Help find me a diamond please….

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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148 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

Have you considered have you considered a site like eBay? Realistically, you can find some great preowned or vintage gems for an insanely reasonable price.

We purchased a GIA graded .51 ct pear shaped diamond with great specs (I am talking E color and eye clean) for under $350.

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2018

Have you looked at loose diamonds on James Allen? That’s how we bought the Asscher cut diamond for my ering. They have a massive selection and — get this — there’s no additional shipping or taxes; you pay EXACTLY the price you see in the search page. Not only that, but you get a 360 degree view of the diamond, and a certification for most of the diamonds. You have one month to return the diamond if you are unhappy with it. We were absolutely thrilled with James Allen and would use them again to purchase stones. 

The only thing is that they don’t really have diamonds in your specs that are greater than “K”. HOWEVER, you can look at colored diamonds under yellow, and look for one of the less-intensely yellow ones. 

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/?CaratFrom=0.47&CaratTo=0.77&Color=M,L,K&Clarity=VS2,VS1,VVS2,VVS1,IF,FL&PriceFrom=200&PriceTo=900&ViewsOptions=Images&Shape=round

Edit: Have you thought about getting a yellow saphire? You would save quite a bit of money, and could potentially go with a bigger stone, if you wanted. 

https://www.jamesallen.com/gemstones/yellow-sapphire/?Shape=Round&CaratFrom=0.45&CaratTo=1.11&PriceFrom=100&PriceTo=1200&Sort=Price%20asc

Post # 6
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108 posts
Blushing bee

TrueLove407 :  Try looking at IvyandRoseVintage on Etsy. Sometimes they list stones on Ebay that aren’t on their Etsy page under the seller name of mydiamondzone. They sell both modern and antique cut stones (but mainly antique cuts), and if they don’t have what you’re looking for you could message them with your parameters and see if they can find one that works for you. I’ve worked with them before and recommend them. Good luck and happy hunting!

Post # 8
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1715 posts
Bumble bee
Post # 10
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2659 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

macpartyoftwo :  is that bad? I saw that movie with Leonardo DiCaprio years ago, but I thought Etsy was all artisans, not big evil companies, and people from Africa have as much right as anyone to offer thier items for sale. Don’t the majority of gems come from that general part of the globe? And it ships from Thialand, so does that make a difference? Idk. I am waiting or a ring from Etsy from India. Is that bad? 

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