Post # 47
Wow, great job first of all with all of your research. It is admirable that you came to this site to get some female opinions! I agree with many of the women here, of course quality over quantity. In fact, many men don’t even pay for the ful 1 carat because of the price jump between .95 and 1.0.
2 Carats, is large, make sure you look at some in person so you know exactly how big it will be on her hand. NapaBride said it best when it comes to certified diamonds. With one of this size you will want a top notch certificate. While there are many other grading reports(egl,ags,igi, gcal) GIA is the most reputable as of now, the best part is, they are not- for-profit institute, they are simply out there to insure the public’s trust in the market place for diamonds.
Remember your soon to be bride will be happy with ANY diamond/ring that you get her, you just want to make sure you know what your are getting.
Good luck! Happy researching!
Post # 48
Thanks for the additional details on the stone. If I knew more about diamonds, I’d offer my opinion, but I usually hang out in the colored stones forum at Pricescope. But I really urge you to go over there, and post your question and give the specs of the diamond in question. They are extremely knowledgeable and helpful, and will stand you in good stead in this situation.
Post # 49
It’s not always about the size. It’s also about the setting.
Post # 50
Quality over quantity hands down 🙂
Post # 51
Hmmmm…..If you can get a 2 ct ring for $1500 that might be a red flag about the quality. Try and compare it to a D E or F color, and a higher clarity diamond and you will def see a difference. Some girls are all about size, others, myself included, like looking down and knowning you have a quality diamond on there. Just my opinion. I like sparkle over size.
Post # 52
I agree 2ct. is large as it is! My finger is a size 4 1/2 and my ring is 1.5ct…any bigger and it would look silly.
I know in my own opinion I would prefer a better quality stone over a 0.2 ct. difference. I also think that the difference in color might be more noticeable than the differece in size…
Post # 53
Hi! I would actually go with 1.98 ct or something like that and you can get a diamond that is even better color and clarity. Google GIA 4’c and you can learn more about the levels for each.The quality you will get by only slightly going below an even carat size is pretty significant.
Plus almost no one can tell the difference between 2.2 carat and 1.98 carat with the naked eye. Going with better quality is the way to go.
Post # 55
@eileen marie: My thoughts exactly!!!
Post # 56
Once you get up above 1.5 carats, it’s all just BIG.
Get the better quality one. 😉