Ring help – what do you think of this ring?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Your inspiration ring has a thinner and more rounded shank, no bezel around the main  stone, and bigger stones in the halo.

Post # 32
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Newbee

That ring is amazing! Absolutely gorgeous

Post # 33
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

I think part of the problem is that the setting doesn’t let a lot of light in.  I’ve noticed that with many bezel settings.  Do you know the specs of the diamond?  That might help answer how much is due to the setting.

Post # 34
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

baunie :  I thought it looked like a sapphire too!

Post # 35
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

mishybear :  is right, try soaking it in some warm soapy water and then clean, especiallyunder the setting, with a soft tiithbrush. Jewellers polish can leave a black residue behind that can dull the look of a stone but with some scrubbing it comes right off.

Post # 36
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I agree with others that the issue here is the cut of the diamond. You might check with PS, but it looks to me that you have a modern brilliant oval with 4 mains (in terms of cut). It also shows an obvious bowtie. I  In ovals, it is often hard to find a well-cut oval without a bowtie with 4 or 6 mains (you can, but it is harder). Ovals with 8 mains are often better cut and it is easier to find less bowtie. 

You should be able to go back to the jeweller and discuss replacing the lost melee and see about switching the diamond to a better one, if you choose. But, a better stone will also be a more expensive one. For around 1 carat, a well-performing oval (G/H, VS2) will be ~$3800-4500. Spend some time online learing about diamonds and get prices using James Allen and others.

Here are few guidelines. 

1) Stick with certified stones, GIA or AGA. Avoid a thick girdle. 

2) You can’t but ovals strictly by the number, but here are the AGA Idea Cut specs to keep you in the right ballpark.

Table %: 55 – 60%
Total depth: 59 – 63%
Crown height %: 12 – 15%
L/W ratio: 1.33 – 1.66
Girdle thickness: 0.4 – 4.5% or 1% – 5.5%

 http://www.prosumerdiamonds.com/oval-brilliant-cut/

 

 

 

Really nice. https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.58-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-2477772

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/oval-cut/1.70-carat-i-color-si2-clarity-sku-2277226

 

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