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I want to buy a pair of 1.5 tcw or around .73 each for earrings, or loose diamonds to have them set. I want them to sparkle but I don’t want to spend more than I should. 

Im thinking color between H - I, triple excellent, fluorescence none to medium, depth between 59 - 62 percent, Table 53 -58 percent.

I would love to hear your thought on this for earrings and any other suggestions you may have. 

I figure a good price would be $2200 to $2400 each?

thank you for any advice you can share. 

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6 hours ago, Wahlflower said:

I don’t want to spend more than I should

Nobody does, but the problem is what "should" means. For some people, a diamond that is not totally eye- and mind-clean is not a go. For others, a cut less perfect than a perfect Hearts-and-Arrows is not adequate and so on. Your budget is perfectly sensible, especially for earring stones, but is unlikely to get you both of the above...

As far as parameters go, you didn't specify clarity, but the sweet spot for your budget is VS2/SI1, so that's what I put in this search:

https://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds?sortOrder=price&sortDesc=1&fShape=Rnd&fCaratLo=0.70&fCaratHi=0.75&fColorLo=H&fColorHi=I&fClarityLo=VS2&fClarityHi=SI1&fCutLo=&fCutHi=poor&fDepthLo=59.0&fDepthHi=62.0&fTableLo=53.0&fTableHi=58.0&fSymLo=ideal&fSymHi=exc&fPolLo=ideal&fPolHi=exc&fCulLo=&fCulHi=vlarge&fFlrLo=&fFlrHi=vstrong&fPriceLo=0&fPriceHi=2400&adv=1

I would recommend that you don't look at table and depth for selecting a well cut stone - crown and pavilion angles are much more important. Try to keep the pavilion angle between 40.6° and 41.0°. 

Finding pairs is more complicated than finding a good single stone, and this is where table percentages are useful. Start by matching diameters (within 0.05 mm is perfect; 0.1 mm is good and 0.2 mm still acceptable: there is a head in between!), then match pavilion angles and table % (within +/-2%) and you should get two stones that look fairly similar.

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On ‎2‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 3:01 AM, davidelevi said:

Nobody does, but the problem is what "should" means. For some people, a diamond that is not totally eye- and mind-clean is not a go. For others, a cut less perfect than a perfect Hearts-and-Arrows is not adequate and so on. Your budget is perfectly sensible, especially for earring stones, but is unlikely to get you both of the above...

As far as parameters go, you didn't specify clarity, but the sweet spot for your budget is VS2/SI1, so that's what I put in this search:

https://www.diamondreview.com/diamonds?sortOrder=price&sortDesc=1&fShape=Rnd&fCaratLo=0.70&fCaratHi=0.75&fColorLo=H&fColorHi=I&fClarityLo=VS2&fClarityHi=SI1&fCutLo=&fCutHi=poor&fDepthLo=59.0&fDepthHi=62.0&fTableLo=53.0&fTableHi=58.0&fSymLo=ideal&fSymHi=exc&fPolLo=ideal&fPolHi=exc&fCulLo=&fCulHi=vlarge&fFlrLo=&fFlrHi=vstrong&fPriceLo=0&fPriceHi=2400&adv=1

I would recommend that you don't look at table and depth for selecting a well cut stone - crown and pavilion angles are much more important. Try to keep the pavilion angle between 40.6° and 41.0°. 

Finding pairs is more complicated than finding a good single stone, and this is where table percentages are useful. Start by matching diameters (within 0.05 mm is perfect; 0.1 mm is good and 0.2 mm still acceptable: there is a head in between!), then match pavilion angles and table % (within +/-2%) and you should get two stones that look fairly similar.

Thank you for this, i greatly appreciate it.

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