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indi5

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Okay, my fiance and I have been searching months for an emerald cut diamond. Unfortunately I am a stickler for quality and am looking for a well cut emerald cut diamond. We cannot seem to find dimensions for a well cut emerald. Based on what we have been able to find we have narrowed it down to the two diamonds below. Both are priced at $5500. Which is the better cut?

#1
Wt/Color/Clarity: 1.07 / E / VVS2
Dimensions: 7.04x5.04x3.43
Depth: 68.1%
Table: 67%
Girdle: Med to Slightly Thick
Polish/Symm: Good/Good
Flourescence: None
Waiting on the Sarin report for more detail.

#2
Wt/Color/Clarity: 1.08/G/VS1
Dimensions: 7.32x5.23x3.22
Depth: 61.6
Table: 67%
Girdle: Thin to Med
Polish/Symm: VG/VG
Flourescence: None
Crown Ht: 5.7
Crown Angle: 22.7
PAvil Depth: 51.9

Which is the better cut and is this a good price? We are leaning towards the E VVS2 because of the color and clarity but honestly when you look at them side by side the difference is minimal.

Any thoughts would be appreciated.

Thanks
 

Richard Sherwood

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Who's doing the grading? (GIA certs, EGL certs, other?)

The E/VVS2 certainly is a higher grade stone for the same money. I'd like to see the Sarin statistics before commenting further.

That's a pretty small crown on the G/VS1...

Rich, GG
Sarasota Gemological Laboratory
 

indi5

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They both have GIA certs. I am gong to get the Sarin report on the E/VVS2 tomorrow. Will post then. Yes, I thought the measurements on the G/VS1 was small. What would be more adviseable measurements--. :))
 

Richard Sherwood

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Because of the nature of the rough crystals emerald cuts are fashioned from, they often have "shallow" crowns. The 5.7% crown is a good example. Probably a pretty stone, but will lack some of the dispersive colored light return a higher crown stone will have. The higher crown forms a longer prism which breaks exiting light up into the "rainbow" colors.

It's good if the crown gets up over 10 or 11%. Then you'll start to see more "fire" coming out of the bezel area of the crown.

Check out Dave Atlas's charts for fancy shapes. Here's the connection: http://www.gemappraisers.com/chrt3.htm. You'll see on there that the 5.7% crown height falls in the (way) below average category.

By the way, I admire you going after an emerald cut. It just reeks class, and understated elegance. A very sexy stone.

Rich, GG
Sarasota Gemological Laborator
 

indi5

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Okay I got the Sarin report for the second diamond (1.07\E\VVS2).

Crown ht: 8
Crown Angle: 26.4
Pavil Depth: 55.3

Is the crown height still too low? Should I keep looking or should I go for the E / VVS2? I think $5500 is a reasonable price for both stones considering the difficutly of finding a well cut emerald cut diamond.

Any thoughts would be appreciated. We are looking to buy this weekend and are desperately looking for help.

Thanks
 
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