Need advice on e-ring upgrade

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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Helper bee

That’s why I showed you it, you can’t beat that value. With the halo it appears larger despite the center stone. Very nice size.  And that band that comes with it…I wish they sold it separate too, its beautiful. 

https://www.costco.com/Cushion-Cut-1.00-ct-VS2-Clarity%2c-I-Color-Diamond-Platinum-Solitaire-Ring.product.100304530.html

https://www.costco.com/Round-Brilliant-0.70-ct-VS2-Clarity%2c-I-Color-Diamond-Platinum-Solitaire-Ring.product.100143097.html

https://www.costco.com/Round-Brilliant-0.80-ct-VS2-Clarity%2c-I-Color-Diamond-Platinum-Solitaire-Ring.product.100035131.html

https://www.costco.com/Round-Brilliant-0.90-ct-VS2-Clarity%2c-I-Color-Diamond-Platinum-Solitaire-Ring.product.100081341.html

As they go up in price…and they’re platinum. I’ve seen them. Good fire and sparkles like crazy. The other thing is that people say the appraise for more, the stone size and VS2 part is guaranteed minimum, meaning it may be larger and vs1. 

 

 

 

Post # 64
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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sweetpea40 :  There are fine. They just make it much harder to select a diamond.  For any non-signature, they don’t show videos, the photos are not great and they don’t offer Ideal-scopes or ASET imaging. But, if you stick with the signature ideal and don’t mind the more restrictive upgrade policy, they are fine. Their diamond prices are on par with JA, so I never bother to look there as JA makes selecting diamonds easy (I can even filter for Table%, Depth%, etc.!!). Maybe I’m just too lazy laughing 

But, there are certainly plenty of Bees that had success from BN.   

Post # 65
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236 posts
Helper bee

Also I’m just trying to show you some value for new rings, since that is a concern, while also giving you a great looking ring. The only thing about internet purchase though is what looks good in person and in picture doesn’t necessarily look good on your own finger. That’s why trying them on is the best way.

Post # 67
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Helper bee

On the links I sent if your a member there you can try them on in the store and see the quality. I can tell you that you will definitely rather have a smaller but better quality diamond than a larger lower quality one. Not only do you get a better ring for the money but also so you don’t put your Fiance in big debt. Wedding rings are a big expense for a guy, so please consider that. 

Post # 68
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Bumble bee

I’d look at slightly smaller diamonds as well.  A .90 will be cheaper than a full carat and you can barely tell the difference.  

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

 Somehow, ypu need to pass on all this advice on where and how to look to him…if you are letting go.. Me, I’d want full participation in the next ring. For a $3-4 k budget…stick with a solitaire. Buy super ideal so you get a generous upgrade policy or look at old cuts from reputable dealer.

Post # 74
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

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sweetpea40 :  If you live together…you could just leave up a word document with those details posted and wander off. But, honestly, I don’t think you need to leave this to him and let him have a fear of failing again. I would ask to work together to find a good balance. That said, if he at least committed to working with the folks on PricesScope RockyTalky, I’d give him a lot of free rein. They won’t let him buy another poor performer. But, you do need to communicate where you can compromise. Have a look at the stones I and others posted. If he can drop the color to G/H (no super ideal) or I/J (super ideal) and stick with ‘eye clean’, you will get more size/spread.  For an I/J, I would look to 6 prongs or 4 double prongs to help mask any color from the side.

I know it may be hard, but you’ve got to communicate about this. There is nothing wrong with says, “Hey, I spent some time last night on JamesAllen, Whiteflash and BrianGavin and found out that I’d be totally ok with a G/H (no super ideal) or I/J (super ideal). I also found this great list of cut parameter that made wading through the stones so much faster and helped me see why the cut of the diamond is so important. I also found out that ‘cut’ is not what it says on a certification…it is the actual faceting of the stone. Look at this cool list of helpful steps. On a board I read, most of the people said if you follow these rules and post options over on Pricescope RockyTalky, a whole community of experts not in the trade will help you and they find incredible stones for great prices. Maybe with their help we can get near that same 1 carat mark, but with performance and clarity I really love!!!” Hand Fiance list with steps and useful URLs.

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