not the 1.82 - precisely for that reason (size vs. money).

 

The colour of the inclusion in a VS1 is of no importance whatsoever, and in any clarity the only difference a dark colour makes is the greater ease of seeing the inclusion - there is no impact on durability or light behaviour that depends on the colour of the inclusion.

 

On the price... well, I told you what I think; it's a question of whether you feel that you want to be 100% done with and that's worth $1500, or whether you feel that you can run the risk (and the fuss, and the time) of a return for that price.

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@davidelvi:  I was just told that the 1.75 H VS1 stone has a "very slight tinge of brown"...should I rule it out?

 

Here are 3 backup options

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Round/GIA-Certified-1,82-Carat-I-Color-VVS2-Clarity-Diamond-4GJT14

 

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/R181-AS2QGQ(pricey for a 7.75 mm stone when it ideally shud be .78mm for a 1.8ct)

 

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/Round/GIA-Certified-1,85-Carat-I-Color-VS1-Clarity-Diamond-5DV37D

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The brown tinge may or may not matter; the "other Hs" will have a very slight yellow or grey tinge, so choose your poison.

 

I think you have pushed things as far as they will go on paper. You need to see the diamond.

 

Stop enlarging your list of possible stones until you have moved to seeing diamonds in reality. You shortlisted 5 perfectly decent ones at the top of this page - stick to those. If you keep chasing the "latest and greatest", new stones will keep appearing on the market, even at a relatively dead time such as now, and there are hundred of others that already were on the market and would be suitable: why not look at those too? And so the merry go round restarts.

 

(FWIW, the 1.81 is not 7.75, but 7.75 x 7.81, so average 7.78 - in any case, anyone that insists that "ideally" a stone of a given weight should have a certain fixed diameter or else it's "bad" or "expensive" is immediately disqualified from my list of reliable advisers.

 

FWIW 2: average diameter of 114 GIA/AGS Excellent/Ideal 1.80-1.82 stones on the Diamond Finder: 7.781 mm)

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