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Anas_cl

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Hi,
I have been enjoying the threads here on this forum along with the experienced feedback from various active people.
On behalf of everyone, thanks for sharing your knowledge and precious time.

I am looking for a nice anniversary diamond ring, my wife liked the design of the one attached.
This is selling for 1.5k with tax but its 0.5 carat I2 center diamond.
I know I should not expect much for this price range but is it possible to get a similar setting with a better diamond for less than 2k?

I have seen some other threads that recommended jamesallen.com

I would appreciate your feedback.

Thanks

ring2_77.jpg
ring_140.jpg
 

tyty333

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What do you mean by "anniversary diamond ring"? This (IMO) is an engagement ring. Is she going to wear this as her
engagement ring or is she going to wear it as a RHR? To me an "anniversary ring" would be more like a band. However,
we want you to get what you want.

I dont think you will find another gallery view like that one but here are ones that have similar shanks...
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/18k-white-gold-pave-crossover-engagement-ring-item-22573 would need to get
them to milgrain the shank

http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-white-gold-pave-twist-diamond-engagement-ring-item-52627

Stones...
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.47-carat-i-color-vs1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-687223
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.47-carat-h-color-vs2-clarity-ideal-cut-sku-722699
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.46-carat-g-color-si1-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-712806

Edit - I see that I posted the same 2 that telephone posted but I went ahead and posted anyway.

The other idea is to talk to ID jewelry. They work very well in tight budgets.
http://idjewelry.com/

They carry a line that has similar rings but they are more expensive...
https://eshop.gabrielny.com/product/ER6138W44JJ
https://eshop.gabrielny.com/product/ER9408W44JJ
https://eshop.gabrielny.com/product/ER7546W44JJ
 

Anas_cl

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Sorry its an engagement ring as an anniversary gift :)

Thanks for your inputs , I will take a look and come back.
 

Anas_cl

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telephone89|1446503067|3944910 said:
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/18k-white-gold-pave-crossover-engagement-ring-item-22573
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-white-gold-pave-twist-diamond-engagement-ring-item-52627
Do you like either of these? I will look around and see if there any diamonds that might work.

Thanks
These are almost similar but still if there is some difference if you look at the 2nd pics, what do you call this design?



tyty333|1446503361|3944914 said:
The other idea is to talk to ID jewelry. They work very well in tight budgets.
http://idjewelry.com/

They carry a line that has similar rings but they are more expensive...
https://eshop.gabrielny.com/product/ER6138W44JJ
https://eshop.gabrielny.com/product/ER9408W44JJ
https://eshop.gabrielny.com/product/ER7546W44JJ

Thanks these look great too, but they are relatively expensive.

Do you think 1K is a fair price for the setting of the ring I posted?
 

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Anas_cl|1446505413|3944925 said:
Do you think 1K is a fair price for the setting of the ring I posted?

I think it might be a fair price, but I also think you might be disappointed with the final ring. There's a good possibility that a .2ct I2 center stone won't have much sparkle. An I2 clarity grade from an unknown lab could indicate that the stone has clouds or spots that are visible with the naked eye, and that could interfere with the sparkle. Then again, it could be OK. Just be sure to check the return policy carefully, and don't buy it unless you're prepared and able to return it if it doesn't live up to your expectations.

The band on that ring would be considered a pave twist or infinity style band. The under the shoulder work could be described as a scroll or filigree design (though technically it's not filigree).

Would your wife consider a band without a center stone? You'd be able to get larger pave stones that would have more sparkle factor than the small stones in the band you're looking at.

http://www.jamesallen.com/wedding-r...ld-matching-pave-rope-wedding-ring-item-52597
http://www.jamesallen.com/wedding-r...round-and-pave-ribbon-wedding-ring-item-49905

http://www.jamesallen.com/wedding-r...-pave-infinity-diamond-wedding-ring-item-9330
http://www.jamesallen.com/wedding-rings/matching-bands/pave-leaves-wedding-ring-item-49653
 

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VRBeauty|1446508867|3944942 said:
Anas_cl|1446505413|3944925 said:
Do you think 1K is a fair price for the setting of the ring I posted?

I think it might be a fair price, but I also think you might be disappointed with the final ring. There's a good possibility that a .2ct I2 center stone won't have much sparkle. An I2 clarity grade from an unknown lab could indicate that the stone has clouds or spots that are visible with the naked eye, and that could interfere with the sparkle. Then again, it could be OK. Just be sure to check the return policy carefully, and don't buy it unless you're prepared and able to return it if it doesn't live up to your expectations.

Thanks but the ring in the pic has a 5/8 CT TW and the center stone is 0.5 CT all are I color and I2 clarity. I am asking if 1K is fair because if I can get it at that price the diamond will be almost free.
 

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Do you want cheap or do you want sparkle? $1K might be reasonable but what's the point if it doesn't sparkle? What is the colour and clarity grading of the melee diamonds?
 

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Anas_cl|1446509894|3944950 said:
VRBeauty|1446508867|3944942 said:
Anas_cl|1446505413|3944925 said:
Do you think 1K is a fair price for the setting of the ring I posted?

I think it might be a fair price, but I also think you might be disappointed with the final ring. There's a good possibility that a .2ct I2 center stone won't have much sparkle. An I2 clarity grade from an unknown lab could indicate that the stone has clouds or spots that are visible with the naked eye, and that could interfere with the sparkle. Then again, it could be OK. Just be sure to check the return policy carefully, and don't buy it unless you're prepared and able to return it if it doesn't live up to your expectations.

Thanks but the ring in the pic has a 5/8 CT TW and the center stone is 0.5 CT all are I color and I2 clarity. I am asking if 1K is fair because if I can get it at that price the diamond will be almost free.

Sorry about mis-reading the size of the center stone. Don't know where my head was at. If the center stone is indeed .5 ct, then the rest of the diamonds - I estimate there will be about 60 total - are going to be about a half point each (.005 ct), which is very tiny and, if they're also I2 clarity, probably indicates that they'll have little or no sparkle.

Is it worth $1,000? Really we can't tell you one way or the other. I don't mean for this to sound snobbish, but we rarely look at settings with I2 diamonds because most of the people who come here are looking for diamonds and rings that sparkle - and I2 diamonds, graded by an unknown lab, are not likely to sparkle. But you like this ring - so I'll repeat what I suggested above: make sure you check the return policy carefully, and don't buy the ring unless you're prepared and able to return it if it doesn't live up to your expectations.

Anas_cl|1446509894|3944950 said:
I am asking if 1K is fair because if I can get it at that price the diamond will be almost free.

Buying jewelry is no different than buying anything else - you get what you pay for.
 

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The reason why I asked if its a reasonable price for the setting is that I was thinking that I can replace the center diamond with a good one. Is that doable?
 

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Anas_cl|1446582162|3945256 said:
The reason why I asked if its a reasonable price for the setting is that I was thinking that I can replace the center diamond with a good one. Is that doable?
My guess would be that the melees in the setting are also of low colour and clarity and would not be sparkly, given how little thought and care they put into the centre diamond.
 
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