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SOLD....Loose Diamond: 1.02 Light Yellow Radiant Diamond Shallow means large, save$ R4354

ITEM #: R4354
Radiant Cut Diamond, Loose

WEIGHT: 1.02ct
SHAPE: Radiant Cut
COLOR: W-X, Natural Light Yellow
MEASUREMENTS: 6.32 x 5.75 x 3.32 mm
TABLE SIZE: 80(est)%

  Our comprehensive appraisal for identification or insurance purposes is included, free of charge. There is no GIA report with this one.

 How much will my new diamond appraise for?

Most people shopping for a diamond have heard of the 'Four C's".

They are
Carat Weight

A lot is made of the fourth "C"- Cut- nowadays- and with good cause. The manner in which a diamond is polished really affects how it looks.
GIA grades the cut of Round Brilliant Diamonds- which certainly simplifies things for buyers.
But what about fancy shapes?
They are not graded for Cut quality by GIA.
Part of the reason is that there's so much variation within each of the shapes- unlike round, which is fairly standardized there's a huge variety of shapes that comprise "radiant cut".
Shape- that means LxW and the size of the corners- are only one aspect we need to look at.

We also need to look at how deep the diamond is, how large the table is ( that's the large flat facet on top)- and the crown and pavilion angles.
The top of the diamond is the "crown" the bottom is called "pavilion"- separating them is the "girdle"
The point at the bottom is called the "culet"
I've labeled these below

This stone has a shallow cut.  Why would they cut it this way?
The reason has to do with the available piece of rough.
it might have been a very shallow piece- or this diamond was a piece sawed off the top of an octahedron.
The stone they came up with made excellent use of the rough- I'm sure they lost a far smaller percentage than the stone I used for comparison.
Say you start with a piece of rough diamond that weighs 1.65cts- that might polish out to a 1.00ct diamond.
In this case they might have started with 1.30cts rough

You'd expect there to be some penalty visually for this.
Fancy colored diamonds are really a different animal than colorless and near colorless stones.
I did not expect to like this stone- given it's large table- but I like it- very much

Here is is from the side

Below, next to a stone with a taller crown

On many fancy shaped stone, crown height- expressed as a percentage- is sometimes considered.
Cuts like our Old Mine Brilliant stones have very tall crowns.
This stone has a crown I'd estimate at 7-8%
The stone in the diagram above has 13.5% crown height
It might be "logical" to assume such a stone would pay a heavy price visually.
This stone belies that.
Here it is face up next to the stone I used for comparison- a fancy intense yellow 1.03ct- you can see that it's got a lot more surface area

There certainly is a price for the cut- and it benefits you financially.
This is a one carat stone, that looks like a carat and a third- yet costs like a 3/4ct.

This is a very lively stone- with a pleasant light return and fantastic size for it's weight.

The photos above are ACTUAL Photos of the diamond you will receive.