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  1. mumbles37
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    by mumbles37 » Mar 25, 2002
    It's proposal time. With a tight budget, I'm looking now between two somewhat small diamonds. My question seems simple enough: is it worth the price jump to go from a .4 to a .45 carat diamond? Is the .05 carat difference going to be visible?

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  2. lawmax
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    by lawmax » Mar 25, 2002
    Can you post the proportions of the diamonds?
     
  3. buttercup
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    by buttercup » Mar 25, 2002
    i don't think the difference would be that great, but just make sure you don't skimp on cut. a fabulous cut 0.4ct stone will look bigger than a good cut 0.45ct.
     
  4. mumbles37
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    by mumbles37 » Mar 26, 2002
    Well, I went ahead and bought the smaller one. I forgot to mention that the diamonds were nearly identical in quality except that the one I purchased was E color. Here are the specs on the one I bought anyway - without telling you how much I spent, how much do you think I should have payed for it?

    -GIA Cert-
    Carat weight: 0.41
    Cut: Ideal
    Color grade: E
    Clarity: VVS2
    Depth %: 60.8%
    Table %: 56%
    Symmetry: Excellent
    Polish: Excellent
    Girdle: Medium, faceted
    Culet: None
    Fluorescence: None
    Measurements: 4.86x4.84x2.95 mm
    Crown(degrees): 34.2
    Pav(degrees): 41.1

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  5. lawmax
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    by lawmax » Mar 27, 2002
    How much? Unbranded...somewhere around $1350?
     
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    by mumbles37 » Mar 27, 2002
    Actually, it was at Blue Nile. It cost me $1593, which compared to the prices here in Japan is a huge steal. Where I'm at the same diamond would go for around 3 to 4 times that amount, so I guess even if I didn't get the best price, I still got a much better price that I would have if I'd have purchased locally. Whew! :twirl:
     
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    by lawmax » Mar 27, 2002
    You did well. :) Enjoy it.
     
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