Bigger diamond or smaller diamond better quality?

meeeks

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Nov 11, 2006
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Hello ladies,

I need your opinions.. My fiancee is letting me choose my ring but I'm a bit torn..

1. 1.21 carat, f color, i1 clarity
2. 0.76 carat, e co our, vs2 clarity

Which would you choose, I love them both but I'm leaning towards the smaller, better quality diamond. I have small fingers (size 4) anyway so any diamond would look big.. Any thoughts?

Thank you :smile:
 
May 6, 2007
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Hello ladies,

I need your opinions.. My fiancee is letting me choose my ring but I'm a bit torn..

1. 1.21 carat, f color, i1 clarity
2. 0.76 carat, e co our, vs2 clarity

Which would you choose, I love them both but I'm leaning towards the smaller, better quality diamond. I have small fingers (size 4) anyway so any diamond would look big.. Any thoughts?

Thank you :smile:
i would find an ideal cut G color Vs2 for optimum size and quality
 

shiba

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Feb 3, 2007
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Who graded the stones?

Typical I1 stones have very eye visible inclusions, on rare occasion there may be a prongable feather or crystals that cause the grade. The majority of retailers do not carry good I stones and should be avoided.

Cut is very important, that is what gives the sparkle.

I would keep looking.
 
Aug 4, 2006
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Hello ladies,

I need your opinions.. My fiancee is letting me choose my ring but I'm a bit torn..

1. 1.21 carat, f color, i1 clarity
2. 0.76 carat, e co our, vs2 clarity

Which would you choose, I love them both but I'm leaning towards the smaller, better quality diamond. I have small fingers (size 4) anyway so any diamond would look big.. Any thoughts?

Thank you :smile:
i agree with you. i bet i can't even tell the difference with clarity, but knowing it's an i will bother me. how is the cut?
 

lolakitten

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Mar 11, 2007
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Smaller/better quality - especially on smaller fingers.
I have small fingers too & a .76 looks pretty big on me (in a RB)
But ideally, I'd keep looking too...
 
May 6, 2007
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the most significant component of a diamonds overall quality is CUT. since you all are novices (no offense intended) I would make sure to get a GIA or AGS certified diamond with IDEAL CUT grade. Should for FGH color and vs2 or si1 clarity. Tiffany and co goes as low as I color and si1 because it is all about cut. you can have a poorly cut E VVS stone that is uglier than a lump of plastic
 

scarlet555

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In other words cut would even change the size of the diamond, so beware. .76 and 1.21 is actually a big difference small or big fingers. I have tried both size in ideal cuts and my heart could not settle for .76 in size 4 too. Cut also determines the sparklyness and then u can do hca calculator too. Have u seen these irl?

Have u considered a g color stone with vs2 1carat? That might be a better price n option. Give up color but not size or clarity. Just a thought. In the end go with your gut feeling.
 

sjunky13

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Dec 17, 2006
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the most significant component of a diamonds overall quality is CUT. since you all are novices (no offense intended) I would make sure to get a GIA or AGS certified diamond with IDEAL CUT grade. Should for FGH color and vs2 or si1 clarity. Tiffany and co goes as low as I color and si1 because it is all about cut. you can have a poorly cut E VVS stone that is uglier than a lump of plastic
Totally agree with this. My stone is a J. It is a high J , close to an I. GIA triple Ex cut VS2. We went with the best cut we could afford. It sparkles like crazy! No one belives it is a J . I also am not a color snob, but a cut snob!
You need to post other stats so we can see how it performs.