Post # 32
@Merinda1994: I know how you feel! My ring is a .7 Princess cut, IF F colour and the stone cost the same amount as yours, and I’m seeing big stones almost half the price being posted a lot.
But from my work in Jewellery, the price is good for the specs of your stone. Some stores would probably be selling it for more than he paid. Beautiful ring by way, it’s lovely 🙂
Post # 33
Re – Canadian Diamonds
Agree 100% with Reply # 29 by @blushbliss:
Canadian Diamonds are marketed as such, any paperwork that you got with your Diamond (Store Description or actual Certification) would say that as well … and lastly they are indeed Laser Inscribed / Registered.
The Diamonds in my ERing & my WBand are all CERTIFIED CANADIAN (something I wanted very much, because beyond the “conflict issues”… as a Canadian I wanted to support our own Diamond Industry)
Post # 34
I am completely there with you! I had zero idea until my Fiance gave me the ring and tried to explain it to me. I learned even more when I met with the appraiser. It was really cool to learn about that shiny rock on my finger 🙂
Post # 35
Don’t take this wrong…why not just enjoy your super gorgeous ring? You probably cant return it and would you really want to? The more you obsess about the price tag the more you will fault with your ring. Enjoy its beauty and the love that came with it.
Post # 36
My center diamond came from an online seller and it costed next to nothing … In the store means you will pay sooo much more….
Post # 37
@Merinda1994: Wow! It’s really pretty!
It seems that what your Fiance paid is in the ball park. Don’t sweat that it might be on the high end of the ball park (although I don’t think that it is.) It’s ok, it’s really a pretty ring!
Post # 38
I have honestly felt the same way when reading the ring board posts!
my Fiance paid around 4k for my solitaire 1c. It was appraised at 6k. I love it! I know the specs are good cuz he was very concerned on that but I honestly don’t know what they are. I love your ring though and I wouldn’t sweat it… He loves you!!
Post # 39
I think he did ok. Hearts and arrows? $$$. E colour? $$$.
It looks GORGEOUS on you. Congratulations!
Post # 40
Fiance paid 4000 for my 0.80 carat F VS2 3x loose solitare. We got it very close to wholesale price b/c the jeweler we used for my custom ring was my childhood friend whom i’ve known for 17 years. I dont think your Fiance overpaid at all if he got it from a local retailer/jeweler.
Post # 41
I don’t think your fiance got ripped off. Your diamond is freaking gorgeous! Different cities & different parts of the country have different dynamics and price ranges…dont they? I know that a diamond in LA is a heck of a lot more expensive than the exact same diamond in a city like Toledo Oh where I live. Your color is pretty dang high up there too and I believe hearts & arrows is a higher line or quality.
Post # 42
The thing to understand is that an si2 can have a variety of discounts. It can be so obviously included that you see a galaxy of inclusions and so slight you would swear it was an si1 or vs2. E colorless diamonds are more expensive than the average GH, and Reeds could have charged more for your stone because they believe gia made a poor call.
Here are two .30 E and F i1 clarities to show u
Post # 43
@Merinda1994: Is it GIA certified? that usually ups the price quite a bit.
Also do you know anything about the simmetry, fluorescence ecc?
That can aslo influence the price.
Anyway to be honest I think what he paid sounds about right. And it’s a stunning ring!
I wouldn’t compare it to a lot of rings you see on here. From being on weddingbee I assumed every american woman had 1.5-2 carat engagement rings but actually after travelling around the US and meeting different people from different cities I have noticed that a lot of people with bigger rings often have moissanites or CZs or maybe upgraded later in life.
Post # 44
I agree with the person that said make sure you get it appraised by someone other than the jeweller who sold it to you.
Jewellers love to make you feel better about your purchase, but they are not doing you any favours. When you go to insure the piece, you will be paying more based on an inflated amount. Yes, larger payments for jewellery you will never replace at the cost you think you are owed.
In any event, I wouldn’t worry about getting ripped off. Like others before me have said, we learn from our mistakes and a diamond is like a car, once driven off the lot it worth decreases in value.
All that really matters is the act of love and caring taken to find the stone and then the life you build together as a couple.
Post # 45
thanks for the info! I know when i saw it was an SI2 I was like really? And I wanted to see the inclusions, and the jeweler showed me and I still didnt see “it” under a gem scope.
Post # 46
it has some kind of certification card that goes with it with all of that info I’m really not sure without looking at it! I know, I absolutely love my ring but sometimes after looking on here I get insecure about it. It did seem like a lot of people on here have these huge rocks!