Size of diamond? Quality?

posted 8 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
Hostess
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

Welcome!

I guess around .6 ct, everything else is impossible to say. Keep in mind that you wont be able to get an accurate diamond grading unless it’s removed from your setting. 

Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 1984

hockeybee0104 :  It’s a very pretty set and looks beautiful on your hand. It’s impossible to tell the colour, clarity or cut based on the pictures you posted. I think the centre stone is probably .5 ct. 

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2019

I don’t really have a good guess, I’m terrible at that. But I did want to say that it is such a beautiful and unique setting! 

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2018 - United Kingdom

I’d say 0.5 carat having a half carat myself on a size 6-6.5 finger smile

Post # 6
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Helper bee

It is impossible to accurately guess since carat weight is based on weight and not diameter.  Basically, it could be a .65 ct center diamond that was cut deep (which they often are) and faces up more like a .5 ct diamond.  But my guess is it is somewhere in that range (approx. 5.25 mm in diameter).  As for cut, color, clarity, it completely impossible to even wildly guess based on photos. 

As DrAtkins noted, unless the diamond was certified (in which case, it would have come with an original certificate and should be inscribed with a cert. number on the girdle), it is not possible for the appraiser to provide the actual angles of the cut unless the diamond is unmounted and the appraiser has the appropriate equipment to measure the angles, which is unlikely.  The appraisal will likely only reveal the appraiser’s estimated carat weight and dimensions (diameter and depth), which can be more accurately determined if the stone is unmounted.  The appraisal will also provide the appraiser’s opinion on cut, color and clarity grades.  Basically, without a certification, the appraiser just provides their opinion on the specs of the diamond.  A certification provides actual lab grading and cut angles.  But none of that matters anyway since you love your ring!  Congrats on your recent marriage! 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

I would guess around .4? 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 29th, 2016

hockeybee0104 :  Do you know where your husband got the ring? If the diamond is GIA certified then it should have come with a little fact sheet about it that lists all of its specs. You can’t really accurately tell when you’re just going off of the appearance of the diamond. Two round diamonds with the same carat weight could look totally different in terms of size, color, and sparkle due to being cut differently. 

Post # 9
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Busy bee

If a jeweler is apraising if for you, chances are they’re a graduate  gemologist, or at least studied diamond grading. Ask the jeweler to roughly guess what the specs are. If you want a more accurate eval, send it to GIA for a grading report. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016 - Temecula, California

What a beautiful set!  Congratulations newlywed!  Very difficult to tell from the photos. I’d guess it’s in the .3-.5 Carat range. Cut, Clarity & Color there is no way to guess from these pictures. Here are a couple of charts to help you at home to get a better idea of what you may have. Definitely take it in to get accurate details though. 

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Why are you waiting months to insure it? Take the certificate and go get it insured ASAP! 

Post # 12
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Helper bee

Did it not come with any paperwork or certification? Your husband should have received all the paperwork when he bought it. He also should have gotten the ring insured before giving it to you (or shortly after). Is there a reason you’re waiting so long to have it insured?

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