I have seen a tremendous amount of talk concerning overly deep princess cuts, but very little info on shallow cuts and what this does to the look and overall appearance of the diamond. I am looking at a 3.09 cut, F in color with a depth of 58.8 percent and a table of 70. 8.43 x 8.38. From what I have been reading so far about depth and table this does''nt sound like a great cut, and gia says it is only a good cut. This diamond looks very large for its actual weight and is extremely sparkly and brillant to the eye. When comparing to other diamonds it sort of lacks the star as I call it and its center looks more like a round brilliant with lots of extra facets, more busy inside, although the dealer says it has the same amount of facets as some of the others. Is this because of the depth? What causes this look? Its pretty, but really different. $30,000 dollars is alot of money to me and I dont want to do anything stupid. This is a SI1. I want a fairly large diamond and was willing to compensate for the money in clarity and polish. But I am really concerned about this cut, and if it is a bad cut what is it really worth?