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stci

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Because of my limited budget, I will have to choose a diamond of 42 carats (round). I would like that it appears largest possible but my hands are like my body, a little fatty.


Which kind of mounting should I choose to favour my diamond?

Gloup.... excuse my bad english...
 

stci

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1000$ is really max.
 

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Date: 1/9/2007 5:00:57 PM
Author:stci
Because of my limited budget, I will have to choose a diamond of 42 carats (round). I would like that it appears largest possible but my hands are like my body, a little fatty.


Which kind of mounting should I choose to favour my diamond?

Gloup.... excuse my bad english...
42 carats??


I want your "limited budget"...
 

asscherisme

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Hi!

I think you mean 42 points not 42 carats. 42 carats and you would not be able to lift your hand :)

I think a thicker heavier band would balance out your hands. A small petite band may not look great on bigger hands.

If you stick with gold, even a heavy band should not be too much.
 

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Oupppppppssss! I forgot the dot.........


It''s a .42 ct....
 

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Is the $1000 for the setting and the diamond or for the setting only?
If it is for both . . . how much is the diamond so we can know how much money is left for the setting?
 

stci

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1000$ is for the setting only.

A few days ago, I wanted the whole for 1000$ but I realize that it is too difficult. I thus added 1000$ for mounting only.
 

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If you have $2000 total to spend, I would get a bigger stone and still go with a more basic setting . . .
gotta go right now but I will do some looking around when I get home and make a few suggestions.
 

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If you''re definitely going with a .42 diamond how about a bezel set ring? Did you want gold or platinum? Tradeshop.com has a couple different bezel designs in platinum one that was plain and one with 6 (tiny)diamonds burnished into the band within your budget.
 

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Date: 1/9/2007 5:56:01 PM
Author: lisaC
If you''re definitely going with a .42 diamond how about a bezel set ring? Did you want gold or platinum? Tradeshop.com has a couple different bezel designs in platinum one that was plain and one with 6 (tiny)diamonds burnished into the band within your budget.
That was my thought, a bezel. They make the diamond appear bigger.

And as someone else said, if you can find a fairly inexpensive setting, use the rest toward the diamond!
 

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Do you like more modern or more antique look? If modern I would think a bezel like others have suggested or even something edgy like checking out titanium sites that have larger, bold stone settings. If you like an antique look, I would suggest a halo setting or and Edwardian style vintage setting, like :

http://www.faycullen.com/vintage_engagement_rings.html
 

stci

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devientdrow -> I prefer antique style

hikerchick -> Thank you! If I understant, you prefer a bigger diamond for fat hand?

Another question:

When I was young, diamonds were an investment because they took value. Is it always true today? It seems to me that the price of diamonds does not increase so much...
 

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If you have bigger hands, a wider setting with the largest diamond you can afford will give you the most "bling" . . .
However, if you like the antique look, a halo setting will also make a smaller diamond look big.

You should maximize your budget . . . get the most for your money, you know what I mean?
 

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what about a 3 stone with center gemstone? get two 1/4 carat diamonds - you could save money by getting uncerted ones from say whiteflash... and having them make you a super basic ring and get a sapphire or something for the center.... jat :)
 

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I understand...

Do you recommend to me to borrow to buy a larger diamond? Would this be a judicious investment?
 

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Date: 1/9/2007 11:19:10 PM
Author: Cehrabehra
what about a 3 stone with center gemstone? get two 1/4 carat diamonds - you could save money by getting uncerted ones from say whiteflash... and having them make you a super basic ring and get a sapphire or something for the center.... jat :)
I never thought of that front. I am not certain to like 3 stone style... but....perhaps...
 

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Maybe push the envelope on your diamond to get as big as you can . . . something like this 0.73 K SI2 with a nice HCA score (1.5) and a wider white gold band. I have K SI diamond studs and I always show people and ask if they look yellow or included and people scratch their heads and say no and wonder why they weren't willing to consider a little lower color and clarity (assuming cut makes up for it) . . .
 

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Date: 1/9/2007 11:19:16 PM
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I understand...

Do you recommend to me to borrow to buy a larger diamond? Would this be a judicious investment?
NO !!! That is NOT what I am suggesting at all . . . you can make your $2000 budget work for you. You should try to get the best value for your set budget. PLEASE, don''t misinterpret what I am saying as meaning you should borrow money to buy a diamond, you should work within your budget, just get the biggest diamond, you can for the money you have !!!
 

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Probably best not to borrow to get a bigger diamond ... though prices have been going up a lot in the last few years it''s not a safe "investment".

HOWEVER .. if you purchase your stone from a vendor with a trade up policy ... if you do want to buy a larger stone in the future, your initial purchase price will be applied to the larger stone''s price *then*.

Is this for a right hand ring?
 

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if your''re not traditional: wide hammered gold band with diamond sort of nestled into it.

movie zombie
 

stci

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"PLEASE, don''t misinterpret what I am saying"

hikerchick -> Ho no... I''m sorry... it was just a question. I know you never say that I have to borrow to buy a big diamond. It''s just a question because when I was yound, my father said to me that diamond are a good investment and I am say that it was perhaps time to invest in the purchase of a larger diamond.
 

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I don''t know if diamonds are a good investment or not . . . but it is usually best to stay within your means and not borrow to buy . . . $2000 can be stretched pretty far and as someone else suggested, if you buy from a vendor that allows upgrades, you can always "trade up" for a larger stone when your finances allow.
 

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Start with what you can afford now but get it through a jeweler that has an awesome upgrade policy. You can spend more later!
 

Jelly

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Have you considered getting a yellow diamond? Yum!

Here

.87 Radiant Cut from Diamonds By Lauren for $1809

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stci

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Problem is my budget is only 2000$ for setting and diamond...
 

hikerchick

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Stci,

Have you checked out all the options I listed above?
Don''t worry, you will get something pretty for $2000 . . . it might not be the biggest but it can still be pretty.
Consider some of the options above . . . if you think you will upgrade later, choose a vendor who will allow that.
 

AdaBeta27

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How about get something like the wide filigree band $350 mounting in ebay 150071441773 and put the rest of the budget intp a larger stone from a PS vendor? This setting looks great w/ 4.5mm ip to 7 or 7.5mm. A marquise or asscher would be cool in dropped in there, too. Jeweler can take out the head & change it for bezel or different head. It''s a great mounting. I''ve seen it.
 
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