So my financee was not too happy with the ring I purchased and we decided to return it and get a new one. she would like to get a diamond that is as big and as shiney as possible. She does not care much about the color or clarity of the diamond as long as it does not affect the shininess of the stone too much.
So here are the new diamonds we are looking at a jeweler:
First one, 1.5 carat, J color, I1 (I see a little white cloud to the botton left of the diamond under magnifiying glasses, my fiancee couldn't see anything using naked eye), excellent cut, GIA certified. The dealer is quoting us $4800 for the stone.
Second one,1.5 carat, I color, I1 (I see some white lines under magnifiying glasses, my fiancee couldn't see anything using naked eye), very good cut, GIA certified. The dealer is quoting us $6100 for the stone.
So I have couple questionss.
First, the dealer told us that it's the cut and the size of the diamond that affects the shininess of the stone the most; color gives a kind of warm sparkle and clarity does not really matter much, is it true? Are the stones listed above going to lose a lot of shininess due to the lower grade clour and clarity?
Second, do you think the stones I quoted above are good deals? Which one do you think gives a higher value?
Thank you so much for all the help!