(Closed) Ring troubles…please help!

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

kcoast:  assuming the diamonds in the halo would still look good, or as long as youre not color sensitive, I would just go down in color a little bit!

Post # 34
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

kcoast:  exactly-my diamond is a d color, because it was the ring we fell in love with (however, it isnt as big as yours, so probably much less expensive). I got an eternity band to go with it that had g/h diamonds, and i noticed a huge difference, so now I just wear my plain wedding band (that i got when we eloped) and engagement ring together, and my eternity band as a RHR. I would try to see it in person, or hold different rings up to the new stone to see if the difference bothers you!

Post # 35
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Buzzing bee

Not sure what kind of pricing you have been looking at, but just to give you an idea I did a quick search on James Allen and G and H pears at SI1 and VS2 are running around around $2,000 and the halo settings are anywhere from $600 to $2300. 

Post # 36
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

Unless you’re super color sensitive, I don’t really see the point of a D. I feel like you don’t really start seeing a ton of color until K. As long as the stone is an excellent cut it’ll be beautiful!

Post # 37
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

I would downgrade the colour. You’ll barely even notice but it could make that dream ring a reality much faster 🙂

Post # 38
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Busy bee

How much of a saving would you need to be able to get a pear diamond on your hand soon?  I just had a look online at Blue Nile and compared prices for a 0.75ct pear VS2   D vs F.   I think you could save maybe USD $300-$500 on the stone this way.

I honestly don’t think you would notice the difference between a D and an F in a pear.  I have an E oval.  I looked at a few stones side by side including a D, E, F, G and H.  I would have been happy with the F as I genuinely couldn’t tell the difference between the D and the F.   I ended up with the E as it was slightly larger but I would save a few hundred and go for an F stone.  F is for Fabulous.  

I would strongly recommend buying the stone online and getting a ring made (possible also online). I know Whiteflash do custom design and their prices are decent.  Your SO can liaise with them directly and make it as custom as he wants, which might appear to him.  He can send photos of your dream ring and they can’t copy it exactly due to copyright but they can make the smallest change and create it for you.  There’s no harm in him (or you) emailing them with an inquiry, just to see how their prices would compare to the dream ring he is planning. 

I am also a massive fan of James Allen because you can go onto their website, type in the search parameters and it brings up big pictures of the actual stones that are available and you can spin the stones around online to see any flaws/inclusions, see the shape of the pear (long, wide, etc) and also see the certificates.  This is a massive bonus if you are picky about the stone.  Prices are also very good.  

For the record, here’s some price comparisons from Blue Nile D vs F  VS2  3/4 ct.

 And the James Allen ones:

Post # 39
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Buzzing bee

Option 1 – seems like the best compromise, otherwise option 4.

Post # 40
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Go for option #1, if you want a diamond, that’s what you need to get. 

Post # 41
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

 

here is my H color. Looks pretty white to me GIA H color stone 

Post # 42
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2016

kcoast:  if you get a stone with a blue floresence it will bring down the price more as well . Stones with blue Florence’s in the lower color grades for an example a G color stone will look like an F color stone with blue Florence. The Florence makes it appear a scale whiter then It actually is . Do some research ito will actually save u money mine is a GIA H with my medium blue Florence it appears whiter and looks like a G color 

Post # 44
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Blushing bee
Post # 45
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Option 1, a D will not be noticeable if at all to an F/G to the naked eye. I have a GIA graded H SI1 and I’ve never noticed any colour in it.

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