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colour, clarity, or cut? choosing between 3
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Please help! I'm choosing between 3 really good diamonds. Let me know your opinions on these:

#1: 1.25 carat, D colour, si1 clarity, very good cut

#2: 1.35 carat, F colour, vsi1 clariy, very good cut

#3: 1.22 carat, F colour, si1 clarity, ideal cut

If price was not a factor, which would you choose?

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Re: colour, clarity, or cut? choosing between 3
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How well a diamond is Cut can improve how the Color and Clarity appear to the eye.


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I would probably go with the ideal cut.


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Re: colour, clarity, or cut? choosing between 3
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Please help! I'm choosing between 3 really good diamonds. Let me know your opinions on these:

#1: 1.25 carat, D colour, si1 clarity, very good cut

#2: 1.35 carat, F colour, vsi1 clariy, very good cut

#3: 1.22 carat, F colour, si1 clarity, ideal cut

If price was not a factor, which would you choose?

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Cut = brilliance and sparkle
With regard to carat weight, you need to be careful and compare the diameter of each diamond, not just go by what the grading report says for carat weight. A well cut diamond will face up larger than a poor or inferior cut diamond. I'd say that a 1.25ct diamond should have a diameter of around 6.85-6.95mm.

As far as color goes, you will not be able to detect the difference between a D or F, so that is really a moot point.

Clarity will be an issue with some SI1's so be sure to know what inclusions there are and where they are. Eye-clean is what you are aiming for, a diamond that has no visible inclusions from 8-12 inches when looking at it face-up in normal lighting conditions.

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Re: colour, clarity, or cut? choosing between 3
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I would go with #1 D color is the best.

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F will appear indistinguishable from a D. Ideal cut trumps very good cut and it is highly likely to make a noticeable positive difference.


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