A family member wants to buy a diamond engagement ring, and he almost bought one at Tiffany's. You know, the Tiffany low rise setting, the branding, little blue box, etc. But when he started doing his homework he learned that he could get a lot more bang for his buck elsewhere.
Yesterday he told me he was shopping at Diamond.com, they show the GIA certificate of the stone. I told him that the certificate says nothing about the quality of the cut of the stone in different lighting, and that to see the diamond there you have to FIRST buy it, not a practice recommended by the experts here.
I told him I would post here, he's looking for a platinum solitare engagement ring, princess cut, color E to G, VVS to VS1, ideal cut, extra sparkly, and "as big as possible"(!). He's looking at a budget limit of $US7000. He lives in Houston,Texas. He was not impressed by what he saw at his local stores.
I also told him that there are some very good people in business here at DiamondRing who will probably make him an offer he can't refuse.
So I hope you guys will help us out and hopefully make a sale too!
Jan, I sent him the specs of your selection, but he wants E or better, VVS2 or better, mimimum .90 carat, he's willing to pay $US9000. Please, guys, let's make a deal. He's been looking at Blue Nile stones, I told him you guys could do better!
Do you have a link to the one he was looking at? Most of the stones listed there are available to us as well. Be aware that the cut grade like ideal cut etc on their site is their own interpetation and not GIA's
GIA doesn't grade princess cut diamonds as ideal cut. I did send you an option that we had for less than BN that was well cut. You will need someone to actually examine the stone and run the Gem Ex report to tell you how well cut the diamond really is.