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Old 09-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #951
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Anyone have any diamond advise?

I'm buying an engagement ring, and I have all the details sorted except the exact quality of the diamond...

Does anyone have any real world advise, besides making sure its GIA certified, on an ideal combination of cut, clarity, and color...

My range for cut is: Very Good - Ideal/Excellent
Clarity: SI1 - VS2
Color: F - G


So as you can see I have a very tight range for each criteria, but not sure what the ideal combo would be... Having the best of all 3 within my range however puts it out of my price range for the size of the diamond I want so that's why I'm trying to find the best combo that provides the best bang for the buck...


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Old 09-21-2012, 03:31 PM   #952
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^^ Unfortunately I have no experience with an engagement ring but my exgf was a diamond fanatic... Most girls want sparkle and size... Id def go for the VS2+ with an ideal cut for that extra shimmer... F and G are pretty close in color so Id probably go with the G since you should be able to get a slightly bigger stone/ better deal (its going in white gold/platinum correct?)... unless she holds it next to an F or is super color sensitive, I doubt she and most others will be able to tell the color difference... hope that helps a little

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Old 09-21-2012, 03:46 PM   #953
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Anyone have any diamond advise?

I'm buying an engagement ring, and I have all the details sorted except the exact quality of the diamond...

Does anyone have any real world advise, besides making sure its GIA certified, on an ideal combination of cut, clarity, and color...

My range for cut is: Very Good - Ideal/Excellent
Clarity: SI1 - VS2
Color: F - G


So as you can see I have a very tight range for each criteria, but not sure what the ideal combo would be... Having the best of all 3 within my range however puts it out of my price range for the size of the diamond I want so that's why I'm trying to find the best combo that provides the best bang for the buck...


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Get it Mac!!! You go girl.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:50 PM   #954
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Thanks for the response....

Yes it's going on an 18k white gold band flanked by 2 trillion shaped emeralds because that's her birth stone.

She is very color sensitive... A Cornell University art major...

Looking at G/VS2/Ideal diamonds it appears the VS2/Ideal criteria is putting it just slightly out of my price range, so would you advise reducing carat size to maintain those specific criteria, or keeping the carat size and scaling back on either the cut with a Very good or SI1 clarity?

I appreciate your help btw!!!
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:51 PM   #955
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:25 PM   #956
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Thanks for the response....

Yes it's going on an 18k white gold band flanked by 2 trillion shaped emeralds because that's her birth stone.

She is very color sensitive... A Cornell University art major...

Looking at G/VS2/Ideal diamonds it appears the VS2/Ideal criteria is putting it just slightly out of my price range, so would you advise reducing carat size to maintain those specific criteria, or keeping the carat size and scaling back on either the cut with a Very good or SI1 clarity?

I appreciate your help btw!!!
Dammmmmm 2 trillion emeralds?!?!? Hate to be the person setting all those...

Its been awhile since I've looked at stone sizes but I think if you could keep it at 1 carat or above with that criteria IMHO I'd say thatd be good...

If not I think I'd go with a VS2 with a very good cut over SI ideal... many very good cut stones are almost identical to ideal cut ones

Also, a round or princess cut will sparkle more than the emerald or asscher shapes I believe... just an fyi, not sure what you were looking at

I've used this a few times when I used to look at stones for help: http://www.lumeradiamonds.com/diamond-education/index

check out divadiamonds.net for you guys looking to get nice diamond jewelry for your women at good prices!! Destroys any mall store in price and quality...

No prob! Always happy to help if I can...
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:46 PM   #957
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pics in the morning guys sorry for the wait got a concussion at work yesterday........stupid me too many back from the days of ice hockey....long story short was moving some boxes not paying attention hit myself in the head and wham
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:29 PM   #958
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Anyone have any diamond advise?

I'm buying an engagement ring, and I have all the details sorted except the exact quality of the diamond...

Does anyone have any real world advise, besides making sure its GIA certified, on an ideal combination of cut, clarity, and color...

