Engagement Ring Help

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 16
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Newbee

A .79 is bigger than a 0.5 but remember we are talking mm’s here so it’s not going to be huge. Is about 0.8mm difference between the two. Isn’t the Soleste a double halo as well? Are those carat weights you’re talking about for the centre diamond or the whole ring? Have you been to any other stores to try rings on? Looking at Tiffany’s in store and comparing them to James Allen online is a bit like comparing apples and chicken nuggets. You need a suitable comparison so go into another jewellery store and try different halo settings on with a range of diamond sizes and specs before you decide. It doesn’t sound like you are 100% on what size you like and it would be a shame to spend all that money unless you are 100% sure you are getting what you and your future husband want. 

Post # 18
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Newbee

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dxnyc :  you mention ‘lower clarity’ but there isn’t much difference between a VS and VVS in terms of what you see with the naked eye, particularly at a .4 or .8 stone. An SI at   Tiffany will no doubt be eye clean. I have a G colour and it is very white. I can’t even see colour from the side etc. So yes, if you love the setting and have smallish hands then there is no reason why you couldn’t go for the lower clarity and colour with a 0.4. Try it on in the store. It will no doubt look beautiful. Like I said, if you love Tiffany and don’t ‘have’ to have a big stone, go for what looks perfect on your hand. If you can’t really see much difference between a .8 and a .5 then is the price difference worth it? It’s conpletely up to you and only you and your partner can make that decision. My only advice is  it to get wrapped up in the colour and clarity of a Tiffany diamond as it’s going to look amazing regardless. 

For reference, my diamond. Looks pretty white to me. 

Post # 19
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Busy bee

JMO but I would never pay or expect my bf to pay anywhere nears that price for a ring, especially for under a carat. I get it, Tiffany, but does he really have this amount of money to spend on a ring?  

Post # 20
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Bee Keeper

Don’t buy anything until you are better educated in diamonds. Get Tiffany if you must, but you can have a beautiful setting and a stone twice as large if you go to the right places. Have you looked at Whiteflash? High Performance Diamonds? They have the best cut diamonds, better than Tiffany. As to how a bigger stone can look like a smaller stone, it’s all about cut. Forget color and clarity. It’s all about cut. Go to Pricescope if you doubt me. I post there too, but there’s some excellent information on the site. 

Post # 22
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Newbee

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dxnyc :  you don’t have to explain yourself. You want the Tiffany ring and if you can afford it it is totally your choice. This site has a lot of people who know a lot about diamonds and many will feel you can get a lot more for your money elsewhere. Some people would rather have a smaller Tiffany ring and some would prefer to spend the money on a bigger stone without the name tag. Neither are wrong and only the person wearing the ring can decide. Do what makes you happy. But I really wouldn’t get worked up on the minor differences in clarity and colour you are looking at with a Tiffany ring, they will all be beautiful so choose one that looks best on you and that doesn’t break the bank. Good luck! 

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper

Have you looked at any designer settings? Victor Canera and Leon Mege do beautiful work and their pave is second to none. They are expensive, but worth it. Their rings are also hand forged while Tiffany is cast. 

Post # 25
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2018

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dxnyc :  I totally agree, I don’t think I’ve seen a double halo done quite as nicley Tiffany’s anywhere. When did they start carrying SI’s?

Post # 26
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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dxnyc :  If you;’e happy with 2nd hand, there’s some of the same design ring with various sized diamonds listed on eBay.

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