(Closed) Am I the only one who didn’t discuss the 4 C’s?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
18637 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

We didn’t either.  Honestly, the quality of the stones wasn’t the most important thing to me.  As long as the stone looks good to my eye, that’s good enough for me!

Post # 4
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

nope, it’s sparkly and that’s all i know.

ETA: He picked it out and went over all of that stuff, but I wasn’t involved.

Post # 6
8353 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

We didn’t discuss clarity either. We went for something that was sparkly, looked good on my hand, and was within our budget. People rarely ask the clarity of your ring and if they do, it is none of their business, unless maybe they are looking for a ring themselves; ie., a BFF. If someone ask, I just say that I don’t know what the clarity is and all that matters is that it is sparkly, looks good on my hand, and it was within our budget.

Post # 7
966 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I have no clue about gems.  I said “my great-grandma’s diamond or something green.”  I didn’t know any of the C’s about my great-grandma’s diamond.  Just that my grandma gave it to me shortly after Great-Grandma died (as the youngest female descendant), and she hoped I would use it in my own ring.

Post # 8
7300 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2012

We didn’t have to. We chose moissanite so the only thing we discussed was carat and cut. 

Post # 10
6892 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

Nope, I didn’t even know what they were. I knew what a carat was, theoretically. And I had seen the scale with the letters (still clueless) but…as long as it was gorgeous, the right size (for my hand) it fit, and sparkled…..I was good. 🙂

Post # 11
144 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

My husband did research the 4 C’s. He wanted to make sure he got a beautiful gem, and honestly, I think you need to know the details of the stone if you want to ensure you’re paying a fair price.

Post # 12
5093 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2012

I think my Boyfriend or Best Friend has researched them, but I never discussed them with him, nor do I plan to.  I’m hoping for a gemstone ring, though, so it may not even matter in the end.

Post # 13
995 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

We didn’t either. He did know the shape I liked best, that I prefer white gold and that I didn’t want a solitaire (they are nice but not my style).

Post # 14
3314 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I just wanted something that I liked the visual looks of and that was a good gold quality.  Other then that the diamond 4c’s weren’t important to me at all.  😛

Post # 15
14 posts
  • Wedding: July 2010

This is definitely the kind of thing that is up to the discretion of the person who is buying or receiving the ring. Of course not everyone NEEDS to know the 4Cs, but they were created to guide engagement ring buyers who didn’t know what to look for or what made one diamond more expensive than other . Of course you don’t need to know about the 4Cs but perhaps it could help your diamond wearing and buying experience to understand why diamonds are worth so much.  One of favorite education centers that simplifies the 4Cs for people like me who had not a clue is the James Allen Education Center.  http://www.jamesallen.com/diamond-education/ I would suggest to go there for reference, but not because you are required to. If you didn’t use the 4Cs than more power to you, you know what you want!

Post # 16
714 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@SweetRose2011:  Nope – we didn’t either and I don’t know any of the “stats” of my ring – I left all that up to him!

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