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You don’t need to worry about the girdle thickness till you start cutting the crown. Just make sure there is plenty of height in the piece of rough to leave plenty of material after transfer dopping. That applies to every stone you cut.
There is a loupe you can buy with a measuring scale on the lens. Forgot the name of it, but I would recommend getting one if going into competitions.