(Closed) Changed my mind on the ring I want

posted 4 years ago in Waiting
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

asafo117:  I would not say anything. A 1 carat Emrald cut diamond with a halo is MUCH more expensive than a 1 carat round brilliant cut diamond. Perhaps the emrald cut is your upgrade ring later on. 

How do you think it will make him feel if he’s already bought/put a deposit down on your ring and is just waiting for the right time? What if he’s holding off on proposing because he hasn’t paid your ring off yet? Telling him you want a more expensive ring will crush him.

Post # 4
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Bee Keeper

I think you’ve picked a classic choice and I bet it will be beautiful!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

I would still say something. If you truly love emerald cuts, then speak now or forever hold your peace lol. It might not be too late so it’s worth trying to say something in case he didn’t buy your ring yet. Otherwise you might regret not bringing it up when you had the chance. Either way you’ll end up with a beautiful ring!

Post # 6
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Busy bee

I agree with PP. The conversation will eventually come up if you say that you wanna upgrade in the future. He may think it’s because you don’t like the original. I think it’s in how you approach the situation. Maybe tag him in/ show him a picture of the emerald halo and say “This is pretty!” Or something along those lines and see his reaction from there. It is possible that it’s not too late or that he hasnt purchased the ring yet. On the other hand if it’s above his budget he may have to postpone the proposal so don’t be mad if it doesn’t happen this month if he does decide to change…

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2015 - City, State

Also are 1 carat emeralds really much more expensive than 1 carat rounds? I thought rounds were the most expensive.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

asafo117:  Honesty is always the best policy. I would tell him.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee

GirlyGirl24:  Yeah, Round Brilliant are the most expensive. 

Cheat sheet from Ble Nile regarding diamond cuts and prices:

http://www.bluenile.com/education/diamonds/shape/price-comparison

asafo117:  I would casually ask if he has the ring–you never know and you don;t want to end up with ring regret. I think the new ring could be more because of the halo setting but it may actually be the same price since Emerald cuts are cheaper.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I don’t know how much I completely agree with that chart. When we were shopping for rings we found that high quality emeralds (which you need with step cuts as they show inclusions more) were much more expensive than rounds. Just sharing what I found from experience. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee

GirlyGirl24:  the thing about step cuts like emeralds and asschers is that you usually have to get good clarity (min VS1 or VS2) as they tend to magnify inclusions especially if they’re in the center. But it’s all on where the inclusions are and what type. That’s why stepcuts are usually seen as “more expensive”.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

FutureMrsBex:  You do need a higher clarity for step cuts but that chart compares diamonds with similar specs. If you were to compare a Round Brilliant and an emerald cut with the same specs, the Round Brilliant will be more money. You can do a simple search on Blue Nile, James Allen, etc. However, I know some people get away with lower specs for Round Brilliant because they tend to hide them better. It really depends. 

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

I just searched on Blue Nile and 1.01 carat signature ideal, G, VS1 Round Brilliant is $8409 while an emerald cut with the same specs is $6433. It really depends on what specs OP is going for. Good luck, OP! 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

asafo117:  An alternative to an emerald is a radiant. Same general shape, many more facets instead of steps (ie. inclusions are easier to hide).

I flip-flopped a ton in the months before our engagement on what I wanted and all the while he was working on a ring with a designer and it freaked him out.  He was nervous I wouldnt like it anymore.

 

  • This reply was modified 3 years, 8 months ago by  brideinthesix.
Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

asafo117:  It might be more because the setting could be more expensive, but I was just on James Allen and you can ge t a G VS2 for about $3000. I think that is pretty comparable to a Round Brilliant, but I think they are usally pricier because the step cut really shows every little flaw in the diamond so you have to pay more to get a minimally included one. So where an SI1 might look eye clean in Round Brilliant, it may not in an emerald cut. 

But, if you think that he’s already bought the ring, changing your mind might mean pushing your timeframe back yet again. If you really do not like the ring you originally picked, I think it is a good idea to exchange it. It’s a lot of money to spend to only feel ‘meh’ about.

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