Hi Joe – thanks for all the help to all of us.
Slightly unrelated but curious – why the preference for Ritani and James Allen?
As for my main inquiry, I am a looking at the ff for an engagement ring:
1.5ct, VVS1, D
1.5ct, VVS2, D
1.5ct, VS1, D
Which is, your opinion, the best? (if you have the time, pls share your opinions also on each)
Lastly, feel free to suggest alternatives. Thanks again!
I edited your post to remove any links to SA. They have unvalidated, garbage models that provide a false sense of numerical precision and shouldn’t be supported.
Of the three, I would go with the 1.5 D VS1. It has the best proportions and optical symmetry. The 1.5 D VVS1 has a slightly higher pavilion angle that prevents the arrows from showing up dark. The 1.5 D VVS2 has a shallow pavilion angle. The 1.5 D VS1 would be GIA EX/AGS 0 Ideal. There’s no visual difference in the clarity grades.
There isn’t a price available for the 1.5 D VS1. You might consider the options below and then go with whichever is less.
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