(Closed) Need help choosing an engagement ring.

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Since they are both 1.20 carats I would go with the diamond that has more sparkle. You always want your ring to shine shine shine. If they are the same size I would go with the extra $ to get more bling for your buck 🙂

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

In addition, the color and quality of the diamond (vs. size) is generally more important. I would definitely look at the diamonds under a high powered microscope as well before purchase, I did that with a few diamonds and once seeing them under the high powered microscope – that left no question in my mind which diamond I wanted- ultimately the microscope sealed the deal for my once in a lifetime ring.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Hmm, I’m leaning towards thinking that if the larger one caught your eye first, then that would be the keeper. If the money saving aspect is also a big plus for you, then that is another good thing with that choice. If you only notice the difference in sparkle when they are side by side and you’re still happy with the bigger one’s sparkle, then it shouldn’t be an issue as you will only ever look at your ring on its own. BUT, if you are in love with the added sparkle and don’t mind the smaller looking size or the price tag, then go for the sparklier one! 

Also, how come one of them looks larger? Is it something about the cut? Good luck choosing, in any case! They both sound like stunning rings!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Go with the sparkle. 

Nothing worse than a dud diamond that doesn’t shine!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I’d say visit them again and look in different lighting.  Sometimes they look great indoors, but outside the sparkle gets trapped inside.  Cushions are funny, some 1ct cushions look smaller than my .89 and mind is not very big, but sparkles a ton.  If the smaller one sparkles more, also ask if they have a 1.10ct with a less deep depth, maybe save money but have a more spready looking stone.  You should have more than two choices.

Post # 9
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Romeo1:  the cut of the larger looking one is probably too shallow, therefore, not allowing the optimum amount of light to reflect through it and making the table larger.  the excellent cut also has better stats.

since you will be wearing only one, look at them separately.  what is more important to you?  size or sparkle?

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@puppiekisses:  Agreed, my cushion faces up about .80 smaller than it is.  

The cut is excellent, it’s just personality of the Cush.

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