| Originally Posted by Lilpaisley |
Ladies with Halzberg diamonds...make sure you take in your ring to have them inspect it every 6 months!!! if you don't, your warranty with them is void. They are fairly sticky about this. So I would make sure to keep up with it.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 09:43 AM
Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:14 AM
I'm helping a friend by a ring for his future FI and we've been finding that clarity ups the price more than color grade, but he finds the color more noticeable to the naked eye. But I also know that for other people the symbolism of have a near flawless diamond is very important.
I think Lilpaisley probably could speak to it best have just finished gemologist school.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 11:29 AM
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Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:01 PM
| Originally Posted by Cole5worm |
I have been wondering the same thing.. I wonder if the rings are true to size.. I have seen pretty inexpensive mens rings.. like for a tungston ring.. reg. in teh store 200 and on overstock for 60!
even cheaper than $60. This is where I'm getting Mike's ring.
Lower price doesn't always mean lower quality. Tungsten is an industrial grade metal & a simple tungsten ring doesn't need to cost $200.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:10 PM
Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:18 PM
This might help. I think the main thing to avoid is something that can be seen with the naked eye. If it takes magnification to see it, who cares. Atleast I wouldn't.
Also if you don't find a diamond ring you like in your price range that is the quality you want, you can check out other stones. Sapphires come in blue, pink, yellow & white & are much less expensive than diamonds.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:54 PM
| Originally Posted by LadyP |
I am so frustrated. I am on the zales site found the ring and it is H-I I3 that is bad right
While I know a few of the chain stores may carry better than "I" clarity, you're going to pay for it through them and get a lot less for your money than you would if you were to go with a private jeweler. I'd definitely seek out a jeweler other than one of the "chain stores" for better quality, selection, and value.
BUT, I don't think you need a stone with a clarity of "VVS" -- yeah, I'd love to have that, too...but as someone else here mentioned, upgrading in clarity is more pricey than upgrading in "color". I think if you can find a stone that has a "very good" to "excellent" cut...with say color no lower than "H" to "J" (as someone else mentioned)...with even as low as an "SI1" to "SI2" clarity, you'd see a significant difference between that and most of the stuff you're seeing at Zales. I would have loved to have gotten an "SI1", but I just coudln't justify the hike in price -- and I have to say, I'm more than thrilled w/my ring -- the cut really helps with the sparkle you'll see, and I can't see anything in my stone w/the naked eye.
One of the girls here sent you a chart a few posts ago to help show you the differences in clarity, color, etc...I think it'll really help you to see what everyone is saying.
Posted 02 May 2008 - 12:56 PM
now print out a copy and leave it in lawrence's unders-drawer tonight!
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