Post # 1
Is this normal? The table of my ring seems so large, does anyone else see something like this with their own ring? It’s kind of making me sad that it sparkles like crazy but then when it hits this angle it looks so flat. Is this just how diamonds are?
Post # 3
i think it looks beautiful. diamonds can have different qualities, you know?
and mine can look flat in the wrong light too, so don’t worry.
Post # 4
I’d say nothing. Diamonds are natural stones and as such each one is unique so each one is going to look slightly different under different conditions. I’d say that it looks great!
Post # 5
Nothing’s “wrong” with it, but yes, it does have a very large table. What % is the table? Most people don’t like anything more than 58-60%
Post # 6
Looks normal to me, my round brilliant has a large table like that, and my new (EEEE!) princess also has a large table and looks flat like that from some angles, but really only if I’m watching for it. I kind of like it, it “flashes” like an emerald or asscher cut.
Post # 7
It does look big, but that coul easily be the angle or lighting of the photo. Without a table percentage, no one can really say. Even then, some people have a definite preference for larger or smaller tables, although 52.4% – 57.5% is considered “ideal”. Studies actually indicate that younger people and younger eyes prefer ideal cut stones like this, while older eyes tend to favor slightly shallower stones (60/60 stones, as they are sometimes called). Then, of course, the other angles on a stone are important, too, and not just the table percentage.
Most important is how YOU see the stone. Do you like it? Do you feel it performs well most of the time? Especially when it comes to a gift, trust your eyes. Almost no stone is “perfect” in every way; most of them are just perfect for their owners.
Post # 8
When the light hits the diamond in a certain way, makes the table really stand out. My table is 56up- and I know that. But I just my hend up to the nightstand light a and sure enough, if I hold it a certain way, it makes the table look HUGE and “flat”. even when I bother to look at the table in other light….I can see it….it just doesn’t appear as overwhelming as in other light.
Post # 10
I have an oval stone and the table is largeish (don’t know the % off the top of my head). It bums me out sometimes too – I love the look of an old mine cut with a small table… BUT, I wanted an oval and I find reassurance in the fact that we looked at many, many stones before getting this one, and I thought it was the most beautiful, even though I’m sure some others had smaller tables.
I guess what it boils down to (at least for me) is that if I had an unlimited budget I could probably get the most perfect stone in the world. But I don’t feel comfortable with my fiance spending more than he did (which was not a small amount of money!) and I LOVE My diamond, it is beautiful. Some things in life just aren’t worth losing sleep over, and a diamond that is already beautiful is one of them! 🙂
Post # 11
@Bunny123: I guess it’s a personal preferrence. I love large tables. You get a huge reflection from it. I also like to stare at my ring and see if I can focus on what’s in the reflection, like the overhead lights or whatever. I have an emerald cut, so I have lots of space to stare into.