(Closed) Deciding between carat sizes?! (Pics!)

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Post # 18
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Busy bee
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twocaratpeony :  thanks!! its the blue nile petite micropave in rose gold 😀 

Post # 19
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Bumble bee

Is there a reason you don’t want a knife edge? I have a Tiffany six prong knife edge and it’s reallt comfortable. I know people tend to worry about that. 

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

It’s very odd that a store that charges as much as Tiffany won’t allow the customization of prongs. Tiffany has nice micropave but it’s no better than a setting made by Tacori or SimonG and not nearly as exquisite as a Victor Canera or Leon Mege. If you have the money to burn on a Tiffany, but you really want 6 prongs, why not check out some bespoke jewellers like the two mentioned above? Their metals are handforged, not cast like Tiffany, which makes the ring stronger. And you can get just what you want. 

I’m not knocking Tiffany, their stuff is very nice although I’m more of a VC&A lover. 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

I think it depends what you feel comfortable with. I like the look of bigger diamonds but I think smaller is more practical, especially if you want to wear it all the time without it getting in the way or having to take it off. Also I think I would worry about getting mugged if I was wearing a very flashy ring. Mine is 1ct with a halo and I even feel uncomfortable wearing it in certain areas and environments, so I turn it around to hide the diamond 😜

Post # 24
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Blushing bee

Do you have to get a Tiffany ring? It sounds like you’re not completely sold on the setting and I’m positive you could find a similar quality of diamond, in the exact setting you’d like elsewhere (also cheaper, too, without the Tiffany markup!)

Post # 26
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Bumble Beekeeper

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twocaratpeony :  My Tiffany knife-edge was uncomfortable at first, but once it was sized down and I wore it for a couple weeks, I was completely used to it. Also, if you’re a 6.25 then the ones you tried on were too small at a 6 and you probably couldn’t get a true sense of how it’d feel. But it sounds like you want to go with pave anyway, so good luck finding something!

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Newbee

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twocaratpeony :  definitely the 1.39!! It fits your finger way better in terms of proportion and still looks huge!

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Sugar bee

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sunburn :  Tiffany will take custom requests but you have to be a VIP ie spend more than $100K per year or the piece has to be more than $50K.

I agree…VC, LM and SK’s micropave look much better.  OP, I would go with the 1.79 and have one of those bespoke jewelers make the ring.

Post # 29
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Bee Keeper

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Souzie :  Very interesting, thank you! 

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twocaratpeony :  Since you’re just  looking at this point, I would check out Whiteflash.com or High Performance Diamonds. Their diamonds are fabulous and superideal. Both places have excellent trade-up policies as well. And if you want a beautiful setting, they have many designer ones available. Or, depending where you live, you could visit a bespoke designer studio. This is an expensive way to go, so it all depends on your wallet. A lot of people have been very happy with David Klass, and his prices are not quite as high. I have two rings made by Leon Mege in NYC and the pave is exquisite. I found him and his staff to be very accessible throughout the process. And it was fun to look at all the beautiful jewels in his studio! He has access to stones also, as does Victor Canera, but if you want a round brilliant the places I mentioned earlier are the way to go.

Sorry for the long post but I always have a lot to say when it comes to jewelry and diamonds.

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