HELP!! Choosing the perfect engagement ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1987

Here is a 0.51 carat round brilliant diamond on a 5.5 finger.  

I think it’s worth looking at radiants as well as princesses.  Same shape but very different pattern of sparkle.

 

 

Post # 3
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Newbee

I like cushions, radiants and rounds, but princess cut just isn’t for me. Something about them feels kind of young, and not as timeless as the others, but to each her own! You should definitely allow yourself to take time to make this decision. Whatever you choose, it will be beautiful! 

Post # 6
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Newbee

jenny.hinojosa.14:  Absolutely!  Enjoy it! You only get to experience this once. I found the whole ring thing incredibly stressful for some reason, and wish now that I had been able to relax and just enjoy the time. Learn from my mistake and let people make a fuss over you. Try on all the pretty things. Don’t worry about what other people think. Find your match! If you could find the perfect man, you can for sure find the perfect ring!

Post # 7
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

I love the sparkle of a RB! Princess is just so pointy and flat it’s my least favorite cut. Cushion is very now I think. RB solitaire is classic and will look great forever! (Also im biased obvi that’s what I have!)

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I love the RB! I think it fits nicely on your hand. I have a three stone RB and I love it!

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Hanover Grande Ballroom

i think the princess looks great on your finger and BIG 🙂

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

jenny.hinojosa.14:  I love both of them on you! 

there are pros and cons to each shape, but ultimately it depends on what fits you and your personality! I’m actually friends with my jewelers and he was explaining all the different cuts and shapes to me. A princess cut (although it is rare, it’s most common with this cut) can actually chip a corner while in the setting. BUT! You get more bang for your buck with a cushion or princess cut! Diamonds in cushion or princess cut tend to cost less than a round of the same 4 Cs. I would recommend looking for a stone you love and setting it in a band especially since you want a solitaire (great choice!) my jeweler explained that diamonds are normally priced more accurately when sold alone. Good luck!  

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I am a RB girl myself.  I don’t care for princess cut at all!

With a certified stone, you know exactly the quality you are getting.  Mine is GIA graded, which grades more stictly than some of the other labs (such as EGL).  It’s good to have a graded diamond for identification, insurance, and appraisal purposes.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  NavyBee.
Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

 

jenny.hinojosa.14:  my diamond isn’t certified but it’s an heirloom diamond (from my moms original engagement ring) 

the scary part about uncertified is knowing if it’s REALLY a diamond. There are diamond stimulants that test as a diamond but are not and you can’t know if it’s not certified by GIA or an equivalent Company. 

Plus you know exactly what you’re getting with a certified diamond. Can you ask to look at the stone through a loop? If there are inclusions, even small ones, it’s more than likely a real diamond. 

I would ask to see some that are certified. That way you can look at all the specs and stones to compare and you’ll know the price quote is accurate for that particular diamond:) 

 

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