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Advice Needed For Princess Cut Diamond Ring

nonlinear

Rough_Rock
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I'm looking to buy an engagement ring with a princess cut diamond.

This stone from BG is a good example of what I'm looking for and what my budget is:

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104047574007

I was hoping the experts on the forum could weigh in on whether it's a good stone for the money of if there are better options to be had.

Also, I've found a platinum setting from WF that I really like:

http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/4-prong-heavy-tiffany-solitaire-engagement-ring-466.htm

My gut feeling is that it would be better to get the stone and setting from the same place, is this the wrong way to think about it? Unfortunately I can't find a similar setting in the similar price range on the BG site.

Any advice is greatly appreciated, it's easy to feel in way over your head for a newbie diamond buyer. :)
 

nonlinear

Rough_Rock
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I really like that BG setting too, thanks for the link.

The WF stone with WF setting works out to be the same price as the BG stone with BG setting:

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut-loose-diamond-2589519.htm
http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/4-prong-heavy-tiffany-solitaire-engagement-ring-466.htm

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104047574007
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/home/ring-details/?product_id=5505

Does it make sense to opt for getting both stone and setting from the same source?

How to choose???
 

JulieN

Super_Ideal_Rock
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Both look great. Don't forget your PS discount.
 

yssie

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nonlinear|1304794020|2914918 said:
I really like that BG setting too, thanks for the link.

The WF stone with WF setting works out to be the same price as the BG stone with BG setting:

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut-loose-diamond-2589519.htm
http://www.whiteflash.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/4-prong-heavy-tiffany-solitaire-engagement-ring-466.htm

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104047574007
http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/home/ring-details/?product_id=5505

Does it make sense to opt for getting both stone and setting from the same source?


How to choose???

Definitely preferred - avoids all sorts of liability issues, insurance hassles to insure for shipping & setting, the extra time and expense of shipping..

Both stones look nice.
 

jstarfireb

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Ditto Yssie. And for what it's worth, I prefer the facet patterning and the ASET on the BGD stone (despite the fact that the WF stone is a hair bigger).
 

bmaynard06

Rough_Rock
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I hope that was you who bought it, since it is showing sold now.

I just want to say your "lucky" I had that diamond reserved last week actually, but ended up going with a GOG diamond. Both were excellent choices though! Enjoy as it is a beautiful diamond!
 

nonlinear

Rough_Rock
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Yup, I snatched it up yesterday. :)

Can't wait to see the finished product.

Thanks to all for the advice, I'll be sure to post some pics or the ring.
 
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