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why is this Diamond so much cheaper?

mstralow

Rough_Rock
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Jul 15, 2011
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I am looking at a .44 princess cut diamond. Here are the stats

Price: $552
Price per carat: $1,255
Carat weight: 0.44
Cut: Very Good
Color: G
Clarity: SI1
Depth %: 71.8%
Table %: 68%
Polish: Excellent
Symmetry: Very Good
Girdle: Thin to Medium
Culet: None
Fluorescence: Medium
Measurements: 4.16 x 4.13 x 2.96 mm
Length/width ratio: 1.01

This diamond is at least $100 cheaper than most other .44 diamonds with pretty similar characteristics. Am I missing something that would make this a bad diamond or is it just because of the fluorescence that it is cheaper?
 

Stone-cold11

Super_Ideal_Rock
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How old is the grading report? Might be a trade in/buy back stone that the vendor wants to unload ASAP to get back his investment. VG in symm can bring down price somewhat too.

Or might just be the cut is really bad, without image no one can tell from just the numbers.
 

mstralow

Rough_Rock
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The grading report is from June 29, 2011 so its pretty new. The cut is also labeled as very good so I cant imagine its completely awful. I dont have any experience when it comes to diamonds so do you think I would really be able to tell if its not a top quality diamond and just a good diamond?
 

mstralow

Rough_Rock
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The medium fluorescence doesnt really pose a problem though right? From what I have read it seems like it does not make a huge difference and some people really like it
 

Amys Bling

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My guess is the flouro. In stones in the D-H even I stones it is sometimes deemed a negative- I don't get why as long as it's not very strong an an over-blue appearance IRL.
 

mayerling

Ideal_Rock
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mayerling|1311667399|2976934 said:
I thought that GIA doesn't specify cut grade... :confused:
I meant to say I thought GIA doesn't specify cut grade for fancy cuts like princesses.
 

Stone-cold11

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Yap, GIA do not grade the cut performance of a princess. Just take a look at the grading report instead of what was written on the vendor site. You will notice there is not cut grade when comparing that with a GIA report for a round brilliant. The cut grade is given by the vendor and can mean anything depending on what metric he uses for grading.
 
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