My range for cut is: Very Good - Ideal/Excellent
Clarity: SI1 - VS2
Color: F - G


So as you can see I have a very tight range for each criteria, but not sure what the ideal combo would be... Having the best of all 3 within my range however puts it out of my price range for the size of the diamond I want so that's why I'm trying to find the best combo that provides the best bang for the buck...


Thanks!!
I've got a great diamond guy who is in NYC. He has helped a couple of my friends out (who are also on Nasioc). If you need the connect or just want to ask some questions send me a PM.

BTW. I'm in Greenwich on Sundays watching football at my buddy's pub if anyone wants to come kick it for a bit.
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Old 09-21-2012, 09:42 PM   #959
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I have an STi tmic that will fit any '02-'07 WRX or STi. Comes with y-pipe and stock bpv. Great bolt in upgrade for any WRX. I had this tmic on my 2006 WRX and put down 300 whp and 318 wtq with supporting mods. $350



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Old 09-22-2012, 12:15 AM   #960
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:25 AM   #961
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pics in the morning guys sorry for the wait got a concussion at work yesterday........stupid me too many back from the days of ice hockey....long story short was moving some boxes not paying attention hit myself in the head and wham
damn dude hope yer okay.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:25 AM   #962
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Old 09-22-2012, 08:00 AM   #963
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pics in the morning guys sorry for the wait got a concussion at work yesterday........stupid me too many back from the days of ice hockey....long story short was moving some boxes not paying attention hit myself in the head and wham
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Old 09-22-2012, 09:52 AM   #964
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Anyone have any diamond advise?

I'm buying an engagement ring, and I have all the details sorted except the exact quality of the diamond...

Does anyone have any real world advise, besides making sure its GIA certified, on an ideal combination of cut, clarity, and color...

My range for cut is: Very Good - Ideal/Excellent
Clarity: SI1 - VS2
Color: F - G


So as you can see I have a very tight range for each criteria, but not sure what the ideal combo would be... Having the best of all 3 within my range however puts it out of my price range for the size of the diamond I want so that's why I'm trying to find the best combo that provides the best bang for the buck...


Thanks!!
They are all so comperable, you really just have to pick something and go with it. I forgot what the exact specs on my fiancees ring was, but I know it is an excellent cut. Pretty sure the color was a G, and it is a SI1 or VG. It looks like you are right in the same range. Once you go higher in clarity or color, the prices start getting crazy. Some times I wonder why I spent so much on the F'ing thing, but it made her pretty darn happy

Honestly, once you start looking at them side by side they will look very comperable. It's only once someone puts a D colored stone next to a G that you will see the difference. I ended up going for more carats, and focusing less on the clarity/color. The cut is important, and you want one with little to no flourencence.

I have a jeweler that is a good family friend that really helped me put our ring together, and he is right in Southport off 95. I'd be happy to send you his information if you like. The last time I was there he showed me a 30 carat diamond ring. He is also VP of the Connecticut chapter of the American Gem Society.

Have you been on BlueNile.com yet?
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Old 09-22-2012, 03:06 PM   #965
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Dammmmmm 2 trillion emeralds?!?!? Hate to be the person setting all those...

Its been awhile since I've looked at stone sizes but I think if you could keep it at 1 carat or above with that criteria IMHO I'd say thatd be good...

If not I think I'd go with a VS2 with a very good cut over SI ideal... many very good cut stones are almost identical to ideal cut ones

Also, a round or princess cut will sparkle more than the emerald or asscher shapes I believe... just an fyi, not sure what you were looking at

I've used this a few times when I used to look at stones for help: http://www.lumeradiamonds.com/diamond-education/index

check out divadiamonds.net for you guys looking to get nice diamond jewelry for your women at good prices!! Destroys any mall store in price and quality...

No prob! Always happy to help if I can...
Hahaha I forgot to type the word "cut" after trillion... Being that it's to emeralds flanking it that are trillion cut. My bad... I couldn't even imagine 2 trillion little emeralds haha

Thanks again for the advise. It is def helpful. I'll be goin with a round cut and I'm trying all leads and hook ups... So I'll check out that site thanks.

