(Closed) Wondering if he paid too much!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

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NiambiD:  Do you mean the center stone is .9 ct? Henri Daussi is a branded cushion, so they are more expensive than your standard cushion diamond. Even with that, I do think that seems like a lot of money for what you’re getting. Is your heart set on a Duassi cushion? If not, I would look into James Allen. They have lots of cushions and have pictures of the actual stone on their website.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee

There is a difference between cost and value.  If you love the ring just enjoy it.

Blue Nile is cheaper but they are a ship-drop company.  They don’t ever see the stones that they sell.  Instead the stones are held in vaults all round the world.  The stones are certified but are not judged visually by Blue Nile.  When you buy them the stones are shipped across the world to you in Blue Nile packaging.  Essentially all you’ve done is access a diamond inventory.

The certificates are accurate but a stone can be certified as an excellent cut but still not be the prettiest of stones.  A certificate is a judgement of cutting angles but is not a guarantee of beauty .

Many ladies on this site have received pretty stones from Blue Nile but I received a stone that was lovely around the edges but dark and gloomy in the middle.  I sent it straight back.

I eventually bought my diamond from another online dealer because jewellers in Scotland sell a lot of poor quality stones.  I would have liked to have gone to a reputable jeweller to choose my diamond but there wasn’t one available.

Just enjoy your new ring. If you love it then it is worth every cent.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm

That does seem a bit high. The stats on your diamond are great, but that price sounds like like it belongs to a D IF ideal (tho why anyone would pay extra for those stats is beyond me, since to the naked eye, your stone is perfect). 

I would also recommend James Allen, their prices are great, website is great and customer service is great and available 24-7. If they don’t have a setting you like, you could purchase the done from them and just get the setting from a local spot

Post # 8
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Helper bee

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NiambiD:  honestly, daussi rings are very nice and from what I’ve seen, his cushions have a very distinct cut.  I would say, if you can afford it, keep it and thank your hubby for such a sweet and thoughtful gift 🙂 beautiful rings, by the way! 

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 1995

Not sure on the price issue but just wanted to say that ring is absolutely stunning! Lucky you 🙂

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

If I were in your shoes, I would prioritize my 4 Cs before I make a decision. 

The Henri Daussi brand is a type of cushion cut that’s patented and, as a brand  name, it is a premium price.  If CUT is more important, and you love the Daussi cut, then you have your answer.

However, if you are not completele in love with the cut and willing to let go of the Daussi cut for another ideal cut (nonbrand), diamond with great stats in the other 3 Cs, then I would exchange it for something you want base on your 4Cs priority. 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

Seems a bit high. I have a 3 stone halo with a center stone of 1 carat and tcw of 2.1, and my Fiance paid $5,000 for the ring. I would suggest going to a wholesaler to see if you can get a better deal.

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee

Beautiful ring!  If you can afford it Keep it and enjoy it!  It is a designer brand and will come at a higher price.  But, I bet it sparkles like crazy!!!  

If you are really concerned about saving money return it and find a center that is less expensive and then put it in the same setting.  I did a quick search on ritani and found this diamond…..

https://www.ritani.com/diamonds/cushion-diamond-1-01-Carat-E-color-GIA-certified/D-ZFNY71

 

But once you buy the setting, pay for the setting fees etc.  I am not sure how much you are actually saving.  Shop around and see what you think.  

Post # 15
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Sugar bee

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NiambiD:  it’s a gorgeous ring and has a ton of diamonds. Asmentioned you may be paying a little more for the name but for something that flashy it’s going to cost you a pretty penny. I wouldn’t worry about it. It’s freaking gorgeous! Also every diamond has its own value.  The slightest spec can make the value drop or go up.

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