Diamond Rings and Prices.

posted 3 years ago in Accessories
Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

No offence – but how can a budget be a weight? That is like asking “how long a piece of string should I get? We have a budget for 2ply.” Is that for a centre stone or a TCW? How much are you setting aside for a setting? What shape of stone are you looking for and are you interested in virgin mined? Conflict free? Pre owned? Gemstone? Moissanite? Single stone or multiple? What of the 4 C’s are you interested in? Setting colour? there are a hEco of a lot of factors involved!

 

edit: I saw your second  post – is it 5000-7500 for the whole ring or just the stone?

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  babeba.
Post # 6
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356 posts
Helper bee

 

LRLboda:  When I engaged previouslly I had the Simon G MR1394 and the diamond was a .91ct princess cut, F color VS1. He paid about $5200 for the diamond alone.

Post # 7
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3044 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

From what I have been able to tell from the research I have been doing, is that the carat is one of the less important factors. A well cut stone like a marquis will often look larger thaN the equivalent weight in a round stone, for instance, and a well cut stone with a lot of sparkle on it can look bigger than one that is the exact same dimensions but not as weLl cut.  Some people get three-stone rings for less money than a solitaire and get more bling for their buck that way.

 

 

Post # 9
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382 posts
Helper bee

  LRLboda:  I think you would get a lot of help if you posted this on the pricescope forum. They are diamond experts and truly help people find the best bang for their buck. You will also learn so much about diamonds there. I think the setting is as important as the stone because it definitely enhances or diminishes the appearance of your stone. A high quality setting can make your ring look more valuable and a low quality setting can make it look inexpensive. If your budget is for both the diamond and the setting I think pricescope will be an invaluable resource to you.

We had a budget of 5k and I wanted 1 carat but I wanted moissy so our budget obviously went a long way in terms of getting us a great setting. I’m helping my brother find a diamond e-ring for his gf within the same budget range and pricescope has been awesome. You should totally check it out. They will help you find something beautiful within your budget. Good luck and happy ring shopping!!  

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 9 months ago by  dulcevida. Reason: spelling errors
Post # 10
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434 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

LRLboda:  For your budget, I doubt you will be able to get a 1.5 carat diamond unless you significantly sacrifice quality (poor cut, color, and clarity) which effects the sparkle, shine, and integrity of your stone.  If I were in your shoes I would get something a little less than the 1 carat mark, like .85 or .9. I found a .83 carat diamond with very good cut, H color, and VS2 and it is $5,000 on Blue Nile. Just to give you an idea.  

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