Help me with Engagement Ring Selection

by Andrew
(long island)

I'm thinking of one of these rings- any ideas?


Channel-Set Diamond Engagement Ring Setting in 18k White Gold

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-engagement-ring-setting-white-gold_4779?metal_filter=platinum,%20yellow,%20white&setting_filter=solitaire,%20sidestone,%203stone&sort_select=LTHP&filter_id=1&set_shape=

Engraved Cathedral Engagement Ring Setting in 18k White Gold (2.3mm)

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-engagement-ring-setting-white-gold_4124?metal_filter=platinum,%20yellow,%20white&setting_filter=solitaire,%20sidestone,%203stone&sort_select=LTHP&filter_id=1&set_shape=


And I'm thinking of one of these diamonds- any thoughts?

http://www.bluenile.com/round-diamond-1-carat-or-less-very-good-cut-i-color-vs2-clarity_LD01402711

http://www.bluenile.com/round-diamond-1-carat-or-less-ideal-cut-i-color-vs2-clarity_LD00356374





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Feb 16, 2009
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GIA!!!
by: Rich

Hey congrats!
After reviewing all the diamond options, I think that any one would be really beautiful. A word of advice from someone who recently went through the “buying a diamond process,” make sure you get a GIA Diamond Grading Report BEFORE you buy the diamond. GIA Diamond Grading Report is a was created in the interest of the consumer. It is an unbiased, astute, accurate and scientific evaluation of diamonds based on the 4Cs.

It is the only way to truly authenticate claims made about the grade of each C and the stone’s quality in terms of the 4Cs. I trust GIA because they are a nonprofit and independent organization that was created for the consumer. They are also recognized as the ultimate authority on gemology by the jewelry industry and the US government.

Tons of great information on their website:
http://www.gia4cs.gia.edu

Good luck,
Rich


Feb 14, 2009
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Ring Selection
by: Anonymous

Hi Dan,
> Congrats on taking the next step towards an engagement and marriage :)
> I definitely like the Channel Set Diamond Engagement Ring Setting over the
> cathedral setting. The channel set diamonds adds extra bling, flair and
> style at a low cost over the cathedral setting. In terms of the diamonds, I
> would go with the slightly less expensive round diamond....they are very
> similar in the all important Cs and their slight differences won't be
> visible to the naked eye...and will help you save a few hundred dollars that
> you can put towards the cost of the wedding band (a matching channel
> wedding band would like very nice with the engagement ring). Let me know if
> you have any more questions!
>

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