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swl

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usually can you tell the difference between a .36 and .40 carat in size?

it's about $600 difference between the 1.8 and the 2 carat ring with the same quality of stones (cut, color, etc.) I am not sure which five stone will look better with 5.5 finger size.
 

elle_chris

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I can see the difference between a .50 and a point .54 in my ring so side by side yes. I also think the 2ct is going to look bigger because after the ring is made, it''s a .20ct difference and that is noticable. Either would look fine with your finger :)

Can you have them line the .36''s and .40''s up and take a pic? This way you can get an idea if it''s worth it.
 

swl

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thanks elle, so basically both will look nice, it's just one that is slightly bigger than the other, right?
 

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Date: 3/23/2009 11:43:21 AM
Author: swl
thanks elle, so basically both will look nice, it''s just one that is slightly bigger than the other, right?
either will look amazing! and yes, one is just slightly bigger.
 

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i also have a question about color, there is a set of E color stones in SI2 (2.0 carat) and a set of 3F 2G in SI1 (1.8 carat), the difference is $600 with the size difference, which would be a better pick then? both are about the same cut.
 

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Is there anyway you can take a look at them? Depneding on your vision you might be able to see the inclusions even in stones that size.

I''d normally say, for an extra 600 get the E, 2ct. but the SI2 grade woul bug me to no end. so it really depends on what you''re comfortable with.
 

swl

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haha, i totally agree with you on that elle, the SI2 will bug me a lot too, since each stone is already .40, i think very likely inclusions will be seen in the stones. I can't really take a look at the stones cause I plan to purchase it online
but it's ok, I think I will go with the 1.8 in SI1
 
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