(Closed) Should I have my boyfriend swap out my engagement ring before he even proposes?

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee

I love your original ring. :/

Have you checked with the jewlery store’s return policy?

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

I personally would not purchase an SI2 emerald cut. 

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2017

KrisMarch:  I would stick with your original ring. Emeralds do not hide flaws very well because of the cut. A SI2 will show every flaw, and wont show the true beuaty of an emeral cut

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: A restaurant on the beach

SI2 in step cuts is a huge No No. Step cuts will show inclusions far easier than a round brilliant so you really should be looking at a VS2 or better if you’re considering an emerald cut. I think your original ring is beautiful. I personal prefer quality over quantity. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I second all that Gabrielle91 said. Your current ring is gorgeous, and it’s not like you’re settling for something underwhelming, that’s a whole lot of diamond there!

Post # 7
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Busy bee

Keep the solitare! So many options with one. 

Post # 8
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

An si2 emerals cut is not a good way to go. Plus, there are alot of scams on Facebook, so this could very well be one. I’d keep the ring he has for you then talk about upgrading later on.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

“Good” cut is actually very poor. I’d pass and stick with the lovely ring he already has. 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I think you are getting far better value with the ring you currently have. As PP’s have said, upgrade in a few years or something. But as someone with an emerald cut, I would not go less than VS2 on an emerald cut. And mine was only .7 and we went with VS1. But if i were going with a stone that big 1.5 carats, I would definitely try and keep it to VS1 or better. 

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

You picked your ring. He bought it. Now you need to live with it. I think it’s crazy to want to change your ring before he even proposes.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012 - Cabin

I have an I1 Emerald, it is beautiful. It all depends on the location of the inclusion(s)  so don’t necessarily be scared away by specs BUT.. I like the first better, honestly.  You should talk with him and get his opinion, check return policies, etc if you are serious about changing it.  

Post # 13
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Bumble bee

KrisMarch:  si2 is not necessarily bad, especially if the diamond is not huge enough for people to actually see the flaws, in fact, I’ve seen a lot of low grade emerald cut vintage, and they’re just as gorgeous! Also, fancy cuts like emerald cut doesn’t have a cut grade, it’s mostly about what YOU think and how you prefer it to look, so it is important to see it in person. If you could see it in person before purchasing, you should, and bring a scope, not for the purpose of seeing the flaws, but to see how it was cut, and if you’re satisfied with it, and also check how it reflects light. Most important of all, ask what company is the certificate from, make sure it’s either GIA or AGS. I’m a huge emerald cut fan so I’m bias lol.

Also ask if the seller can sell it for a cheaper price.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee

KrisMarch:  I don’t see anything wrong about it ONLY if your first ring is refundable and IF he will happily agree to it, if not, then keep your original one, it’s just as pretty.

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