Post # 1
Zales just came out with 3 different Celebration lines. I was reading the descriptons of all 3 to figure out the difference and they came out with a “Celebration Grand” line stating that these particular diamonds are cut to look bigger. I have seen one in person and yes, they do look bigger but the quality as far as color and clarity tend to be a little lower than the the other lines. My question is this…the description states that they are cut to be 0.4mm larger than the “normal” cut but lists that a “normal” cut for 1ct round is 6mm…and princess is 5mm….I thought it was supposed to be 6.5 for a round and 5.5-5.6 for a princess?? So if the “Celebration Grand” is cutting 6.4mm for a round and 5.4 for a princess then doesn’t that mean they are actually slightly smaller than normal?? lol
Sorry I am a nerd and I research the hell out of things sometimes but this is bothering me…lol
Post # 3
@JessMorgan777: Your measurements on the ideals are correct. That’s odd that Zales would have different numbers.
Post # 4
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
It’s all marketing. Sheeple will believe almost anything, and Zales is not counting on a consumer that educates him/herself the way you are.
FWIW, you’ll probably get a better quality stone for less at a local jeweler, rather than one of the chains like Zales. And you would have the added bonus of supporting your local small business owner rather than some faceless corporation.
Post # 5
@lovekiss: I agree with you! Unfortunately Darling Husband originally bought my e-ring there a few years ago (he didn’t know any better!) and we wanted to upgrade my set and there is no way of selling the original set for even close to what he bought it for and Zales would give him back what he originally paid….so really we are “locked in” to useing them. Bleh! I wish we would have waited and looked around the first time.
Post # 6
@JessMorgan777: That makes no sense. Your right about the measurements. People don’t even look into that. I agree they’ll do anything for more sales even if it’s not accurate.