HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

Proposal Ring - Part 3

Like Tree1059Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-03-2019, 01:39 PM   #7501
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 1,063
Will be heading down M Trio and Jannpaul (Again, as forgot that appointment is needed), I know about JP's cuts, how's M Trio's cut and pricing compares?

Poh Kim can I say that it is a hit or miss, may be able to find good cut at reasonably better price?
DriftKing is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2019, 01:55 PM   #7502
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 850
Will be heading down M Trio and Jannpaul (Again, as forgot that appointment is needed), I know about JP's cuts, how's M Trio's cut and pricing compares?

Poh Kim can I say that it is a hit or miss, may be able to find good cut at reasonably better price?
Iíve never been to either so maybe u can post what u find.
Miltah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2019, 03:23 PM   #7503
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 1,176
I am looking at 18k white gold wedding band, with no diamond ring. Does anyone know where can I get it below 1k for a pair?

Last edited by lance88; 11-03-2019 at 04:21 PM..
lance88 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-03-2019, 04:01 PM   #7504
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Posts: 118
Will be heading down M Trio and Jannpaul (Again, as forgot that appointment is needed), I know about JP's cuts, how's M Trio's cut and pricing compares?

Poh Kim can I say that it is a hit or miss, may be able to find good cut at reasonably better price?
M Trio is the same as Bluenile. They drop ship. You can find the same diamonds on M Trio on Bluenile cheaper. Quality is a whole other thing
Son-Y-noS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 01:05 AM   #7505
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5
Help Needed!

Hello Brothers and Sisters out there!

I have been lurking for a month doing my research as the time has come to purchase the proposal ring. I did my usual "Super Ideal" cut and maximum light return research. Went down to JannPaul twice for some quotes. I was served by Joy whom I know has a pretty good reputation (like all other JannPaul staff). Appreciate any comments on the pricing/specs quoted.

- All are Super Ideal Round Cut and pricing includes 7% GST.
- All have HCA score of under 1.4.
- All are triple Excellent with no florescence.

1.10 G VVS2 - $15,300 (Scopes attached) imgur.com/a/NiDDk2S

1.05 F VS1 - $15,800

1.01 E VS1 - $16,000

1.09 G VS1 - $15,000

1.02 G VS1 - $14,300

I'll be honest with you guys, with my untrained eye and even under 10x magnification, I struggle to see any inclusions in the VS1 and above diamonds.

This is the same for the colour. I am personally leaning more towards a heavier carat and going for the F/G colour as I really cannot see the difference in colour even with the diamonds E, F & G diamonds held together. (Maybe it is my eyes?) I can only see a slight yellow tinge in the G vs E when viewed against the white backdrop viewer and from the underside. Furthermore, my gf is not as 'well-read' in diamonds and she mainly only knows the carat weight and maybe the clarity.

As for the ASET, Ideal and Hearts & Arrows scopes, they look pretty similar to me with all the Hearts and Arrows and indications of good light return. Unfortunately JannPaul has been experiencing some technical issues with their machines and has been only able send a set of scope images for the 1st diamond indicated above. Please let me know if the scopes look good. I will try to obtain more scopes if possible.

Apologies for the long post and hope you experienced people out there can advise me!

Cheers!
BilboSwaggins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 07:14 AM   #7506
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 850
I did my usual "Super Ideal" cut and maximum light return research. Went down to JannPaul twice for some quotes.

- All are Super Ideal Round Cut and pricing includes 7% GST.

1.10 G VVS2 - $15,300 (Scopes attached) imgur.com/a/NiDDk2S
1.05 F VS1 - $15,800
1.01 E VS1 - $16,000
1.09 G VS1 - $15,000
1.02 G VS1 - $14,300

I'll be honest with you guys, with my untrained eye and even under 10x magnification, I struggle to see any inclusions in the VS1 and above diamonds.

This is the same for the colour. Furthermore, my gf is not as 'well-read' in diamonds and she mainly only knows the carat weight and maybe the clarity.
If u go with JP SIC, there is going to be little or no differences in the scope images. You will only be chasing paper perfection.

Since u mentioned not being so color sensitive and your gf likely only knows a bigger caret. Why not consider a HOH ideal cut, F, G or H with VS clarity grade. For the same price u are likely going to get 1.3-1.5 caret.

