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# noob question in regards to dimensions

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#### Zachscott

##### Rough_Rock
Two stones
.835 6.03x6.05x3.73 HCA E/E/E/VG 1.3
.816 6.10x6.11x3.68 HCA E/E/E/E 1.3

It seems to me that assuming that both have the same density that the .816 stone would be better becuase more of the stone would be visible in a setting. Is this theory correct?

#### justme

##### Shiny_Rock
Zach-

Are you asking if the .816 will look larger in a setting because of it's diameter?

.835= 6.03 diameter

vs

.816 = 6.10 diameter?

Thanks for the clarification.

Justme

Yes.

Thank you,
Zach

#### justme

##### Shiny_Rock
In my opinion you would not be able to 'see' the fraction of a difference in size between these stones in a setting based on the measurements.

Maybe Gary (HCA inventor) could give you his comments as to if you would 'see' them due to the the spread difference that these stones have.

Justme

#### Mara

##### Super_Ideal_Rock
The stone will look bigger diameter wise because it is. But whether or not your eye will catch the difference is another story. Would be interested in knowing more about the dimensions (table, depth etc) of the stone as that will give people a chance to respond on each stone beyond just which one will look bigger. Stone #1 could be cut a little too deep resulting in some carat weight loss in the pavilion, or stone #2 could be a little shallow resulting in slighty larger spread (visual enlargment to the eye). Do you have more info?

#### Zachscott

##### Rough_Rock
.835 6.03x6.05x3.73 HCA E/E/E/VG 1.3
Depth 61.8
Table 55
Crown 34.1 degree
Pavilion 40.9 degree
Girdle % 1.2 to 2.0
.816 6.10x6.11x3.68 HCA E/E/E/E 1.3
Depth 60.3
Table 56
Crown 34.8 degree
Pavilion 40.8 degree
Girdle 1.0 to 1.1

Is the girdle the difference.

#### dimonbob

##### Brilliant_Rock
Dear Zachscott;

If I were buying from these two diamonds, I would probably buy the .816 but there is no way you can see the difference in size and it is highly unlikely you can see the difference in brilliance. I am just using the information given here.

Enjoy, they are both very nice.

#### Mara

##### Super_Ideal_Rock
Both sound and look pretty good actually! So if all else is the same (color, clarity, and price) then I would definitely go for the larger diameter diamond, why pay for an .83c stone when you can get an .81c stone that looks slightly bigger that will look amazing?

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