(Closed) Stone size on the engagement ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

I don’t think it’s worth the price difference. Why? Because most people never know exactly how big a stone is anyways.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I agree with @AmeliaBedelia:, not worth the price difference.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Not worth the price difference.  It won’t look much different anyways I don’t think.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

i think i read somewhere that you don’t visually see a size difference until it’s greater than .25-.3cts. so the difference (visually) between 1.33 and 1.45 will be negligible. 

if i were going to spend the extra money, i would get a slightly lower quality 1.6-1.8ct stone, or keep the 1.33 and get a much higher quality stone (which will look bigger because of the quality). i would NOT spend it on the same quality but barely bigger size.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Definitely save yourself $3100. You will not be able to tell, nor will anyone else. It’s not worth it. You can use the money on a setting, your bands, or a lot of other things for that matter. 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

yeah, that is a HUGE price difference. When it comes to the diameter of the stone, I bet you can’t tell from a glance. Go for the smaller one, which to me, is still huge!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Gosh, that’s a honeymoon!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Is it the same lab certifying both stones? For example, EGL is known to grade soft, so its stones are discounted compared to GIA- or AGS-graded stones with the same specs.

What do you mean by same cut? Do you mean same shape or same quality of cut (e.g., AGS 000)

Post # 12
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

I agree with PP. That size difference isn’t even going to be noticeable once it is set and on your finger.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

not worth it

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Go the with the smaller one.  You can’t tell the difference.

Post # 16
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 1992

Like over the moon says, the difference could actually be in the cut and clarity and color. As a jeweler, I’ve seen this occur; If one diamond is an EGL certed diamond and the other is GIA, there could be a one to two grade difference. The GIA cert would be the superior diamond.

Ask your jeweler to show you a master set and compare the two diamonds to the master set. The master set shows actual diamond colors that you can compare the diamond you are considering purchasing with. A master set is either made of diamonds or CZ’s. The important thing is that the colors are true.

You might find that the more pricey diamond is in fact a superior color. A certificate is not a guarantee of quality. It can be helpful, but if the certifier is in a generous mood he may say G color to and I or J colored diamond.

Buy the diamond not the cert, or the real thing not the hype.

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