(Closed) Wondering if he paid too much!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
131 posts
Blushing bee

I think you did good considering it is a designer ring, a designer cut diamond, and a great quality diamond (4cs). Plus you got a promotion and sounds like your husband was a good negotiator. I would strongly suggest you don’t give this a second though so that you don’t damper your enjoyment of a beautiful gift, or damper your husbands joy at giving you something so thoughtful and gorgeous. Give that man a big hug, kiss and thank you. 

Post # 32
3155 posts
Sugar bee

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Can I also say that even though colour, size and clarity are pretty much standardised, cut is much more hit and miss than people think.  Diamonds are like kaleidoscopes – a tiny change in cut angle makes a big difference to appearance.  My ideal cut round diamond will look very different from another person’s ideal cut round diamond because the facet pattern and sparkle pattern are very different – even though they are the same clarity,  colour, size and certification.  The effect is even more marked with fancy shapes such as cushions where there is no designated ideal cut..  I would go as far as saying that I would not buy a sizeable fancy shape online unless the online company would be prepared to send me several stones to look at so that I could choose the prettiest.

Your husband has done the right thing.  Enjoy your sparkly.

Post # 34
1907 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

Just enjoy that fabulous ring! Considering the specs and that’s it’s designer, he did good!

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