Post # 1
Hi Bees – Need your opinions! Just got the lab report for my 1 carat round diamond and it has a 6.1 mm table. Everything I’ve read says that it should be 6.5 mm. I think it looks smaller than other diamonds of the same size and am feeling kind of cheated – I wanted, and paid for, a full carat’s worth of bling. (Loose stone costs just over $6000 F, SI2, 1.01.) Should I return it and get a little bigger diamond or just suck it up and get over myself? I really love big diamonds and wanted all of the flash I could afford!
Post # 3
@chloees_mom: You’re talking 4 tenths of a millimeter. That’s a teeny tiny difference. A table of 6.5mm is ideal proportion, which I belive less than 1% of all diamonds are cut as because you lose too much rough. In other words most diamonds do not have ideal proportions.
Diamond size goes by weight anyway. So if your lab report says you have a 1 carat diamond then that’s what you have. You haven’t been “cheated” at all.
Since you asked, I would just suck it up. If you really wanted all the flash you could afford, then I would have dropped lower in the color and gotten something bigger for the same price.
My e-ring diamond is .42ct. So you already have something much bigger than I had.
Post # 4
Well since you’re asking, that isn’t a very good spread. Your stone must be cut deep. What are the crown and table proportions? If you’re within the return period, it wouldn’t hurt to look at others. If you love your diamond, that’s what matters. I personally would probably feel cheated and return it.
Post # 5
@country chic: Thanks – you’re right – I could have been less picky about color and gained a bit of carat weight. Should have mentioned that my new diamond is an upgrade to my original wedding set and my old one was about .40 – loved it for 16 years!
Post # 6
@BlondeMissMolly: Thanks for the reply! I don’t have the exact specs in front of me, but the stone is cut deep. The jeweler which I purchased it from is going to order in some 1.1 and 1.2 carat stones, so I can compare and decide. We’ll see what happens!