Post # 1
so fi & I have been ring shopping I have my set now but hes buying me a new one bigger diamond. I really like the princess cut we went to look around and we’re not familiar to the jewerly store prices. What is an average price for a .85 engagement ring ? We founf one for $2200 at a local pawn shop its really nice but ive been reading and educating myself and im not sure on the clarity or technical “color” we’re going back tomorrow. What is a good color to look for and clarity? Is s1 bad? I see vs1 is rather popular? Please feel me in on this asap. What color should I look for I want my diamond to sparkle alot in light if possible without light as well. Please help me and post some pics if you have any.
Post # 2
I think S1 might have pretty visible inclusions but I’m no expert. I would reccomend checking out Blue Nile’s diamond education page for more info…http://www.bluenile.com/ca/diamonds/diamond-education?track=NavEduMatDia
I think for clarity you would want at least VS2….I think the most imporant thing for sparkle is the cut of the diamond.
Post # 3
As far as color goes I would not go lower than a J for an engagement ring. Clarity would depend but the most important thing is cut. I would not buy anything except an excellent cut or AGS 00. Even with a lower colored diamond or a S1 clarity it can still be a very beautiful diamond.
Post # 4
so is princess cut different then AGS? Sorry ladies im so new to all this wedding stuff and diamonds
Post # 5
okay I checked out blue nile and found a few pointers do you have pics and details or one?
Post # 6
many SI1 stones are eye-clean, meaning that you cannot see any inclusions without looking at the stone at a very close distance or with a loupe (the little magnifying glass type thing they have at jewelry stores). For example my stone is an SI1 and to the naked eye you wouldn’t see the inclusions. I can only see them because I have seen the GIA plot of my stone and know where to look for them! I agree that cut is very important, you want to go for an excellent cut stone. Color is a totally personal decision because some people prefer a “warmer” stone to a purely white stone. My stone is G color and very good cut. Here is a picture for reference.
Post # 7
Colour and clarity have very little effect on sparkle.
If you want your diamond to sparkle you buy the best cut you can. A colour D clarity IF diamond that is cut badly will be ugly and you’ll still be changed enormous sums of money. A colour K clarity S1 diamond that is beautifully cut will be both beautiful and affordable.
I don’t know how good your ring is without seeing it. If it’s very sparkly under lots of different types of lighting (not just jewellery shop lights) then it is probably worth considering. If you are unsure then have a look online at James Allen, Whiteflash, Good Old Gold and Brian Gavin. All reputable online diamond merchants. They sell rings too. Go for excellent cut. Drop in colour to colour I and clarity S1 (if designated eyeclean) and get the biggest diamond for your money.
I encourage people who like princess cuts to look at radiant cuts too. They are square but have a very diffetent pattern of sparkle.
Post # 8
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
I think with colour it also depends on the setting you’re planning on having. rhodium plated white gold and platinum show colour in a stone a lot more than unplated white gold, and yellow gold shows a lot less.
Post # 9
Okay bees so I’m really thinking if im getting a good deal its a white gold princess cut 0.85 diamond colour I s1 clarity for 2200 he said he will work with me is this a deal or can I get this at the jewerly shop? And ia this worth the price
Post # 10
- Wedding: May 2015 - Walnut Hill Bed & Breakfast
It sounds like an okay deal to me. Make sure you get paperwork and maybe an apprasial just to make sure it is really what he says it is. Blue nile has an 0.85ct princess cut I color and SI1 clairity listed for about $2,200 without a band.
I’m not sure I’d recommend an I colored diamond unless you like it a bit warmer. Really it’s all up to how you think it looks. You can shop around and see what similar places have too.