Post # 1
Choosing between two 1.25 diamond. Been using diambb.
6.87 x 6.91 × 4.26 = face up is 37.28 depth is 61.8
6 99 x 7.05 x 4.20 = face up is 38.7 depth is 59.8
Says depth for a 1.25 should be around 58- 62.5 = 60.3 is best
Face should be 38.48
Im afraid the shallow one might not have enough sparkle and deeper one might not have enough faceup. Maybe just look for another one?
Post # 3
Depth! Who cares if the rock looks big if if it’s dull as spit?
Post # 4
Use the HCA calculator and see which of them score under 2. If neither, I’d see what other options are out there. If both, then I’d pick whatever your eye is drawn to.
Post # 5
I think both are important, but I go for sparkle > size. There was a poster on here who kept “bragging” her 1.7ct diamond faced up like a 2.2 ct. All that means is it looks bigger, but that extreme shallow cut is dull and lifeless. Whats the point of having a *diamond* that doesnt sparkle? Id rather a smaller one that sparkles like a firecracker, even if its a mm smaller.
Post # 6
where do I find one that is free to use?
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Post # 8
I think you should figure out what makes most sense to you. I purchased a lose diamond and when I did I had two choices. Both stones were the same weight but one looked bigger. It was because the stone was less shallow then the other however, the quality wasn’t better. So, I picked a slightly smaller stone for better quality. But, if I really valued size with the diamonds I was choosing, I would have gone for the other. I also, personally just really liked the other diamond. I think if you start with a stone you like and it happens to be cut a bit deep, it could be worse.
The numbers are pretty close imo (I just went back and looked at the depth and face up value and they both seem almost identical to me. Almost like they would look the same either way to anyone who didn’t know the difference) so I don’t think you can go wrong with either!
Post # 9
I agree regarding the HCA.
Too deep makes light leak out the sides instead of the face; too deep is just as bad as too shallow.