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Am shopping for an engagement ring and need some expert advice on the diamond

 

Grading report: GIA

Shape and Cutting Style: Princess (square modified brilliant)

Measurements: 5.80 x 5.73 x 4.13mm

Weight: 1.20 carat

Depth: 72.1%

Table: 71%

Girdle: Slightly Thick to Thick

Culet: none

Polish: Excellent

Symmetry: Good

Clarity Grade: SI2

Color Grade: G

Fluorescence: None

Price: $4700 (before tax)

 

The diamond is eye clean. The table is completely clean. The only inclusions are feathers in the pavalion.

Is this a good buy? :D

I'd appreciate any advice

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At first glance, this diamond sounds like an attractive purchase for a 1.20 carat diamond. However, you really have to look at what you are paying for.

 

Here's another diamond I want to show you in comparison to this one.

 

Grading report: GIA

Shape and Cutting Style: Princess (square modified brilliant)

Measurements: 5.75 x 5.72 x 3.99 mm

Weight: 1.04 carat

Depth: 69.8%

Table: 69%

Girdle: Medium

Culet: None

Polish: Very Good

Symmetry: Very Good

Clarity Grade: SI1

Color Grade: E

Fluorescence: None

 

The obvious difference you might think about is the carat weight, but look at the measurements of these 2 diamonds. The difference in length is five-hundreths of a millimeter, and the difference in width is one-hundredth of a millimeter.

 

The more important factor is that you upgrade on the quality to an E color and an SI1 clarity.

 

The price I found this diamond for is $4,442.

 

I hope this gives you a better comparison, but look at measurements before you decide to fork up extra money for a "larger" diamond that really isn't that much larger.

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Wow Dweezie!!! That a better price and quality for the same size. Since Dweezie's diamond has a better cut, the weight is also distributed evenly making the diamond appear larger than its actual carat weight.

 

Why pay for extra weight?

 

I think you should reconsider and listen to Dweezie!

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