Post # 1
I’ve been reading all of your posts, and I’m so impressed! I need to learn more about my ring..can you give me any info just by looking at it? Like what is the cut? The setting style? I know it’s warmer, but how warm do you think? Are there any other questions I should be asking? What else do I need to know?? The band and the diamond are pretty old, from my grandfather’s jewlery business. The basket was added recently because the original basket didn’t fit. Any help is welcome!!!!
Post # 3
I haven’t taken anything more than cell phone photos at this points, i’ve only had it for two days…so I’m sure that’s not helpful.
Post # 4
Go to a jeweler, they will tell you info! Or ask your FI.
Post # 5
It is lovely.
It almost looks like a Fancy Light Yellow diamond, but, a jeweler could tell you for sure.
Post # 6
You’d be better off taking it to a jewelry store or having it professionally appraised. It’s hard to say otherwise. Are you able to just ask your grandfather? I know how hard it is. My ring is an heirloom and even though FFIL bought it, he doesn’t know anything about it, neither does FMIL. What I’ve gathered is that it’s 10k yellow gold (inscription on the inside of the ring), they’re real diamonds (tested), the center stone is round, but I don’t know if it’s a brilliant cut or not. I have no clue on color or clarity. It is included, I know, though, probably an I1. You could take it to a jewelry store and see what their best guess would be. Same with carat. I know mine’s roughly .25c, .3ctw maybe. A lot is just going to end up being the best guess, though. Without having papers for its grading, it really hard to say for sure one way or another.
Post # 7
@bacioilcielo: First of all, gorgeous ring and congrats!! It looks like a round brilliant cut, between 1.2-1.5 carats. We might be able to guess a closer carat weight if you give us your ring finger size. It does look a little warm, but I am a huge fan of warm stones. My friend has a center stone similar in color and hers is graded a L on the GIA and a K in EGL. However, I think her ring tends to show more color in low lighting which this car shot may be 🙂 The setting is hard to tell but it looks like a simple 4 prong, (double-prong) setting with a few pave sidestones, not quite a solitaire. If you give us a profile shot someone will be able to give you more details. You can also look to see what’s stamped on the inside of the band to tell what metal it is- but it’s not always there. Beautiful ring, you lucky girl! And how awesome that it’s vintage! Honestly it doesn’t matter what you really know about its specs except that you love it 🙂
Post # 8
@futuremrsk18: I’ll be doing that sometime after my finals are over…thanks for the suggestion!!
Post # 9
@HonoraryNerd: My grandfather passed away about a decade ago, I wish I could ask him…maybe my grandmother has some info. I do know from FI that it’s a little over a carat, and that the band is platinum…but that’s it. Are there certain types of places to go that go into more detail than that?
Post # 10
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Round, double prongs, band with sidestones. If your ring size is 4-6 then at least a carat in size. But I agree with pp you.should just go to jeweler.
Post # 11
@kpcascio: Thank you so much!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the warm color..thank you for the information about the color grade, that’s really helpful!! It’s strange though…the lower the lighting the whiter it looks…is that backwards?? I do love it a ton, thanks so much for the help! (Here’s a photo of it in lower lighting, for example…)
Post # 12
@bacioilcielo: First of all – GORGEOUS ring!! 😉
Just as a complete guess…
I’d say color would be H-J range.
The setting looks like a pave or graduated stones.
(White gold setting, round diamon, hehe but I’m sure you knew that)
4 double-prong setting
I have no idea what to even look for in cut…
It could be just the pics or lighting but I think I see an inclusion meaning the clarity could be I1. To be honest, I’m not engaged yet, but I’m HOPING I have a visual inclusion in my stone haha! I think it’s like a birthmark…so unique and special and someone could have the exact same ring and I can be like THAT one is mine! Haha I’m crazy I know..
Congrats on your engagement and you have such a lovely ring!!
Post # 13
That looks like a GIA-graded M, N, O color to me, somewhere between 1 and 1.5 carats. We can’t tell you anything about cut grade or clarity just by looking at it — I’d take it to a jeweler if you want to know more. Very pretty ring, love the double claw prongs.
Post # 14
Hi @bacioilcielo: I see this is your DEBUT POST on WBee, so a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”
GORGEOUS Ring… (I take it you are now Engaged… so CONGRATULATIONS too)
At first glance… The Feature Diamond is a 4 Prong, Round Brilliant, and of a good size (over 1.0 CTW, I’m guessing). We might be able to make a better guess on size if you tell us your ring size.
The rest is pretty vague… in that just by looking we cannot tell you the important stuff like the Quality of the Cut – Colour – or Clarity. All important when compiling a Diamond’s Stats
It also appears to be a Platinium or White Gold Setting (the Karats should be marked inside the band somewhere… 10K – 14K – or 18K are the norms). Cannot see enough details on the other Diamonds and how they are set… looks to be inlaid, or pave.
As the other Bees have said, you need to take it to a Jeweller and the make arrangements to have it professionally appraised… then you’ll know EXACTLY what you have on your hands (pun intended)
AND you’ll want to do this no matter what anyhow… as you’ll need an Appraisal to get Insurance (and you want insurance)
Hope this helps,
Post # 15
That is what a 1.5ct looks like on my finger, but I am a 6. And for colour, I agree with whomever said MNO, or cape coloured. If you go to a jewler in your area they should be able to have the ring looked at by a local GIA appraiser. And they will be the most accurate, and provide an appraisal for insuarance if you need it.
Post # 16
Find a reputable appraiser in your area. If you ask around you can find a good one. They can tell you the best. My DH is in the insurance industry and can tell some awful stories about bad appraisers so be sure to find a good one with a stone that unique. Welcome to the bee and keep us posted, please!