Hi Joe –
Truly appreciate your database. It has gotten rid of a lot of anxiety related to the buying process.
Hoping you can share any thoughts on the following diamonds. My budget is ~7K with 1.5 carats being my goal.
Debating between :
Option 1 – I’d be pairing the diamond with a white gold or platinum band) I couldn’t find any other non-crushed ice diamonds in your database with this price point (7K) without sacrificing color.
If I sacrifice color, these options appear but I’d likely pair the diamond with a rose gold band:
Option 2 – (Rose Gold)
Option 3 – (Rose Gold)
Option 4 (Rose Gold)
The largest crystal in the 1.50 H SI1 is about 0.18×0.18mm in real size terms, about the maximum width of a human hair. The other crystals are about 0.09mm in width. While I would prefer better placement, I think it’d be eye-clean under normal viewing conditions. It’s worth the trade-off for the H color compared to the J’s, especially if you originally wanted a white gold/platinum band.
As for the J’s, I’d go with option 2 or option 3, with a preference towards option 3 because I don’t think the extra 0.14mm side length of the 1.7 is worth an extra $1k. Option 4 is darker compared to the other two, so I’d skip that one
If I were in your place, I’d lean towards the H. I like the facet pattern more.