(Closed) Should I Return E-Ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: March 2014

@talkderbytome:  Return it. No use in spending all that money for something that isn’t perfect for your perfect lady.

 

BUT WAIT!

 

 

 

My Fiance got me a ring she knew I would love, and I adore it, but we are going to replace the center stone once I decide on what I want.

 

 

 

Why my story? Keep your proposal just the way it is, explain to her after, ( she wont see any yellow! Promise 🙂 ) then she can go with you to help pick out the center stone, she might surpise you and go for a color? Maybe not, but it’s something she will like to do for sure, I can almost guarantee it.

 

Post # 4
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

If its not certified (which it doesn’t sound like it is) then I would think long and hard about the purchase. If it is visibly yellow then I would be concerned. Can the store give you any kind of grading? For me, an ungraded diamond is a no no. 

 

If you go ahead with the purchase then I would get it graded within the 30 day return if possible. Would the store send it out for grading for you if you cover the cost?

 

Its a big purchase and I’m sure you’ve done your homework but have you considered using an online store such as bluenile or James Allen? All their stones are certified by the GIA normally so at least on paper you know what you’re getting and they have a pretty good returns policy. You could maybe just buy the stone seperately and have it set into the setting you already picked?

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

If you are really not happy with the ring i would return it.. Have you got the specs of the stone you picked out vs the stone they have given you, or is it not certified? Also, what metal have you had the stone set in? If its yellow gold, sometimes the stone can reflect the yellow of the gold if that makes sense, which could be why it appeared whiter when it was loose.. Setting it in a white metal may help if that is the case..

 

 

 

If you really have your heart set on proposing this week, how about proposing with a place holder and then go shopping for the perfect ring together?

 

 

 

Hope you get it sorted x

 

 

 

Post # 9
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@talkderbytome:  that’s a beautiful ring, but I can see the centre stone looks yellow. It’s certainly not a GIA ‘H’… Ultimately you’re paying for it, you’re the one who will have to see it on your fiancé/wife for the rest of your life so if you aren’t happy, get it changed or plan to get it changed after you’ve proposed. 

 

Its a really gorgeous ring though! Lucky girl!!

Post # 10
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139 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It probably didn’t appear yellow because it wasn’t in the halo, I feel like halos can make any stone below a G look very yellow bc the halo stones are so much whiter. If you aren’t happy use their 30 day return policy, that’s what it is for. 

Post # 11
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502 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I thought I would chime in because my centre stone is the exact specs that you believe yours to be. My centre stone is a GIA certified H VVS1 and whilst I know H is somewhat down the colour chart my stone (to my eyes) is white as white, there is no tinge of yellow at all. Sorry to say, but your stone (for those specs) to me is visibly yellow.

Post # 12
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4056 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

My center stone is a GIA certified I color and its not even yellow at all. I can certainly see the yellow in your ring. 

I’d still propose, then take the ring back and have your fiancée (!) help you pick a stone. I also recommend bluenile.com. I have lots of friends who got their rings from there and they are thrilled with them. 

Post # 13
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488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@Oklahomagirl:  +1

My Engagement Ring has a D colour stone and it’s super clear, my mom has an H and it looks really clear as well, until you put it right next to mine than you see the yellow standing out.  I have to agree with Oklahomagirl that the stone appears to have more of a yellow colouring now because it’s sitting directly next to stones that are probably a D or E in colour.

Post # 14
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Don’t return it, until after the proposal! You have had the proposal planned out for a while, and had what you thought was the perfect ring. Go on with proposing, then later explain what had happened. If it’s still a problem for both of you then go together and pick out a new diamond. Something similiar happened to my finace and I, (only mine had a huge black carbon spot), and he proposed anyway with my dream ring, (minus the black spot of course), and we went together to pick out a new stone. It was a fun experience to do this together! I would see if you can get your money back, or store credit for the diamond so that you can exchange it. Make sure you take a ton of pictures of the new diamond you are picking, so when you go back to pick it up there can be no mistakes made! Good luck! It’s a beautiful ring, and I know she will love it!

Post # 16
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I agree with the PPs. I can definitely see how the center stone is a bit yellow. But don’t delay your proposal. Go ahead as planned, then pick out a new stone together. 🙂

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