Thank you Squig.
It's fun, but at the same time very stressful aspect of my job- picking out the diamonds we buy.
I have a few pictures of the two stones I was considering the day we bought the 5.27ct
We can see the color differences- and the differences in the cut as well.
Both stones are super well cut - in the style of Fancy Colored Diamonds- but the approach is totally different in each stone.
We can see the smaller table/higher crown on the 4.52ct. This will create a slightly different type of sparkle than the larger table, shallower crown of the 5.27ct.
It's necessary to look at the diamonds in real life to really pick up the subtle differences in the way each diamond uses the light. A photo can only give a monoscopic static view- while in real life, there's always motion.
Stereoscopic vision s a huge factor in what's "missing' from a photo compared to a diamond in real life.
So how to decide between the two?
Personally, I find great beauty in the cut of each.
There's simply no ignoring the fact that the 5.27 weighs about 18% more, yet has an appearance of seemingly 25% larger.
That single fact really made my mind up.
What would you do?