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  1. malonty
    Rough_Rock

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    by malonty » Dec 29, 2001
    I need some advice from all you pros out there....
    Princess
    1.97 carat
    D/SI1
    Good Polish/Good Symmetry
    Girdle: Thin to Slightly Thick
    Depth: 73.7%
    Table: 72%
    7.80x6.51x4.80 mm
    Flor: NONE
    Price: $10,800.00

    Is this a good deal? I understand this is rectangular and that's OK, but does this take away a great deal from its brilliance?:-o Thanks in advance for your input--I appreciate any help--as a first time diamond buyer, this stuff can be pretty confusing (but I have done my homework....):read:
     
    


    


  2. malonty
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    by malonty » Dec 29, 2001
    Oops--I forgot to add that this stone is a GIA Cert. stone and that it is for an engagement ring :appl: ; Incidentally, is a rect. princess cut hard to find a nice setting for since it is, well, a rectangle?
     
  3. pricescope
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    by pricescope » Dec 29, 2001
    Hi Malonty,

    Yes, you did your homework :appl: Proportions above looks quite all right and price is reasonable.

    Basically, proportions of the fancy diamond are the matter of personal preference. The market values square princess over the rectangle. Theoretically, higher symmetry gives you better chance to get higher light return. However, you should compare stone to stone because light return also depends on other proportions and itself doesn't equals to the human perception of the brilliance :)

    I'm afraid, not much more could be add bases only on the numbers above. For in-depth analysis you have to employ expert appraiser...
     
  4. barry
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    by barry » Dec 29, 2001
    Princess cuts and fancies in general
    need to be looked at rather than solely
    going on the specs.

    As a general rule lower table/depth percentages
    in Princess-cuts will result in "better"
    looking stones and squares with these
    numbers will "look" better than their
    rectangular counter-parts in that it is
    easier for the cutter to align the
    facets properly for maximum light out-put.

    The best advice is for you to examine
    several princess cuts in similar
    color/clarity combinations and see
    which one appeals
    to you the most.

    Barry
    www.superbcert.com
    "When Good Isn't Good Enough"
     
    


    


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