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Comparing Princess Diamonds

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imspqr

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I have the following two GIA diamonds on hold for the same price: $9800. First, is $9800 a good deal; and second which is a better deal? Is the .17 size difference better than the depth difference of the first?

Carat Co Cl Depth Tbl Gdl Cul Sym Pol Flr Measurements
1.77 E SI1 74.90% 76.00% med-thk no vg ex fnt 6.67x6.54x4.87
1.60 F SI1 68.90% 75.00% med-thk no g vg fnt 6.75x6.43x4.43

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Chris
 

oldminer

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You ought to compare the light return with an Ideal-Scope to see which one has better light performance. You eyes will not readily detect which one is brighter, but the Ideal-Scope helps to make the difference very clear.
 

DiamondOptics

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I would definately lean more towards the 1.77ct.

1.) Better color
2.) Better polish
3.) Better symmetry
4.) Larger
5.) Very square

Kirk
 

barry

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Good point, Dave.

It is difficult to evaluate Princess Cuts solely on the numbers.
Devices that measure light leakage (IdealScope) and light output(BrillianceScope) will give you a better 'read'.

Barry
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Giangi

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I prefer the 1.77 as well, although both have quite large tables...

Giangi
 

imspqr

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OK; so the 1.77 appears on paper to be the better of the two althoguh I thought the 1.60 had more shine to it. Also, what am I to make of the "sticker price" of the two? I was told that the sticker price is the "market value" of the diamond. The strange thing was the price for the 1.77 was $19K and the price for the 1.60 was $27K. Any comments on what is printed on the sticker/UPC label? Both stores are reputable dealers in the area.

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