What diamond ring will make the cut?
March 9, 2012 7:01 PM Subscribe
I am buying a diamond ring for my wife and need input--size versus quantity and quality? Cut of diamond? Etc. Budget is about $25,000 and the goal is to knock my wife off her feet with something impressive, not too understated.
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My wife doesn't know this is coming, it's for a special occasion. I have a shirt-tail relation that is a jeweler who is helping, and has gotten me a good price on less expensive jewelry in the past, but I have no experience in buying jewelry of this price before.
Initially my relation had suggested a "Past, Present, Future" ring. With my budget he suggested a 2ct center stone and a 1ct stone on each side. I liked the idea of that, but then he had me deal with a salesman who says that for my budget I can do 1.5ct center and then two .75ct side stones.
I'm wondering what is better here... would it be "nicer" to have 3 smaller stones that represent past, present, and future, or one larger stone?
We are picking moderate quality diamonds, with about medium color and clarity.
My wife's engagement ring was princess cut so I was looking at princess cut as well. I know it's the cut she likes.
Curious what others have done.
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