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    • RK9019
    • By RK9019 6th Dec 17, 10:07 PM
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    2 Diamonds Help!
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    • 6th Dec 17, 10:07 PM
    2 Diamonds Help! 6th Dec 17 at 10:07 PM
    Hi all,

    I am hoping someone can help me make a decision!

    I am sure a lot of people are looking for the perfect engagement ring and it can go on and on.

    I have finally found the one I want to buy in a hailo design. I am stuck on which diamond to go into the middle. I have seen both in the flesh and they both look incredible.

    My dilemma goes:

    0.45 carat, VS2, F Colour, Hearts and Arrows Cut

    OR

    0.5 carat, SI2, G Colour, Hearts and Arrows Cut

    The bigger diamond is only slightly bigger but jumps up in price by £230. However the company is telling me that the smaller one is a rarer stone and when you hit half a carat they automatically add a premium in the market place for diamonds.

    Is it worth the jump for a slightly lower quality of diamond but slightly bigger in size by about 0.2mm.
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    • dj1471
    • By dj1471 6th Dec 17, 10:36 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 10:36 PM
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    • 6th Dec 17, 10:36 PM
    The difference in size is tiny and the specs of the smaller one are a fair bit better. I'd go for the smaller one.
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 7th Dec 17, 9:16 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 9:16 AM
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    • 7th Dec 17, 9:16 AM
    I'd go for the smaller one too.
    And be happy that it's (surprisingly) cheaper than the one with not-so-good clarity and colour.
    • 74jax
    • By 74jax 8th Dec 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 8:51 PM
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    • 8th Dec 17, 8:51 PM
    Are you sure the smaller one is cheaper? It appears to be the better diamond?
    Forty and fabulous, well that's what my cards say....
    • Pollycat
    • By Pollycat 9th Dec 17, 8:05 AM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 8:05 AM
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    • 9th Dec 17, 8:05 AM
    Are you sure the smaller one is cheaper? It appears to be the better diamond?
    Originally posted by 74jax
    That was my initial thought too, but it's possibly because of this:

    The bigger diamond is only slightly bigger but jumps up in price by £230. However the company is telling me that the smaller one is a rarer stone and when you hit half a carat they automatically add a premium in the market place for diamonds.

    Is it worth the jump for a slightly lower quality of diamond but slightly bigger in size by about 0.2mm.
    Originally posted by RK9019
    I was also told that a .5, 1 carat, 1.5 carat etc diamond was exponentially more expensive than a .49, .99, 1.49 carat stone.
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