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#16 vetAndrew Lyle

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:44

I'm not great with this stuff.. So I'll just say good luck!


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Posted 03 December 2012 - 21:48

First of all, congrats :D

Secondly, I love the last one :D I prefer round to square cuts (but I notice a lot more women like the squares, so probably a good choice) and I'm a total sucker for the three-stone look like that. The first one's pretty too.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 22:04

personally i prefer the last one.

However, I have being told many times of this rules:

1.Get it from a store in person so you can negotiate!!! 10% down is not much, sometimes you can have 40% down

2. Diamond cuts have grades! The fine cuts have higher prices. Unless you girlfirend is a specialist, get the the LARGEST diamond in your budget, with the ********* cut. Trust me, it is for her girlfirends to see, and none of them will carry a magnifying glass with them.


I have seen people buy locally a ring with a giant diamond and two tiny ones around it for the same price as you ring number 3. it looked WAAAAY more impressive! and it was not the best diamonds, but for inexperienced person it looked DAMN IMPRESSIVE! much more so then any of your examples.

good luck, depending on where you are in might be hard to find a deal... but never buy based on a grade! buy based on size!

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:28

I'm not great with this stuff.. So I'll just say good luck!


Same here. Good luck. :)

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:45

You must have a pretty good computer to be willing to waste that much money on a ring for some chick, lol, sorry couldn't resist.
Anyways... I say the 3rd one. The middle one is really nice but seems kinda big.

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Posted 05 December 2012 - 21:40

personally i prefer the last one.

However, I have being told many times of this rules:

1.Get it from a store in person so you can negotiate!!! 10% down is not much, sometimes you can have 40% down

2. Diamond cuts have grades! The fine cuts have higher prices. Unless you girlfirend is a specialist, get the the LARGEST diamond in your budget, with the ********* cut. Trust me, it is for her girlfirends to see, and none of them will carry a magnifying glass with them.


I have seen people buy locally a ring with a giant diamond and two tiny ones around it for the same price as you ring number 3. it looked WAAAAY more impressive! and it was not the best diamonds, but for inexperienced person it looked DAMN IMPRESSIVE! much more so then any of your examples.

good luck, depending on where you are in might be hard to find a deal... but never buy based on a grade! buy based on size!

Just.. no.

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 15:30

imo i'd avoid chain jewerly stores like the plague. as others have mentioned, their mark-up is huge. plus, all the rings look kinda the same. of those 3, however, i like the 3rd one. everyone's tastes and priorities are different though!

in my case, last year my wife and i went ring shopping together. i didnt want to guess and pick something she wouldnt like. buying together, she now has a ring that we both love. in our case, i bought the diamond separately from Zoara, then we went to a local, family-owned store to pick out the setting. we had the setting custom-made by Gelin Abaci and the diamond set. we are very happy w/ our purchase.

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 19:15

Thanks for the tips and opinions guys.

I ended up not going with any of those three, and instead went with a more custom design. It ended up being 6k!!!! Anyways, here are the pics... weird, the iPhone 5 couldn't focus...

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 19:34

Nice ring, what socket type is it?

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 19:48

Oh, that's beautiful! I love the little stones all along the band. Pricey but I am sure she will love it. :)

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Posted 08 December 2012 - 19:49

Nice ring, what socket type is it?


uh, no idea

#27 vetAndrew Lyle

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 07:12

Did she say yea?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 21:28

I'm actually proposing in Paris this New Years.

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 21:32

And you get what in return for your 6000?

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Posted 09 December 2012 - 21:42

It's a gift.

And you get what in return for your 6000?


It's a gift. I don't expect anything in return. That's a weird question.