(Closed) Size vs. Quality…we’re talking rings here ya pervs :P

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 77
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Mine is a 1 carat 7 stone cluster ring, it sparkles like crazy, i can’t even take a proper picture of it because of the sparkle….  i love it.   i’ve had people say “lemme see that thing, it’s talkin to me”  haha.   🙂

Post # 78
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

I vote for a large, great quality diamond alternative. I am getting a 3ct Amora enhanced moissanite as a replacement for a .6ct diamond I lost. I loved my ring, and I hate that it is lost. However, it wasn’t what I would have picked out, and now I have that opportunity. Amora moissanites are all internally flawless, and I, and my jeweler, think the cut is great. It is an “I” color, but lots of large diamonds have more color as well. We could afford a diamond of similar size, clarity, etc., but this would eat up part of the money we have saved for a down payment on a house. We just couldn’t justify that personally. This is the perfect solution for me.

Post # 79
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Definitely quality over size… we settled on a GIA triple-x E, SI1.  The SI1 is excellent, however, as it doesn’t have any inclusions in the “table” and only minor twining wisps on the sides.  It’s a 1.14 ct round but I told my almost fiance that I would prefer a high quality quarter carat over a 3 ct with big black spots on the inside.  I LOVE the one we finally chose but would have been happy with anything “eye clean”.Smile

Post # 80
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I dont agree, I upgraded size and went down in quality, never regretted it. But my diamond was only 0.23 and I upgraded to 0.54 so more than double the size. Love it so much. But then most who are discussing this are looking at much bigger diamond comparing a high quality 1ct to a higher quality 1.1ct, so size difference is minimal and still get a nig ring.

I think my next ring might be moissanite, but still not bigger than 0.5ct

Post # 81
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

If we couldn’t have afforded something 0.75C or more in the range of clarity, etc, that we wanted, we would have made some sacrifices.  I preferred something a little more than eye clean, but my fiance insisted on perfect (actually he couldn’t find one FL, it’s IF).  It doesn’t look G-color because it’s so well cut and so clear.  That’s where we saved some money.  We looked for months for one that was cut perfectly.  The comment I get most often about my ring is how clear and sparkly it is, and that’s why I love it. 

Post # 82
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Quality! And enough size that I won’t be going “where is it?”

 

 

 

 

…this goes for rings too 😉

Post # 83
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

By The Way don’t really want a diamond, but the stone I get I want to be pretty and sparkly!

Post # 84
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I think large stones are often times guady regardless of quality.  DEF quality over size! 

Post # 85
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Darling Husband said he was looking for Color above other factors. Our jeweler is a stickler for Cut (he found us some beautiful canadian stud earrings for xmas :D). When going with high color it’s all pretty much VS and up. From there, as much Carat as possible ($_$)

 

He showed me the grading report. He’s so proud haha ^^

Post # 86
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Buzzing bee

@tokkietron:  Your jeweler is right – Cut is the most important as it determines how sparkly your diamond is!

Post # 87
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2014

definitly prefer quality over quantity. As someone already mentioned, a better cut, clarity, color makes your stone look bigger.

I have also seen larger engagement rings, the wearers proudly show them off with a giant splotch across the front, or noticable cloudiness throughout…

regardless of carat, make sure your other 3 c’s are covered!!!

Post # 88
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with what littlemissmango said:  I basically would prefer to stay within my range of preference for color, eye-clean for clarity, and make sure the stone had superior cut/light performance. The rest of the budget could then be spent on size/weight. I would not prefer to buy a diamond simulant.


When it comes to color I’m OK with an H or an I over a D since I can’t tell the difference in person so I could go up in size.  

 

 

 

Post # 89
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

If I could have exactly what i want, I would have a perfect 3 ct diamond. Sooo, both. I don’t have a diamond but if i did i wouldnt compromise on either, which is why we got an asha, I dont want to get a diamond until i can get the exact one i want!

Post # 90
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I agree with what littlemissmango said:  I basically would prefer to stay within my range of preference for color, eye-clean for clarity, and make sure the stone had superior cut/light performance. The rest of the budget could then be spent on size/weight. I would not prefer to buy a diamond simulant.


When it comes to color I’m OK with an H or an I over a D since I can’t tell the difference in person so I could go up in size.  When I upgrade from my pre-set diamond I will go with the specs that I feel are important to me.

 

 

 

Post # 91
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

quallity!  my ring bettuh SHINE and SPARKLE!

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