(Closed) Did we get ripped off for my engagement ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Did we pay too much
    Yes : (51 votes)
    57 %
    No : (24 votes)
    27 %
    Really hard to tell : (14 votes)
    16 %
  • Post # 3
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    Its really hard to tell and compair because we bought my setting seperate from my center stone. Here is my breakdown

    Setting .25 ct in 14k gold $599

    Center stone .66 E or D VS2 Ideal cut for $1200

    Post # 4
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    806 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2010

    Your diamond has great specs… which means it costs quite a lot more than a lower quality one the same size… but you probably overpaid by a little.  You didn’t say what cut grade yours was, but you can buy that diamond on blue nile (with ideal cut) for under 5k and a simple platinum setting for about 600.

    Post # 5
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    10 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2008

    I would try not to worry about it. As long as you love your ring, thats all that should matter. I’m positive it looks stunning on your finger.

    Post # 7
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    No, I don’t think you overpaid at all.  Those specs on the diamond are really great.

    Do you have pics?!

    Post # 10
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2010

    very beatuful! Classic!! ohh i love diamonds! haha

    Post # 13
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    27 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    My Fiance bought the e-ring from Bluenile. My only request was a very good cut (I mean like brillaint or ideal). And I wanted the centre stone to be .90 carat.

     I got very good cut, G color, VVS2, .76 carat. he payed 7.400 total with the setting. So the stone costs 6.700

    If he didnt make it a big secret from buying it online I would help him to choose!

     I checked blueNile loose diamonds and for the money he payed I would get an ideal cut, F color, VS2, .90carat (!!!)

     I am pleased with what I have. And my Fiance thinks that he had a good deal. I will let him think so 😉

    Post # 14
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    286 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    @bottlehalffull: It’s hard to say based on the specs alone. It depends on the cut of the diamond. A well cut diamond will be pricier. And who certified, GIA & AGS will be more than EGL or non certified stones.

    Post # 15
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    7771 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    No.  You did not pay too much in my opinion.

    Post # 16
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I do think you over paid a little. The diamond does have very good stats, and your setting is also in platinum, but the setting is a very simple solitaire and should have been fairly inexpensive. The diamond price seems mildly over-inflated due to the fact that your stone is less than 1 carat. Rings under 1 carat are reportedly much cheaper, even if it is simply .95 cts as opposed to 1 carat. I would not have paid the price that you did, because I feel that the jeweler made more off the sale than should have been reasonable, but the ring is very beautiful and the price really wasn’t atronomically out of the question, just a little over-priced.

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