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apacherose

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Hello my pricescope friends!

My workfriends' son is looking for a ring to propose with and he asked for her input! EEeee- exciting!

Her dream ring:

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diamondsR4eVR

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This is so exciting! I’m sure there are a lot of folks here that can help assist. I’m no expert so I’m just here to look at the beauties posted. Is the inspiration ring you posted- asscher or cushion cut? I can’t tell on my phone.
 

apacherose

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diamondsR4eVR

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OoohShiny

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The Tiffany cuts are protected by Trademark or Patent or something like that IIRC, so it may be hard to find, but I am sure this cut has been posted recently...

I think the 'True' might be very similar to a Lucida cut??

https://jewelsbygrace.smugmug.com/Signed-Pieces/Signed-Pieces-Rings-and-Bands/101ct-Tiffany-Co-Lucida/
(Not sure if this is sold)



 

apacherose

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So I think it looks like a cushion brilliant.

I made a pintrest board with some ideas from James Allen.

I also suggested Rhino's concierge service. I tried finding something on whiteflash and brian gavin but my search did not yield any options? Hmmm.

Next I was going to look at blue nile. I was hoping Mrs B would help me there she is a really good blue nile shopper.
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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The Tiffany True is a hybrid step-cut and brilliant cut. Does she have any preferences on size, color, clarity, etc? For cut would she prefer asscher or princess? I would look at James Allen and Blue Nile to start!
 

stonewell

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Oooh, can I play?

I’m not a fan of the pre-loved he is considering, primarily because it’s an I1 and there’s some notation of a drilled imperfection?

Haven’t searched for other pre-loved options yet, but since the center stone on his is essentially 1ct, I went that route and found the below to start. Any of them should allow for a plain solitaire setting.

Radiants

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/radiant-cut/0.96-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-sku-7750886

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/radiant-cut/1.00-carat-d-color-si1-clarity-sku-8526849 - this radiant is :kiss2:

https://www.b2cjewels.com/dd/17764452/1-01-carat-radiant-diamond-h-color-vs2-clarity - nicely sized face-up

Cushions

https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/0.91-carat-f-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-8552702 - appears to be a H&A cushion on a tilt

https://www.b2cjewels.com/dd/12505677/1-03-carat-cushion-diamond-h-color-si1-clarity - possible criss cut cushion?

It would be helpful to understand her color, size, etc. preferences to better hone in on the right searches, especially on pre-loved opportunities.
 

distracts

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Do you know how important it is that it is a Tiffany? Looking for a secondhand True or Lucida (probably easier to find) ring would be the way to go in that case. $4k might get around .9ct for the center diamond that way.

If it's just the style, of course that is easier.
 

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I suspect the draw is that it is a square, so a cushion wouldn't fit the bill. I've seen a lot of people in my peer group getting engaged with radiants lately. I also sincerely doubt she's aware of the faceting pattern so I don't know that we really have to worry about that.
 

whitewave

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I get why people love square shapes. I LOVE square shapes. I wonder if she understands how small they face up and for 4K, she’s going to get a small face up ring.

My 1.52c asscher faces up like a .85c round. It’s depressing and I’m not sure one can appreciate it until you see it.

What Carat size is her dream ring?
 

SimoneDi

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Is she open to secondhand? While the style can be replicated, he need to have a conversation with her about what is important to her - the style, the shape, the brand, the entire true ring? If she just cares about the True design and the T&Co brand, then he will be better off getting her the real thing.
 

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Here are a few radiants:

(my fave - looks to sparkle well, high crown, 5.7x5.7 so largish for the budget - tradeoff is an inclusion in the table but I really doubt it can be noticed)



(stunner in terms of facet pattern but tiiiiny)

With one of these settings:



Some Tiffany Lucida options - unfortunately both bulkier settings:


 

Niel

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I mean I hate to say it but I’d probably lay get her a princess cut!
That looks the same to me ‍♀
does he think used is acceptable?
 

Niel

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Lol that was supposed to be a shrug emoji!
 

ccuheartnurse

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How exciting but a lot of pressure. LOL I've looked at the True & I to me, it has an identity crisis. LOL Find out from him if a round in a square setting would be an option? DK is relatively cheap for simple settings & he can get one custom made. I realize her dream ring has 4 prongs but a faux bezel of a round in a square/cushion shape might be an option. There doesn't seem to be many good radiants for him to pick from. Maybe a princess cut like Niel suggested would be good.
Here is a thread discussing faux bezels...
 

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There must be more like this around - www
 

MRBXXXFVVS1

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Looks like the radiant cut is the most similar. Another option if your friend's son and his girlfriend are open to lab diamonds is Lightbox. I'm still not sure how I feel about their diamonds after browsing their smaller ones, but some PSers have the larger ones and they look amazing! You can get a 1.125ct princess cut for $1000 and have it reset into a simple setting. if she is open to a princess cut, would just need to find the right setting with prongs to cover the corners to get more of the Tiffany True shape. That would leave $3500 for wedding or savings!

 

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I love square shapes and I’m a sucker for a gorgeous emerald but they need to be substantial in carat size imo to not get lost on the finger. I like finger real estate! Lol
 

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I was looking for anything up to 3K with a clear pattern of brilliance / reflections, if not necessarily a step/brilliant cut, a couple of smaller 'cushions with arrows' came up first [above]. I would rather have any of these in the lightest, simplest solitaire setting, in this order:

1 ct G/VS1 - a brilliant cushion WWW I assume this was a very good new cut lost on the lists, it seems to have an extra tier of pavilion facets, and a small open culet - 6 X 5.7 mm

.8 cts G/VS - an old style brilliant with a prominent open culet, and the same size as the above, despite the smaller weight & price WWW

There are interesting things at the blue nile, but smaller - www etc.

2c
 
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