Fashion & Beauty

Overpaying for this ring?

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  • Aug 13th, 2020 12:54 pm
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Sr. Member
Oct 24, 2010
871 posts
Pay attention to the 4 C's.

It's been 7 years since I shopped for an engagement ring, and I knew a lot more about it 7 years ago, but to me $5k sounds high for a 0.45 carat emerald cut centre stone with an I1 clarity and I colour. It will have very visible inclusions and be tinted a bit yellow.

7 years ago, I paid $8k for a platinum band with a 0.885 ct round cut centre, two 0.313 ct round side stones, all H colour, and VS2 clarity. So 1.5 ctw. All diamonds were GIA certified.

I bought from an American jeweler when the dollar was close to parity, though, so I can't really give that as an option. But maybe prices have changed that much.

I strongly recommend PriceScope as a diamond education resource.
Deal Addict
Jun 27, 2006
1349 posts
Never pay retail for a ring. Always push for a discount.


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