(Closed) Need an advise on diamond purchasing…posted 4 years ago in Engagement
- 4 years ago
First of all, than you guys so much for the information and being patience with me. I really do appreciate it!
unfortunately, I bought the two diamonds already but I can always return them. But ill use all this information that you guys have taught me.
Im definitely tempted to get the J color SI1 diamond you linked me Doberman once I return the diamonds.
and please vinca, send me the link! I rather be informed and do a thorough research so that my girl can get the best I could provide for her. She really deserves the best! She know that our budget is tight and even recommend the amora gem/moissanite but I know she much rather have a diamond.
if it matters though, the setting I’m getting her is a halo setting (which she loves).. For future references, would that hide the side view of the diamond enough?
- 4 years ago
- Wedding: November 1999
irukandji24: I have a halo setting and it does not obscure the side view of the diamond. Take your time. I think you’re better off with a J than a K which will have a tint from the side. Nothing wrong with ordering and returning, take your time to get the right stone. And again, buying a diamond is about compromise. Some people value size over clarity, some people are very color sensitive, etc. Only you know where you live on the spectrum. But cut is the most important consideration. You can have a D IF and if it’s cut poorly, it will be lifeless and dull.
- 4 years ago
irukandji24: no problem at all. a halo setting will obscure quite a bit of the side view of the diamond, provided it isn’t set too high (and a more intricate gallery helps), but MAKE SURE THE MELEE (the small diamonds around the halo) MATCH THE COLOR. If you have D colored melee surrounding a J stone, the difference will definitely draw attention to the tint of the center stone.
As for links, I’d start on goodoldgold.com, especially the tutorials on cut. Hover over the “Education” tab and the “Diamond cut.” You’re not interested in ASET and Sarin, etc most likely, and you don’t seem to be looking for a super ideal cut, so keep that in mind when reading. That said, they’ll give you a pretty thorough understanding of how to go about picking the absolute best diamond for you. As doberman said earlier, it’s all about compromise, but it’s very difficult to put together your list of criteria if you’re not even sure what affect they have!
Best of luck, and please don’t hesitate to ask any questions, no matter how silly you think they may be. I’m sure your girlfriend will be thrilled with the result of all your research.
ETA: this is a pretty good primer- http://www.goodoldgold.com/diamond101
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