0.2 Carat Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm) vs. 0.2 Carat Pear (5×4×1.95mm)

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0.2 ct Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm) 0.2 ct Pear (5×4×1.95mm)
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Cutting style
Modified brilliant
Modified brilliant
Weight
0.2 ct
0.2 ct
Measurements
4.52×4.52×1.81 mm
5×4×1.95 mm
Total depth
40% OK
48.8% too shallow!
L/W ratio
1
1.25
Face-up size
Adequate
Inadequate
 
This diamond LOOKS its weight!
This diamond is a SPREAD CUT!
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Before purchasing a diamond, one should make sure it looks its weight. It's important to understand that carat weight does not equal face-up size.

Two diamonds of exactly the same weight (and shape) can vary quite considerably in face-up size. This depends on the proportions of the cut (e.g., deep cuts will face up smaller).

Here you can see the actual sizes of 0.2ct Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm) and 0.2ct Pear (5×4×1.95mm) as they would appear on a ring and finger.

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0.2ct Trillion on a left ring
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Face-up area
12.67 mm²  (±9%)
14.6 mm²  (±4%)
Face-up area is a measure of the size of the diamond when viewed from the top (as set in a ring).

It tells you how big the diamond is at the girdle plane. It's important for a diamond to have sufficient face-up size for its carat weight.
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0.2ct Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm)
0.2ct Pear (5×4×1.95mm)
Difference: 1.93mm² (15%)
0.2 carat Pear (5×4×1.95mm) has approx. 15% more top surface area than 0.2 carat Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm).
Face-up area per carat
63.35 mm²/ct
73 mm²/ct
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Quick Buying Guide

0.2ct Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm)
0.2ct Pear (5×4×1.95mm)
Min. clarity
SI or better
SI or better
Min. color (platinum solitaire)
H+
H+
Depth percentage
32 - 48%
59 - 65%
Table percentage
50 - 70%
50 - 65%
Length-to-width ratio
1.00 - 1.10
1.45 - 1.75
Min. polish/symmetry
Good or better
Good or better
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Additional Info

0.2ct Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm)
0.2ct Pear (5×4×1.95mm)
Face-up size
Normal for 0.2 carat Trillion
Too large for 0.2 carat Pear
Facets
Between 31 - 50
usually 58
Length
4.52 mm
5 mm
Width
4.52 mm
4 mm
Depth
1.81 mm
1.95 mm
Gram weight
0.04 g (0.0014 ounces)
0.04 g (0.0014 ounces)
Points
20 pts
20 pts
Volume
11.36 mm³
11.36 mm³


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Depth percentage for 0.2 carat Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm)

Depth percentage of Trillion cut is the ratio of the total depth (measured from table to culet) to its width. The total depth percentage of this diamond is 40%, which is OK. (Recommended depth percentage for Trillions is between 32% and 48%)

Depth percentage for trillions is calculated with the following formula:
Depth % = (total depth ÷ width) × 100

0.2 carat Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm) depth %:
Total depth: 1.81 mm
Width = 4.52 mm
Depth % = (1.81 ÷ 4.52 ) × 100 = 40%

Depth percentage for 0.2 carat Pear (5×4×1.95mm)

Depth percentage of Pear cut is the ratio of the total depth (measured from table to culet) to its width. The total depth percentage of this diamond is 48.8%, which is too shallow!. (Recommended depth percentage for Pears is between 59% and 65%)

Depth percentage for pears is calculated with the following formula:
Depth % = (total depth ÷ width) × 100

0.2 carat Pear (5×4×1.95mm) depth %:
Total depth: 1.95 mm
Width = 4 mm
Depth % = (1.95 ÷ 4 ) × 100 = 48.8%

About Depth Percentage
Depth percentage is one of the most important measurements as it plays a critical role in diamond's appearance. If a diamond is cut too deep or too shallow, light leaks out, making the stone less brilliant and fiery. Deep cuts also add hidden weight.

Diamonds that fall out of recommended depth range are generally less desirable and usually best to be avoided.


