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Rough_Rock
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So I am looking to buy the following and have done a lot of reading on the importance of Depth and Table percentages.... just wondering what the experts here think and if there is anything else I need to find out before I go for it.....

Princess
1.05ct
G colour
SI1 clarity
D 72.6
T 69
5.65 X 5.64 X 4.10
Girdle S.Thick to V.Thick
Polish & Sym: V Good

From looking at the cert... it has a cloud in the middle of it... how will a cloud look in the flesh?
Do I need to try and find out the Crown height?

Would very much appreciate any help any of you can be in giving me tips/things to find out/opinions.
 

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yes - it just has the cloud - I am told it''s ''eye clean''.
I just want to know really how I can be sure it has lots of fire and sparkle when the GIA certs dont show the pavillion/crown height and depth........?

another I am now interested in has the dimensions:

5.58 x 5.55 x 3.97 - a girdle of thin to thick and D 71.5 and T 68

how does that sound?
 

diagem

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Date: 3/5/2007 4:40:08 PM
Author: hardsearch
yes - it just has the cloud - I am told it''s ''eye clean''.
I just want to know really how I can be sure it has lots of fire and sparkle when the GIA certs dont show the pavillion/crown height and depth........?

another I am now interested in has the dimensions:

5.58 x 5.55 x 3.97 - a girdle of thin to thick and D 71.5 and T 68

how does that sound?
If a Diamond''s clarity grade is SI is based solely on a cloud...., I would strongly suggest not to purchase it until you see it with your own eyes while comparing it to a cloudless Diamond of same color and of VS clarity!!!!

It might be eyeclean but lifeless!!!!!!!! Watch out!
 

diagem

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Date: 3/5/2007 4:43:26 PM
Author: JulieN
you can''t know from a GIA report.
100% correct!!!!
The GIA (paper) report is not a visual tool!!!
Fancy shapes MUST be seen prior to a purchasing decision!
 

hardsearch

Rough_Rock
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...they have both turned out to be sold anyway! *sigh*
How frequently is it worth me doing a search and looking through Pricescopes list? How often do the lists get updated?
 

iheartscience

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If you are ready to buy, you should probably just pick a vendor and tell them what you''re looking for. Then let them pick stones for you to check out.

When I was searching for a diamond, that''s what worked the best for me. I was also searching for a fancy cut (radiant) and I feel like it''s harder to know what to look for in fancy cuts, even though I had done my research regarding depth, table %, etc.

And I don''t know if you''ve checked them out yet, but Whiteflash has some amazing princess cuts in their "A Cut Above" line.
 

hardsearch

Rough_Rock
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Thanks for the info... I saw those WF ones but they are a bit beyond my budget :)

Does anyone know how frequently is it worth me doing a search and looking through Pricescopes list? How often do the lists get updated?
 

belle

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my guess is that the lists get update once weekly but you have to keep in mind, vendors are getting new supplies at different times. the suggestion of picking a vendor to work with is a good one because you have the chance to know about a diamond before it ever hits the list.
 

JulieN

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twice a week, methinks, but the lists are only as good as the incoming data, and sometimes that can take a little while.
 

hardsearch

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Firstly - thanks for all your comments so far - it is greatly appreciated.

Now... I want to ask about Girdles... from looking on WF all of their top end princess diamonds have a girdle of between thin and medium --- what does that really mean in terms of how good a diamond will look in the flesh?

I have seen details of a nice looking one which has a girdle of thick to very thick (everything else seems fine with it) so just wondering what I should be looking for here?

I know seeing it in the flesh would be the best... but thats not really possible... so anything else would be helpful.

Thanks, A.
 

JulieN

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Just means that the stone is carrying extra weight in its belly. Once it gets to ridiculously thick, you may run into problems with setting the stone.
 

jaz464

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I would choose to stick with thin to medium on the girdle. Not very thin, as this can result in chipping. You won't notice a difference with the naked eye but a diamond with a thick girdle will not face up as large because it is holding weight in the belly.
 

aquarius_ser

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I went with a lower depth for my princess so it faced up bigger.... low 60''s... that''s just me though
 
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