(Closed) Engagement ring curiosity

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

My Fiance and I designed my ring ourselves with a bespoke jeweler, so yes, I definitely got the ring I wanted, although what I wanted changed very much from what I thought I wanted once I’d tried on a few rings.

It’s a round center stone with tapered baguettes on the side, set in platinum.  The center stone is .83 carats, F color, VS 2 clarity, and the GIA cut is "excellent."  It has slight flourescence which I love- it makes it more sparkly! πŸ™‚  I can’t remember the carat weight of the side stones (maybe .20 each?), and they are E/F color, VS clarity.

Color and cut were what concerned me most, since I could see the difference in color and sparkle between an F and an H, for instance, and between an "excellent" cut and a "very good cut" so we prioritised those.  I found that clarity doesn’t make much difference as long as it’s "eye clean." 

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2008

My ring is an antique. From the appraisal, it has a .5 carat center stone, I1 clarity, F color (there are no visible inflections, and one jeweler who looked at it thought it was VS). It has 5 pave set small stones going down from each side of the center band, and another 15 small pave set stones making a pattern on both sides of the band. All set in white gold

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I know this is an older post but it’s a really interesting question so I thought I’d contribute!

Fiance really worked hard to find a high quality stone and he did great! My e-ring is .64 carat, G color, VVS2 clarity. We’re upgrading in a few weeks…hopefully we’ll get as close to these stats as possible! πŸ™‚

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I like this question, too! My diamond is round cut, excellent grade cut, .52 carat, VS2 clarity, and F color. The cut is what makes the diamond absolutely sparkle in the light. It’s fabulous. πŸ™‚ I found that the color and clarity don’t matter as much when the cut is flawless.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@MsAnnaLytical: I wonder if it works the other way around — does the cut matter quite as much if the clarity is flawless or internally flawless?

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Yay more ring stuff! I think rings are still my favorite thing about weddings! I got a Cushion Modified Brilliant. The Fiance picked it out (with some yay’s and nay’s from me regarding other ones) but let me pick out the setting, so I DEFINITELY got all I wanted and more! Here are my 4 C’s: Color is E, cut is Good, clarity is VS2, and it’s 1 carats. My side stones are 1.25 carats total, and I have NO IDEA what they stack up to, but they’re just the extras, not the star of the show, right? haha.

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Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

@ejs4y8: I love your ring! I’m hoping to upgrade to almost that exact same stone. I love cushion cuts! πŸ™‚

Post # 10
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

My Fiance did a lot of research online (pricescope.com) and got this ring made out in the East Coast— i LOVE it… it was even prettier than I could have imagined…we tried on rings but this one was excatly what I would have wanted….

It’s a round brilliant– isee2 Hearts & Arrows, 1.3 Ct, Color- H, Clarity- IF, GIA Cut- Excellent… 

It sparkles like crazy and is so clear…. 

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Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

Yay more ring posts! I feel lame though, cause i have no idea about all of my 4Cs πŸ™ The info is all tucked away in Cali and I’m up in WA… so here’s what I got – 1.16 CT, brilliant, somewhere betwen D and I (LOL), VVS1 and there you have it. I LOVE IT! It’s not just what I wanted, it’s so much more because of what it symbolizes. My fiance and I live long distance and it’s a constant reminder of our incredible love for one another and that someone special is waiting for me to come and join him very soon! I can’t wait for the day that we’ll never have to be apart ever again πŸ™‚

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

oopsies, dropped the pic – here ya are πŸ™‚

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Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Ladies, your rings are gorgeous! *sigh*

Post # 14
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Wannabee

Agreed, those are very nice looking rings. I am currently doing a research through the Internet myself. Personally would you buy your ring from the net?

 

Post # 15
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

@jacqualine – James Allen makes beautiful rings and have excellent customer service.  You actually have to buy online with them b/c I don’t believe they have a bricks and mortar setup.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@jacqualine: My fiance bought a diamond from Blue Nile, which he found a great price for.  He went to the b&m store to compare the online diamond and one he had previously picked out in the store.  The side by side comparison showed that the online diamond had better specs overall, and it cost a fraction of the price.  The store was desperate to keep a sale and a customer, and they gave him a ridiculously good price ($2k less than the original quoted price) for a name brand diamond (Lazare Kaplan).  After much debating, he went with the store diamond and returned the one online.  If he had the money, he would have kept the one online as well.

Specs found from my fiance’s post on pricescope that I didn’t know about until after the proposal…

<span class=”BodyFont”>Lazare Kaplan
Shape and Style:   Round Brilliant
Measurements:    6.33 – 6.42 x 3.86 mm
Cut Grade:   AGS Ideal 0
Color Grade:   AGS 3.0 (J)
Clarity Grade:   AGS 2 (VVS2)
Carat Weight   0.948

Table:   56.4%
Crown Angle:    34.1
Crown Height:    14.8%
Girdle:   Faceted, 0.9% to 3.3%
Pavilion Angle:   40.9
Pavilion Depth:   43.1%
Star Length:   50%
Lower Girdle Length:   80%
Total Depth:    60.5%
Culet:    Very Small

HCA of 1.2

I don’t know exactly what all of that means, but it’s an ideal cut, J color, VVS2, and 0.948 carats.  The side stones bring the overall carats to a little over 1.  My diamond and setting is almost identical to sal75, except my diamond is smaller.

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