Engagement ring help needed!

posted 2 months ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

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winston1022 :  The 1.2 carat is my pick as well, but OP you should really take a look at the options I posted earlier. You can get an almost 2 carat, ideal or super ideal, vs1-vvs1. My ring is a J color as I went lower in that aspect with ideal, vs1 being the other specs and it has crazy sparkle. 

Post # 33
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Sugar bee

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butterflybee43 :  they said they wanted a mined diamond and not a lab diamond.  

But you did give some really nice options.  

Post # 34
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

 

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winston1022 :  
The point of a diamond is to reflect light – cut is everything. I’m seeing a lot of leaky diamonds being posted and I’m afraid you’ll be greatly disappointed, especially if you’re selecting from a lower color range. It’ll be lifeless and dead.  

Using what I assume is your budget goal (>4K) and that you’re not opposed to fluorescence, here are some options that on the first glance don’t appear to have leakage – but I encourage you to ask JA for idealscope images and then go check out Pricescope.  There are several diamond enthusiasts that can help you with further evaluating the specs to confirm.

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.25-carat-l-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7365282

 https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.27-carat-m-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-7856199

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/1.29-carat-l-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-8362666

Post # 35
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Worker bee


Since we are talking about lower colors, I’m going to put it out there- if you’re going to go lower than J, just OWN the color and go for an exceptional cut. I have a R colored AVR in an 18k rose gold setting- it’s not a white diamond, and I won’t pretend it is for a second, but it has a stunning cut, and a setting with a very romantic, vintage feel so I think it works.   
Regardless of color, please try to stick to an eye clean diamond. Doesn’t have to be perfect under a loupe, however, for me, visable inclusions just feel dirty (unless it’s meant to be that way in a salt and pepper or galaxy diamond- there are always exceptions, aren’t there?). 

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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winston1022 :  OP, some inclusions can be hidden under a prong, so keep that in mind when looking but make sure to go with one that has light return, some of the ones you posed do and some not so much. One of the links was I believe an M, but it was definitely more brown tones vs yellow. I have had warm diamonds and there is a HUGE (to me) difference between yellow undertones and brown. For me, brown did not work. I would stick with yellow undertones if possible. With all of that said, that 1.26 J Ex cut is a wonderful diamond. I would pick that one. What size in your finger? 

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