Slightly Concerned, IGI Cert…

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What's your opinion?
    Calm down she'll love it!!! : (26 votes)
    79 %
    How could you?! Change order to GIA diamond. : (7 votes)
    21 %
  • Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    leilarobs2 :  I hear you. A pillowy cushion is lovely… 

    Post # 18
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    1727 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    Crap. Misread budget. It’s 1300. Sorry OP. I’ll look again in am.

    Post # 19
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    Sugar bee

    glitterysala :  Oh swell…now I’m on Grace’s site shopping. You just HAD to post that link!! I haven’t been on their sites since the split. money-mouth

    Post # 20
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    1727 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2009

    leilarobs2 :  I’m a good enabler….one of my super powers.lol Reading prices tonight, not so much.

    Post # 21
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    It does look a bit yellow, but I’m sure it will be beautiful in person! James Allen is a fantastic company and you can return the stone for free if you don’t like it. 

    For what it’s worth, my ring is also from James Allen, and I have the exact same setting! I love it so much, it’s so comfortable and sparkly! Your pre-fiancé is a lucky girl!! 🙂 

    Post # 22
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    Helper bee

    You definitely don’t NEED a GIA cert. I work for a wholesaler and diamond recycling company in the diamond district in Manhattan and you can absolutely purchase a IGI certified good quality stone. I see them every day. Unless you’re getting a super large flawless stone I wouldn’t stress about the cert. I plan to upgrade my center stone in the future and I probably won’t go the GIA cert route.

    Post # 23
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman

    It’s gorgeous, I don’t think it’s warm at all from the top view, only a little from the side. If you don’t like it in person, you can easily exchange it, James Allen has a great return policy, they’ll also help you find another stone. 

    Post # 26
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    Bumble bee
    Post # 27
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    897 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2018

    Don’t be too alarmed, you did an awesome job with the 4Cs!  The only one you should be concerned about is the color.  I have a non-GIA certified I colored diamond which I think is beautiful, but it would def be more like a J if it were GIA certified.  The cut is excellent which will help hide the color.  Mine is set in rose gold though, so it’s a bit different for the ring you purchased.

    Post # 28
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    Sugar bee

    I just want to throw my two cents in… My stone is an I color – and it shows almost the exact same amount of yellow from the side view in the video Good Old Gold sent me, so I disagree with PP that your stone looks “too” yellow or like a J or below. I think it looks exactly like my AGS-graded I. Plus, AGS has been known to be even stricter than GIA on color (even though they are typically about the same.) You’re right to want to see the stone in person before making any big decisions.

    Post # 29
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    264 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2017

    Personally I’d say GIA is ride or die- IGI will be more slack in their grading and while it might be an I it probably will amount to an L color according to GIA. My diamond is a G color GIA and I don’t see any warmth at all since it is triple excellent and no fluorescence. If you can maybe go for a G-H GIA cert diamond. Check out wonderjewelers.com they are where I got mine and they are fantastic. We got my setting from James Allen too ☺ 

    Post # 30
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    Bumble bee

    Mines IGI and I love it. Ive had it 3 years now and I honestly couldnt tell you its specs except size because after buying it I have never looked at its specifications again. Ive never really understood the obsession people have with a perfect diamond though. Ive never looked at someones ring and thought ‘oh wow look at that tiny inclusion at the edge’ or ‘oh way too yellow for me’. IGI is still reputable and so is James Allen, so I say if you like it and its a good price get it. 

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