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primus13

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Hello all! First time poster here, but I've enjoyed reading a lot of the advice that many of you have to offer. I'm currently in the market for an engagement ring and I know exactly what she wants, it's just a matter of finding it now. I was hoping that I could enlist the help of you all on the forum to possibly make finding this ring a much easier adventure.

As for the ring, her heart is set on getting a halo setting with a thin band. She's a petite girl, only 5 feet tall. So, thick bands make her fingers look smaller than they already are. For the center diamond, I would like to be in the .6 to 1 carat range, hopefully be able to get an eye clean SI1, color around G or H, and a cut of at least very good . My budget is around $3500 to $4000 for the band and the center stone.

Any help that you all may offer is greatly appreciated!
 

Regular Guy

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NFO helped with settings which I haven't looked at (has G0G improved that?)?

Using the search engine here, constraining for cut quality, this list emerges:

https://www.pricescope.com/diamond-search-results/96042

where the GOG ones will have pictures, and have been vetted already...

Ira Z.
 

cookies

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What shape will the center diamond be? Does she prefer prongs or bezel?

Adwar.com and Stuller.com also have some pretty settings. You might want to take a look.
 

Gypsy

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Eternity diamonds doesn't have a bunch of images online but you can call them and ask for an ideal cut in the price range you are at-- and then post the diamond information here (table, depth, pavillion and crown angles)... and they have a lovely halo for a good price: http://www.eternitydiamonds.com/engagement-rings/diamond-engagement-ring/Evangeline-Round-Bezel-Set-Diamond-by-Eternity-%28.39-ctw.%29-155.htm they are also offering 10% off right now. It's worth a call, IMO. Tell them your out the door price for both the setting and the center stone and see what they offer you.

I would also do the same thing with pearlmans... call ask for Bill or Julien and ask for a center stone recommendation for this setting and see what they suggest: http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-designers/beverley-k-jewelry/rings/115PP1/


And because of your budget and because it's Pearlmans... I would consider this ring (including the center stone) is a preowned ring isn't outside your comfort range--http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-specials/previously-owned-jewelry/rings/206PO1/8/ It's platinum, Ritani, and has a one carat center stone. It's a little outside your budget, but they might work with you. And it's a great deal (better than anything else you might be able to get) if you are interested.
 

pregcurious

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I know this is above your price range, but there is a previously owned Ritani Endless Love with a 1 ct diamond at Pearlman's at $5500. It is a very competitive price if you add up the price of a new Endless Love setting alone (~$3300), plus the cost of a 1 ct diamond. It's a size 5.5. It's at Pearlman's under "Great Deals", "Previously owned", page 2. (http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-specials/previously-owned-jewelry/rings/206PO1/8/)

You can also do a search for "halo" at the Pearlman's site for many other halo settings. The prices are sometimes for only the setting. You can contact them for a Pricescope discount, which does not apply to previously owned products I believe. They're a sponsor here, and many people (including myself) are very happy with them.

ritaniendlesslove.jpg
 

lknvrb4

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Jewelsbyericagrace.com has some very nice modern and estate rings as well.
 

centralsquare

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pregcurious|1313212621|2989877 said:
I know this is above your price range, but there is a previously owned Ritani Endless Love with a 1 ct diamond at Pearlman's at $5500. It is a very competitive price if you add up the price of a new Endless Love setting alone (~$3300), plus the cost of a 1 ct diamond. It's a size 5.5. It's at Pearlman's under "Great Deals", "Previously owned", page 2. (http://www.pearlmansjewelers.com/jewelry-specials/previously-owned-jewelry/rings/206PO1/8/)

You can also do a search for "halo" at the Pearlman's site for many other halo settings. The prices are sometimes for only the setting. You can contact them for a Pricescope discount, which does not apply to previously owned products I believe. They're a sponsor here, and many people (including myself) are very happy with them.
That is an excellent option. The specs are exactly what OP is looking for!
 

pregcurious

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Gypsy, I just noticed your post! We think alike :) I am always looking at their "Good deals" section and just bought an eternity ring from there.
 

Gypsy

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pregcurious|1313256129|2990101 said:
Gypsy, I just noticed your post! We think alike :) I am always looking at their "Good deals" section and just bought an eternity ring from there.

Ahh, but your link worked =) . Pearlmans has great things, my wedding band and my earrings are from their Good Deals section. Great minds! Link to your band? I'd love to see it!
 
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