diamonds in wedding band

I am shopping for a wedding band with diamonds.  I went to one store that wanted $1100 for 1/4 carat ring because the clarity was really good (I forget the exact clarity).  My feeling is that it's hard to see the tiny little diamonds on most wedding bands & does it really matter?  I went to another store that had I level clairty diamonds(the lowest variety), with 1/2 carat total weight & that ring was only $550.  I couldn't see the quality of the diamonds very well, they're too small to really tell.


 


Do you think it is worth spending the extra money on higher quality diamonds when they are so small?  My ering is only one level down from flawless & is .77 carats.  It's very beautiful & very sparkly, I love it.  I'm glad that is high quality because it makes it more pretty. 


 


I'm tempted to be cheap & get the second ring (or something like it) but I also don't want to buy junk for my wedding band.  any thoughts?

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 5:53 am
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Bump! I'd like to know too!

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 5:54 am
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I have an eternity band for my wedding ring (diamonds all around it) with SI to VS1 clarity and honestly you can't see it.  As long as the color and cut of the small diamonds is good its just as sparkly and pretty.

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 6:00 am
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personally i didn't care about clarity. i just found what matched my e-ring and wasn't too expensive. my ring was $350 on clarence for $194 because it was previously owned :).. yellow gold and i have no idea how many carats the diamonds are.


 


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Posted on February 23, 2010 at 6:03 am
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I'm the same as ag2010... I didn't really pay attention to the clarity of the ring.  The thought crossed my mind, but then I realized the diamonds are so small, and they were still really sparkly so it didn't bother me.  The band was only $300 so I couldn't complain!

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 6:06 am
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probably because is not certified.


And yes girls, you better pay attention to the clarity of the ring, that's where the $$$ is...the more clarity more expensive, if you see a yellowish diamond or with cluster do  is cheaper.  My ring is a VVS1-2.


http://www.diamondshippers.com/clarity.html


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Posted on February 23, 2010 at 6:17 am
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it might depend on how you're viewing the ring.  along with the sentimental value, of course, is the financial value: any valuable piece of jewelry can be seen as an investment.  the higher quality the diamonds, the more return you're likely to get on your investment.  but if you're not concerned about the financial legacy of the ring, then go with your gut!  the gut's usually right, in my opinion!

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 6:23 am
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I agree with MegMoMack - if you don't consider your ring an investment, it probably doesn't matter. What DOES matter though is how the lower clarity diamonds look with your ering. If when you're wearing them together you see a noticeable difference in clarity AND color, I'd go with a different choice.


Also, I'm no jeweler but $1100 for 1/4 carat sounds steep even if they are high quality diamonds. Have you checked out some of the online retailers to price compare (Blue Nile, Whiteflash, Brian Gavin)?

Posted on February 23, 2010 at 7:51 am
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Yeah, SCary I agree, I think $1100 was steep.  I love Blue Nile, that's where my Ering came from.  The only thing is they don't have any rings that I like that sit low enough to fit under my ring.  I'll keep searching.


thanks everyone for your thoughts!

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Posted on August 3, 2013 at 7:36 am
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 Actually, why dont you consider getting a ring from an antique or vintage seller. You wont have to pay for the production cost but only for the ring itself. and it is easy, an older ring may even be handmade. My ring is french and from 1970 ca. it is handmade and it has wesselton colour, very small inclusions and is 2,22 carats all around. 

we payed 2000. against 5-6000 that shops wanted for even lower quality but same carats in a new ring... what i mean is... considering a ring that has been preloved, you may be able to get sth more wonderful for the same amount of money.

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