Did I overpay for this Diamond? Also what do you think of this setting?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Worker bee

It looks gorgeous!  Have you been ring shopping with your girlfriend? Or talked about stones with her? Personally I would go down to an eye-clean VS2 to get a higher color. I’m very color sensitive, it might be worth finding out if she is too. All in all, I’m sure she will love it. Great Job!!! Pricescope would be very proud. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I think it’s a beautiful diamond online as long as you love it in person!! 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

It’s a great stone and should perform very well! You didn’t do bad at all, and if you can afford it, perfect 🙂 

I would’ve gone with a GIA triple X, well scoring (HCA of 2 or below) VS2 and sacrificed some color in order to hit the 2 carat mark, or larger, for 14k. 

But it’s all personal preference. Either way, that’s a great diamond you’ve bought and I’m sure she’ll love it. Congrats! 

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2018 - Tizer Gardens/Carroll College

Ooof. For $14k, you better hope you have good strong prongs. I’d recommend going up to a 5 or 6 prong style – they can be just as gorgeous, and will be less loss-prone than just the 4. I have requested a 5-6 prong head, with prongs the shape you pictured above.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Stunning diamond and setting – beautiful choices! I don’t know about the price but James Allen’s prices are generally supposed to be good. You could certainly go to VS2 or a carefully chosen SI, but personally I wouldn’t go lower in color, especially since you’re setting it in platinum. This one looks like a great pick if it fits your budget though!

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

The pricing seems right to me. And the setting is lovely. Congrats!!

Post # 8
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Helper bee

Is it just me or can I see a yellow tint to that stone? It’s still beautiful though! I thought James Allen only used GIA gradings 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

The price sounds great for the specs you listed.  That will be a beautiful diamond!

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

Beautiful specs, and James Allen is reputable- I got my setting from them. However, AGS and GIA diamond certifications differ greatly- I would take it to a gemologist and get it GIA graded (any local jeweler can tell you pretty promptly). Independent labs usually grade their diamonds higher and GIA is really the standard- when GIA grade those they end up being much lower in color and clarity. Just something to be wary of. 

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

claire345 :  Mostly they do, but they also have non GIA grading (personally for me GIA is ride or die)

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

Ooh congrats on getting it! Pics? 

If she was ok with an I at Jared, you’re all set. Just ask DK to use G or lower melee in the halo, it’s not an unusual request. He’d probably do that anyway, idk.

Don’t have it graded or looked at by anybody else btw, complete waste of time and money. AGS certification is top of the line, stricter than GIA on cut even – AGS certifies many H&A stones.

You are killing it, just carry on as you are. She’s going to love it!

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