I purchased this ring for my wife. The website stated that her size would be a 1-2 week wait for the ring to be sent out. That wait ended up being a 4 week wait. I will credit the shop for bumping up the 2 day shipping I requested to a Next day shipping for free and reimbursed my shipping expenses due to the added delay.
Now, about the ring. It’s exquisite. The princess cut diamond was near colorless, and it has an S1 rating which meant it is almost flawless under scope. For the price, the ring was a better quality gold (18k), and the diamond was much larger (1/3ct) than I could have purchased locally. I saved atleast $200-300 dollars alone from what I would have spent here. The settings are secure, and everything simply glimmers in the light.
Would I order this ring from fine jewellery shop again? Absolutely.
The ring came with an IGI certificate with appraisal information. I will have it appraised and certified locally of course, but that was an added bonus.
This beautiful ring is a romantic way to recognize an engagement, anniversary, or any other special occasion. The 14k white gold cathedral-style band is wide with shoulders that reach up to rest right below the diamond’s girdle. These two branches extend beyond the band’s diameter and each one holds three small round-cut diamonds in a channel setting. The gorgeous centerpiece princess-cut solitaire diamond is held securely in a 4-prong setting and has a 1/4 carat total weight. The entire band has a high polish finish and makes a regal statement when viewed from the side.
The center diamond has great brilliance and sparkle. Unlike the promotional quality offered by many retailers, which often have visible inclusions and opaque or yellow-brown color, this diamonds is near colorless, with a minimum color rating of I, and appears white to the eye. It has a clarity rating of at least I1, meaning there are small inclusions that are difficult to see with the unaided eye. Set in mountings, the diamond appears clean.
The cut, proportions, and symmetry of diamonds, characteristics which determine their brilliance, are fair to good. Most of the light that enters through the table, or top facet, of the diamond will reflect back out, creating the deep brightness, or brilliance, that gives diamonds their special appeal. The table percentage for these diamonds, meaning the width of the table compared to the diamond’s total width, is 53-90%, and the depth percentage, or total height of the diamond compared to its total width, is 57-85%. Optimal table and depth percentages maximize a diamond’s ability to reflect and refract light, but they also require a great deal of the diamond to be cut away, leaving less carat weight. While the table and depth percentages here span a broader range than those of higher quality diamonds, they still allow the diamond to handle the light well, and they have the advantage of providing the largest size of diamond for the value.