Post # 1
Hello ladies! (& gents!)
As a waiting bee, I am trying to gather some info on the price of engagement rings based on the 4 C’s as well as where you bought them.
If you feel comfortable sharing please do! 🙂 Thanks in advance bees!!
Where was the ring purchased? (Jeweler, chain, online, etc etc)
City and state:
Please include pictures (but only because I enjoy ring porn!)
Thanks everyone! Hope I get some responses!
Post # 3
I totally understand the pre-engagement ring obsession!
Cut: very good (highest there is for cushion)
Price: don’t know but you could easily look that up on bluenile
Where was the ring purchased? bluenile.com
City and state: n/a
Ring size: 6.5
Post # 4
i think you’ll have more luck looking around on the pricescope.com forums. They are more diamond/4 Cs concerned, and don’t get into “I don’t know my 4 Cs because I’m not materialistic” arguments.
Post # 5
I would answer but I don’t know the answers to at least half of those and mine is a sapphire…
Post # 6
Didn’t want to start any trouble but everyone around here is so helpful and I am trying to do some research because the ring I was looking at I think was a bit overpriced for what it was but to be honest, I am not really sure since I have nothing to compare it to!
Post # 7
I have a round brilliant ideal cut dimond 1.1 carats (colorless and flawless) not sure the total with the band that has 36 small set dimonds and is platnum. I got it at barmakian’s (there are 2 of them in the area but no where else) I am from boston and the total cost was about $9000. Setting was around 4000 dimond was 5000.
Hope that helps!
Post # 8
My center stone is just shy of a carat and princess cut… which baguettes on either side. Don’t know what he paid but it was appraised somewhere in the 5k range (I think… I tried to stay completely unaware of how much he spent… I just know it was too much!) It was purchased at a mom and pop shop in NJ. Check out some of the smaller shops if you can. When we first started shopping around, I noticed that some of the bigger chains were higher prices for a lower quality stone (I don’t at all mean to generalize.. I’m sure that’s not true of all places!! Just seemed to be the case in the places we looked). It’s really good that you’re doing a lot of research!
Oh, and ring size is a 5. Sorry I can’t provide more info! I tried my best to stay out of it and let it be my man’s thing. I’d say he did good!!
Post # 9
Cut: very good
Color: fancy intense yellow
Price: no clue, but i think around 5,000 for the stone
Where was the ring purchased? individual jeweler
City and state: purchased in nyc, living in philadelphia
Ring size: 4.75
im still trying to take a good handshot, when i get it right. ill put it up.
Post # 10
Carat: Center stone: 1/3
Color: eeek, idk, sorry!
Clarity: I remember it was around average, no visible inclusions to the naked eye
Where was the ring purchased? (Jeweler, chain, online, etc etc): Helzberg
City and state: Indianapolis, IN
Ring size: 7.5
Post # 11
Where was the ring purchased? (Jeweler, chain, online, etc etc) bluenile.com
Ring size: 7
here’s a pic of it in it’s wrap
Post # 12
Cut: Very Good
Color: G or H?
Price: I *think* the stone itself was around 9k
Where was the ring purchased? (Jeweler, chain, online, etc etc): Diamond District
City and state: NYC
Ring size: 6.5
Post # 13
@lgenz: I love asschers. yours looks great!
Post # 14
@MASPA: Thanks! It makes me a little sad they don’t “face up” as much as other cuts.
Post # 15
Ok here we go:
Cut: Very Good
Price: Not positive, but I think for just the stone FI paid somewhere around $6,000
Where the ring was purchased: Independent jeweler (for the stone) then we had the setting custom made in Ireland and shipped here for the jeweler to set the stone in
State Purchased: New Hampshire
Post # 16
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Shape: Round Brilliant
Carat: 0.94 center stone, 2 0.15 side stones
Color: D or E… I can’t remember which
Source: Canadian mined and cut… this was VERY important to me
Price: I don’t know what he paid for the diamonds and setting, but the ring was appraised for almost $8k
Ring size: 8.25… hello fat fingers 🙁
Metal: Recycled palladium…. I insisted on making sure that my ring was made from recycled metal
Where was the ring purchased: Custom made by a small local jeweler. Honestly, our jeweler is awesome, and if we were having a normal size wedding, she would be invited.
City and State: Maryland
Pics: Yeah, I don’t have any ring porn to share. I cannot seem to get a clear pic with my cell phone and I am too lazy to bother with a regular camera.