Which Diamond Would You Pick?
If you had a choice between two diamonds, which would you choose? One is VVS 1 color M and the other is SI2 color J both are round brilliant cut which would you choose?
There are other factors that come into play here. Such as dimensions or the symmetry. However based on the information you given me, I would say the SI2 – J might be much better. It is much better color grade, and you can see color. The flaws or clarity, start becoming visible at SI2 (SI1 is considered eye-clean by GIA). So since you wont be able to see the flaws so much with the naked eye at SI2, and VVS1 is just paying extra for something you cant see, then I would go with the SI2 – J. Just remember to compare GIA certificate to GIA certificate. Do not intermix certificates when comparing diamonds.