Post # 16
We got a just under half carat diamond from James Allen for $1000 – VS1, H, excellent cut. Just got it appraised at a local jeweler, valuing the diamond for $2500. Not bad! The jeweler even congratulated us on going with James Allen because apparently they’re known for getting the best deals on diamonds.
Post # 17
My center stone is 0.5 ct VS1 F cushion cut, it was I believe just under $900 when we bought it. I didn’t look comparably, but the jewelry stores around here were so devoid of cushion cuts that I doubt I would have found anything comparable.
Post # 18
There customer service is some of the best I’ve ever encountered. You can talk to them any day of the week, at anytime. It’s amazing. My e-ring is from JA and it’s beautiful. It appraised for 3k more than Fiance paid for it.
Center stone: 1.07 ct, SI2, Excellent cut, I color
Post # 19
blt982 your ring is gorgeous! May I ask the band width?
Post # 20
Eight6Eleven: AAhh!! Thats the band I’m thinking about getting too! Does it bother you? The knife edge like too pokey?
Post # 21
kendal133: well thank you! It’s 2.4 mm. I love that it’s substantial enough to feel hardy but still dainty looking.
Post # 22
1 ct, tension setting. My ONLY gripe is that I chose white gold instead of platinum to save money, but now it looks kinda dull. I’m not sure if that can be fixed/replated/whatever, but I’m in love with my ring.
EDIT: This picture makes the diamond look dull and lifeless, but it’s actually really shiny.
Post # 23
elienne: You can totally get the white gold redipped – any local jeweler should be able to do it for cheap!