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Just Said Yes July 2019

Is my diamond really as bad as its numbers?

Kcj042, on February 15, 2019 at 10:31 PM Posted in Community Conversations 0 22
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I just recently found out that my 1 carat diamond has a 68% depth and I’ve been reading up about diamonds and I entered in my measurements on a website that said my ring looks like it’s only .9 carats because it’s poorly cut Smiley sad The first picture is from a video where it was sparkling under the light and then I also included two pictures under a 10x loupe. Based on the pictures, is my diamond cut as bad as the internet is telling me it is? Or could it still be considered a good or very good cut? I’m so upset the jeweler didn’t disclose anything about the hidden weight to my fiancé.

Here are the specifics:
Carat weight: 1.03
Clarity: VS2
Color: G
Measurements: 6.27 - 6.29 x 4.28
Polish: Very good
Symmetry: Good
Culet: Small
Flourescence: Faint blue

Is my diamond really as bad as its numbers? 1

Is my diamond really as bad as its numbers? 2

Is my diamond really as bad as its numbers? 3

Is my diamond really as bad as its numbers? 4

Is my diamond really as bad as its numbers? 5

22 Comments

Latest activity by Officiallymrs, on February 16, 2019 at 8:05 AM
  • AtoZ
    Devoted May 2019
    AtoZ ·
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    .90CT isn’t far off from 1.03CT, and even if it was “cut better”, you wouldn’t be able to tell a difference. I think it looks like a 1CT stone. “G” color is average, VS2 clarity is also average to above average.
  • L
    Expert June 2019
    Lori ·
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    I think it's beautiful, but if I was concerned I would probably get a appraisal done from a different jeweler to make sure of the value. Most jewelers will let you trade in your ring if you upgrade.
  • Officiallymrs
    Super May 2010
    Officiallymrs ·
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    Based on the pictures .. you could tell me your diamond was 2cts and I wouldn’t know the difference.
  • K
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Kcj042 ·
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    😂😂😂 I do have a very small finger. My ring size is a 3.5
  • Officiallymrs
    Super May 2010
    Officiallymrs ·
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    My ring is the same style as yours- my center stone is 1.8 honestly if we held them next to each other I don’t think we’d be able to see a difference lol.. your ring is gorgeous there’s nothing wrong w it
  • Melissa
    VIP September 2019
    Melissa ·
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    What does it even matter if you love your FH and the ring? I honestly have no idea of (nor would I understand) anything about any of the stones in my ring but it’s beautiful and I love it. The carats or weight really shouldn’t matter
  • K
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Kcj042 ·
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    I never said I didn’t love the ring. And here’s what matters: when you purchase something as expensive as a diamond, you’d most certainly expect something like this to be disclosed - as a deep depth significantly alters the cut grade of the diamond. All I’m doing I am simply asking the community to look at my diamond and assess whether I should let these diamond websites make me feel as though it’s depth is making it appear less beautiful.
  • Megan
    Super May 2019
    Megan ·
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    Just curious as to how this came about or why it matters? And please don’t take this the wrong way, but I’m sure the characteristics of the diamond were disclosed when your fiancé purchased it, if they weren’t, he should of asked. Anyway, to the naked eye most people probably wouldn’t notice anything!
  • K
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Kcj042 ·
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    They weren’t disclosed to him because we talked about it. And it matters because he spent a lot of money on this diamond and wasn’t disclosed material information about it.
  • Megan
    Super May 2019
    Megan ·
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    To touch on your response above, diamonds are priced according to their characteristics, so the purchase price would have been, or should be, reflective of the characteristics of the diamond. Have you had the diamond/ring appraised? I would only be making a big deal if it was appraised for less than what your fiancé paid.
  • K
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Kcj042 ·
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    The jeweler he bought it from appraised it, but I’m going to take it to another one and have it appraised there
  • Megan
    Super May 2019
    Megan ·
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    If none of this information was disclosed to your fiancé, how did you get the information? Again please don’t take the wrong way, I am just not understanding how the “4 C’s” were not discussed by both the jeweler and your fiancé on such a large purchase. I have a diamond ring (not my engagement ring) and it has paperwork with the characteristics of the diamond even though it isn’t a certified diamond. Also, how are you getting appraisals if there is no info/paperwork on the diamond?
  • K
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Kcj042 ·
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    Okay... so let me be clear. The diamond was appraised by the jeweler he purchased the diamond from. That is where I got the information from. The 4 C’s were discussed. What wasn’t discussed is how the measurements relate to depth and cut. The diamond isn’t GIA certified so a full inspection with specific percentages wasn’t done. The jeweler did a preliminary inspection and appraised the diamond accordingly. Look, all I want here is to be told that my diamond looks great despite being cut too deep and that all this stuff on the internet is nonsense.
  • Swtnss238
    VIP May 2019
    Swtnss238 ·
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    Still don't understand why this matters? R u that caught up on numbers? Is it all about other peoples perception to u? If u love the ring because it was givin to u as a sign of love from ur FH why do these numbers matter so much? Plenty of our FHs spent alot on our rings, urs isnt the only one.
  • Megan
    Super May 2019
    Megan ·
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    From the pictures you posted your diamond looks absolutely fine. I would probably never even be able to tell that a diamond is cut too deep unless it was being compared to an ideal cut one side by side. I’ve always heard the cut has to deal with how much light reflects from the diamond. Not sure if it affects anything else but I think you need to stop looking on the internet Smiley smile kinda like trying to self-diagnos any medical symptoms haha
  • Colleen
    Master September 2019
    Colleen ·
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    Did you go when your FH picked it out? Maybe they did tell him but that was the one he liked the best. My stones are small.
  • AtoZ
    Devoted May 2019
    AtoZ ·
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    After reading through a few of your comments and replies, what do you mean by “making it appear less beautiful”? Less brilliant or less sparkly? The “sparkle” rides on the depth-to-table ratio. If the table is too large in comparison to the depth, light won’t reflect as well, making it appear more lackluster. The same thing applies if the table is too small. Overall, I think the stone looks fine and definitely looks its weight.
  • Christie
    Dedicated October 2019
    Christie ·
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    So what's surprising to me is that there's no cut grade included in that evaluation. Usually that's included. Your diamond doesn't meet the qualifications for an ideal cut stone but that doesn't mean that it isn't pretty, valuable, or worthy. Most people need to compromise somewhere to get the best stone for your budget. It is a personal preference as to what to prioritize out of the 4Cs and cut is sacrificed the most often.

