Which one is more important face up or depth?

posted 5 days ago in Rings
Post # 2
1604 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - City, State

Face up!

Post # 3
549 posts
Busy bee

Depth! Who cares if the rock looks big if if it’s dull as spit?

Post # 4
9528 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

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
8370 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

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 # 8
420 posts
Helper bee

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
7741 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 1997

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. 

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