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Q&A: Vote of Confidence for Princess Cut Engagement Ring Already Purchased

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Hi, Great site. You really helped me with my purchase from Jamesallen.com. I was looking for a princess cut diamond in the $4500 range. My citeria were ~0.75-1.2 carat, D-G, IF-VS1, ideal or premium cut. As you see from the diamonds I narrowed it down to, I let the clarity slide to VS2 upon advice from your site. The two diamonds were:

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/F-VS2-Premium-Cut-Princess-Diamond-1305140.asp

And

https://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Princess-Diamond-1279502.asp

I chose the first one on the following criteria:

slightly better color (F vs. G)
slightly better price (it was $20 less)
slightly larger size
better polish and symmetry.

Unfortunately, premium cut vs. ideal cut for the G color stone.

Both seem like excellent stones, but I wonder if I should have sacrificed the ideal cut (64% vs. 70% table) for the better color.

The ring was a comfort fit 2.5 mm solitare platinum setting:

https://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/platinum-diamond-solitaire-ring.html


I think you made a fantastic choice! It was very kind of you to call and let me know of your experience!

Congrats!

Thanks Ira

So I shouldn’t be concerned with the premium cut vs ideal for a princess? Thanks again for your reply,

Not in this case. It’s very borderline.

Thanks again!

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