(Closed) TORN!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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3297 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Trust me, the ring is not that big of a deal once the new engagement buzz wears off. I’d say visit it as many times as you like. Go for an H… there is literally no difference (to the naked eye) and bring the carat size down to .80. You won’t see a difference and it will be a difference in price. Does he have job prospects? It’s kind of scary to think about spending that much when you’re unemployed, and the way the economy is right now… are you sure this is a good idea? That said, amazing deal on the setting!

Post # 4
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1370 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I would not get an EGL graded stone. I had a horrible experience with them. A jewelry store sold me an EGL graded VS2 stone and it was actually an I3.

EGL grades diamonds while they are in the setting, so they can hide imperfetions. GIA certifies the loose stone so you get a more accurate grade. GIA is also more strict with their grading so you get a better stone overall.

Post # 5
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1251 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

GIA tends to be more strict on color, but theyre actually a little bit softer on clarity than EGL USA in general. See  http://www.pricescope.com/wiki/diamond-grading

I think when deciding on any stone the most important thing is to actually look at the loose stone. Look at it under a loupe, on a white piece of paper, if you’re happy with it and you don’t see any inclusions that will bother you, then that’s really all that matters. It’s not like someone is going to come up to you on the street and ask for the certificate…theyre going to look at the ring and say gorgeous ring! Just my two cents πŸ™‚ Good luck!

ETA: I love your setting, very pretty!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Personally, I think it’s absolutely beautiful and as you have already stated that you’re a bit beyond your budget, that would certainly add to my own decision if choosing between this stone and another.  I don’t think it would hurt to call and ask about the price of the setting without the centerstone.  If it’s only a couple hundred more, then perhaps you may want to look around for a GIA centerstone.  But, I don’t think the centerstone looks too small, if that’s what you’re worried about.  I think the setting alone is uniquely beautiful and provides so much sparkle that I think the size of the centerstone is perfect for it.  Good luck.

Post # 9
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3297 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013 - An amazing non-profit retreat

Aww a house and a ring at the same time! Lucky lady πŸ™‚

Have fun shopping! I actually found house shopping to be much less stressful than ring shopping haha.

Post # 10
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159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

That’s just beautiful! I think you’ll be very happy with it:)

Post # 14
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Sugar bee

It’s beautiful! Congrats!

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