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Is .85 carat diamond a 3/4 or light 1 carat diamond?

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jade888

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We currently bought a princess cut diamond .85 carat, F, VVS2 for $2900. Would like to know if we paid too much and if this size is a 3/5 carat or a light 1 carat diamond. What carat weight consitutes as a light 1 carat?

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mike04456

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if this size is a 3/4 carat or a light 1 carat diamond. What carat weight consitutes as a light 1 carat?
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The diamond brokers can correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is that "light carat" means 0.96-0.99. It definitely doesn't include a 0.85 ct stone. But I can't see anyone calling it a "3/4 carat" either. I think it would probably be referred to as an 85-pointer. But this is kind of splitting hairs, IMO.
 

niceice

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A "light carat" to "us" is 0.98 - 0.99 carats... A diamond weighing 0.78 - 0.79 carats is what we would call a heavy three grainer... Each "grain" representing a quarter carat in weight... 0.85 carats doesn't really fall into either the three quarter carat or one carat weight categories, it's kind of in it's own zone...
 

Mara

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Sounds like you got a good deal. I ran a quick Pscope search for $$ comparisions and found some F VVS2 .85c princess stones for around $3100-3500 depending on the cut and/or vendor markup. If you got it at a B&M you got a great deal as they usually have a higher mark up than online pricing does.

 
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