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DJC Duke

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This board has been a great help and I''m almost there!

I''ve been looking for a princess-cut diamond for an engagement ring. I want the best cut possible for a diamond just over 1 carat and spending no more than $6,500. Here are the stones I''m choosing between (all the stones are GIA certified):

#1: 1.07 carat, F color, VS2, depth: 68.6%, table: 71%, measurements: 5.76x5.66mm, ratio 1.01, Very Good, Very Good, None
Price: $5091

#2: 1.07 carat, E color, VS2, depth: 69.7%, table: 71%, measurements: 5.78x5.67x3.95, ratio 1.01, Good, Good, None
Price: $5425

#3: 1.20 carat, E color, VS2, depth: 69.4%, table: 63%, measurements: 5.94x5.92x4.11mm, ratio 1.00, Good, Good, None
Price: $6460

#4: 1.31 carat, G color, VS2, depth: 71.7%, table: 69%, measurements: 6.01x5.97x4.28, ratio 1.00, Excellent, Good, None
Price: $6319

All diamonds are GIA certified, and I get to examine the diamond and even take it to an appraiser before I purchase it.

Can anyone tell me which stone (on paper anyway) sounds like the best diamond for the money? Which one should I examine?

Please help!
 

barry

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DJ;

All of them look very good on paper. The problem with
fancies in general and Princess Cuts in particular
is that it is very difficult to go by just the numbers.
Two Princess Cuts with identical numbers can perform
quite differently as far as light performance and light
leakage are concerned. In the absence of more information,
it's difficult to narrow down the choices.

Barry
www.superbcert.com
 

DJC Duke

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Yeah, that's what I've been told (that fancies are hard to judge 'on paper'.

That's why I'm going with a service that'll let me see the diamond before I buy, and even let me take it to an appraiser.....

But I don't think they'll send me all of them to compare, so my question is: which one should I examine? I'm willing to go for one of the bigger, more expensive stones if they are a good deal and if they'll be of comparable cut-quality to the smaller ones (although the price of the 1.31 carat makes me suspicious). If not, I'd be happy with one of the 1.07 carats if they're cut well.
 

Giangi

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They seem all nice... I think no 3 and 4 are worth a look... Can you ask for a Sarin??
 

Giangi

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OK! Let us know!
 
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