(Closed) Ring Questions First Post

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: So do you sacrifice diamond size for better diamond quality?

    Size over Quality

    Quality over Size

  • Post # 18
    6256 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @tarapaul2016:  It will really depend on what size finger you have but a lot of bees have that size range so hopefully someone can help you out! Mine is a .65 round so close …. congrats in advance btw!!!

    Post # 20
    2585 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011 - Midland, TX

    @tarapaul2016:  if you went to a lower clarity, like a VS2, you really won’t be able to see a difference and might be able to get a slightly bigger stone. Some ladies here got the setting they wanted and got a temporary CZ placed in it till they could get the diamond/moissy they wanted. 

    Post # 22
    2590 posts
    Sugar bee

    @tarapaul2016:  My original e-ring was .5c (my 5 year anniversary ring is 1.25c).  I luckily didn’t have to choose between size and quality–I got moissanite!  I was allowed to get exactly what I wanted and it was very affordable!  Here’s my original…

    Post # 24
    3024 posts
    Sugar bee

    My ring is size 5.5 and my diamond is 0.51 carat.



    Here is my advice.

    Choose excellent cut and sacrifice everything for this.  This will give you maximum sparkle.  

    Choose a certificated diamond either GIA or AGS.

    Don’t pay for what you cannot see.  

    Colour.  Most people cannot tell the difference between a D colour and an I colour once a diamond is set.  If you are choosing a white gold or platinum setting then choose an I colour. If you prefer a yellow gold setting then you can go as low as K and the diamond sill still look very white.

    Most people cannot tell the difference between a flawless diamond and a VS2 diamond without x10 magnification.  If you choose VS1, VS2 or SI1 diamonds as long as they are deemed ‘eyeclean’ you’ll not see any flaws.  

    If I had to buy my diamond again I would choose Brian Gavin because I suspect he does the best cut..  I would tell the company my budget and minimum carat weight and then ask one of their gemologists simply to send me their sparkliest stone.

    If you want to see what a particular size of diamond looks like on your hand have a play on


    Good luck and remember that the best quality diamond is the sparkliest one.


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