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mbn

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what would be the typical diameter for a 3 carat round diamond?

Is it 9.3m to 9.5m?

Would there be a noticeable difference in 8.5m to 3 carat?
 

mbn

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humm, what if reason to go fr. 8.5m to 3 carat is for me to look at rock and see that it is substantial size big enough to make me happy :) too much hassle and $, so maybe I shall think about it.

If going fr. 8.5m round to 9m is not big difference, i'd just stay w/8.5m, 2.16 carat.
 

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Date: 8/5/2002 4:21:36 PM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
yes it is the size that a well cut 2.16ct should be. And the 2.16ct will look brighter and bigger.
Do not waste your money unless your motivation is telling people you have a 2 ct 3ct diamond.
Garry H:

I''ve been planning to purchase something in the 3 carat range. Your comment here has perked my interest. Has your research led to an optimal size balance between "brighter and bigger?"

My plans were for a D-E-F, VS1-VS2, Ideal Round, 3 ct. Do diamonds in the 9mm-10mm range tend to lose out in brightness and big-appearance?

Looking forward to hearing your advice...
 

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For size refference...


(picture courtesy of Wink Jones)
 

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If a 3c stone is 9.3mm and your stone is 8.5mm, to me that''s still a significant difference, almost a full mm.

See Val''s image attachment, there is a difference.

Good luck!
 

Jennifer5973

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I believe "ideal" diameter for a 3 ct RB is 9.4 mm.
 

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I have an "ideal" stone 2.37 and it is 8.53*8.60. Is it true that you can see more color in a larger stone? Thanks Gary!
 

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Jennifer, with all due respect, I think Mara is correct in a 3.0 being around 9.3mm, as my stone is 3.29 ct and a 9.59 mm and I know that it is right "in there" as far as appropriate mm size for carat weight.
 

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Date: 2/22/2005 8:11:19 PM
Author: Jennifer5973
I believe ''ideal'' diameter for a 2 ct RB is 9.4 mm.
Jenn
i think you had 1 bottle (of wine) too many tonight.
 

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Date: 8/5/2002 4:21:36 PM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
yes it is the size that a well cut 2.16ct should be. And the 2.16ct will look brighter and bigger.
Do not waste your money unless your motivation is telling people you have a 2 ct 3ct diamond.
Yeah... both are in the "Big League"
Great quality will definitely add more than a bit more weigh up there.
 

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Date: 2/22/2005 4:27:58 AM
Author: redlight_01

Garry H:

[...] Do diamonds in the 9mm-10mm range tend to lose out in brightness and big-appearance?
Since Garry keeps silance... Well, you could find a round with more facets than the generic appealing: there's no teling before you take a look.

No idea what Garry thinks about this one. For what that matters, I would not start asking for extra facets at 3 carats. If this will be H&A and given the choice, I might look for a H&A with the arrows on the thinner side as opposed to the prominent star pattern on Eight Star diamonds. But even that I would definitely call a matter of taste not rational choice of "better brilliance" over "worse".
 

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Date: 2/22/2005 11:16:54 PM
Author: Dancing Fire

Date: 2/22/2005 8:11:19 PM
Author: Jennifer5973
I believe ''ideal'' diameter for a 2 ct RB is 9.4 mm.
Jenn
i think you had 1 bottle (of wine) too many tonight.
Yup...I corrected it--it''s 3 ct = 9.4

sorry


 
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