Just bought a ring

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
28 posts

@Toro:  First, assuming the cut is good to ideal, that sounds like a beautiful stone you picked out. Second, if you want to get reasonable idea about diamond pricing look at bluenile.com Because it is the internet the prices will differ from brick and morter stores but it should give you an idea of what you can get for your budget. Personally, I’d rather have a colorless (D-F) stone than a big one.

Post # 4
10219 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Hi @Toro:

First and foremost, as this is your DEBUT Post on WBee.. a BIG Welcome to “the Hive”

Personally, I am a girl that prefers QUALITY over Quantity…

As you have said yourself, the stone / ring that Cousin has may be larger but not as good.

I am sorry, but I’d take a 1.12 Carat – Round Excellent Cut – IF Clarity – F Colour any day…

Over say a stone that was 1.5 Carat – Round Good Cut – I Clarity – and I Colour

Bigger does not mean better !!

And QUALITY is what one pays for…

As @AtLeastIHaveHim:  said you should check out the Blue Nile website… there you can at least compare loose Diamonds and get an idea as to sizing and costs based on whatever of the 4 Cs are important to you

PS… Don’t forget the other 2 important Cs as well…


Those can also drive up the value of a Diamond.

I personally won’t buy a Diamond that isn’t at least certified… and I know it is just me but I don’t buy off the Internet either… for my peace of mind, I need to see the Diamond in person for such a large purchase.

Hope this helps,


Post # 5
2878 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m so sorry that her cousin made you feel insecure!

I completely disagree with her.  The ring you picked out sounds amazing!! It has a relatively large centerstone with awesome stats; personally I’d rather have an F, IF, 1.12 vs. a crappy quality 1.5! 

You KNEW when you saw the ring that it was the one! Don’t let her rude cousin change your mind.

Post # 7
879 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

@Toro:  Welcome to the Bee, and congrats on your upcoming engagement! The diamond you purchased sounds AMAZING!! With those stats, I bet it is just stunning. Did you get the setting with the two small pear diamonds as well? I love that combination. And 1.12 carats is a substantial diamond. It is by no means small!

Sorry your gf’s cousin made you feel insecure about what you had purchased. Some people…. Is her diamond a round as well? If it’s not a round diamond, it may be a shape that faces up smaller (e.g., cushions) and, therefore, may actually look about the same size as the diamond you bought. Some diamonds have more weight in the bottom, which makes them look smaller than their round counterparts. Not that this should matter…it’s not a competition (although she made it sounds this way a bit), but I just thought you might want to know that 🙂

Anyway, congrats on making this big, important purchase and good luck with the proposal! Don’t worry about what the cousin said about the proposal, just do whatever feels right for you and your soon-to-be fiancee. Looking forward to some updates!!


Post # 8
1261 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I’m sorry, but it sounds like she’s jealous. I would just get the ring that you love…it sounds beautiful!

Sorry I don’t have more advice for you, but to just ignore her.


Post # 10
6407 posts
Bee Keeper

The ring you bought sounds gorgeous!!!! 🙂

Her cousin is very clearly bitterly, bitterly jealous. She is terrified that your fiancee is going to be in the spotlight, and this cousin clearly doesn’t know how to share attention or be happy for other people. Everything is all about her in her mind, how your ring, how your wedding, impacts her, that’s it. She is making a big deal about size because she likely didn’t get one nearly so scintillating and she knows it, so size is all she can brag about. Because a bigger piece of road salt is better than a superb diamond, right? Only size matters, that’s what causes true beauty in something… sure! 🙂 Go look at some low quality 1.5s, and your mind will instantly be put at ease!

Pictures PLEASE! I’m salivating already. I’m dying to see this sparkler!

Post # 11
1170 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

@Toro:  keep what you have, those specs are amazing!! 

Post # 12
2289 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@Toro:  The ring you chose sounds absolutely wonderful and I can’t imagine he got a better, bigger stone for the same price range (or even something with equal specs!).

Post # 14
474 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

That sounds like a beautiful choice.  A few things I noted included you said you chose it together.  That means it is the right one.  Secondly, not knowing the specs on the cousins ring is key to me.  Like other posters have said, it could be lesser quality.  Thirdly, the local jewelry store you went to will most likely be a good source for maintenance on your ring and cleaning in the future.  Fourth, if you have a GIA certificate you can be confident that you have made a good choice.  Fifth, ignore the cousin.  Plan your day whenever you want it to be and completely ignore the parameters she set for your engagement/wedding.  Her day will be her day and your day will be your day.  I’m sorry that happened to you.  (It is also conceivable that she really does know the specs and knows they aren’t as good as your choice! Wink)  

Congratulations and don’t wait too long on that proposal!  We will all be interested to hear an update so please oblige us with one when the big day comes!

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