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abroberts

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I''m somewhat new here--I posted earlier:


https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/advice-requested-engagement-ring-budget-5-000.109438/


I''m thinking about the following for an engagement ring. I originally budgeted around $5,000 for this purchase. I was looking for a nice stone around 1 ct (or above) with a traditional, Platinum solitaire setting. This is what I''ve lately turned up with. Your thoughts would be most appreciated:


STONE

0.942 ct I VS2 Whiteflash ACA ($4,545.00)
http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/Whiteflash-ACA-cut-diamond-1982358.htm
Item Code: AGS-10222501
Report: AGS
Shape: Whiteflash ACA
Carat: 0.942
Depth %: 61.5
Table %: 56.9
Crown Angle: 34.9
Crown %: 15
Star : 53
Pavilion Angle: 40.9
Pavilion %: 43.2
Lower Girdle %: 78
Girdle: Thin to Medium



SETTING
Classic tiffany style Knife Edge Diamond Engagement Ring ($1,275.00)
http://www.whiteflash.com/Engagement-Rings/Styles/Solitaire/Classic-tiffany-style-Knife-Edge_1137.htm#



TOTAL COST = $4,545.00 + $1,275.00 = $5,820



Do I need to ask whether a VS2 is eyeclean? I assume not.


Originally, I was thinking of getting a different setting:


6-Prong tiffany style Diamond Engagement Ring ($600.00)
http://www.whiteflash.com/Engagement-Rings/Styles/Solitaire/6-Prong-tiffany-style-Diamond-Solitaire_993.htm


But on second glance, it doesn''t look all that much like the Tiffany setting:


http://www.tiffany.com/Engagement/Item.aspx?GroupSKU=GRP10001#f+0/0/2001/3001/0/3001


Nor is it as attractive. However, the price is far more attractive. Purchasing the more expensive setting, however, brings me a little under 1k above what I had originally planned to spend. But this might be alright.


Before committing to purchase this engagement ring, I''d love to hear your thoughts. I would have been fine purchasing from almost any vendor that was reputable, but I was having difficulty finding what seemed to me (from first impressions on the board) to be a reputable vendor that also sold a solitaire setting that looked like the traditional Tiffany type (which I actually find quite attractive, although I am rather ignorant regarding jewelery). I also need to do the following things:

- put the stone on hold
- inquire about the PS discount
- determine that there will be no problems purchasing with a Mastercard bank card instead of a Credit Card
- determine shipping/processing time
- try to negotiate an increased return time (see https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/comment-on-whiteflash-policies.90433/)
- arrange for an in-setting appraisal after for the period after receiving the ring

Do I seem to be overlooking something? My apologies, but this is the most significant (and sentimental) purchase that I will be making in my 22+ years of life.
 

Lorelei

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Date: 3/14/2009 4:15:44 PM
Author:abroberts
I'm somewhat new here--I posted earlier:


https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/advice-requested-engagement-ring-budget-5-000.109438/


I'm thinking about the following for an engagement ring. I originally budgeted around $5,000 for this purchase. I was looking for a nice stone around 1 ct (or above) with a traditional, Platinum solitaire setting. This is what I've lately turned up with. Your thoughts would be most appreciated:


STONE

0.942 ct I VS2 Whiteflash ACA ($4,545.00)
http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/Whiteflash-ACA-cut-diamond-1982358.htm
Item Code: AGS-10222501
Report: AGS
Shape: Whiteflash ACA
Carat: 0.942
Depth %: 61.5
Table %: 56.9
Crown Angle: 34.9
Crown %: 15
Star : 53
Pavilion Angle: 40.9
Pavilion %: 43.2
Lower Girdle %: 78
Girdle: Thin to Medium



SETTING
Classic tiffany style Knife Edge Diamond Engagement Ring ($1,275.00)
http://www.whiteflash.com/Engagement-Rings/Styles/Solitaire/Classic-tiffany-style-Knife-Edge_1137.htm#



TOTAL COST = $4,545.00 + $1,275.00 = $5,820



Do I need to ask whether a VS2 is eyeclean? I assume not. It never hurts to check that VS2 is eyeclean from all angles, WF will be happy to inspect the diamond and oblige you. The diamond you have chosen is beautiful.


Originally, I was thinking of getting a different setting:


6-Prong tiffany style Diamond Engagement Ring ($600.00)
http://www.whiteflash.com/Engagement-Rings/Styles/Solitaire/6-Prong-tiffany-style-Diamond-Solitaire_993.htm


But on second glance, it doesn't look all that much like the Tiffany setting:


http://www.tiffany.com/Engagement/Item.aspx?GroupSKU=GRP10001#f+0/0/2001/3001/0/3001


Nor is it as attractive. However, the price is far more attractive. Purchasing the more expensive setting, however, brings me a little under 1k above what I had originally planned to spend. But this might be alright.


