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I have been working with a local jewelry store on an engagement ring. Here are specifics:

 

Round solitaire in platinum cathedral setting

 

Carat: 1.04

Color: I

Clarity: VS

Depth 62.1

Tab% 56%

Girdle: Slightly Med to Med

 

Price: 8799.00

 

From the research I have performed, I think this might be a little high. I went to my local Sam's club and saw a ring with greater clarity and color for 6500.00.

 

My budget is 6500.00 and I want the best quality I can get for the money.

 

My girlfriend actually thought the Sam's ring was prettier. I know that it was higher in clarity and color (not a lot, though) but I was not able to find out the depth and table percents.

 

Questions:

 

1. Does it sound like the jewelry store is ripping me off?

2. If I were to decide on making a diamond purchase online, and could locate a diamond with at least the same specs as the one in the jewelry store--is it safe to say it would be just as beautiful?

 

Thanks in advance for ANY input!!

 

-Kelly

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Hi, Kelly;

 

Does this diamond have a lab report? Which lab? GIA and AGS are the best grading labs out there.

 

Other labs are not as consistent and accurate on the color/clarity grading; and if not GIA/AGS you may actually be looking at a J-K color/ SI clarity diamond.

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