Of course if u want to stick with JP then even your first choice of the 1.10 G vvs has perfect scope images

Bigger caret or smaller perfection (which u might not even see the difference).... choice is yours

Last edited by Miltah; 12-03-2019 at 08:06 AM..
Miltah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2019, 01:25 PM   #7507
Supremacy Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6,277
Cheers! I dropped you a pm on it! 😂

Blue Nile can be a hit/miss. U never really know what u getting.
U can post the GIA cert nos
thenakedshades is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2019, 08:39 AM   #7508
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2019
Posts: 5
If u go with JP SIC, there is going to be little or no differences in the scope images. You will only be chasing paper perfection.

Since u mentioned not being so color sensitive and your gf likely only knows a bigger caret. Why not consider a HOH ideal cut, F, G or H with VS clarity grade. For the same price u are likely going to get 1.3-1.5 caret.

Of course if u want to stick with JP then even your first choice of the 1.10 G vvs has perfect scope images

Bigger caret or smaller perfection (which u might not even see the difference).... choice is yours
Thank you for the reply. How about the pricing? Do they seem reasonable? Appreciate any other comments from all of you!
BilboSwaggins is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2019, 09:05 AM   #7509
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 850
Thank you for the reply. How about the pricing? Do they seem reasonable? Appreciate any other comments from all of you!
For a superideal pricing, there is no comparison locally. If u compare with online superideal, itís on par. Even if thereís some savings, itís not worth the hassle.

Whiteflash ACA
- 1.073 G VS1, $13400 after gst
- 1.037 F VVS2, $14620
- 1.17 G VS1, $15560
BilboSwaggins likes this.
Miltah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2019, 03:38 PM   #7510
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Posts: 259
Recently I heard that Moissanite Co have came out with a new AGS 000 / Ideal moissanite and a few of the girls in weddingbee/pricescope have ordered and are happy with what they got (and they are usually pretty good with diamonds). Perhaps suitable for consideration if anyone is in the market for a moissanite engagement or fun ring.
throwawaygrad is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2019, 05:53 PM   #7511
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 850
Thank you for the reply. How about the pricing? Do they seem reasonable? Appreciate any other comments from all of you!
No offence, here are perhaps some reason why you have so little comments. This thread is very JP biased so...

- if u say scope no good, u better be sure of what u saying
- if u say price no good, cheaper elsewhere. You will be accused of not comparing apples with apples as the quality is on another level.
- if you say u found perfect scopes, and cheaper, without revealing source, u will be accused of being a trade or tarnishing JPs name

If you need further validation, the past 100 pages have already done it
Miltah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2019, 05:56 PM   #7512
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 86
Hi All,

anyway able to comment or advise with the following ?


Saw a ring that is quoted at $2460 USD

https://us.boucheron.com/en_us/the-c...solitaire.html

I wrote in to enquire the SG branch, but reply that came in was that this is not stocked in SG, thus requiring custom order with no exchange should size differ and will be charged at $4200 SGD for the 0.2 carat platinum version.
MistralWorks is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2019, 06:04 PM   #7513
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 850
Hi All,

anyway able to comment or advise with the following ?

Saw a ring that is quoted at $2460 USD

https://us.boucheron.com/en_us/the-c...solitaire.html

I wrote in to enquire the SG branch, but reply that came in was that this is not stocked in SG, thus requiring custom order with no exchange should size differ and will be charged at $4200 SGD for the 0.2 carat platinum version.
Even if you do the conversion itís only $3700 max for a 0.2c with platinum
Itís not worth paying extra $500 for local

Plus Iím sure you can do a custom ring based on that design for less.
A 0.2C with Brian Gavin online is only $600+.
Letís say the custom platinum was $1-1.5k
The stone is also likely to be uncertified at that size n u have no idea of cut
Iím sure u can work the rest out..

Last edited by Miltah; 13-03-2019 at 06:12 PM..
Miltah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2019, 06:42 PM   #7514
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 1,541
Help needed with this stone. Quoted 5945



Maccabi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-03-2019, 08:40 PM   #7515
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2018
Posts: 850
It’s not a bad stone. Decent ASET except for one corner. Slight symmetry issues which you can see more clearly with the hearts view.
But based on the ASET, the stone should perform admirably.




Help needed with this stone. Quoted 5945
DriftKing likes this.
Miltah is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On