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Need help choosing between diamonds

Dreamer_D

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MissGotRocks

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Why are you limiting yourself to those two diamonds? With your budget, you don’t have to choose ‘good enough’.
 

diamonds27

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Hello there, prospective engagement ring buyer here. Trying to choose between 2 diamonds both are considered excellent cut by gia, but not ags ideal cut.

Both are pavilion angle 40.6, high color/clarity.

Diamond A: crown 34.0, depth 61.3

Diamond B: crown 35.5, depth 61.5

I've read that for pavilion of 40.6, the ideal crown is around 34.5-35.0. However, which is better between a little deeper at 35.5, or a little shallower at 34.0?

I've seen mention of "ring of death" with crown angles > 35.5, would that affect Diamond B?

Diamond A seems to fit within ideal ranges for round diamonds, however both the pavilion angle and crown angles are on the smaller/shallower end, what drawbacks are there for a diamond cut on the shallower side?

Appreciate all input and knowledge, thanks!

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