(Closed) Possible future ring, opinions please!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Based on a search on james allen, I found diamonds with those specs for about the same price. I did find a princess cut, F color, VS1 clarity 0.59 carats very good cut for $1430. I know it’s only a little larger, with these dimensions. 4.55 x 4.45 x 3.31. (Obviously I know you are looking for quality over size, but I thought I’d give you a similar option) Also a 0.61 carat, F color VS2 clarity very good cut for $1500. I’d love to see a picture of that halo setting! That also sounds like a very good deal for platinum and diamonds, but I’m no expert. On Bluenile, I found a 0.57 carat, , E color, very good cut, VS1 clarity, 4.75 x 4.53 x 3.29 mm, for $1482, certified by GIA.

 

 

Post # 6
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Wanderlusty:  Pretty! But definitely scope out the sites I mentioned, you can shop around, and you can always buy the setting and diamond separately to find the best deals.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Wanderlusty:  You are getting a good quality stone for a good price. However, some of the things you are paying for you won’t be able to see. VVS1 is great, but you can also get an eyeclean diamond that is VS2. And if you want you can get an F or a G diamond. If you go down slightly in those two areas you can probably get something a little bigger. (A lot of this is basically what love108 said, I just wanted to throw in my two cents)

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Wanderlusty:  Nah. You won’t be able to see the flaws with your naked eye if you get VS2, and thats all that would be important to me.

ETA: You’re looking at GIA certified stones right?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Wanderlusty:  My stone is an H, SI1, perfectly eye-clean- I could not find a single inclusion even looking under the loupe (you can see my diamond in my gallery)! I would not go lower than those specs- (MAYBE an I in color, but if you are looking in the DEF range, prob not).. Clarity is most important in stones like an asscher cut or emerald where they have “step cuts” and inclusions are more visible!

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Wanderlusty:  Yea then VS2 should be fine. Most of the stufff I’ve read about ELG says they have a less strict color scale, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they are less strict with clarity too.

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I would recommend trying on a similar setting in person before you buy- and maybe you have. I had all sorts of ideas on what my dream setting was before I started trying things on in person- rings I absolutely loved pictures of just didn’t look right on my hand, and rings I wouldn’t have considered before looked really good on my finger. Just a thought. You may have already bought it by now! 🙂 Good luck!

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I have a .5 halo with similar specs. It sparkles like crazy and I can’t see any inclusions. When it is clean it looks much larger too!

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@Wanderlusty:  You can get a bigger diamond by going down in clarity.  It’s not going to make any difference.  As long as your stone is eye clean, go for the bigger stone in a VS2 or SI 1.  It’s the CUT that you want to pay the most attention to (IMO). 

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