*Show Your Tiffany DBTY Necklace!!!*

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I’m diamond certified from GIA. These two stones are so close it probably doesn’t matter much which one you get. The F will be slightly whiter than the G and the 2 point difference in size you will probably not notice. Tough choice. Good luck with your decision!
Hello Babsiegirl, I was very much tormented on which one I should ask to bring in. And since its the year 2020 with so much hardship going on, I decided on the .20... although I still could not let go of the .18.... it’s just sad that I could not compare .18 and .20 in store... Thank you for the information you gave me, it is helpful

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Hello Babsiegirl, I was very much tormented on which one I should ask to bring in. And since its the year 2020 with so much hardship going on, I decided on the .20... although I still could not let go of the .18.... it’s just sad that I could not compare .18 and .20 in store... Thank you for the information you gave me, it is helpful

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Beautiful piece! Enjoy your purchase!
 

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Hello Babsiegirl, I was very much tormented on which one I should ask to bring in. And since its the year 2020 with so much hardship going on, I decided on the .20... although I still could not let go of the .18.... it’s just sad that I could not compare .18 and .20 in store... Thank you for the information you gave me, it is helpful

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Very nice! I hope you enjoy it many years to come!!
 
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Hello, again ladies, hope you are all having a good day! Out of curiosity, I started reading more about diamonds and then I came across with the so called HCA calculator. So then I tried it, the first DBTY I got with color I and clarity VS2 had an HCA score of 1.4 which fell into the excellent category. While the one I have now after I exchange that DBTY, color G and clarity VVS2 has an HCA score of 3.2 which is not as good as the first one. Both is in tripple X in presence. With this I now started to doubt myself with what I chose and now not feeling happy about it. So, I am hoping to get some opinion here. How relevant is the HCA Score when it comes to choosing diamond? Thank you Ladies...

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Hello, again ladies, hope you are all having a good day! Out of curiosity, I started reading more about diamonds and then I came across with the so called HCA calculator. So then I tried it, the first DBTY I got with color I and clarity VS2 had an HCA score of 1.4 which fell into the excellent category. While the one I have now after I exchange that DBTY, color G and clarity VVS2 has an HCA score of 3.2 which is not as good as the first one. Both is in tripple X in presence. With this I now started to doubt myself with what I chose and now not feeling happy about it. So, I am hoping to get some opinion here. How relevant is the HCA Score when it comes to choosing diamond? Thank you Ladies...

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HCA is not going to be accurate for a dbty. Where did you get the numbers to plug into the HCA? Did your store provide you with certificates that include the table size, depth and cut angles? You need all those things for an accurate HCA. If choosing a diamond based on an HCA score is important to you then you should purchase a solitaire pendant instead of dbty.
 
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HCA is not going to be accurate for a dbty. Where did you get the numbers to plug into the HCA? Did your store provide you with certificates that include the table size, depth and cut angles? You need all those things for an accurate HCA. If choosing a diamond based on an HCA score is important to you then you should purchase a solitaire pendant instead of dbty.
Hello lilmountaingirl, the first dbty necklace that I got which is the I VS2 I wrote down most of the details of it including the cut proportions that was in the certificate. Then the one that I have now after exchanging the I VS2 to G VVS2 I have the certificate... So I manage to compare them at HCA Calculator...
Thank you so so much for confirming that HCA will not be accurate for DBTY, that makes me feel better. Especially I paid much more on the G VVS2. Thank you
 
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Hello, again ladies, hope you are all having a good day! Out of curiosity, I started reading more about diamonds and then I came across with the so called HCA calculator. So then I tried it, the first DBTY I got with color I and clarity VS2 had an HCA score of 1.4 which fell into the excellent category. While the one I have now after I exchange that DBTY, color G and clarity VVS2 has an HCA score of 3.2 which is not as good as the first one. Both is in tripple X in presence. With this I now started to doubt myself with what I chose and now not feeling happy about it. So, I am hoping to get some opinion here. How relevant is the HCA Score when it comes to choosing diamond? Thank you Ladies...

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From my understanding DBTY stones are cut with a larger table so gives a bigger appearance (ladies please correct me if I am wrong). So using the HCA chart will not give you an accurate view. The questions
you should ask are:
1. Do you love your necklace?
2. When you look at it does it sparkle?
If you answer no to either question than return. If both answers are yes then wear and enjoy!
 
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From my understanding DBTY stones are cut with a larger table so gives a bigger appearance (ladies please correct me if I am wrong). So using the HCA chart will not give you an accurate view. The questions
you should ask are:
1. Do you love your necklace?
2. When you look at it does it sparkle?
If you answer no to either question than return. If both answers are yes then wear and enjoy!
Hello AntiqueShopper, haha yep I went to much stray with those questions and you are right I should just enjoy it... Sadly I haven't had the chance to wear it after I got, scared my autistic son will snap and break it. Looking forward to wear it when he is back in his therapy next week :smile: :smile: :smile:

Enjoy your weekend ;)
 

KaitlynP

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Hi All!

Does anyone have a SA they love in the NYC area? I've been obsessively reading this the past few days and finally went in today to try on necklaces. The SA was nice but not great - after reading this I've seen how they can search for diamonds and see if other sizes / clarities are available for different price points. He didn't do that - just basically showed me the stock photo from the website and said those were the sizes.

I would ideally like to (what I've seen on here a lot) is tell them my price point and see my options. I'm honestly even open to SA's outside the area and to do it over the phone I am just really excited and want to get a necklace but didn't love this experience.
 
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Hi All!

Does anyone have a SA they love in the NYC area? I've been obsessively reading this the past few days and finally went in today to try on necklaces. The SA was nice but not great - after reading this I've seen how they can search for diamonds and see if other sizes / clarities are available for different price points. He didn't do that - just basically showed me the stock photo from the website and said those were the sizes.

I would ideally like to (what I've seen on here a lot) is tell them my price point and see my options. I'm honestly even open to SA's outside the area and to do it over the phone I am just really excited and want to get a necklace but didn't love this experience.
That’s unfortunate that you had that experience! You can also try calling Tiffany’s customer service and speaking to a diamond specialist. They are always super patient with me and will help you find a stone within the price point that you’re looking for.
 
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