|Proposal in 3 months||
Joined: March 18th, 2011, 9:30 pm
Hey everyone, I've been really trying to plan my proposal. I need to find a nice ring. First of all, my budget is around 12-15k. I previously wanted to buy her the biggest diamond possible for that price range without regards to the brand. However, after many of my peers have purchased Tiffanys, I am starting to debate whether I should buy a smaller ring with a better name. My gf has hinted at the halo design - the equivalent of Tiffany's embrace design. I kind of wanted to buy a princess cut ring with simple 4 prongs because its clear and simple.
I've done my research and heres what I "PRESUME" I can buy for my price range given the cut, color, and clarity of Very Good, H, VS2 or better.
Halo- 1.5 carat
Princess- 2 carat
Embrace (Halo)- 1 to 1.2 carat
Princess- 1.3 to 1.5 carat
De Beers and Bvlgari- Estimating 0.5 - 1 carat for round diamond
I have three questions:
1) Does anyone know how many carats I can get at De Beers and Bvlgari?
2) Why is princess so much cheaper than round? Is a 2 carat princess not comparable to a 2 carat round?
3) Which ring do you suggest I get given the background information below? If you can think of another brand more matching to my situation, please tell me as well.
My gf is an Asian girl whose family is much wealthier than me and my family. What this means is that her family requires some assurance that her living standards and lifestyle will not decline as a result of the marriage. This is why I am considering to buy a Tiffany's/De Beers/Bvlgari ring to at least meet the expectations of her family and friends. Please help advise me on the ring selection, not my proposal. Thank you for your help!