(Closed) man seeking help with diamond size (2nd one)

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I buy it or not
    Buy it : (12 votes)
    63 %
    Don't buy it : (7 votes)
    37 %
  • Post # 3
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    355 posts
    Helper bee

    I would check with the forum on http://www.pricescope.com, many of the world’s leading jewelers are active on it and are very helpful.  From what I remember, there were mixed opinions about EGL certification. 

    Post # 4
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2010

    I think you have done an awesome job doing your research on buying a diamond.  I think at this point you need to make sure you have a good setting picked out.  Do you have anything in mind yet or know what style you are looking for? 

    Post # 5
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    98 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    I think it’s GREAT that you opted for a conflict-free diamond. Not enough folks realize what their diamond purchases support. Yikes. Yay you!

    Post # 7
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    As many others recommended on your last thread, you should ask Pricescope.  While it is exciting to find a diamond you like and I am sure you want to propose which is great, many ppl brought up concerns about the diamond cut and now the EGL cert. As I mentioned in the last thread, EGL certs are not ideal and you probably will not be getting what you think you are paying for.  Also, a “Very Good” cut is 90% of the time, not what you want. You don’t want to sacrafice on cut. I’d go down on clarity, even color, but not cut.

    I am assumming that since you disregarded that and started a new thread, that you are OK with that, though I don’t know why.  It would be very easy to find another AGS or GIA diamond that you would love. I urge you to go to Pricescope and present your diamond and ask for professional opinions and alternatives.

    Girls here of course love weddings and it’s sweet of you to get our POV and you will get lots of excited opinions saying, yes, buy it!  But no one here is qualified to provide a go/no go call on a diamond. You have issues with the cert, cut and dont have measurements for the diamond.  Don’t buy it! You can do better for you and your future wife. Best of luck!

    Post # 8
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    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Hey not sure about this but are you getting this stone from jeweller or one of the online wholesalers? If online I strongly suggest you have them send you the stone and take it to a 3rd party appraiser first before you buy the ring outright. I believe all he reputable online wholesalers allow this.

    Good find btw!

    Post # 9
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    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Actually, in line with NapaBride, even if it’s a jeweller I suggest a 3rd party appraiser too because it’s an EGL cert. If the appraiser tells you the stone is wonderful, then the fact that it’s an EGL cert is fine. The problem with EGL certs is that they are not as stringent as GIA or AGL and therefore, a lesser quality stone may get a better cert through EGL. But an appraiser negates this issue.

    Post # 10
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    129 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    Actually, in line with NapaBride, even if it’s a jeweller I suggest a 3rd party appraiser too because it’s an EGL cert. If the appraiser tells you the stone is wonderful, then the fact that it’s an EGL cert is fine. The problem with EGL certs is that they are not as stringent as GIA or AGL and therefore, a lesser quality stone may get a better cert through EGL. But an appraiser negates this issue.

    Post # 11
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    348 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I agree with others who say you may want to look for another diamond with a better cut. Unless your girlfriend really wants a 2 ct stone, I’d sacrifice some size for the cut. Even a 1.5 carat would be very large, and with an ideal cut, it would look stunning. I’m constantly getting compliments on how sparkly my ring is, even when I haven’t cleaned it in months, and it’s one of my favorite things about it. I was curious, so I checked and my cut grade is Ideal and the color grade is H.  

    Post # 12
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    173 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    I would agree with some of the girls on here- you don’t want to get a “very good” cut diamond. Cut is the most important part of buying a diamond and you always want it to be “ideal” cut.

    Post # 13
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    814 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    i don’t understand why everyone is so worried about diamonds.. my diamond is not even certified by ANY geological society.. and it’s only .25 carat… i love that my husband got it for me and i couldn’t care less about anything else.. i do however think it’s good that you get what you pay for.. and not pay for something your not getting 🙂

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