Thanks again. Def a lot of good advise there.

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I've got a great diamond guy who is in NYC. He has helped a couple of my friends out (who are also on Nasioc). If you need the connect or just want to ask some questions send me a PM.

BTW. I'm in Greenwich on Sundays watching football at my buddy's pub if anyone wants to come kick it for a bit.
Ohh yea... I'll shoot you a pm... Or maybe just stop by the pub for a little bit... Where? What time?

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They are all so comperable, you really just have to pick something and go with it. I forgot what the exact specs on my fiancees ring was, but I know it is an excellent cut. Pretty sure the color was a G, and it is a SI1 or VG. It looks like you are right in the same range. Once you go higher in clarity or color, the prices start getting crazy. Some times I wonder why I spent so much on the F'ing thing, but it made her pretty darn happy

Honestly, once you start looking at them side by side they will look very comperable. It's only once someone puts a D colored stone next to a G that you will see the difference. I ended up going for more carats, and focusing less on the clarity/color. The cut is important, and you want one with little to no flourencence.

I have a jeweler that is a good family friend that really helped me put our ring together, and he is right in Southport off 95. I'd be happy to send you his information if you like. The last time I was there he showed me a 30 carat diamond ring. He is also VP of the Connecticut chapter of the American Gem Society.

Have you been on BlueNile.com yet?
Thanks for the advise too Greg. I feel the same way too sometimes when I think of what this is gonna cost me, but in the end as long as she's happy...

I'll def send you a pm to maybe talk to your connect... And I'll also check out that website...

Thanks!!
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:01 PM   #966
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Here are a couple shots from the meet that I had a chance to go through. We need to park better next time if people want individual cars. I think Max's was the only one I got decent shots of.

I'll have to take more at our next meet. Only had about 20 to choose from.











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Old 09-23-2012, 04:17 PM   #967
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thanks buddy! that picture came out great.
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:29 PM   #968
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Great pics!!! Cars look awesome!!
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Old 09-23-2012, 04:30 PM   #969
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thanks buddy! that picture came out great.
How was the shoot out?
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:43 PM   #970
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Wait, who's got that slammed, white wagon? I've definitely seen your car at Starbucks off exit 2 before. I even parked next to you I think.
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FYI, I bought my ring from Carlos's guy. He's the actual diamond importer, not the jeweler. He sells to the jewelers in the diamond district in the city. A few other guys bought rings from him too. I did my homework, brought printouts of what styles I liked and price comparisons from a few websites like bluenile and whiteflash. This guy was about half the price AND all of his stuff is certified.
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Old 09-24-2012, 08:22 AM   #972
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How was the shoot out?
it was fun, as far as my runs the inevitable happened. First run I tried to leave at 5500 or thereabouts just free revving and I slipped it and the clutch wouldn't hold for any gear.

my second run I just rolled out like I would from a stop sign and with a 2.7 60' and no FFS I trapped 115. Car def has a high 11 pass in it with a clutch, LC and FFS.
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it was fun, as far as my runs the inevitable happened. First run I tried to leave at 5500 or thereabouts just free revving and I slipped it and the clutch wouldn't hold for any gear.

my second run I just rolled out like I would from a stop sign and with a 2.7 60' and no FFS I trapped 115. Car def has a high 11 pass in it with a clutch, LC and FFS.
Did I not call that? Hahaha get some good tires and a non stock clutch and then it'll be good for low 12's
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Did I not call that? Hahaha get some good tires and a non stock clutch and then it'll be good for low 12's
oh pleaseeee everyone knew it. The kid in front of me with a Dom5 on 22 lbs was trapping 109 at 12.20's. Car def has a 11 sec pass in it =p
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oh pleaseeee everyone knew it. The kid in front of me with a Dom5 on 22 lbs was trapping 109 at 12.20's. Car def has a 11 sec pass in it =p
Haha I know just breaking your balls man. I wanna be there for that fabled 11 sec pass
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