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asd4072

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I am looking to buy a solitaire engagment ring (round cut). I have narrowed it down to 2 stores (Tiffany''s or JamesAllen.com) and would like some input from the experts:

TIFFANY''S: .75, F, VS2 w/ platinum setting would be 6,570

JAMESALLEN.COM:

1) .82 F VS1 w/platinum setting would be 4,820
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/classic-solitaire-settings/ring/item_57-1943_design.asp?module=diamond&item=1204034

2) .83 F VS2 w/platinum setting would be 4,460
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/classic-solitaire-settings/ring/item_57-1943_design.asp?module=diamond&item=1213132

Both stones from JamesAllen.com are Hearts & Arrows. I am not sure what the stone from Tiffany''s would be. Which diamond from JamesAllen is a better value. Also, how does the Hearts & Arrows cut compare with a Tiffany cut diamond. And finally, for a solitaire setting should I consider a larger stone? Any input/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
 

AprilBaby

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If I could afford the $6570, I would buy a bigger stone at JA.
 

Kaleigh

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You'd have to get the cut info from Tiffs. Both the JA stones are great, I'd choose the larger one and save a few bucks. Saving big bucks if you don't go the Tiffany route. And I am a Tiffany girl, but want you to get the best cut and best valiue for your $$$
 

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Date: 2/4/2009 12:49:17 AM
Author:asd4072
I am looking to buy a solitaire engagment ring (round cut). I have narrowed it down to 2 stores (Tiffany''s or JamesAllen.com) and would like some input from the experts:

TIFFANY''S: .75, F, VS2 w/ platinum setting would be 6,570

JAMESALLEN.COM:

1) .82 F VS1 w/platinum setting would be 4,820
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/classic-solitaire-settings/ring/item_57-1943_design.asp?module=diamond&item=1204034

2) .83 F VS2 w/platinum setting would be 4,460
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/classic-solitaire-settings/ring/item_57-1943_design.asp?module=diamond&item=1213132

Both stones from JamesAllen.com are Hearts & Arrows. I am not sure what the stone from Tiffany''s would be. Which diamond from JamesAllen is a better value. Also, how does the Hearts & Arrows cut compare with a Tiffany cut diamond. And finally, for a solitaire setting should I consider a larger stone? Any input/advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Welcome!

It depends on what you value more, the Tiffany name or whether you prefer to get a larger diamond for your money. The diamonds listed above look very nice.
 

Ellen

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I would personally go with JA, I'm not a Tiffany gal.


Of the two you posted, they both look nice. I would ask Jim to compare them and pick the best one.

If you wanted to squeeze a bit more size in, I'd suggest this one. You won't be making any compromises on color, promise.
Just a suggestion!

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1213138.asp


As for a solitaire setting, this is a fine size!
 

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Date: 2/4/2009 7:18:48 AM
Author: Ellen
I would personally go with JA, I''m not a Tiffany gal.


Of the two you posted, they both look nice. I would ask Jim to compare them and pick the best one.

If you wanted to squeeze a bit more size in, I''d suggest this one. You won''t be making any compromises on color, promise.
Just a suggestion!

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1213138.asp


As for a solitaire setting, this is a fine size!
Hey - nice pick Miss!!!
 

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Date: 2/4/2009 1:07:41 AM
Author: AprilBaby
If I could afford the $6570, I would buy a bigger stone at JA.

DITTO!!!
 
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Based off of the information you gave I certainly see the value. With Tiffany one is paying more for the name and reputation. If that has value for the recipient that''s fine! But ultimately a beautiful diamond is no better or worse whether it comes from Tiffany, a wonderful jeweler in your neighborhood or one of the reputable Pricescope sellers.
 

Ellen

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Date: 2/4/2009 8:11:08 AM
Author: Lorelei

Date: 2/4/2009 7:18:48 AM
Author: Ellen
I would personally go with JA, I''m not a Tiffany gal.


Of the two you posted, they both look nice. I would ask Jim to compare them and pick the best one.

If you wanted to squeeze a bit more size in, I''d suggest this one. You won''t be making any compromises on color, promise.
Just a suggestion!

http://www.jamesallen.com/diamonds/G-VS2-Ideal-Cut-Round-Diamond-1213138.asp


As for a solitaire setting, this is a fine size!
Hey - nice pick Miss!!!
Thanks! I missed this til now.
 
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