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Need recommendations

I’m looking for a tennis bracelet, but my budget is a little tight (about $ 500), I like the look of 4 prong tennis bracelets, but I’m also open to other designs. I don’t mind lab diamonds (real carbon-based diamonds made in a lab, NOT cubic zirconia). I want it to be about 6mm wide, but I’m sure it’s not realistic with my budget, so I’m open to sizes as well. The size of the bracelet should be 7.25 inches. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated !! Authorized places only (Kay jewelry, etc.)

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Funny how Clean Origins and Ada Diamonds peeps are always here

Anyone else think it’s funny and annoying that u / amadeus62 (dude of pure origin) is constantly leaping into the comments box trying to advertise itself?

Just had a brief scroll through amadeus62’s post as well, and he loves throwing VERY meaningful and misleading facts around. Guy. chill. (personal opinion, you have whatever terrible prices … BlueNile destroys your lab diamond prices with their natural stone to higher specifications in all 4c. Can’t wait to hear your immature erroneous comeback: P)

Peace

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HPHT vs CVD methods

Hi! I’ve read articles on the two lab methods, but I’m looking for more anecdotal information. Does the method affect sparking?

examples:
CVD is mine originally formed as a cube – does it make it easier to get an ideal cut? On the other hand, HPHT has more sides than a natural diamond, so they would probably reflect even more light!

CVD only produces type IIa diamonds..HPHT does not .. they are mostly not IIa and usually more yellow.

But the general idea I gather from info is that CVD is better, but that people have a bias against it. Why?

Thanks for all the thoughts!

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Opinion: Small pear shaped diamond ring from Blue Nile

Hi! This is much more casual than any engagement ring shopping. I have been looking for a simple diamond ring to wear with my other jewelry. This ring is on sale right now for $ 149.50:

[https://www.bluenile.com/mini-pear-shape-diamond-ring_71679?ringSize=7&track=rvslat&elem=2#ring-sizer](Https://www.bluenile.com/mini-pear-shape-diamond-ring_71679?ringSize=7&track=rvslat&elem=2#ring-sizer)

It is a 0.10 carat diamond with a minimal color of I and clarity of I1 in 14k white gold. Is this a good price? I considered designing one, but I think it will look more like an engagement ring and cost more.

Thank you very much for your input!

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(REPOST) Is it worth buying for this price? $ 3,000

Hi guys, so I’m interested in buying a ring but I have no idea what a reasonable price is. Does anyone know if the price is worth the call or not? it is an old old euro diamond ring.

ITEMS SPECIFIC

COMPOSITION: 14 K TWO TONE GOLD

PRIMARY STONE.23 KARAT OLD EUROPEAN CUTTING DIAMOND

MEASUREMENTS3.7MM ROUND

COLOR / CLARITY H / VS1

ACCENTSTONE2 OLD EURO DIAMOND ACCENTS

SHAPE / CUT.34 carats together – 3.5mm each

COLOR / CLARITY H / SI1-2

ACCENT STONE8 ROUND SOME DIAMOND ACCENTER

SHAPE / CUT.14 carat Total – 1.5 mm each

COLOR / CLARITYG-H / SI1-2

TOTAL DIAMOND WEIGHT.71 carats total

RING SIZE 9.75

CERTIFICATE: NAGL | North American Gemological Laboratory

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Is it worth buying for this price? $ 3,000

Hi guys, so I’m interested in buying a ring, but I have no idea what a reasonable price is. Does anyone know if the price is worth the call or not? it is an old old euro diamond ring.

ITEMS SPECIFIC

COMPOSITION: 14 K TWO TONE GOLD

THE PRIMARY STONE.23 KARAT OLD EUROPEAN ISLANDS

MEASUREMENTS3.7MM ROUND

COLOR / CLARITY H / VS1

ACCENTSTONE2 OLD EURO DIAMOND ACCENTS

SHAPE / CUT.34 carats together – 3.5mm each

COLOR / CLARITY H / SI1-2

ACCENT STONE8 ROUND SOME DIAMOND ACCENTER

SHAPE / CUT.14 carat Total – 1.5 mm each

COLOR / CLARITYG-H / SI1-2

TOTAL DIAMOND WEIGHT.71 carats total

CALL SIZE 9.75

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What does a ring like this sell?

I wonder because I think it has unusual characteristics. It is set in white gold and dates back to the deco era. Wheat pattern and ornate side profile. Thin setting that makes stones look bigger.

The stone itself is what I find interesting. It is J VVS2 with a very good cut and also a GIA report. It is 0.71 carats, and is an old mining section. It has many colors and lots of sparkle. What I find unusual about this ring is the very good cut combined with being an antique diamond. I keep it, of course, but what do you think such a thing would sell for?

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The opinions of this lab turned round brilliant?

I have been going through lab-grown diamonds for a while now and am considering this stone. Whichever stone we end up walking, I plan to put a yellow gold / solitaire six-taper.

I know IGI does not have the same reputation for quality / consistency as GIA or AGS, so I wondered what you could tell me about this diamond from images / video / certificate which may not be obvious to an inexperienced buyer.

I have personally seen both lab-grown and natural diamonds in this size range, I am color sensitive and want an excellent cut / no visible inclusions.

This one is 1.59 ct, IGI G / VS1 / Ideal, no fluorescence and is listed for $ 4684.

https://www.doamore.com/diamonds/8-2000033185/

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Diamond Cross pendants

Hi guys need your advice on the pendants below as this is again for sale for $ 5000 and the description as listed below. Please advise is it worth buying? Details are: Cross pendants are made in 22k yellow gold. The diamond details are: Diamond quality Central diamond color E Clarity Plumbing 1 Cut Modern brilliant round Contents 0.66 carat Dimensions 5.60 mm x 3.22 mm Supporting diamonds Color (average grades) E Clarity (average grades) VS 2 Cut Modern brilliant round Total content 1, 88 carats Total diamond content 2.54 carats. Note: this is certified by Independent Lab! Thank you. https://www.1stdibs.com/amp/jewelry/necklaces/drop-necklaces/254ct-diamond-22k-yellow-gold-cross-pendant-vintage-circa-1980/id-j_720192/

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Help with purchase engagement

I am working on buying an engagement ring for my girlfriend. I contacted my boyfriend’s family friend who is a diamond dealer. I received the following offer on some diamonds. Do you think this is competitively priced or can I do better? My budget is ideally $ 4-6K (I’ll close a home in August!). I was quoted $ 1,250 for the ring. Any advice / guidance would be appreciated.

He mentioned the following:

I LOVE the 1.07 H-SI2 GIA!
Super white, excellent clip, SI2 is a very small white inclusion, not in the middle, 100% clean with the naked eye and it has a size of 6.7 mm

Thank you!

[Image of Diamonds/Quotes](Https://imgur.com/a/jNKrXmS)