Unsure of e ring purchase

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

Cheated how? Can you be more specific? You have the paperwork, so I don’t really know what you’re looking for.

Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

What do you mean by cheated? Are you afraid you paid too much? Or do you not like the clarity or cut?

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Seems like a great choice, but we can’t say whether or not you are being cheated without additional information. 

Pricescope.com might be more helpful to you.

I always think it’s better to see stones in person when purchasing. They all look and “behave” differently, and that’s not something that you can always tell from the certificate. Since you are going to pick it up, I would wait until you see it to decide whether or not you should trade. I would compare it to other stones too. 

 

Post # 5
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

That looks like it’s an excellent stone based on its certificate.  However every diamond is different and it is better to see it in person first. But most likely you will be fine. It has an excellent cut and is an F color.  The majority of the time GIA si1 stones are eye clean and an excellent cut helps hide inclusions. If your not happy with it just trade it for another one by dropping down a color grade or two and upping the clarity.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If you think you were cheated, I think the price might be too high for your comfort. The cert makes it sound like a beautiful diamond, but only your own eyes can determine if thats the case!

Also, if you feel you could have more bang for your buck going a bit smaller.. Go for it. The amount you spent sounds reasonable for what you got, BUT! If you don’t feel that way inside then no ones opinion is going to change that and you should do what makes you happy.. Not uneasy.

 

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

ted12:  Did you get an idealscope?  Also did you ask the vendor to make sure that the stone is eyeclean from your preferred parameters?  It has quite a few inclusions, so you would def want to look into this prior to purchasing when loose!  

You have a stone that is within the HCA parameters, but the HCA is a REJECTION tool, not a SELECTION tool.  You still need other tools to make sure that it is a winner (idealscope…).  You have a stone in FIC range so it will favor fire over brilliance.  http://www.diamond-cut.com.au/23_bicfic.htm

ETA: did you see the stone before you bought it?  When it comes down to it, as long as you are happy and content with the purchase, nothing else really matters!

And I have an I colored stone and it is perfectly white, so you def don’t need to go any higher than what you have…it will be extremely white!

If you would like to further dummy proof your purchase, you can stick with an AGS000, it is cut to superior light performance standards.  Their cut standards are more strict than GIA XXX (i have an AGS000), but they also cost more than GIA.

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  LoveLikeCrazy.
Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

It sounds like a good quality stone, did you see a video before purchase?

 

are you philosophically happy with spending a house downpayment on a single ring? I’m not meaning that to be negative or snarky, there are people who are in a financial position where that is fine for them. If that amount of money makes you feel queasy though, you may want to rethink the price tag. There is always a price jump at certain carat weights, like 1, 1.5, 1.75 and 2.0 – if you go juuust under you may find a better deal for an insignificant difference in weight and (if the cut is a little wider) a bigger table.

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

spending a house downpayment on a single ring?

haha, I feel like anyone who can spend 23k on a ring, isn’t living remotely close to an area where that could even nearly be a down payment on a house.

I think those stats are great and definitely qualify as a “high end ring”.  If a H&A 2 ct doesnt, I don’t know what would.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

ted12:  you need an idealscope to see the light performance, numbers can give you a good idea – but the idealscope will show light through the stone and if there is leakage or not… http://www.pricescope.com/tools/ideal-scope

You are clearly not fully at ease with this purchase, so i would suggest asking for an idealscope image, or buying your own and learning how to use it.  Alternatively, you can see an INDEPENDENT appraiser (this means one not part of a jewelry store, or anyone who has an impartial opinion on your stone).  They can tell you what you have, and probally answer all of your questions, plus you will need an appraisal to insure.

I just saw your stone is 2ct, was it eyeclean?  the bigger the stone, the easier to see inclusions

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

I think it depends most on what you and your future fiancée have for preferences. It would not be the stone I would want because the setting would have to be quite high for a 2ct stone with a medium girdle, and I would be forever catching my ring on things/banging it because I am a highly active klutz. OTOH, I have a ring whose face width would be like a 2.5-3ct diamond but it is very flat and I am totally fine with that.

If you know that your gal would be over the moon happy with a round cut, beautifully shaped stone that is as near colourless as possible which will glow like a disco ball under a black light – it is a good stone.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

pinkshoes:  you would be surprised – there are bees  on here who have very expensive rings and no other assets. A couple of young bees have claimed their army fiance spent all his (signing bonus? I forget the term) on their ring.

It isn’t like a big ring will make a person say yes if they really mean no, or that the giver of a 2-5ct stone loves their partner more than a .25 ct stone giver if that is what they can afford or the couple really want.

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