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newbie diamond question, De Beers Promise Solitaire

xoulsinz

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Hi all,

I've read through some articles in the forum and picked a few diamonds based on my budget. I'm looking for a 0.75 to 0.9 eye clean (SI1) round H&A diamond around the $3000 to $5500 range. I'm in Los Angeles and I'm looking for a jewelry master that can make the De Beers Promise Solitaire setting for me:

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I'm also comparing the following diamonds from whiteflash and was wondering if you guys can guide me in the right direction:

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-dia...28270,2666576,2668691,2668687,2632520,2668689

Would it be worth the premium to go with the A CUT ABOVE line compared to the expert line? Thanks so much!


Eric
 

Christina...

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If you aren't particuliarly color sensitive and assuming that the stone is eye clean then I would go for the largest stone .84. All of them look as though they will perform nicely though, and you probably won't go wrong with any of them. But if you don't have a color or clarity preference I would go with largest eye clean stone that I could.

That setting is beautiul and BGD is fantastic! Congrats!
 

farmer gal

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I would also get a quote from WF on the setting they do excellent work. The one from BGD does look just like it to.
 

marcy

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All the diamonds you picked for comparison would be great performing diamonds. Have you compared color and clarity at a local store to see what you prefer in both? The ring is lovely too. Have fun. I can't wait to see what you get.
 

tyty333

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xoulsinz|1310396966|2966466 said:
Thanks for the input guys! I called Brian's place and I can have a stone shipped to them so they can set it for me but it's going to set me back $100. So I was looking through his diamonds and came across this one:

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104051391003

What do you guys think about this diamond? Is there any reason why it's under $3000? Thanks!

Eric
That is a beautiful stone...the K color and si1 clarity are what makes the price lower.

Here is a video on color so you can have a feel for a K colored stone. Generally "G" color is consider standard. Some
people drop down to I/J range to gain some size. Not too many people go to the K range unless they are looking
at antique stones. *I* think you should stay higher unless your GF said she is ok with a lower colored stone.


http://www.vimeo.com/3288695 I just noticed that this only goes to J...k would obviously be the next color down.

You should talk to WF and get a quote for making that setting. Would be a good thing to know.

EDIT - can you swing this G colored stone and the BGD setting?

http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamond/diamond-detail/?product_id=AGS-104052377006

Edit - here is an I colored stone...a little smaller than you wanted but it is an AGS0 stone and leaves plenty of
money to have it sent to BGD and have mounted.

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/I-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1356064.asp
 

xoulsinz

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I turned to Mark Turnowski and he picked a Hearts and Arrows E SI1 .87 for me. Plus he's going to make the settings i want. I hope I'm in good hands and I will give an update when the CAD design is ready. Thanks guys!
 

tyty333

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xoulsinz|1310414682|2966672 said:
I turned to Mark Turnowski and he picked a Hearts and Arrows E SI1 .87 for me. Plus he's going to make the settings i want. I hope I'm in good hands and I will give an update when the CAD design is ready. Thanks guys!

Sounds perfect! Would love to see some pictures when its done!
 

xoulsinz

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Just out of curiosity, do you guys think it's worth it to pay extra for a BGD setting? They look amazing but I'm just sure if they're worth the premium since I haven't seen it in person. Thanks!
 
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