(Closed) Need some help, kinda confused.

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

What shape is your diamond? What shape are the other diamonds you are looking at?

Depending on the shape (round, princess, cushion, emerald, etc) the face up (measurements) will differ for the same carat weight.

For example, cushion cuts tend to be deeper than princess cuts so the “face up” up a cushion is smaller than the “face up” of the same carat princess.

Make sense?

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@Diamondadozen: Ok, sorry this is going to be a dumb question but it was the first thought that popped into my head….you’re looking up the size for the same cut stone, right? Round brilliants face up the largest which is part of the reason they’re more expensive per carat than any other cut.  For example, a 1.5ct princess or cushion cut will have the same measurments as a 1.0ct round.

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Also, carat weight has to do with just that, the weight of the stone. It doesn’t dictate the size of the face. The way the stone is cut and how deep the stone is will dictate how big the face is.

“Ideal cut” also has to do with it being the ideal cut for symmetry and sparkle, which might mean having a deeper cut to enhance the sparkle rather than a larger faced, flatter stone.

Post # 8
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Diamondadozen: Do you have the GIA cert for your stone? Did you have it appraised by an independent appraiser (not the store where you got it) to confirm it’s carat weight, cut, color, and clarity?

If it’s measuring smaller than it should and you haven’t had it appraised, I’d do so right away to ensure you do have the carat weight you were sold.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

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@Diamondadozen: Are you going to get the ring insured? If so you’ll need an independent appraisal anyway. You can also ask the appraiser why your diamond measures differently than those posted online. Someone who specializes in diamonds will probably have a more satisfactory answer for you anyway!

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

EGL is known for being lax when it comes to their diamond certificates in comparison to GIA.  It could very well be slightly off in either the dimensions or size.  You could take the stone to another jeweler and ask them for their professional opinion without showing them the certificate.

Post # 12
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

The difference 5.65 and 5.8 or 5.9 really isn’t huge. Those are measurements in millimeters. A tenth of a millimiter isn’t a big difference. I doubt it’s visible to the naked eye. It’s possible your stone is a little bit deeper and less of the weight shows faced up. I wouldn’t be too concerned.

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