Post # 1
First, thank you for allowing me to vent. I’ve been wanting to join for the last couple of months and I’m glad to be a part of the board now. 🙂
Today, I went to a jewelry store to see about getting a band. I know I will prObably end up going to the store where my fiancé bought the ring but I am the kind of shopper who likes to do my research and get the best bang for my buck.
I have a round 1.80 diamond solitaire. It’s gorgeous and I am always so proud of flashing it until today. This jeweler told me I was ripped off because my ring has the measurement of a 1.5 carat engagement ring. A 1.50 carat diamond would have been perfect as well but my fiancé paid for a 1.80 carat not a 1.50 and the price difference was significant.
The jeweler didn’t really measure the diamond with any instruments, just with the naked eye.
Does anyone knodiehard the measurements should be on a 1.80? Part of me feels like I shouldn’t even bring this up because I don’t want to make my fiancé feel bad but it’s really upsetting me.
I look forward to reading your responses,
Post # 3
Is it a round brilliant cut?
For a 1.5ct round brilliant diamond, it would measure ~ 7.4mm
For a 1.8ct round brilliant diamond, it would measure ~ 7.9mm
Post # 4
This is easy, do not, under any circumstances, not even if the world explodes, go to that jeweler again..ever…he’s an asshole
Post # 5
What prompted him to say that (did you ask what size it is)? Is the stone very deep (i.e. has a smaller table)? Do you have the certification for the diamond?
Post # 6
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
I’m assuming you mean the “face-up” measurments… ie the mm across the diamond when it is facing up. With round cut brillants, a 1.8 would be about 7.9mm across, I believe. Look at this chart here: http://www.ajediam.com/Sizes-of-Diamonds.html
Some diamonds are deeper cut though, so its taller than a normal stone, which adds weight there, making it appear to face-up smaller?
Also I wouldn’t trust the dude’s naked eye. I mean I’m sure he has experience but unless he’s Mr. GIA I wouldn’t really bother to consider his opinion.
Are you happy with your ring? Thats all that matters.
Post # 7
Oh no! Hopefully the jewler was wrong. I would look at the paperwork that came with your ring to see if that does in fact say that it is a 1.8. I would then go to a different jewler without the paperwork and say that you are just wondering what the carat size of the stone is. If your paperwork says 1.8, and the independent jeweler says 1.5, I would take it back to where you bought it and ask them for an explanation. If your paperwork says 1.5 and your FI paid for a 1.8, then you may have a problem proving that he paid for more.
The jewler that said that could be totally off though. The naked eye can be deceiving. I hope it works out!
Post # 8
He can’t say with absolute certainty what the size of the stone is without popping it out ofthe ring. As Mrs. Eagle said, the cut will effect the weight. And if he didn’t even bother to measure it, he can’t even really give you a good estimate on the size. Don’t listen to him. And don’t let it get you down.
Post # 9
If that jeweler can tell the difference of 0.5mm (very tiny) with the naked eye, he must be moonlighting as some kind of super hero. Don’t listen to mean, stupid people. Your ring is gorgeous, you know it, your fi knows it, we know it… that’s all that matters!
Post # 10
What a d*#chbag. I am sorry, but that guy cannot tell with a naked eye that your stone is not in fact a 1.8 round.Period. End of story.
Measuring the stone can give a fairly accurate reading as to the stone’s carat weight, but the only true way to know what it weighs is to pop it out of setting and weigh it. If your stone is cut with a higher crown or too deep or something, the diameter mm could potentially be slightly less.
What I really want to know though is where are the pictures?! 😀
Post # 11
The jeweler sounds like a jerk!
Like other bees said, maybe the cut of your stone make it deeper/taller than a ‘normal’ 1.8 stone. The quality of the cut is a factor in the overall price of the ring, so its not necessarily true that your FI got ripped off!
I wouldn’t worry about it – it’s the stone your FI picked out for you and wanted you to have, which makes it perfect for you!
Post # 12
Definitely go somewhere else! That jeweler sounds rude for sure.
Post # 13
Wow! You ladies are fast. 🙂 The measurements are 7.90 -7.76 x 4.79mm. I am not sure what any of this means. Does this sound about right? I’m almost scared to ask. The guy asked me the size of the diamond and seemed surprise when I told him it was a 1.80. I was clearly bothered and stormed out of the store.
Thanks in advance 🙂
Post # 14
- Wedding: August 2012 - Historic Lougheed House
@HisAsianPrincess: Those measurments sound just perfectly in range with what you would expect for a 1.8ct.
Don’t let his shit get you down. He probably wanted to make another sale having you upgrade it or something.
Post # 15
Yup, those measurements are pretty spot on. His eyesight must have left with his tact and common decency. =P
Post # 16
@HisAsianPrincess: Those measurements are perfect.
What a jerk. Probably just trying to get you to return the ring and then buy from him. Shady shady.