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tyson

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Is it necessary to have excellent polish and symmetry if you are going to spend the money on a very well cut diamond? If not, is there a minimum grade that should be accepted? I think that I read somewhere that this becomes more important for larger diamonds? I am looking to buy a diamond that is around 2 carats. Any comments would be appreciated!
 

DiamondOptics

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Hi Tyson,


Polish and symmetry are only two factors to consider
when purchasing a diamond. Diamonds with good/good
polish and symmetry can be very beautiful. Any thing above that is simply gravy and adds a prestige to the stone.

This can be a very complexed issue because the merits
of a diamond are literally found in a harmonious
blend of the best possible characteristics. A beautiful
diamonds appearance is not based on one factor, but
a combination of several factors which determine its
most desirable attributes.


Buy Informed!

Kirk
 

tyson

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Thank you for the response Kirk.


I plan to puchase a 2 ct. stone that is very well cut and I do not want to compromise the beauty of the cut of the stone with the polish or symmetry. I guess what I want to know is do I need to buy a diamond that is vg/vg or better to be safe? As long as the polish is not fair or poor does it matter? What does everybody think? Thanks!!!
 

DiamondOptics

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Hi Tyson,


Perhaps this will help you further or even
confuse you more.

But the truth is that you can hypothetically
purchase a diamond with a VG/VG polish and
symmetry, but if the stone has lousy proportions,
you could still end up with a poor light performance
from the diamond.


Kirk
 
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