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Can you help me find a princess cut and some other questions

Donotbugme

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Hello,

I have made the decision to start looking for a e-ring. I have been lurking around here as a guest for the last few weeks to educate myself as much as I possible about diamonds, settings, and preferred vendors. I am definitely on board with the majority of posters view that cut is king and I have taken that into account when looking at possible loose diamonds. However, I am not sure I am proficient on the detailed images forum members use to judge how it will play in light. I am hoping that with your advanced knowledge you can help me find the right stone above and beyond just the 4 Cs.

I know she wants a princess cut with a halo setting. I know this because at Costco I made a comment about a new TV and she walked over to the jewelry counter and said, "wouldn't you rather buy one of these instead?" So I played along and I asked which one would you wanted and she said this one would be ideal. It was a princess cut with a simple halo setting and thank god I was already on this site so I knew what I was looking at.


Here are the specs I have been using to look on my own:

Cut: Ideal
Carat: 1.5-2.0- bigger the better
Color: G-I
Clarity: VS1 or VS2 but definitely eye clean from a typical distance
No fluorescence
$$$: I hope to keep it around 10-12 but i could go to 15 but it would have to be unbelievable.

Below are some I found that I think would be good for the stone?

[url}http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut-loose-diamond-3568731.htm[/url]

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut-loose-diamond-3520035.htm

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut-loose-diamond-3568731.htm

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.70-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-sku-491592

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/1.74-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-sku-443681

My searches have probably been focused on the WhiteFlash and JamesAllen sites as they have a great reputation on here. I would be willing to work with other approved vendors from this site though.

Ok, as settings go I have not found many that I would like. Below is a picture I found doing research. I know the middle rock is a emerald cut but I figure something like it could be created for the princess. I don't know if I will be able to afford the setting as it is a custom made ring for one of the bachelorettes. But it's the first setting that made me go...that looks nice. So something similar woudl be nice too. I still need to find out her ring size...

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I would like to thank everyone who contributes to this thread!

Justin
 

telephone89

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Re: Can you help me find a princess cut and some other quest

My favourite of the ones you posted is 1.73 ct I VS1, second being the 1.727 ct I VVS2.

If you really want to maximize size, GOG has a 2ct - its an ags 1 vs ags 0 (0 being better, the WFs are 0). You'd need to check if a) the inclusion poses a risk (its in the corner) and b) eyeclean.
http://www.goodoldgold.com/ecommerce/2.00ct-i-si1-gold-select-princess-gia-cut-diamond.html

For the setting, you could contact David Klass for a custom one similar to your inspiration pic. You could do pink sapphires (vs very expensive pink diamonds) to lessen the cost a bit, but most on here will caution against the 3 sided pave (very delicate).

For other similar settings:

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Donotbugme

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Re: Can you help me find a princess cut and some other quest

Thank you for your advice. My girlfriend can be less than graceful at times so thank you for explaining that it might be a delicate setting. I don't think i could go 13 for 2.0 though. Which is why I suspect I will be in the 1.7-8 or even a really nice 1.6.
 

telephone89

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Re: Can you help me find a princess cut and some other quest

Any of the WF ones will be disco balls, so unless you want to go up in colour, you could easily go with one of them.

For settings - you had said the one she liked was a 'simple halo' - the one you posted is less simple. Prices will vary greatly for these!
 

Donotbugme

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Re: Can you help me find a princess cut and some other quest

telephone89|1443136685|3931455 said:
Any of the WF ones will be disco balls, so unless you want to go up in colour, you could easily go with one of them.

For settings - you had said the one she liked was a 'simple halo' - the one you posted is less simple. Prices will vary greatly for these!

Yes, I am the high maintenance one in the relationship. She would be happy with a diamond tied with a string to her finger :lol: . I guess I want something that will stand out a little more in a crowd.
 

Donotbugme

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Re: Can you help me find a princess cut and some other quest

I don't have facebook though.
 

telephone89

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Re: Can you help me find a princess cut and some other quest

You dont need facebook to look at facebook. It just has photos of all of his work.

But anyways:

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