Future engagement ring – can anyone help with specs?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Worker bee

Given your finger size I’m guessing around .7 carat as far as cut, clarity amd color cant tell from the pictures but I will say its pretty and a I like the vintage setting. No matter the specs it looks good on you, congratulations 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Ooh that’s lovely! I reckon is in the .5 to .75 range. I have roughly the same size finger as you and my beauty is .51c (and I think the coverage looks about the same as yours). Congratulations! 

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@diddles112230:  Ooooh that’s gorgeous! I agree with PPs, it’s probably somewhere in the 0.5-0-75ct range. 

As for cut, it’s a bit hard to tell from the pictures but given the ring’s age and high crown of the diamond it could be an Old European Cut or a Transitional Cut. Again, it’s not easy to tell from the picture but I think I can detect a hint of warmth so it’s probably in the nearly colourless range, maybe a J? It could also be a K though, “lower” colours were quite common in old cuts. 

I’m really curious whether I’m right or not. Check back with us when you get the ring appraised, ok? 

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

@diddles112230:  I second PPs; I think it’s maybe around 0.5-0.7ct? Difficult to say!

Couldn’t possibly guess at the other specs based on a photo though!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@diddles112230:  You’re welcome 🙂 You know, the diamond may very well be bigger (i.e. higher carat weight) than 0.5ct if it’s in fact an OEC (old european cut). Old cuts were deeper and carried more weight in the body of the diamond because of the steep, high crown and small table. Ladies who are lucky enough to own OEC diamonds report that they go crazy sparkly in low light such as candle light. You can have some fun with it when you get it from your Mum 🙂 

As for wedding bands – it depends on how you feel about having a gap between your e-ring and wedding band. Try some on, it’s really the only way to tell how you feel about it. of course it also depends purely on personal style (plain band/diamond band, etched/milgrain/plan/, slim/thick band etc) If it were my ring though, I’d probably try on a plain band to start with and if I didn’t like the look I’d try to find something a bit like this (this particular one is curved): 

I hope that helps! 🙂

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@diddles112230:  Beautiful ring; did you ever find out what type of cut it is?

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@diddles112230:  Definitely want to keep updated! If worse comes to worse, you could re-use the metal to create a new setting with the same diamond! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@LeSpice:  this!  I saw another bee who melted down old jewelry of her mothers I believe to make a new ring.  

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

@diddles112230:  Perfect update! So happy that it can be resized! Yay 🙂

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

@diddles112230:  Yay, it can be resized! That’s wonderful news 🙂 I hope you end up wearing this lovely ring, whether as your e-ring or not, it’s too pretty to be sitting all alone in a box. 

I’m quite pleased with my little self that I was right about the size and the cut! lol  I can’t wait for your update, I’m very curious about the colour now that I know I was right on two counts out of three 🙂 

Post a picture once you have it, it would be lovely to see it in all its glory again 🙂 

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