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# Table size & the overall appearance of the diamond.

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#### trichrome

##### Shiny_Rock
Let''s take a simple example.

A 1ct RB diamond well-cut with a 6.5mm diameter.
Let''s assume the table is 57%

6.5 mm of diameter = 132.7 sqmm
& the table is 75.6 sqmm

Now let''s take a well cut .85 ct with a 6.1 mm diameter
Let''s assume the table is 62%

6.0 mm of diameter = 116.9 sqmm
& the table is 72.5 sqmm or 96% the size of the 1ct'' table

So as you can see.... an 85 pointer can have a table that is almost if not bigger than the
table of a wellcut 1ct diamond.....if you can find such a diamond with good crown & pavilion
angles.....you got a kicker...!

Trichrome.

#### pricescope

##### Ideal_Rock
Trichrome,

I ran DiamCalc evaluation for diamonds with 56% and 62% tables (crown and pavilion angles are 34.5* and 40.75* correspondingly).

Diamond with 56% table has contrast = 0.99 (1.0 corresponds to theoretical Tolkowsky cut) while diamond with 62% table has contrast = 0.88.

Contrast affects human peception of brilliance.

#### trichrome

##### Shiny_Rock
Leonid,

I agree.. However, a larger table means also a bigger flash of white light...this also
affects brillancy of the stone... I guess it's a matter of taste.

Trichrome

#### pricescope

##### Ideal_Rock
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I agree.. However, a larger table means also a bigger flash of white light...this also
affects brillancy of the stone... I guess it's a matter of taste.

Trichrome
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Agreed

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