Post # 1
I am not sure if this picture does my ring any justice, but its amazing! I was one of those girls that use to say “NO less than 2 to marry this lady 🙂 But in the end I have a .57 F VVS emerald cut center stone in a .71 F VS setting. I work in a restuarnt so many people see my hand, I get about 3 compliments a night! QUALITY OVER QUANTITY! Also go to a local dealer, they will bargain with you. My ring appraised at 4250.00 He only paid 3400. Also when you use a Halo setting like I did it lifts the centerstone. If you have to have a bigger diamond and a more plain setting try looking at diamonds just under a full like a .89 if it is a good cut, you wont know the difference in size!!!
Post # 3
Pretty ring.. 🙂
@Kelley Landis: What do you mean by “Also when you use a Halo setting like I did it lifts the centerstone.“?? Are you talking about your specific setting or halos in general?
Post # 4
Whoah… was it really necessary to yell out the entire title?
Just so you know, the vast majority of women here would agree in the quality vs. quantity argument… so most are probably not going to consider that to be new… information. Also just want to point out, be careful about in-house appraisals. Although yours was only inflated by 25%, which isn’t too bad, it’s an all-too-common sales tactic for jewelers to say, “this ring is worth [whatever amount] but I’ll sell it to you for only [disproportionately lesser amount]!” Even with a third party appraiser, it’s a good idea to be careful about not letting them over inflate the value, because then you’ll only end up overpaying on your insurance premiums.
Sorry to be a downer. Anyway, pretty ring, I’m glad your Fiance got you one you really love and appreciate.
Post # 5
I’ll add a thing you must know: appraisals should be done by independent gemologists, not the jeweler who made your ring.
Sometimes, buying jewelry can be like buying a car…the price on the sticker isn’t necessarily the value of the item and it isn’t necessarily the price you should pay.
Post # 6
Beautiful ring, strange post
Post # 7
I’m just gonna go ahead and say what most of us are thinking…
shallow much? Seriously, we don’t need to know how much the ring cost him or how you were one of those girls who insisted you had to have a big ring.
Post # 8
This post seemed very boastful. I’m glad that you really “stepped down” from that 2c ring you insisted on having. Not a very tactful post IMO.
Post # 9
This is such an odd post. Very boastful and you sound like you’re talking down to this entire board. i think most ladies that come here are educated enough to choose quality over quantity. And even though you said you wanted quality over quantity you still seem very into size…
Also I wouldn’t ever admit that I was the “must have 2ct girl” even if I was.
And who cares about how much your ring costs? It’s always in bad taste to talk about how much your ring costs or ask other people how much theirs costs. IMO.
Post # 10
I’m pretty sure most people already know that you should get a GIA report (not in-house for diamonds) and that it’s better to get a good color, cut and clarity diamond over a huge crappy one.
You have a pretty ring, why not just share it?
Post # 11
I’m a lot more disappointed with the bee’s reaction to the post than I am with the actual post. It seems to me that the lady was just excited about getting a beautiful, sentimental piece of jewelry for what she considers to be a good price. But either way, it’s pointless not to reply with something uplifting, or at least productive.
I don’t really see how the title fits the post, but regardless, sometimes it’s better not to say anything at ALL if you have nothing nice to say in return. I thought we were all taught that lesson a while ago, since it is preached HERE rather often, but it wouldn’t be the first time that I’ve seen hypocritical nonsense on these boards before…. ugh.
Post # 12
@Kat: Thank you. You just saved me some typing.
Post # 13
Oh no, not another “You hypocritical nonsensical meanies shouldn’t say anything if it’s not nice” lecture…
Post # 14
@KatyElle: I wouldn’t feel the need to give it YET AGAIN, if people actually took the advice in the first place.
@jenroh1984: Thanks, glad I’m not the only one who was peeved.
Post # 15
@Kat: I wouldn’t call it hypocritical non-sense. I would say that a few people were confused as to why OP didn’t take a look around before posting this. This is all info that’s been posted over and over and over and over and over and over and over and over….you get the picture.
And it was kinda preachy, whether or not OP intended it to be. The entire tone, including the all caps title, sent out the message that no one here knows anything about anything she said.
OP–your ring is beautiful. Next time just post a pic so we can ooh and ahh. 🙂
Post # 16
@Kat: Guess what! Net nanny is not becoming when you’re speaking to adults. So there’s really no reason to give it “YET AGAIN”. You are not a mod.