Which is a Good Deal?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which Jeweler?
    Jeweler A : (7 votes)
    25 %
    Jeweler B : (1 votes)
    4 %
    Go Elsewhere : (20 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 2
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’m confused by the stats… Ring size?  What do you mean there?

    Have you seen the SI2 in person?  Do you see inclusions?  IF you don’t see anything in the SI2, I’d pick that one.  The halo on the second ring is larger than the stone.

    Post # 3
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    8604 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Is either diamond  GIA or AGS certified ?

    Post # 4
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    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    mrssloan2013:  Fantastic question since whoever graded it can make a huge difference in the attributes of the stone.

    Post # 5
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    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    What shape and what cut? SI2 is an area you probably want to steer clear of. J would be too yellow for most unless it’s a well cut round. You would not want a J cushion.

    Post # 7
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    537 posts
    Busy bee

    Consultette:  I think the ring size is the carat weight of stones on the total ring. If you add those numbers up it equals the total carat weight number at the bottom.

    Post # 8
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    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    peacock0320:  thank you!  That does appear to be the secret key to answering my question!

    Post # 10
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    537 posts
    Busy bee

    Outdoors:  Hello, OP! I wanted to say that I voted to go elsewhere. I found this ring from a seller on Etsy with excellent reviews with a 1 carat center cushion with a halo, and a total of .60 carats on the ring for a total of $3300 in your choice of 14k white or yellow gold. I would do some more research before making a decision! 

    The specs of this ring are in between the specs of the two you’re looking at, so I would say it’s a better deal than what you currently have. Just some food for thought 🙂

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/183828386/square-cushion-diamond-engagement-ring?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=cushion+diamond+engagement+ring&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_max=3500&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

    Square Cushion Diamond Engagement Ring 1.60 Carat 14K White Gold or Yellow Gold - FREE US SHIPPING

    Post # 11
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    612 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I’ve never seen this happen but methinks that some savvy shopping bees may be able to help him source one out.  Would OP be interested in posting her general preferences and we can link to some good buys?  Obviously, we’d have the other bees to keep us honest and keep him from getting ripped off.

    Post # 12
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    537 posts
    Busy bee

    Outdoors:  Sorry I’m blowing up your thread. But here’s a round diamond in a halo. The center stone is also a full carat and is $3500. The specs are better than your current choices and also comes with a GIA Certificate.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/200075071/round-diamond-halo-engagement-ring?ref=sr_gallery_9&ga_search_query=round+diamond+halo+engagement+ring&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_max=3500&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery

    Round Diamond Halo engagement ring. Natural Diamond.

    Post # 13
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    418 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    If you can see the rings in person, I would 100% go with the one that you think is prettier.  What you love is so much more important than numbers on a page.

    That said, here’s what I’d keep in mind if I were making the purchase.  

    What do they have for center stone certification?  I’ve been told by a few people who know the business that an eye-clean SI2 is a good way to maximize budget and still get a beautiful stone.  I’d take an eye-clean SI2 E color over a VS2 J color because I’m color sensitive.  Another parameter to take into consideration is the fluorescence. . .it can help a J colored diamond look whiter, but it can also make a stone look milky.  

     

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