Hello everyone! Long-time lurker, first post
I'm investigating two mmds and need some help in choosing.
I bought a mmd two weeks ago - 1.96 J color, XXX. I looked for stria/graining, gray and brown tint -- I read constantly about light leakage, etc. I even chose a J because I have a mined diamond of the same color and I love the ivory sparkles. But WHOA what I received was a weird, steely tinted colored J that was very different in comparison to my original e-ring. It reminded me of some fancy gray moissanite I've seen on Reddit. I'm not a fan of that look in a diamond.
Fortunately, the vendor has a great return policy and I'm working to exchange my stone with one of a higher color. I'm still doubting myself! I need some help on the proportions AND the choice of color as well. My skin is brown so I don't want an icy color -- however, I don't want to see that weird brown/gray/steel color again. And I don't want to get the H and it's awful -- and the G gets purchased by someone else. My goal is to get as close as I can to a 2 carat spread, with great performance, good proportions and the 4Cs
This one has an average spread and, according to the vendor, looks like a 1.85carat
This one is a little more "squat" and, according to the vendor's calculator tool, will look like a 1.9.
What does everyone think? I appreciate any feedback/thoughts. Thank you in advance!