by Howard Fisher » Dec 10, 2000 I have a choice between two diamonds from different dealers. The first is 1.53 carats, G, VS2, 7.55-7.48-4.55, depth 60.2%, table 57% (4.32), crown angle 33.2, crown height 13.9%, pavilion angle 41.1, pavilion depth 43.4%, girdle 0.7-1.9% faceted, culet 0.6%, polish and symmetry both good, no fluorescence. The price is subject to haggling but should be around $12,000. The second rock is 1.51 carats, H, SI1, 7.39-7.49-4.51, depth 60.6%, table 58.9% (4.3, crown angle 34.4, crown height 14.0%, pavilion angle 40.9, pavilion depth 43.0%, girdle 0.9-1.7% faceted, culet 1.0%, polish and symmetry both very good, no fluourscence. The price is $10,050. I recognize that the first stone is one grade higher in both clarity and color. But, taking into account the other measurements, is either stone significantly better than the other in that regard. Also, what would be a reasonable price for the first stone, and is the price for the second one reasonable? Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.