Face-up size evaluation for 0.2 carat Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm)

The face-up size of this 0.2 carat Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm) is within the normal range for 0.2ct diamonds of this shape. Compared to 0.2ct Trillion reference diamond (see below), this diamond is of adequate size when viewed from the top.

Diamonds are sold by weight (carats), but it's important to understand that weight doesn't equally translate into physical size, especially spread. Two diamonds of the same carat weight can vary greatly in spread, meaning that one diamond can appear larger than the other, even though they weight exactly the same.

Proper face-up size should play an important role when buying a diamond. When a diamond is set in a ring, your eyes will only see the face-up area, so you should make sure it's of adequate size. You probably don't want a 0.2 carat Trillion that looks like a poorly cut 0.17ct.

The bottom line: A diamond must look its weight. This one does.

0.2 carat Trillion reference diamond

Since there are no specific ideal proportions defined for Trillion cuts, an estimation formula is used to calculate the Trillion reference diamond.
Parameters:
Weight: 0.2ct
Depth: 40%
L/W ratio: 1
 
Calculated values:
Length: 4.52 mm
Width: 4.52 mm
Depth: 1.81 mm
*Est. face-up area: 12.67 mm²
Note: Trillion diamonds with face-up area of within 13% lower and 16% higher than reference Trillion diamond area are considered to be of adequate face-up size.
* Estimated Face-up area: Face-up area of Trillion cuts is only an estimation (±9%). Due to uniqueness of each stone, it's impossible to accurately calculate face-up area given only a diamond's measurements.
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Face-up size evaluation for 0.2 carat Pear (5×4×1.95mm)

The face-up size of this 0.2 carat Pear (5×4×1.95mm) is out of normal range for 0.2ct diamonds of this shape. Compared to 0.2 carat Pear reference diamond, this diamond appears too big when viewed from the top. You might think that's a good thing, however, it's not. This is a so called spread cut.

A spread cut is a diamond that is cut to maximize spread. It looks larger than a well-cut 0.2ct Pear when viewed from the top, however, this is not a good thing. Spread cuts are typically too shallow, which allows light to leak out of the stone instead of being properly returned back to the viewer's eye.

Spread cuts usually look lifeless and flat, and can sometimes exhibit a fish-eye effect. They may also come with an extremely thin girdle which can easily chip.

The bottom line: Spread cuts generally lack the brilliance and perfection that is expected of a beautiful diamond. Don't be fooled into thinking that you're getting a larger diamond for the money. This could be a rather flat, boring stone.

0.2 carat Pear reference diamond

Since there are no specific ideal proportions defined for Pear cuts, an estimation formula is used to calculate the Pear reference diamond.
Parameters:
Weight: 0.2ct
Depth: 61%
L/W ratio: 1.66
 
Calculated values:
Length: 5.28 mm
Width: 3.18 mm
Depth: 1.94 mm
*Est. face-up area: 12.26 mm²
Note: Pear diamonds with face-up area of within 9% lower and 12% higher than reference Pear diamond area are considered to be of adequate face-up size.
* Estimated Face-up area: Face-up area of Pear cuts is only an estimation (±4%). Due to uniqueness of each stone, it's impossible to accurately calculate face-up area given only a diamond's measurements.
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Face-up Area per Carat

Face-up area per carat is calculated by dividing face-up area of the diamond with its carat weight. It tells you how many square millimeters of the top surface area a diamond is showing or would show for 1 carat weight. This can be useful when comparing stones of similar weights as it tells you how much spread per carat you will get.

Note: Face-up size does not linearly grow with carat weight, which means the heavier the stone, the smaller its face-up area per carat (e.g., 1ct stone will have higher face-up area per carat than 2ct stone).

Face-up area per carat for 0.2ct Trillion (4.52×4.52×1.81mm):
Top surface area = 12.67 mm²
Weight = 0.2ct

Face-up area per carat = 12.67 ÷ 0.2 = 63.35mm²/ct

Face-up area per carat for 0.2ct Pear (5×4×1.95mm):
Top surface area = 14.6 mm²
Weight = 0.2ct

Face-up area per carat = 14.6 ÷ 0.2 = 73mm²/ct

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