Ring shopping!! Please help…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
825 posts
Busy bee

Depening on cut and clarity of your stone, you’re looking at anywhere between 8k-30k

Post # 4
3978 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

On Bluenile, you can find a 1.55 carat, Good cut, J color, SI2 diamond for $4800. If you are color sensitive, want to improve clarity and cut, etc, it can run $9000 for 1.51 carat, G color, VS2 clarity. A Very Good cut, F color, VVS1 clarity 1.5 carat is a little over $12,000. It all depends on what’s most improtant to you– size or quality.  A setting like that can run 800-2000 depending on the karat of gold, etc. 

Post # 6
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@AshBug:  if you’re comfortable sharing, approximately what is his budget? The ring you describe sounds gorgeous… and expensive. PP’s estimates are accurate. 

Post # 8
6788 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

@AshBug:  You can play around on pricescope.com. Make sure you learn about all the C’s before you buy so you can get the most for your money. Sometimes it’s best to buy a loose diamond and have it set. Good luck!

Post # 10
5207 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

@AshBug:  well in that case it’s not unrealistic to get the ring you desire. Good luck, and be sure to post pics!

Post # 11
3112 posts
Sugar bee

@AshBug:  Sounds pretty!  Do you have a pic of one you tried on like that?

Post # 13
252 posts
Helper bee

@AshBug:  go look at dipress in person if you can. I couldn’t tell the difference between a d stone and H stone. I only noticed when the color was I or lower. You could def get in that price range ! Good luck happy shopping!

Post # 14
164 posts
Blushing bee

No matter what the shape, please do not sacrifice on the cut! A PP mentioned you can get a Good cut stone for $4800, but chances are it’ll be a lifeless rock. You’re in a unique position because GIA does not give cut grades to fancy shapes such as cushion cuts. The nature of a cushion cut means that you should not buy online without a picture of the actual diamond, its not like buying a round diamond where you can fully trust the GIA certificate. An ASET image would be very helpful in avoiding bad performing stones. Remember, a Very Good cut rating isn’t very good at all.

AGS is the only lab that gives cut grades to fancy shapes, and has proven to be reputable. If you’re open to buying online, Brian Gavin just released their Hearts and Arrows Cushion line. They are a favorite vendor on Pricescope because of their strict cutting. Right now they have a 1.522ct H SI1 for $14k. You can either wait for them to post the pictures or you can ask for them yourself. Either way, I suggest making a thread on Pricescope.com, post your budget and preferences like ct size, and see what people can find you. It’s free advice from diamond enthusiasts/experts

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