Good morning all,
I stumbled across this site this morning looking for some advice on a Princess Cut Diamond. I've searched through the forums and read some really interesting posts but can't find an answer to my question and I suspect that may because there is no simple answer. But, as is said, there's no such thing as a stupid question. Apparently.....
To preface this I'm from the UK so please do point me in a different direction if this isn't something you're really able to help with.
I'm looking to pick up a Princess Diamond Engagement Ring for my partner who I hope to propose to in the coming months. I've been doing a lot of searching and research on how to get the best value diamond ring and I've found a supplier here in the UK who are rated highly and seem trustworthy (www.77diamonds.com).
My query really boils down to how I can get the best diamond for my money. I'm budgetting between £4,000 - £5,000 including the setting and I've already picked the setting. Unfortunately I'm not able to post straight to the setting due to how their site works but it's basically a diamond band ring called 'Contour' in white gold;
This should leave me with around £4,200 or so for the actual diamond.
Now on to the actual question;
I've read various things about having a table smaller than the depth, keeping the l/w around 1 - 1.05, going for 0.9carat with G colour and atleast VS2. Now I know there's likely to be no hard and fast rules as to what makes a good princess cut but are there some characteristics you think I should look out for in order to maximise the value for money?
It's very important to me that it's eye clean and some of the VS2 diamonds have quite clear inclusions in the images (not all the diamonds have images unfortunately) but they're zoomed in quite a lot and I wonder if they would actually be visible with the naked eye.
So to clarify, these are the requirements I've been looking under for now;
Carat = 0.9
Cut = Excellent, Very Good
Clarity = VS2
Colour = G
Certificate = GIA
Polish = Excellent, Very Good
Symmetry = Excellent, Very Good
Fluorescent = None, Faint, Medium
Ratio = 1 - 1.05
Price = £4,200
Table = 67 - 72
Depth = 64 - 75
For reference I've used the following article (amongst others) to put those requirements together;
Would love to hear people's thoughts on these characteristics representing best value.
Edited by Killian, 19 April 2017 - 01:33 AM.