(Closed) Bees with 1 carat diamond rings, how much was your center stone?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

$3000 for my 1 ct diamond with white gold 14k band

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It depends on the quality – my center stone is just under 1ct and was more $$ compared to a lot of larger rings that weren’t as good colour or clarity. When we looked together, the high quality stones ranged from $7-10,000.

I was much more concerned with sparkle vs size. Take it outside and see it in the natural light if you can – it’s a much more accurate idea of what your ring will really look like without the great lighting they have in the store.

Also if you’re ring’s set in gold vs platinum……and the cut changes how big the stone looks too! That being said, the store will always come down in price.

Congats on your engagement!! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Mine’s a round brilliant cut 1.04 carat diamond, F color, SI2 quality and I believe Fiance paid around $4000 for the center stone but the entire ring cost somewhere in the $5000 ballpark because it’s a halo with diamonds on the shank totaling 0.7 carats (halo + shank).  Diamonds online of similar quality are in the $5500 to $6000 price range so he got a much better deal going to a local jeweler.  It would definitely be worth it to talk to your aunt and see what she has to offer. 

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

My ring was approx $6ooo with the 14 k white gold band….princess cut solitaire F SI1 1.02ct

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 1998

Have you thought about Moissy? Omg I am kicking my ass now that I know more about them

 

πŸ™ I want one bad!!!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

My center is a cushion cut, 1.11ct, G, VS2, slight flourescence, and excellent cut. Fiance paid $4,600 for the center stone, and when I plugged in those specs to Blue Nile or James Allen, they were more $$$ than our jeweler. If  you are buying cushion, I would never buy online; cushions are very unique and each one looks different…you can’t tell how they will look based upon a GIA report. Good luck!!

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Wanderlusty:  Def go with quality over quantity! I’d check out what your aunt’s store has to offer, maybe she can set  you up with a wholesaler? Just FYI, I tried on 1.2 & 1.3 carat stones which were “very good” cut, and my excellent cut outshone and even looked as big or bigger than those, so don’t get hung up on the carat weight! πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

My center stone is a 1.02 assher, GIA certified stone with a good cut, K color, and IF clarity. I think the price of the stone was about 3200-3500. Wasn’t with him when he paid so I don’t know the exact price, just the ballpark. We went through a local jeweler and got a great deal if not a better price than comparable stones that I have seen online. Hope that helps a bit with your choice and big congrats on getting engaged!

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mine is 1.2 cts with excellent ideal cut, and VS1 and E in color with no florescence. I think Fiance paid $9000

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

also, if you get a stone thats slightly under the 1ct mark like a .9 it will be much much cheaper and you wont be able to tell the difference

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

I have no idea what the specs of my diamond are…I lost the certificate when we moved.  My Fiance paid $7300 for my 1.01 princess cut solitaire on a 19k white gold band.

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