“Hi Todd, you helped a friend of mine find a diamond from James Allen awhile back, and after seeing how beautiful the diamond looks, I’m a believer! Could you help me select the best James Allen True Hearts diamond
in the range of 1.10 – 1.49 carats, D to I-color, VS-2 in clarity? I would like it to be the type of diamond that you would choose for yourself if you were buying an engagement ring. I’m not sure exactly how much I’m willing to spend on the ring at this point, so perhaps you can provide me with a range of options; feel free to turn this into a blog post since I’m in the early stages of figuring things out. The ring I like is this 14k white gold, channel set, vintage engagement ring from James Allen
While the majority of the men seem to approach the process of buying a diamond engagement ring as if they are knights preparing to joust with a jeweler to win their beloved bride the ultimate prize; most women tend to see their engagement ring as a symbol of love, not the spoils of your diamond conquest. This article is going to take a different twist than other blog posts that I have written, because it is going to be about more than just how to buy a diamond engagement ring.
I almost blew coffee all over the screen of my Macbook Air when I opened up the GCAL report for this 1.06 carat, G-color, Internally Flawless, Blue Nile Signature round diamond
, and saw that GCAL had given the “Hearts and Arrows pattern” of this diamond an Excellent grade, because the hearts pattern is not consistent; the “hearts” are not uniform in shape, some are larger, some are smaller, and a few of them look more like the flight of a lawn dart more than a heart; and yet GCAL has determined it to be a “Hearts and Arrows diamond”.
After seeing some of the Elsa Peretti “Diamonds by the Yard” bezel set studs at Tiffany & Co,
and even almost buying a pair there on impulse despite the price and the lack of confirmation of cut quality, I decided that I should look more into other options before I went off the reservation and plunked my hard earned cash down for the name-brand pair. Afterall, I wasn’t really sure this option was the best there ever was, despite what the lovely saleswoman was insistent upon being “a Tiffany diamond” and “of course it’s the best there is, it’s from Tiffany.”
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