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ksivad

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I''m trying to decide between two radiant diamonds. Both are the same color, same clarity, same girdle, same depth (66.4%), close to the same weight, and both are GIA certified. The difference between the two is basically the table; one is 63% and the other is 69%. Which is considered to be a more desirable table? Unfortunately, the stones are from two separate dealers, so I cannot put them side by side.
 

Iceman

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Even though there are no set standards for fancy shapes. If I had to choose I would take the smaller table. Less windowing .
 

Ginaworld

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Hi Iceman,

What do you mean by "less windowing"? Doesn't a smaller table mean the diamond will also look a little smaller as well, or is that incorrect thinking?
 

dimonbob

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Hello Ksivad, welcome to the forum,

I agree with the Iceman if that table has some crown height.

Ginaworld - a small table does not make the diamond look smaller but a large table will reduce the brightness causing "windowing".
 

Hest88

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Someone once described a table to me like a fried egg. A larger table would be a bigger yolk, while a smaller one would be a smaller yolk, but the white around it would be same so the diameter of the egg is the same.
 

ksivad

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I realize that the table size does not necessarily dictate the size of the stone; and in this case, the stones have basically the same measurement. My main concern is will I notice a difference in brilliance/fire between a 63% table and a 69% table on a radiant? Thanks for all the advice.
 
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