Post # 31
Go and look at both diamonds side by side. Ask to look at them in different lights, not just jewellers’ lights. Make sure you see them in daylight and in dull light in a boring corner too. Then choose the one that appeals most to you.
Post # 32
msbeee: Which one is better is really up to you, and depends on what you like in a diamond. Are you into warmer toned diamonds? I am, so for me a G color wasn’t what I was looking for and I ended up choosing a J colored stone with good specs. For me, it’s the perfect in between.
I dont think you should be embarassed AT ALL! Like PP’s said you are spending a lot of money, and you are allowed to change your mind – their service is what you pay for. My ring was custom made and I visited our jeweller 4-6 times before making a final decision. I felt a little difficult but kept reminding myself that we were putting in a lot of money, and that was kind of my justification, if that makes sense.
Also; one more thing that really helped me make a decision was to look at the diamonds in daylight! This is very important as the jewellers have lighting that will make the diamond look its best.. But daylight gives you a realistic view of what to expect.
Also ask to look at the stones side by side, and study them under a microscope. I did this, and it really helped me choose.
Post # 33
Remember a diamond isn’t a grading report. a grading report helps determine if you are getting what you paid for and helps protect you from being scammed. But take each around in different lights. Hold it up next to your skin. See how different they react to different lights. You are drawn to the K for one reason or another so take your time to determine why. There are several boards up here and on price scope about K-M diamonds. Explore those boards to learn about how they look. Buy what you love.
Post # 34
1) Ignore the specs. Ignore the size, cut, colour, etc. Which ring do you like best? You’re going to be looking at it everyday, so if the ‘lower’ spec’d diamond is prettier to you, choose it.
2) Look as many times as you need.
Post # 35
Take your time-no matter what you buy it’s a huge investment in your happiness 🙂
Post # 36
Thank you everyone I felt a lot better after reading your advice. I got up the confidence to tell SO and we have another appointment in a couple weeks. I feel awful though and he was noticeably annoyed with me and he’s never been anything less than the most patient and kind so I just feel so bad 🙁