Useless bf needs help choosing a diamond/engagement ring

posted 7 months ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Blushing bee

 

as as someone else stated, cushions appear smaller. I personally love the cushion shape but I didn’t want to lose finger coverage, so I went with a round diamond in a cushion double halo, I’m a ring size 6 and I think it’s the perfect amount of finger coverage. And I still have the cushion shape with out losing valuable real estate. ๐Ÿ˜‚ make sure to share what you finally choose! We all love some ring porn on here! ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‚

Post # 48
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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@chuci24:  In my opinion, it does look more cohesive and balanced now. The small adjustments made a difference. It’s a beautiful ring! She’s going to love it! 

Post # 49
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4370 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2019 - Canada

It’s perfection!! She’s going to love it, you did a beautiful job!! 

Post # 50
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Bumble Beekeeper

Well done!! I’m sure she’ll appreciate all the effort you put into making it so as much as she appreciates the gorgeous ring. I hope you will come back to update us about the proposal. 

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2022 - Studio City , CA

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@chuci24:  A halo could enhance the ring and make it a look one to two carats larger than what the center stone is. 

Post # 53
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Busy bee

But seriously, double?! Is this just some trick so insurance companies get to charge more?  

Yes. Thats exactly what it is, but also to give you the warm fuzzies (Oh! Look how good a deal I got!) lol. You can use your appraisal for insurance, but you can also insure it for the amount you paid. You should be able to discuss that with your insurance company though. 

Post # 55
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I can’t tell for sure because of the angles in the photos and video, but is there something off with the innermost claw on the top left? It looks wonky to me but I can’t tell if that’s just the reflections causing it to look like that. 

Post # 56
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Bee Keeper

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@chuci24:  the reality is you never get that great a deal. You might be able to save 10 or 20%, but you are never going to get something for literally half price. My advice would be to have a look at similar stones to get an idea of average cost, and also ask a couple of jewellers for quotes on settings. Then insure somewhere in the middle.

My ring cost £3650 (sourced the stone separately; custom setting; Birmingham Jewellery quarter company). The next best quote I got was £4300. The high street cost would be about £7k. We insured for £5k mostly because I wanted some wiggle room as my centre stone is a marquise and they are harder to find (especially in the specs I wanted and with no bow tie) and also because diamond prices are a bit lower at the moment due to Covid.

No way would I insure for double, it would just needleslly drive our premium up, and the reality is I am not going to replace it with a ring from a high street jeweller, if I did lose it/have it stolen I would follow the same process I did this time and so would expect to pay roughly the same, give or take a grand or so.

Hope that helps

PS. The ring is stunning! And hi from a fellow UK member ๐Ÿ™‚

 

 

Post # 58
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Bee Keeper

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@chuci24:  I can’t WAIT for the 12 April! Though I haven’t booked anything so might still be stuck home lol

The company we used adjusted the appraisal when we queried it, so that could be an option? They basically have us the appraisal we wanted (originally it would have been £7.5k)

 

 

Post # 60
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Busy bee

Beautiful!! I’m sure she’s going to love it!!

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