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Princess Cut - Should we buy?

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ms-belle

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I've found the following diamond - it looks very sparkly and is very square. But I need to know if its a quality stone, esp. for the price . . .GIA cert
Princess Cut
6.54x6.52x4.36
1.5 carats
Depth - 66.9%
Table - 84%
Girdle - Ext Thin to Very Thick
Polish - Good
Symmetry - Good
Clarity - SI2
Color - E
Flour - NoneAny help would be appreciated!
 

pricescope

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Hi Ms-Belle,To tell you whether it's worth the price we should hear it.
Because of the girdle this stone is belonging to 4th AGA grade - below average (see http://www.gemappraisers.com/chrt4.htm ). Those places where it is Extremely Thin can be easily chipped.According to Pricescope database such a stone should cost below $9,000Hope experts will step in and share their opinions too.
 

oldminer

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The dilemma with princess cuts is that while the cut parameters give a clue about cut quality, they don't address the fact that very few princess cuts are designed for cut quality to begin with. They are truly products made to give a lot of weight for the money (bang for the buck).The stone you have may look very nice, but a princess cut is a compromise on brilliancy, no matter how it is fashioned. It will never be a round, ideal cut. So you look, shop, and choose what you like. The cut parameters can assist you in making good choices for quality, durability, and appearance, but they cannot tell you what stone you will like the best. Only looking at several before you decide will be the most helpful.Be sure that when you pick up the finished ring that the points at all four corners of the stone have not been chipped or broken during the setting process. Look before you leave the store with magnification and with care.------------------
David Atlas
Accredited Gem Appraisers
 
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