Let me see your rocks!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Cushion or round?
    Cushion : (10 votes)
    24 %
    Round : (25 votes)
    60 %
    Other : (7 votes)
    17 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    1649 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I bought a ring from Blue Nile and I loved it. The quality was superb, the diamond was inexpensive but a fabulous cut and clarity, and the customer service was out of this world, and this is coming from someone who also works in customer service. 

    I have a 6.25 ring size but this ring was in a 6.5. Around .75ct. I ended up returning it but not because I didn’t like it. I loved that thing. 

    I got the stone in round because they could only fit a round in the setting, but I loooove cushion cuts. My current ring is a radiant cut as it’s my favourite cut.

    Post # 4
    Member
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    I’ve wanted a round solitaire for as long as I can remember just because I feel they are so timeless. I have a four prong but think six prongs are really beautiful but that wasn’t available for my setting. It is size 6.5 but it too large for me and will need to be resized to 5.5.

    Here are the specs from the jeweler’s website: 

    From the BIRKS BLUE Collection, this 18kt white gold solitaire diamond engagement ring, with signature sapphire, is offered in a wide range of diamond sizes, as well as colour and clarity grades. Canadian diamonds are available.

    Mine is a Canadian diamond, 0.72ct, colour grade I and clarity grade VS1.

    Post # 6
    Member
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    katyperry:  At first I tried on the one carat and loved it but it was way out of our price range. This was the next size down and it was perfect. Our sales person said a well cut diamond that has few inclusions and a nice clear colour will look larger and he was right. My ring sparkles like crazy. I think stones in the 0.75 range are a great option and often better priced. When researching diamonds I read that big price increases tend to come at the well known sizes – 0.5 carat, 1 carat, etc. Not sure if that is true but the 1 carat was priced $5500 more than mine which seems like a lot for only a 0.25 increase. I also tried a ring on with a five prong setting in case you haven’t considered that option.

     

    Post # 8
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    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    katyperry:  No my ring is four prong. Below is a picture from the jeweler’s website. My band probably close to 2 m&m but they had a few settings with very thin bands as well. I liked those as well but felt this size suited my hand best. It sounds like you want the classic Tiffany setting. It’s so beautiful. If we had a store where I lived I probably would have selected that ring.

    • This reply was modified 2 years, 3 months ago by  blue996.
    Post # 9
    Member
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    katyperry:  I meant to type 2 mm not m&m. Auto correct 

    Post # 11
    Member
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    Rue7514:  Beautiful ring!

     

    Post # 12
    Member
    708 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2014

    katyperry:  Here is a picture that is head on with my band. This one may give you a better perspective for finger coverage.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1317 posts
    Bumble bee

    Mine is .75 and my finger size is about a 4 or 4 1/2 (not sure of the is equivalent). But my band tapers out towards the stone so if you get a thinner band the stone will look bigger. 

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