(Closed) Engagement Ring advice needed – 1.5 carat G SI1 (GIA)

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
366 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@Mike899:   My ring is a 1.3 carat center stone colour G, SI1 and excellent cut, with 1.2 carats of VS1 stones in the shoulders (so 2.5 carats total) set in 14 k white gold. It was 5K so 10 seems steep to me for less carat weight and a smaller center stone, although you colour and clarity are good.  Have you thought about having aa ring custom made? Often cheaper but find a good, reputable jeweller. Photo attached.

Post # 4
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Can you give us a breakdown of the costs?  My GIA-graded 1.27 marquise has the color and clarity of your round brilliant, but is an ideal cut.  If, once you see the diamond under a loupe (or scope), you are not satisfied with it, you should have the option of ordering another loose stone, or they should refund the deposit.  I don’t think you’re being taken advantage of; I know what my e-ring cost, and after extensive on-line research into the price of gold, the wholesale price of the stone, and the custom work that my jeweler had to do, he probably made about $1,000 profit.

Post # 5
1621 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It seems like a decent price but you definitely should check out the diamond in person with and without a loupe and in natural and inside lighting. Since it’s SI1 there could be some visible inclusions or carbon spots. If it were my ring I would probably go down a 0.25 carat and get the next clarity grade up, the size difference is very hard to tell once you’re over a carat, so 0.25 difference is hard to see. But that’s just me, I stare at my ring all the time so if it had a visible inclusion it would drive me crazy. But if the inclusions are well hidden, the ring sounds great (very good cut should sparkle a lot, I wouldn’t downgrade that). If you don’t like the stone you should be able to swap it out for something different, I would think any reputable jeweler would do so.

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