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anukiginger

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Apr 27, 2011
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My sweet husband is letting me choose a diamond for our 10 year anniversary. I'm torn between the two. Please give your expert opinions which is a better stone? Both are GIA certified.

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-search?track=head#diamonds_pid=LD01863212

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-search?track=head#diamonds_pid=LD01678739 (I'm mainly concerned about the table and depth on this one and significant girdle variation, but pros are that it's lower in price and higher in color and clarity)

What are your thoughts? THANKS!!!
 

Stone-cold11

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Sep 9, 2008
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Too little info. GIA do not grade princess cut in cut performance, so probably a shot in the dark for these 2. Since BN does not offer ASET image, I would keep to AGS graded stones as AGS is the only lab that grades the cut performance of princess.
 

minmin001

Ideal_Rock
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Mar 21, 2011
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I would downgrade the clarity to VS2 or even SI1 with eye clean and get better cut grade
 

Stone-cold11

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Same thing, EGL do not grade princess in cut performance and generally less accurate in color and clarity grading that it is traded at a discount among the trade.
 

dreamer_dachsie

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If you want to buy from BN, who don't provide images of the diamonds or other information, and don't see the stones in person (with some exceptions, though still not the same "in person" as you get with smaller vendors), then stick to AGS0 graded stones. It is the only way to have a feeling for cut quality.
 
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