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.9ish-1 carat OEC or AVR. Is it worth it to pay more?

soxfan

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Hello everyone! My e-ring is a 2 carat MRB in an emilya halo by VC. I find it's a little too large and delicate for work (I am a teacher.) I love it and wear it out often, but for day to day, I'd like something a little smaller. I am looking for an OEC/AVR at about the 1 carat mark. My budget for the stone is max $5000, and I would LOVE to spend less. I am fine with lower colors in an antique cut, and I don't care if it's S1 or S2 if it's eye clean. I found this one, which seems to be a great deal:

http://www.diamondbistro.com/category/215/Loose-natural-Diamonds/listings/46112/898ct-August-Vintage-from-Good-Old-Gold.html

I also looked at a few at diamond zone:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/1ct-OLD-EUROPEAN-CUT-6-5MM-DIAMOND-EGL-USA-L-VS1-LOOSE-ROUND-ENGAGEMENT-ANTIQUE-/172086501162?hash=item2811279f2a:g:tJkAAOSw5dNWnmu-

and this one:
https://loveaffairdiamonds.smugmug.com/Loose-Vintage-and-Antique-Diam/0k93ct-Old-European-Cut-Diamond8/i-ngxBhX9


I am wondering if I will REALLY notice the difference in a .9 instead of one carat? Would you pay more for .2 mm or so of extra coverage in going from a .9 to one carat? My fingers are small- 4.5. I am looking for about 8mm worth of coverage at the most WITH the setting.

Thanks for any advice you can give;-)
 

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Your hands are small, you want to save money. I really think the .9 ct is the way to go. On the hand there is barely a difference, and on your hand a stone will already seen larger than your average bear.

I'd buy this.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/111824261786?_mwBanner=1

Lol I realize it's the same one. I'd buy from eBay so you get some buyer protection

Are you planning another halo?
 

soxfan

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Niel|1454691738|3987239 said:
Your hands are small, you want to save money. I really think the .9 ct is the way to go. On the hand there is barely a difference, and on your hand a stone will already seen larger than your average bear.

I'd buy this.

http://m.ebay.com/itm/111824261786?_mwBanner=1

Lol I realize it's the same one. I'd buy from eBay so you get some buyer protection

Are you planning another halo?
Thanks Niel for your reply! I am planning another halo, but I am not sure it will be with diamonds? I am looking for a vintage look. Here are a few I found:

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soxfan

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And I agree with you on the stone. I keep going back to look at it, watching the video, measuring my finger.... :lol: :lol:
 

Niel

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I think that avr with a simple plain shank halo would be lovely. With an airline of diamonds, or maybe a bezel of rubies? Or sapphires?
 

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Here is my wedding band that I would wear with the ring- it's a 2 mm platinum eternity band from IDJ.

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soxfan|1454694217|3987256 said:
Here is my wedding band that I would wear with the ring- it's a 2 mm platinum eternity band from IDJ.
I think this would go splendidly

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Niel|1454698419|3987296 said:
soxfan|1454694217|3987256 said:
Here is my wedding band that I would wear with the ring- it's a 2 mm platinum eternity band from IDJ.
I think this would go splendidly
I think that is a little too much halo.
 

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soxfan|1454707677|3987356 said:
Niel|1454698419|3987296 said:
soxfan|1454694217|3987256 said:
Here is my wedding band that I would wear with the ring- it's a 2 mm platinum eternity band from IDJ.
I think this would go splendidly
I think that is a little too much halo.

I guess I'm not sure what you mean? Seems as much as the cvb. Is it that you don't like the airline?
 

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Niel|1454708936|3987367 said:
soxfan|1454707677|3987356 said:
Niel|1454698419|3987296 said:
soxfan|1454694217|3987256 said:
Here is my wedding band that I would wear with the ring- it's a 2 mm platinum eternity band from IDJ.
I think this would go splendidly
I think that is a little too much halo.

I guess I'm not sure what you mean? Seems as much as the cvb. Is it that you don't like the airline?
yes! :)
 

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Well, I think the AVR is so lovely and a nice deal. I am biased, as I own and adore an AVR. The pretty, crisp, symmetrical facets and plump crown just make me happy. The 'L' is lovely, as well. I think you should choose the one that makes you happy.

If it were me, I would put the AVR in the CVB octagonal halo, which is, in my opinion, a spectacular work of art.

Done. Fantastic. An heirloom. And, while also a halo, a completely different flavor than your MRB in VC.

Have fun with this and enjoy! :wavey:
 

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marymm|1454729917|3987550 said:
Gypsy|1454729687|3987544 said:
soxfan|1454710035|3987379 said:
What do you think about this stone? Is it a better choice than the AVR? And I love the settings they do!

https://loveaffairdiamonds.smugmug.com/Loose-Vintage-and-Antique-Diam/0k93ct-Old-European-Cut-Diamond8/i-x2g4ZJG

I love this one. And yes, I do prefer it to the AVR.
Me too.

I would try to negotiate the price a little. I would ask if they'll consider a discount if you get the setting though them as well.

It is the most expensive diamond. I really think it's just stunning though.
 

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Gypsy|1454739870|3987596 said:
marymm|1454729917|3987550 said:
Gypsy|1454729687|3987544 said:
soxfan|1454710035|3987379 said:
What do you think about this stone? Is it a better choice than the AVR? And I love the settings they do!

https://loveaffairdiamonds.smugmug.com/Loose-Vintage-and-Antique-Diam/0k93ct-Old-European-Cut-Diamond8/i-x2g4ZJG

I love this one. And yes, I do prefer it to the AVR.
Me too.

I would try to negotiate the price a little. I would ask if they'll consider a discount if you get the setting though them as well.
That's exactly what I was thinking!;-)
 

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Putting the stone on hold! :love: Now to obsess over settings!
 
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