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#1 Kettle

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

...As a gift for my wife this Christmas. Does anyone have any advice?

I'm wondering if the clarity is a huge deal on diamonds that aren't that big. I will probably go and look for myself, but wondering what common opinion is. I've found these, and they look good all around but the clarity rating is bad.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 12:21 PM

Clarity isn't as big an issue as it would be with a rock on her finger.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:04 PM

http://www.bluenile....?track=CE1v3Nav


It's a great site.
Use it.
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:16 PM

Blue nile is good. Diamond Direct is very good as well. They do 18 month financing with no interest. Clarity is overrated in my opinion. No one will look at her earrings with magnifying glass. Just make sure color is not yellow.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:19 PM

cubics ftw.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:50 PM

I bought something from Blue Nile just today for our anniv and they are fine.

However when I bought my wife diamond earrings 2 years a go I went through the diamond district in NYC and saved about 50% off blue nile. got 1c each diamond cut for $4500 and they were over $9,000 on blue nile. If you can ask around and find a good contact there it will save you tons. I know you don't have time to do it this time around but think about that in the future.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:59 PM

I went to Jared in greensboro over lunch, and return to these replies. I may return what I got, and order from Blue Nile. Are their products covered under any warranty?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:07 PM

I got a guy, but he's in Charlotte.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:11 PM

I got a guy, but he's in Charlotte.

I can vouch for this guy.


To me color is the most important thing on smaller diamonds.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:13 PM

Does he ship? I know pretty much exactly what I want now. 1/3 cttw, princess cut, 14k white gold.

blue nile is a little cheaper than what I paid for that, but Jared does their whole program with the warranty like free cleaning and inspection.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:16 PM

Does he ship? I know pretty much exactly what I want now. 1/3 cttw, princess cut, 14k white gold.

blue nile is a little cheaper than what I paid for that, but Jared does their whole program with the warranty like free cleaning and inspection.

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this is what I've been using to clean my diamonds...you can find this from bed bath and beyond to garden ridge.....don't take it to a store

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

She uses something similar on her ring. Its the included warranty that's nice though. Peace of mind.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:50 PM

I got a 1ct diamond from diamond direct for $4k. Same diamond was $9k on blue nile website. But blue nile settings are much cheaper. I paid $3k for setting at diamond direct and blue nile had similar one for $1.5k. So u win some, you lose some. Diamond direct offers free cleaning and resizing for life tho.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:02 PM

Clarity on earrings is not a big deal, I wouldn’t go anything higher than VS2, waste of money. Color and cut are the most important.

As for diamonds direct, that’s where I bought my wife’s ring. They will almost always beat a Jared, Kay, etc. The free cleaning and ring sizing is great, although it can take a while to get your rings back.

I got them to order/match the price from this website: http://www.overnightdiamonds.com/ The diamond was in a supplier warehouse and they were able to get it.

They matched the price which was way lower than what they were offering, plus they took the risk about shipment, etc.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

If they are not conflict diamonds then youre doing it wrong.


Especially when its for a Xmas present.


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