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f0rbidden 02-10-06 04:03 PM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
Hi everyone
i'm new here, but certainly not new to posting on boards and chat rooms online.
in fact, i met my husband in a chat room...and it's been great!

ok, so back to the diamonds.
you can, for 5k, buy quite a stone
i ADORE emerald cut diamonds
but keep in mind their unforgiving nature. they dont' have as many facets as other cuts and can't hide flaws as easily.

so, buyer beware, right.
don't buy an included emerald cut stone. you're gonna be able to see it!

i got some great advice a while back when i was diamond shopping.
i was told to never buy an emerald cut stone with a color of higher than "H" or clarity lower than VS2.


Now..I've seen some AMAZINGLY beautiful SI1 diamonds, but well, it's me, i guess, because i would rather have a smaller more perfect diamond than a larger less perfect one - which is, of course, a personal choice.

still, i've been looking around, and you can, with 5k buy a 1 carat or close to it, with a D or E color rating, and a VVS2 clarity rating, that falls within the 1.25 to 1.50 length/width ration parameters

if you search, you can find anything these days :O)


ok, just my amazingly boring 2 cents. no, i'm not a jeweler. and i'm not a gemologist and i'm not an expert...but i am one serious shopper.

Transgirl 02-11-06 12:13 AM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ring4gl
Wow, I really enjoy looking at your ring. It is very very nice.

David, I appreciate the responses and recommendation. I'm sorry if I can't jump in and decide right away, I just want to be sure when I make such an important purchase (not so much because of the money, although I do want to get good value, but more because of what the e-ring will signify.)

I saw this at one of the related sites:

Shape: Emerald Cut
Carat: 1.50 center stone, 1.0 carats side stones
Color: G
Clarity: VS
Setting Type: Prong

$6,200.00

is there anything i can sacrifice to get tha size center stone, but come closer to my budget?


Um, that price is just for the SETTING:
Quote:
Settings do not include center Emerald diamond.
It says so in bold in the description.

I don't mean to sound snarky at all, as "I've been there" when searching for a ring and being taken aback by the price of quality diamonds of 1 carat and up, but I think the only 1.50 carat emerald cut diamond for under 5,000 bucks would be a piece of included frozen spit off ebay.

Transgirl 02-11-06 12:15 AM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
Oh never mind I should have read the whole thread first. This point has been made over and over.

ring4gl 04-11-06 01:12 PM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
Well, I have sent the payment for the ring!!!

I purchased from david @ diamondsbylauren... and I can't wait to see it!

Sadie 04-11-06 01:27 PM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
Congratulations! Be sure to post pics! ;) Do you know how you are going to propose?

Snooper 04-11-06 01:55 PM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
Yes, please post pics ring4gl! how exciting!

ring4gl 04-11-06 02:41 PM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
I'm still working out my proposal ideas, but I'll run it through you guys first ;)

and for sure I'll post pics as soon as I have the ring in my hands!

pandora77 04-11-06 07:18 PM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
I can't wait to see your ring! I'm sure David will do you proud!!

Please keep us posted!!!

rexelle 04-11-06 10:12 PM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
Congratulations !
You will NOT be sorry that you chose DBL.........I have dealt with David several times, and he truly is a gem. A pleasure to deal with, funny and informative, and, MAN can he pick those stones !!!!!
Let us know how the proposal goes, good luck, and post us some pix !!

Michelle

Hte2w8 04-13-06 11:59 PM

Re: Greetings, Searching for beauty on a budget
 
I have also purchased from DBL...site unseen. I went by his expertise and what I got was stunning and amazing. You will be very happy you purchased from DBL.


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