by wdh » Mar 25, 2002 I wanted to get a second opinion on a Emerald cut diamond I am close to buying. The specs are as follows: Measurements: 1.55:1 Weight: 2.95 Carats Depth: 61.9% Table: 70% Girdle: very thin to slightly thick Cutlet: very small Polish: very good Symmetry: good Clarity: VVS1 Color: E Fluorescence: None The diamond looks great, but my main concern is that the depth seems a bit shallow as I look at different guidlines provided on the internet. Is this a real concern or not. I want to make sure I shouldn't get hung up on this given the quality of the overall diamond. General opinions would be appreciated as well as the general price I should expect (is that allowed on this forum?). I was told you should expect to pay more for a 2.5-2.99 carat diamond even though the Rapp? price sheets only have 2.0-2.99 for emerald cuts. What sort of a discount should I expect? Final question: if the depth of the diamond is an issue and I decide to wait to find a better stone, how long should it take to find one with a much better cut that has the same measurements, clarity and color or better?