How does this one look?
Both are very nice diamonds with optimal proportions. You can’t go wrong with either one.
You might also consider the options below. I think the 1.3 H VVS1 would save you $1500 and go up in clarity. I don’t think the extra 0.05ct of the 1.35 H VS1 justifies a 16% increase in price over the 1.3 H VVS1.
Similarly, the 1.42 H VVS2 is the same size as the 1.43 H VS1 for the same price, so you might as well get the extra clarity for free.
Thank Joe, are the arrows and sparkle on these ones good as well?
How much weight do you put on the GIA report that it’s dated from a few years ago, does that mean it didn’t sell?
Yes, these have the same optimal proportions and symmetry as the options you found. I would not consider the date of the GIA report to be an important factor – diamonds don’t expire.
Thanks Joe. If a GIA report says 2016, is there a reason it’s still available? I would think if its a decent diamond it would have sold already?
What if the reason it didn’t sell was because it was too expensive? Based on my records, this diamond has bounced around in a $8801-9416 price range since December 3, 2016.
If you use my price history tool (https://www.diamondscreener.com/price-history/) and look at 1.3 H VVS1 diamonds on Blue Nile, you’ll see that diamond prices have increased quite a bit over the last six months. This diamond started out expensive, so there were better, cheaper alternatives in the past. Now, the average price and minimum price floor have increased while this diamond has stayed the same price. It’s a good price now because it’s the cheapest 1.3 H VVS1 EX diamond on BN, whereas that wasn’t the case before.
This is a hypothesis, but there are other reasons why a diamond won’t sell, including being too high of a price. Based on the cert, I think it’s a nice diamond.
Thanks Joe, appreciate the explanation.
What about this one in comparison?
Added this as an answer since you might miss my comment below the fold.
This VS1 one is nice, but not as good of a relative deal since it’s more expensive and lower in clarity. But it’s a nice diamond if you prefer one with a newer cert.
This diamond just appeared in my database last night. Cheaper than both the VVS1 and VS1, a step up in clarity from the VS1, and AGS 0 Ideal proportions. And hot off the presses with a Sep 4, 2018 report date.
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