(Closed) Devastated over ring comments…

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

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
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

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
Bee
1433 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

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
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745 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

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?! ๐Ÿ˜€

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

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
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

Definitely go somewhere else! That jeweler sounds rude for sure.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • 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
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Yup, those measurements are pretty spot on. His eyesight must have left with his tact and common decency. =P

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@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.

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