Of the "5 C's" Which Is Most Important To YOUR SIGNIFICANT OTHER?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Of The "5 C's" Which Is Most Important To YOUR SO?
    Carat : (18 votes)
    21 %
    Clarity : (18 votes)
    21 %
    Color : (5 votes)
    6 %
    Cost : (25 votes)
    29 %
    Cut : (21 votes)
    24 %
  • Post # 4
    Member
    6510 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I’m not sure if he even knows what the 4 C’s are… 

    ETA: Nope. He definitely does not know. Guess that means cost was most important to him!

    Post # 5
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    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @MrsBeck:  LOL! Mine didnt either and he definitely didnt care. All he cared about was if I liked it and the bottom line cost!

    Post # 6
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    92 posts
    Worker bee

    This has made me curious… lol I’m betting he has no idea, but he does suprise me 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Generally speaking, it’s a man……size is everything. Thus, carat.

    Post # 9
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    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Good topic…

    Older Encore Bride here… and Jewellery Lover.

    Just to be clear… there are more than 5 Cs… and a bunch of Ss as well when it comes to what to consider when buying a Diamond or piece of Diamond Jewellery

    CARAT – CUT (Quality) – COLOUR – CLARITY

    The “original” 4 Cs

    CERTIFICATION – CONFLICT FREE / CANADIAN

    And then

    COMFORT – and COST

    And the Ss

    SHAPE (relates to Cut) – STYLE – and SETTING

    So a lot of things to consider for such a significant purchase

    Which is WHY I advise Bees who are in the throws of getting Engaged to help their guys out and may do some Reading & Research with them

    Ring shopping together isn’t a bad idea… when their is sooo much hinging on a purchase that is expensive, two people MUST love (difficult to return etc)

    — — —

    Personally, Mr TTR & I did both our Reading & Research together… as well as shopped together.

    I had very precise interests in regards to my ERing as an Encore
    (ie couldn’t be a Solitaire … as I had one of those for my First Marriage)

    The STYLE had to be Unique.  The SETTING Sturdy

    CUT (Quality) – COLOUR – CERTIFICATION – and CANADIAN were very much important to me

    As well as COMFORT

    I cared less about SHAPE – CARAT (size) – and CLARITY
    (in so much as as long as you don’t have a honking HUGE stone eye-clear is good enough IMO)

    And as I am a gal who treasure QUALITY much more than I QUANTITY.

    So that is how we focussed our search (it took us 6 Weekends to find THE RING)

    In the end we ended up with a Ring we BOTH love.

    A GIA Certified Canadian 0.80 Very Good Cut – F Colour – SI-1 Clarity Round Brilliant Feature Diamond with a Post Setting in a 18 K WGold 46 Multi-Diamond GIA Certified Canadian Rounds & Baguettes (1.05 ctw) – G Colour – I Clarity Channel Set Comfort Fit ERing

    And to top it off we bought it at a Trunk Sale… so we saved some significant money on the COST of the Setting & a bit on the loose diamond as well.

    It is everything I wished for and soooo much more.

    NO REGRETS.  It is my FOREVER Ring for sure.

    Hope this helps,

     

    Post # 10
    Member
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Color. It turned out that Mr. LK is very color sensitive, and that became the deciding factor in which stones he chose for my ring.

    Post # 11
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    774 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @AquariusLove:  I hate just saying “cost” for my FI. He set a moderate budget for me and said I could have whatever I wanted as long as I stayed within it. He really wanted me to be happy with my choice and would have been thrilled to get me anything within the budged. 

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - Rhode Island

    I asked my husband, and he said, “They’re all important.  I didn’t favor one.”  I told him he had to pick something, so he said cut.

    In the other poll, I chose clarity because clarity is in part determined by cut.  So I figured it was a 2 for 1.  LOL!

    I agree with my DH that they’re all important.  It’s impossible to choose only one thing to consider.  I think it’s much more important (and useful) to consider the 5 C’s in relation to each other when comparing diamonds.  For example, let’s compare the 3 following examples (I made these up with educated guesses):

    1) VVS, colorless, round/brilliant, 1 carat diamond for $35,000

    2) VVS, colorless, round/brilliant, 0.90 carat diamond for $7,000

    3) SI2, J, round/brilliant, 1 carat, $3,500

    To me, the second diamond is the best choice, even if I had my heart set on a 1 carat diamond.  Because having a 1 carat diamond with a not-so-great color or clarity really wouldn’t be what I wanted at the end of the day.  The diamond has to sparkle!  So, it’s important to get a good mix of the 5 C’s.

    Post # 13
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    425 posts
    Helper bee

    I think cut would be the most important… but obviously all of the 5C’s should also be within reason.

    Post # 14
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    567 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    cost lols

    Post # 15
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    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I did all the research for the ring so I’d probably say he was most concerned with cost since he trusted that I was going to find something that was excellent quality. I looked to get the best combination of carats and quality within the budget.

    Post # 16
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    2687 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2015 - Ketchum, ID

    @AquariusLove:  My boyfriend knows pretty much nothing about diamonds, at all. Here’s how the conversation went down:

     

    Me: “*points at poll question*”

    Him: “cost.”

    Me: “so you’d get me a really shitty diamond if it was super cheap?”

    Him: “no!”

    Me: “*stares*”

    Him: “…yes?”

     

    LOL.

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