Before committing to purchase this engagement ring, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I would have been fine purchasing from almost any vendor that was reputable, but I was having difficulty finding what seemed to me (from first impressions on the board) to be a reputable vendor that also sold a solitaire setting that looked like the traditional Tiffany type (which I actually find quite attractive, although I am rather ignorant regarding jewelery). I also need to do the following things:

- put the stone on hold - yes
- inquire about the PS discount - yes, but I am not sure if it is contingent on paying via bank wire, you will need to check
- determine that there will be no problems purchasing with a Mastercard bank card instead of a Credit Card - yes
- determine shipping/processing time - yes
- try to negotiate an increased return time (see https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/comment-on-whiteflash-policies.90433/) - yes
- arrange for an in-setting appraisal after for the period after receiving the ring - if desired.

Do I seem to be overlooking something? My apologies, but this is the most significant (and sentimental) purchase that I will be making in my 22+ years of life.
I will just fix the links...

http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/Whiteflash-ACA-cut-diamond-1982358.htm


http://www.tiffany.com/Engagement/Item.aspx?GroupSKU=GRP10001#f+0/0/2001/3001/0/3001
 

abroberts

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Sorry for reposting. This is my first time with any sort of forum. I have fixed the links with HTML markup so they are now clickable.


I''m somewhat new here--I posted earlier:


https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/advice-requested-engagement-ring-budget-5-000.109438/


I''m thinking about the following for an engagement ring. I originally budgeted around $5,000 for this purchase. I was looking for a nice stone around 1 ct (or above) with a traditional, Platinum solitaire setting. This is what I''ve lately turned up with. Your thoughts would be most appreciated:


STONE

0.942 ct I VS2 Whiteflash ACA ($4,545.00)
http://www.whiteflash.com/hearts_arrows/Whiteflash-ACA-cut-diamond-1982358.htm
Item Code: AGS-10222501
Report: AGS
Shape: Whiteflash ACA
Carat: 0.942
Depth %: 61.5
Table %: 56.9
Crown Angle: 34.9
Crown %: 15
Star : 53
Pavilion Angle: 40.9
Pavilion %: 43.2
Lower Girdle %: 78
Girdle: Thin to Medium



SETTING
Classic tiffany style Knife Edge Diamond Engagement Ring ($1,275.00)
http://www.whiteflash.com/Engagement-Rings/Styles/Solitaire/Classic-tiffany-style-Knife-Edge_1137.htm#



TOTAL COST = $4,545.00 + $1,275.00 = $5,820



Do I need to ask whether a VS2 is eyeclean? I assume not.


Originally, I was thinking of getting a different setting:


6-Prong tiffany style Diamond Engagement Ring ($600.00)
http://www.whiteflash.com/Engagement-Rings/Styles/Solitaire/6-Prong-tiffany-style-Diamond-Solitaire_993.htm


But on second glance, it doesn''t look all that much like the Tiffany setting:


http://www.tiffany.com/Engagement/Item.aspx?GroupSKU=GRP10001#f+0/0/2001/3001/0/3001


Nor is it as attractive. However, the price is far more attractive. Purchasing the more expensive setting, however, brings me a little under 1k above what I had originally planned to spend. But this might be alright.


Before committing to purchase this engagement ring, I''d love to hear your thoughts. I would have been fine purchasing from almost any vendor that was reputable, but I was having difficulty finding what seemed to me (from first impressions on the board) to be a reputable vendor that also sold a solitaire setting that looked like the traditional Tiffany type (which I actually find quite attractive, although I am rather ignorant regarding jewelery). I also need to do the following things:

- put the stone on hold
- inquire about the PS discount
- determine that there will be no problems purchasing with a Mastercard bank card instead of a Credit Card
- determine shipping/processing time
- try to negotiate an increased return time (see https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/comment-on-whiteflash-policies.90433/)
- arrange for an in-setting appraisal after for the period after receiving the ring

Do I seem to be overlooking something? My apologies, but this is the most significant (and sentimental) purchase that I will be making in my 22+ years of life.
 

abroberts

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Oh, and my girlfriend and I will be on vacation on the West Coast from Sunday, March 22 to Sunday, March 29, so it would be great if I managed to get the ring before then, or to have it shipped to family out there. Hence why I feel a little rushed.
 

Lorelei

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Date: 3/14/2009 4:40:08 PM
Author: abroberts
Oh, and my girlfriend and I will be on vacation on the West Coast from Sunday, March 22 to Sunday, March 29, so it would be great if I managed to get the ring before then, or to have it shipped to family out there. Hence why I feel a little rushed.
Then you would be best telephoning WF ASAP and telling them your time frame, hopefully they will be able to accomodate you.
 

abroberts

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I think will need to wait on talking with them. No one is answering the phones, and I''ve sent them e-mails as well.
 
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