    I'm a certified diamontologist and I've sold quite a few engagement rings. I've never gone into the level of detail about culet height and measurements that you're concerned about with a customer. Also, keep in mind that the 1.03 refers to weight. The estimate of diamond weight using measurements alone is just that...only an estimate. To be totally precise it needs to be weighed.

    Was your stone appraised before or after it was set into your ring?
  • K
    Just Said Yes July 2019
    Kcj042 ·
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    Thank you SO MUCH for your comment. This is exactly what I was hoping for instead of people trying to make me feel bad for caring. I am fascinated that we wear gems that formed millions of years ago on our fingers, and I’ve tried to educate myself about what all the numbers mean. I really do think my diamond is beautiful which is why I don’t understand how it could have a less than desirable cut if it shines so much? My stone was appraised before it was put into the setting. It’s appraised at about $9,400, but it says nothing about the cut grade on the appraisal and I honestly wish it did so I wasn’t left wondering.
  • Christie
    Dedicated October 2019
    Christie ·
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    All cut diamonds are going to sparkle... It's called brilliance. It just depends on how well they're cut...we used to describe it as how many rainbows they would sparkle. I can't speak to the value of your ring or the deal that your fiance got in purchasing the diamond, but just because it isn't ideal cut or GIA certified doesn't mean that it isn't valuable.

    If you really want to go way down the rabbit hole and compare pricing, you can look at Blue Nile and play with their diamond selector (though they tend to be a bit lower than pricing in a jewelry store, so keep that in mind). Otherwise, enjoy your gorgeous ring!

    Not all diamonds that size have such nice clarity, which personally I find way more important than brilliance. That's probably why the proportions are a bit funky, because who ever cut the stone decided to keep the size and clarity.

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