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Is this a good price for a princess cut?


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This is a decent price, but there are two things I'd check on. First, I'd make sure that it's independently certified and that "ideal" really means "ideal." I'd also check to make sure that it's eye clean (most VS1 and 2's are, but not all as most people think...). If I were you, though, I'd recommend maybe stepping the clarity down a notch (VS2 or an SI1 or 2), but still making sure that it's eye clean, and then stepping the color maybe up a notch (especially if the setting is white gold) to a D, E, or F (although G is still pretty good). This would actually bring the price of the diamond down a lot more, and you won't be able to tell the difference (in fact, it might even look better for a lot less).


Even so, I've been doing diamond searches for awhile and with the exact same statistics (if not a bit better) that you mentioned, I've found a few for about $150 less. If you change the statistics to what I recommend, you could probably save over $1,000 or more and get a diamond that might even look better in the end.


If you need help with anything, feel free to e-mail me at brian@beforeproposing.com, and I'd be more than happy to help you out or conduct a free diamond search.


Take care,





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If the cut quality on the princess is real good, you can even go down to a J/SI-2 combination and the stone will face up white and clean. Numbers alone are not predictive of visual beauty in Princess Cuts. Various number combos will yield beautiful appearences.


Also, it's important to note that reputable diamond grading labs like GIA and AGS don't "independently certify" anything nor do they guarantee anything. They grade color and clarity and give you the dimensions and specs of the diamond. A claim of "certification" is bogus.

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