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Mr3Rs

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Hi everyone,

I don''t have lot of money for a big ring so here''s what I can afford. Please help me pick out the best one. I attached the file here. Thanks a lot

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diamondfan

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I am so not an expert and I am not a huge princess fan, but overall, from what I know, the first round stone seems good...
 

Lorelei

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Welcome


Diamondfan is right, the first 2 diamonds look promising, but we need the crown and pavillion angles which can be found on the GIA report if it is a recent one. I don''t know much about Princess cuts, but Julie might be here soon and have a look and Belle later on today.
 

belle

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there is definitely potential there on all of the stones. it would be helpful to narrow them down using more information, especially idealscope images. i think you are on the right track with h/si princess as far as color/clarity. you can see the savings that such a combination gives you. the first two princess stones are less square than the last two, so i would lean towards one of those but again, i like the savings of lower color/clarity. don''t pay for what you can''t see!

best of luck!
 

Ellen

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Gary, what''s wrong with thin on the round? I have always heard anything from thin to slightly thick was fine/desirable.
 

firebirdgold

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Date: 11/28/2006 8:00:30 AM
Author: Ellen
Gary, what's wrong with thin on the round? I have always heard anything from thin to slightly thick was fine/desirable.
It's when it goes from thin to slightly thick all on one stone that I'd find less desirable! Sounds a bit wavy to me. Medium to slightly thick is far preferable from a setting and durablity standpoint.

I don't know much about princess cuts, although I question the ideal rating for a diamond with just a 'good' grade on symmetry. Of the diamond listed, and given the limited information, I'd pick #2. But more info would really help.


ETA: where are these from? What's their basis of the ideal cut grading?? If you give us a budget PSers love to help people find diamonds. (Although I suggest low-balling the budget as people tend to pick stones at the very top and a little over people's budgets. IMO)
 

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Indie, thanks. I can understand that, but him just saying "thin" is what confused me. That''s probably what he really meant though.
 

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Date: 11/28/2006 1:56:10 PM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
Princess cuts ahave corners and edges that break more easily than rounds.

And I do not like thin on rounds either for the same reason
Really? You would rule out ALL rounds with thin girdles??
 

Mr3Rs

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Thank you everyone for your input. It helps me a lot. I talked to my GF and she agreed to lower the clarity to save some $ or get a bigger one. By the way, all the diamonds are from the vendors on Pricescope.

Pricecope is great. I''m glad I found this website. Was about to buy something on ebay. So so so glad that I had found Pricescope before making that mistake.

Thanks again.
 

Garry H (Cut Nut)

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Date: 11/28/2006 2:01:16 PM
Author: Ellen

Date: 11/28/2006 1:56:10 PM
Author: Garry H (Cut Nut)
Princess cuts ahave corners and edges that break more easily than rounds.

And I do not like thin on rounds either for the same reason
Really? You would rule out ALL rounds with thin girdles??
except for FIC''s which have very steep crown angles and crown heights and so far less chance to chip.

Mr3R''s I think lowering clarity makes good sense.
I would suggest H or better color as princess shows a little more face up color than rounds
 
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