Should I Keep My Blue Nile Diamond Or Go Lower In Color For A Bigger Diamond?

Q:

Hi Liz,

I purchased a diamond from Blue Nile almost 2 weeks ago (E-VS1). Here is the link http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD04657418. My budget is around $15,000.

After I found ODBA and read through your recommended websites, I found some other diamonds that are larger in carat weight than the one I purchased from Blue Nile. Here are the diamonds I’m considering from Enchanted Diamonds thanks to your advice on cut proportions:

https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/R150-Q5VD3U
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/R163-9U7AB5
https://enchanteddiamonds.com/diamonds/view/R182-UCTXCQ

My question is should I keep the diamond from Blue Nile or is it worth it to go lower in color for a bigger diamond? If you don’t recommend those diamonds I would appreciate any recommendations from you.

Thank you,

Nancy

A:

Hello Nancy,

1.82ct H VS2 from Enchanted Diamonds

Nancy’s perfect 1.82ct H VS2 for $15,920.00 measuring a very big 7.84 x 7.82 x 4.86 mm vs. her original 1.25ct E VS1 for $13,299.00 measuring only 6.95 x 6.91 x 4.29 mm.

Your Bluenile diamond is within AGS ideal cut proportions and is likely a very nice diamond. However, I cannot comment on the exact nature of it’s light performance or optical symmetry (hearts and arrows) as this information isn’t provided.

I would say that for your 1.25ct E VS1 for $13,299.00, you could get the 1.50ct F VS1 and not be able to tell the color difference, but would definitely be able to tell the size difference. For just a couple thousand more, you can upgrade to a visibly bigger stone.

Of course the best ‘bang for your buck’ diamond is the 1.82ct H VS2 for only $15,920.00. ‘H’ is where people just start to distinguish color, but it is in no way yellow and because the cut of this diamond is exceptional, it will face-up bright white and super brilliant. This diamond was just graded by GIA a little more than a month ago, and will likely not stay on the market very long.

Let me know if you have any additional questions.

Kind Regards,

Liz

Q:

Hello Liz,

Thank you so much for sending me a follow up email. I have learned a lot from your website; that the cut is the most important C!

I was initially confused with which diamond I should pick because I was thinking that I would see some color in the H VS2. I emailed Enchanted Diamonds to get feedback on each and they said that the H VS2 would indeed face up white. So, I decided to go with the H VS2 diamond.

Yes, I found my perfect diamond.

Thank you & Best Regards,

Nancy

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