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Need help choosing between IGI certified and GIA certified diamond

Hi r / diamond community. Noob here. Use your advice to choose between the two diamonds below

& # X200B;

Both look pretty much like me. However, one is certified by IGI and the other by GIA and there is a slight difference is pricing too.

& # X200B;

[https://www.igi.org/reports/verify-your-report?r=407973452](https://www.igi.org/reports/verify-your-report?r=407973452) this trades for $ 2,238

& # X200B;

[https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=2347518722](https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=2347518722) This trades for $ 2,518

& # X200B;

& # X200B;

Further questions: Is either a good buy for the price? Would you recommend an alternative diamond for this price range?

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Can you compare the following two diamonds?

Will the black spots (not sure what they are called) be visible to the naked eye? Thank you! I’m about to get one later today to propose.

[https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.21-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-8516913](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.21-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-8516913)

[https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.23-carat-f-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-8523652](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.23-carat-f-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-8523652)

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Which laboratory-grown diamond works better?

Hi! I looked at these 2 very similar diamonds and wondered if one was necessarily better than the other. One is ideal and the other excellent cut, but in addition, I was not sure how much weight to put on the thickness of the tape and the shades of clarity (location and type). Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks! gcal links below 🙂

https://www.gcalusa.com/certificate-search.html?certificate_id=292970013

https://www.gcalusa.com/certificate-search.html?certificate_id=292670159

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Need help choosing between these 2 diamonds for a yellow gold ring

I had this before [https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.00-carat-e-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-8284075](https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.00-carat-e-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-8284075) ($ 4740) diamond chosen, but my girlfriend is set on a yellow gold runway, so I became aware that it was pointless to get an E-color rating.

Now I’m stuck between these 2 …

[https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.09-carat-j-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7801810](https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.09-carat-j-color-vvs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7801810) ($ 4730)

[https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.04-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-true-hearts-cut-sku-7601707](https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.04-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-true-hearts-cut-sku-7601707) ($ 4830)

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I lean on the first just because it’s bigger and has better clarity … even if they gave the “True Heart” designation to the second.

Opinions? Advice?? thank you

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edit 1 – added in prices

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I love the diamond, but will the claws be safe?

I had plans to propose on Monday, but I wonder if I should send it back and ask for different teeth ?? Sorry, I found that I really need a new iPhone, but the claws seem really thin. Maybe I’m just a little nervous / anxious. The bottom right claws show how they all look, as the others are hard to see clearly.

https://preview.redd.it/8luz70i6w6h41.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=650c03cf551434688436a24e8282e1a9173adcd0

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1 carat SI2 or 0.91 VS2? Please advise

Hey guys, I’ve been following up on my last post and I’ve listed under four round diamonds (in order of preference). I have also called for a key deterrent per. My understanding of each one. Please tell which one to proceed with; Size and clip are the primary preferences.

1) 0.91 carats: [https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=7332893838](Https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=7332893838)
Deterrent: Very strong blue fluorescence
Price: $ 1920

2) 1.1 carats: [https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6341275066](Https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6341275066)
Deterioration: Clarity and strong blue fluorescence
Price: $ 2270

3) 1 carat: [https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=5323349587&s=1581929621577](Https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=5323349587&s=1581929621577)
Deterrent: High number of grouped inclusions (Crystal, Feather, Cavity, Cloud, Needle, Natural)
Price: $ 2242

4) 0.78 carats: [https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=3345586996](Https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=3345586996)
Detox: Size
Price: $ 1878

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fluorescence

There seems to be some debate about fluorescence in colorless and near colorless diamonds. Some in this subgroup say that SB and VSB usually cause danger in diamonds with higher color grades, while others say this is usually not the case and for the vast majority of time it does not cause the diamond to look cloudy, greasy or cloudy out. I found this YouTube video comparing a VSB and no diamond (both G color) in direct sunlight. [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DwpO-w-qXE](Https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9DwpO-w-qXE)

The diamonds certainly look different, but I wouldn’t say VSB looks cloudy, cloudy or greasy. Is that what you mean when you say hazy? Because I think it has its own charm, different, but not necessarily less appealing.

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Are Heart Shaped Diamonds More Expensive?

* Heartcut diamonds are more expensive other forms because they require a larger carat size to make their full details as visible as possible. Like other diamond cuts, heart-shaped diamonds have a flat top face called a table. The size of the diamond table expressed as a percentage of its width. Has a significant impact on the amount of light that can enter * [diamond](https://www.kalyanjewellers.net/)*and reflects its other facets, which makes it sparkle. a heart shape over a brilliant cut.It is the most expensive of all the ten diamond cuts because of the expertise in heart shape. Color and clarity of diamonds The net price for the heart diamond also varies the cut and clarity you choose according to your necessity * * * *. * * *

https://preview.redd.it/u1b0kh6tavh41.png?width=300&format=png&auto=webp&s=f2f45a551443f438c916849dedd88642986fc24c

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Bargain?

This diamond seems cheap for the specifications. I like how it looks, but it seems to have more brown undertones than other diamonds. hard to see if it is just the lighting or the diamond. What do you think?

& # X200B;

https://preview.redd.it/3w4adc4ob0i41.png?width=1200&format=png&auto=webp&s=eff2a791f2552c327f699822a3613dd3ecf93201

[https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD13447853?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&catalogView=true](Https://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD13447853?refTab=DIAMONDS&track=viewDiamondDetails&catalogView=true)

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Diamond Stud Purchases

Hi everyone, thanks for the help; I am interested in Diamond stud earrings 1.3-1.5 tcw, preferably VS2 / GI & GIA certified, I know VS2 may be excessive for Studs, but although I do not see myself trading these in the future, I will like to have maximum value if i do. I looked at Rare Carat and ended up with the couple below. All earrings would be around 3.6K, but I prefer to keep it below 3.5K and ideally between 3K and 3.2K, I appreciate any feedback or recommendations

Thanks.

[https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/0.65-ct-I-VS2-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond/D44025838?q=44025838](Https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/0.65-ct-I-VS2-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond/D44025838?q=44025838)

[https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/0.65-ct-I-VS2-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond/D44802549?q=44802549](Https://www.adiamor.com/Diamonds/0.65-ct-I-VS2-Excellent-Cut-Round-Diamond/D44802549?q=44802549)