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newbie_protege

Rough_Rock
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I've been a long-time lurker and now I need everyone's help! I've been looking for princess cut diamonds - in the $7500 price range. here are two that ive found, and i'd like everyone's expert opinions before making a decision. im definitely not limited to picking one or the other, so if both are not as great as i could get for the price, please let me know.

i've attached the gia certs for the two diamonds:

#1: 1.18 c weight, $8k
#2: 1.11 c weight, $7k

Thanks in advance!

#1.jpg

#2.jpg
 

Stone-cold11

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ASET images?

If no, then not enough information for the cut performance as GIA does not grade cut performance of a princess.
 

Stone-cold11

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It is graded AGS0 in light performance, so no effect.

Thick girdle means probably has a smaller face up dimension then similar weight stone cut to similar proportions but with a medium girdle.

You sure you are a long time lurker?
 

farmer gal

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I think if I was going to spend that much on a princess cut I would want an AGSO

WF has a big selection right now but here is one

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut-loose-diamond-2568620.htm

They have an excellent tradin in policy

http://www.whiteflash.com/about-diamonds/faq/lifetime-upgrade.htm#aca_es


They are also running a special right now if you buy a ACA princess you get 10% off any setting
http://www.whiteflash.com/promotions/aca-princess-diamond-discount-ring-setting.aspx


I think this is a beautiful setting for princess cuts

http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/diamond-settings/amphora-for-princess-diamond-engagement-ring-1521.htm
 

newbie_protege

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Well, for a few months, I've been reading posts here. Maybe I didnt retain as much as I should have.
 

Christina...

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Stone makes excellent observations and truly knows his stuff, though lately he hasn't been so friendly ;)) so pay no attention to the man behind the curtain! ;-) I agree that you can probably find a comparable stone for less money, the one that Stone picked from JA looks nice and farmgal picked an amazing setting for a princess cut! :love: :lickout:
 

farmer gal

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That's alright buying a diamond can make anyone's brain fuzzy. Princess cuts are tricky I think compared to rounds. Everyone would be happy to give you advice, that is what we are here for :appl:

What did you think of the WF ACA?
 

Christina...

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Stone-cold11|1308581833|2950155 said:
Hey! It is meant as a joke!
:lol: I bow to you and all your knowledge, you truly know your stuff!
 

newbie_protege

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Thanks all for the suggestions and advice - sorry - I got caught up in work there for a few hours.

I really like what Whiteflash has to offer...

This one, for example, seems like a good diamond with a discount for being on the wrong side of 1.0c. I do not see any inclusions - and it is an AGS 0. WHat do you all think of it? Is the table % too low?
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut-loose-diamond-2605280.htm

And what about this?
http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut-loose-diamond-2605284.htm

Why are the above so low compared to the others? Anything I'm missing aside from the diamond not being above 1.0 c?
 

Ickeymouse

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Which look do you prefer? The .97 has 3 chevrons, the .98 has 2 chevrons -gives each stone a different personality.

Table sizes are fine for both.
 

newbie_protege

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thanks for pointing that out. is one "better" than the other in terms of brilliance, light reflection, etc.
 

Christina...

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I agree I like the .97 too and you won't be able to tell that it 's under a ct, it's going to face up very nice.

What about the girlde being so thin though? Should that be a concern?
 

slg47

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I would ask if both are eye-clean (to your standards). they both look really nice but I think I might pick the 0.984. but I don't think you can go wrong!
 
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