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I am very very happy with my Vera 2 1/4 TCTW engagement ring, but when I wanted to get it insured, I need my ring to get appraised. I contacted Zales, and no luck. Although it says the spec of the ring on their website, it wasn’t good enough (legit) for the insurance company.
I did worry because I heard from so many people that vera wang engagements tend to have lower quality diamonds than what they claim to be.
I wanted to go a prfessional appraisal, and I was lukcy to find Debòrah Ann Villepigue. she is one of 16 people who are “certified” in US. (People at jewerly stores tend to claim themselves to be an appraisal, but very likely, they are just a jewerly store employee or owner). she is also a court witness for jewerlies/ foresic scientist.
Sorry for long intro.. so here goes.
My vera Wang 2 1/4 CT Princess cut engagement ring. I was there for 3 hours, so I will just write Key points
- It is mined from South Africa
- diamond was cut in Israel
- It has natural daughter diamond growing that is in a heart shape (It’s natural, can’t see in naked eyes)
- It emits blue floroscope light so It traps outside lights and will keep that light within (won’t lose sparks indoor)
- Grade G; near colorless (BETTEr than what vera wang Claims to be)
- VVS1 (A lot better than what vera wang claims to be)
- all my side stones are perfect diamond ,and all natural; very well made
- Blue saphaires are natural, perfect quality and not treated in any kinda way.
I got the fingerprint photo of my diamond (no diamond ever repeats the same pattern) so I can always find/claim if it is my diamond even 40 years from now.
so I guess It’s not ALWAYS true that vera wang always uses a crappy diamond for the engagement ring. My appraisal said that this centerstone and setting is perfect and beautiful and value of the diamond like this will go up a lot more.
I just wanted to let everyone know Vera Wang engagement ring is not always bad quality; you pay more than what you get. You can get more than what you pay. I am very very pleased and happy with my ring
and here is the ring pron of my baby
Post # 3
It’s pretty!! lots of bling!!
Post # 4
@Birdi Thank you 😀 Happy Easter!
Post # 5
What’s a daughter diamond?
Post # 6
@Pam0927: gorgeous, so glad the appraisal went well for you! Looks so sparkly!!
Post # 7
Goodness, that’s a beautiful ring!
I am also curious as to what a daughter diamond is?
Post # 8
Is a “daughter diamond” another way of saying crystal/mineral inclusion?
And your ring looks great on your hand!
Post # 9
where did you find the 16 people certified in the US. I’d like to get something this in depth done on my ring but I have NO idea where to go or even where to look
Post # 10
@Pam0927: Your ring is gorgeous! I have a princess cut split shank halo……so I’m a bit partial!!
Post # 11
@Pam0927: wow, nice to know about Vera Wang and your diamond ring. It’s lovely! So glad for you.
you said: “I got the fingerprint photo of my diamond (no diamond ever repeats the same pattern) “
That’s a huge part of why I love diamonds and other natural gemstones. They are so unique and cool!
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Thank you ladies for compliments!!! They mean a lot to me!!! 😀
Mrs Canuck & Ms_Midori
About the daughter Diamond.
When she was explaining to me the process of how the diamond grows, she explained that there is a mother stone that is turning into a diamond, and there will be a daughter diamond growing on top of the mother, then over the years, mother diamond will consumes/covers the daughter diamond and becomes that big “chunk” diamond. This process repeats and diamond grows continously until obviosly it gets mined.
I have a daughter diamond growing. It’s not an inclusion (she said), but just natural part of process of growing that does not show in naked eyes It has to be under that special machine she used.
She was just amazed (she is very spiritual) that it is in a heart shape! she was like oh my God. How beuatiful! I’ve never seen a heart shape of daughter diamond!
so I was excited.. hehe.. I won’t see any changes in my life time because it takes million years to even see/notice little difference.
I actually researched about a good appraisal for days!!! because I heard so many people in the jewerly stores who claim to be an “appraisal” is never certified or actual certified appraiser!
If they are doing a real appraisal, they should give you every little details about your diamond and percise paperwork
I also learned that my diamond took over 2 million years to grow completely.. how interesting..? I love my e-ring even more.. 😀 hehe
Post # 15
It is beautiful, however.
Post # 16
@HollyPearl24: Almost all diamonds are mined from Africa. If they weren’t, you’d know it because they would be way more expensive.