(Closed) Guy looking for advice on engagement ring

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Well – did she specifically ask for a 1.5ct stone?

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

It’s gorgeous!!! Personally, I’d prefer a smaller carat if that meant it’s better in color. And if she didn’t specify exactly what she wanted, then you’ll be fine!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

GIA only !!!! No EGL. 

Ask them to show only GIA graded diamonds you can go down to H/I and even J just make sure those diamonds have Ideal or excellent CUT this way you can get value for your buck. That J you saw was probably Ideal cut and that’s why you didn’t notice any color. 

 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

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ianwelch001 :  It is a beautiful ring and a very nice stone.  I am sure she will be thrilled with it!!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Stick to GIA or AGS. EGl is known to be a little generous on its grading scales on both color and clarity, being 1-2 scales off. Also, make sure you ask for an excellent cut as that is what determines sparkle. Even in a fancy cut. You want to focus on the cut before all else. That’s the question you need to ask regarding this particular stone. I’d suggest plugging in the stats online on James Allen to see if you’re getting a fair price. You should also visit pricescope. 

Post # 8
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Helper bee

It’s great! I would rather have a slightly smaller stone that’s better quality than a bigger less quality one . Regardless she would love it! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2007

It is a beautiful ring. Personally, I would always choose quality over size. I think you did a great job!!

Post # 10
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Helper bee

I think you chose a beautiful diamond. However, I second PPs advice on only going with GIA rated diamonds. You’re paying for a colorless diamond when in reality that diamond might be a few color grades lower, with a lower clarity and worse cut. 

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

Agree – definitely go GIA rated…I know a lot of people would always say smaller with better quality – I don’t necessarily agree with that depending on what the specs are. (I would need specific stones to compare before saying ALWAYS go bigger, or ALWAYS go better quality)

Post # 12
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Blushing bee

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ianwelch001 :  Please inspect the EGL stone VERY carefully if you are going it with.  I got bitten once and now am twice shy.  I don’t know how color-sensitive your intended is but……

The smaller diamond is an EGL-USA graded G…..does it look like a G to you….? (The cut is lovely though)

 

 

 ETA:  Overpaid for my “discount” on a G colored diamond….

 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

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ianwelch001 :  do not buy EGL get a GIA.. but do not get a J color stone I had a princess cut J color stone and i saw the yellow in the diamond in my white gold setting and if the other diamonds don’t match the center diamond it will be wayy more noticeable. Fancy cuts show more color that’s just my 2 cents from someone who had a GIA j COLOR princess cut diamond around the same carat weight you had as well… Also it would look very dark in pictures too.. I now have a 1.60 Princess cut excellent/excellent H color and it looks so much better.. 

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