I'm so confused and overwhelmed

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
8389 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

@avamacbeth:  Have you considered getting a used ring?  The price for a stone drops considerably when someone is trying to resell it (the gold seems to hold it’s value though).

Post # 5
743 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

@avamacbeth:  I suggest looking at craigslist or reputable pawn stores.

You can find great deals there…and yes they are ‘second hand’ but lets be honest, almost every diamond on the market has been worn on someone else’s hand, just reset and called new.

We got mine for $1800 CAD off kijiji (like craigslist). The guy met us at the jewellers to verify it, we have the appraisal, and original bill of sale.  The appraisal was done in 2008 and is for almost $10K.  Call me crazy, but I’m happy with that deal!

FYI, it’s a 1ct solitaire, SI1, G colour, excellent cut, in yellow gold with white gold setting.

Post # 7
12900 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

The stores you’ve mentioned above will not give you the most value for your money.  I would suggest an reputable online dealer such as bluenile.com, goodoldgold, jamesallen to name a few.  A quick search on blue nile and I found a .48, H, VS2, Ex cut for just over 1k, and they have white gold settings for as low as 300 something. 

Post # 11
167 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I’d also recommend checking out enchanteddiamonds.com.  Their customer service was excellent, and their prices were comparable with Blue Nile and James Allen (and less in some cases).  

Post # 14
12900 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@avamacbeth:  I think SI1 or 2 is ok (check the certificate for the type and location of the flaws, you may be able to ask them if it’s eye clean) but I would try to stick to Ideal cut, that will give you more sparkle.   James allen.com also has a virtual loupe so you can see all their diamonds also.

Post # 15
451 posts
Helper bee

@avamacbeth:  It’s a good cut as far as dimensions.  The SI2 may or may not be a big deal, depends on where it is in the stone.  You can call BlueNile’s 800 number and ask the sales person to find that EXACT diamond and check it for eye-clean.

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