Just wanted to write a quick thank you to u / diamond dealer. I came to this wonder looking for diamond advice almost a year ago and he helped me out big time. I have since purchased an engagement ring and two wedding bands from him and couldn’t be more pleased – and neither did my fiance (I had to hide the wedding band for her because she would not stop putting it on and our wedding was still a few weeks away). Initially, I was a little wary of working with someone I found on a forum, especially with something that was so important, but the result was so positive that I thought it would be helpful to share it with everyone.
Hi every one!
I hope anyone here has had any experience buying and / or handling Diamond Foundry?
I’m in the fun process of looking for an engagement ring, but am limited to lab-created diamonds. Without going into too much detail, my boyfriend often works in different parts of Africa and has a strong belief in traditional extracted diamonds. As such, I want to get a diamond that I know of that was never mined by a human.
I have searched across various online retailers of lab-created diamonds, and the Diamond Foundry seems to offer (what I consider) the most beautiful options (both in terms of setting and exclusive cuts).
Since this is a relatively large purchase and is likely to happen online, I would get people’s reviews. Currently, I can’t find much online about what anyone has experienced with them. They seem like a serious operation, but they do not have many diamonds listed on their site.
Does anyone have suggestions / advice?
Thank you, everybody!
Hi everyone, I am buying an engagement ring for my boyfriend and I have a 6k CAD soft border. I know the basics, but some people here are definitely more experienced than I am.
She wants a princess diamond with a halo setting. I have chosen the setting and it is approx. $ 2700. Setting below.
Is it a waste to spend $ 2700 on an option? or should I lower my setting price and get a nicer diamond. I know this is the setting she would like.
“14K WHITE GOLD SPLIT SHANK PRINCESS FORM DIAMOND HALO ENGAGEMENT RING”
Therefore, my diamond limit is 3km Canadian.
What does it look like?
0.83 CARAT G-VS2 IDEAL CUT PRINCESS DIAMOND
I hope to be able to propose to my girlfriend by the middle of next month. I would like a rock that glitters well within H and VS2. Some people have been told that I know that the cutout matters most in my case, since H and VS2 are the threshold for the sight with the naked eye. My budget is around 9K CAD (7K USD) I have done a number of diamond research and selected this one on Blue Nile, can you please help me and tell me what you think? Alternatively, feel free to include all links to a diamond that you find appropriate within this range.
Thank you so much for your time.
Hi reddit, I went out to buy an engagement ring and realized I know nothing about diamonds. I have a few questions?
Where should I buy good value diamonds?
What parameters should I focus on for a sparkling diamond to maximize value?
As for settings for the engagement ring, which would increase the sheeniness with a thin band?
I live in Canada, would like a round shape, I would emphasize quality over size, preferably around 0.7 ct.
My budget is flexible, any suggestions would be appreciated.
Hi everyone, looking for advice. I’m trying to buy a middle stone for a graduated engagement ring with 5 emeralds. I would like a colorless stone (F or better) that is eye clean (VS2 or better), minimal fluorescence and excellent polishing and symmetry. Of course, I would also like it to be as large as possible but cost under ~ $ 4000.
These criteria have led me to this stone that is on hold for me at James Allen [D-VVS2](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/0.90-carat-d-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-3089710).
Initially, I really wanted this one [E-VVS2](https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/0.90-carat-e-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-3140033) but someone else bought it before I could :(.
I am waiting for ASET for D-VVS2 at the moment as it is available. I spoke with James Allen rep and she said this one was nice but steered me towards [F-VS1](https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.01-carat-f-color-vs1-clarity-sku-3547437) as her favorite within my specifications. ASET is not available for this one.
Can anyone advise? Is D-VVS2 as beautiful of a rock as I think she is right, or should I be watching? I also like how big the D-VVS1 will turn up (pretty much the same as most of the 1 carat stones I’ve seen). All help is very welcome!
I am in search of a diamond for my engagement ring. I came across a 1 carat pear shaped diamond:
– Cut very well.
– Clarity SI 1, maybe 2.
-Color H-I but closer to me.
– $ 1500.
It is brought to a jeweler and put in my old mothers. The pawn shop didn’t return, so I had to pass the diamond. I do not like the idea of not being able to return it if it is false or less than what is described. The owner of the farmhouse is a jeweler who gave me the specifications seen above.
My question is, what are the chances of it being a real diamond? Chances it’s fake? Is it even a good deal?
I have a soft $ 4.8k USD budget for the diamond for an engagement ring. After reading about emerald cuts, clarity is a must (though I don’t expect perfection). Color is not that important as the setting is 18k gold. Other details:
* VS1 or better
* I color or better
* About 1 carat or better
* Ideally, a L / W of 1.4 to 1.45, although a little outside of this is OK
Here are some of my limited choices so far:
[1.02 CARAT H-VVS1 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.02-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-3600518)
[0.99 CARAT H-VVS2 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/0.99-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-3662897)
[1.26 CARAT I-VVS2 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND ](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.26-carat-i-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-3699088)
[1.01 CARAT H-VVS1 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.01-carat-h-color-vvs1-clarity-sku-3686996)
[1.00 CARAT H-VVS2 EMERALD CUT DIAMOND ](Https://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/1.00-carat-h-color-vvs2-clarity-sku-2709228)
I have looked in person but I will buy online for better prices. I think these are all decent options, but any advice from a better trained eye would be super helpful!
Thanks in advance!
The wife’s engagement ring was serviced three times in the past year, over the past few months the wife complained that it was more yellow. I took it to an independent jeweler and he confirmed that the laser etching number on the diamond did not match my GIA report # from when I bought it. Jewels have offered to give me another diamond, I need help deciding if we should accept this new diamond for the old one.
old diamond: color – I, inclusions -VS2, size 2.0 carat, polishing and symmetry Very good
New diamond- Color – G, Inclusion – SI1, size 2.o Carat, polish and symmetry Very good, good
I am looking to buy a diamond for an engagement ring and of course I would like the best pang for my buck. I plan to have the diamond set in an environment with my local jeweler. I have a few questions?
1) How long does it take a jeweler to get the diamond placed in the setting?
2) Can anyone suggest some diamonds that would work with my budget? I will not appear cheap, but I also want good value. I think of the following features: I, Excellent / Ideal clip, VS2 / SI1 and 1.5 ct (somewhat flexible in size). My boyfriend’s finger size is 4.5, so I hope 1.5 ct will look pretty big on her finger.
3) Are the inclusions found on most SI1 diamonds as noticeable / bad as they appear on online jeweler websites?
In advance, thank you for your help! I feel quite overwhelmed …