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:
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.
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.
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,
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