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I am torn between two similar quality diamonds. Both are .90 carat and are colorless. Prices are very similar as well.
I am looking for the diamond that will perform the best.
Which will be the better diamond to buy?
E color, SI1 clarity, Hearts & Arrow cut ($5,320) or
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I would go with the E color, SI1 clarity, Hearts & Arrow cut ($5,320).
It has a better color, but the clarity difference between these two side by side clarities is not something that you’ll likely notice when viewing, unless you view it under a 10x microscope or jeweler’s loupe.