engagement ring

HI very confused as i have done extended research on diamonds looking for 1.5 to 1.8 know there is cut, color and clarity

when it comes to clarity there is only a a certain stage when the eye can no longer see imperfections i guess but i want it to shine and dance and be beautiful obviously .

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Please — Need advice re: loose round center stone

Must work through local dealer because of in store credit due to setting that was replicated instead of ordered – 7 months later have to settle for different setting so getting larger center stone. Saw nice hearts & arrows through hearts and arrows scope last week but have done extensive research since then. Was willing to sacrifice color for cut (main priority) and size. GIA report looks good but I’m worried about the dimensions. They say they’re giving us a discount for our troubles so it would be $3566 instead of $4120 but that still seems high when comparing to similar stones on James Allen website (https://www.jamesallen.com/ese/?q=0.9%20VS1%20K%20round%20excellent).

Here’s the GIA cert for the stone: https://www.gia.edu/report-check?reportno=6177523514
And Holloway Cut Advise report: http://www.diamond-cut.com.au/holloway_cut_adviser.htm (says light return, fire & scintillation are only good and spread is very good with total visual performance of 4.6 which seems really high for an “excellent” cut).

Any advice would be so very, very much appreciated.

Thank you!

Advice would be

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explanation of jeweler’s letters and numbers

I recently bought a pair of diamond earrings and just wanted them so I didn’t look around and try to get the best deal and quality.
Now I’m wondering what the stuff means on my invoice. Could you explain to me what this means, please:
Can you give me an idea of what the value might be? Why isn’t the weight in carats written? Or is it, in some kind of jeweler’s shorthand??
Thank you very much
Judy Irigoin

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My ring has an emerald and rhinestone top with 14KT GE and arrow shape email me for pictures please

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Diamond for a new ring

My boyfriend purchased a wedding ring fromJareds he wanted a purple diamond but they didn’t get it right so now I have a ring with. No diamond in the middle

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I have a silver necklace that’s 36″ long but it’s strictly “diamonds” in a silver setting with only the letters HO,OH,HQ or QH I can’t quite make it out…..each diamond is in its own setting with a hole behind it….could u shed some light on it for me and is it worth anything?

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Oval GIA report


I have recently started to look for an engagement ring, and have read Fred Cuellar’s book, “How to buy a Diamond”. I have found it very helpful in looking for a diamond and for a store. My search has lead me to two different shapes one being round, the other an oval cut.

I have been to a few jewelry place in Des Moines, Iowa, and the round cuts have had all the information given on the GIA report. My question is about Oval GIA reports. Some of the jewelers give a GIA report for the oval cut but it doesn’t have all the requirements ask for to complete the Proportion questionnaire Sheet (P.Q.S).

When I asked what the pavilion angle on the oval diamond was, I was told it changes from side to side on the diamond so the GIA report does not list it.

Is this true?
Do oval cuts not give the pavilion angle on GIA reports, if the angle is not listed should I look at the Length to Width ratio to ensure the diamond is proportional correct?

Thank you for your help,
Lucas Bauer

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diamonds for earrings

i’m interested in cushion cut stones for stud earrings. i am aware of the 4 c’s. what do you recommed for color and grade for earrings? i’ve been told it’s not worth investing in high grade stones for earrings.

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On the inside of my ring it has “wpj” engraved. What does that mean!

Also has 14k 1.02 any idea on the last part? Yes it’s a diamond ring too.

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Purchasing a ring.

I found a ring in a pawn shop that I liked. It is a shallow cut .80 pear center diamond with smaller ones on each side totalling 1.46carat weight. It doesn’t have a lot of sparkle. Being shallow it sits low which I like. They are asking 2400 for it. What do you think?

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mens ring

fathers ring says 14k and DQ. It also has diamonds. But it doesn’t have cz. Father says diamonds are real but what does DQ mean. Please answer ASAP before he sales it today . Thank you lots.

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Leo diamond

I need to sell my Leo princess cut diamond , 4.91x 4.86 x 3.82, 0.80 ct, near colorless, vs1. How much would this be worth?

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