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    Quote Originally Posted by KY1977 View Post
    Only after married for 6 years, my wife tells me its a waste of money to get diamonds. Go get a yellow one!
    dude, you're lucky. mine kept asking why its not a 1 carat from tiffany!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wai View Post
    dont use gold ring to set the diamond la
    You mean Yellow Gold?

    I mean Gold Price include White Gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    dude, you're lucky. mine kept asking why its not a 1 carat from tiffany!
    sure beats "honey, have u seen the magnifying glass anywhere?"

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    I got mine from a wholesaler who does colored diamonds in Hongkong.
    diamonds from wholesalers cost 60-40% less than shops, then we got it set in Singapore.

    you can get online, where certified diamond wholesalers provide conflict free diamonds, diamonds are not taken from war ridden countries, such as Brillant Earth company, which mines diamonds from environmentally substainable places as well as countries where Africans are not killed while mining the diamonds. They are expensive, but at least you can get the stones guilt free, knowing that the diamonds you bought did not come from the Blood of miners.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ullyss View Post
    I got mine from a wholesaler who does colored diamonds in Hongkong.
    diamonds from wholesalers cost 60-40% less than shops, then we got it set in Singapore.

    you can get online, where certified diamond wholesalers provide conflict free diamonds, diamonds are not taken from war ridden countries, such as Brillant Earth company, which mines diamonds from environmentally substainable places as well as countries where Africans are not killed while mining the diamonds. They are expensive, but at least you can get the stones guilt free, knowing that the diamonds you bought did not come from the Blood of miners.
    what dooes 'colored diamond' mean? I thought diamonds are supposed to be clear?

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    for those who think you can get away with it

    get a smaller sized cubic zirconia, beware that it will be super bling bling, but alot cheaper

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_zirconia

    the untrained eye will only see that it is too good to be true

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    what dooes 'colored diamond' mean? I thought diamonds are supposed to be clear?
    i supposed it means flawed

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    dude, you're lucky. mine kept asking why its not a 1 carat from tiffany!
    poor fellow. mine din ask...thank god...cause i splurge on others for her...but recently the diamond question seems to pop out more...esp when her friends got bigger ones...

    KY u lucky man..after 6yr not that bad...some never stop even after 10 yrs...

    now i say will buy bigger if u buy me a M9 ...and the question will cease

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    what dooes 'colored diamond' mean? I thought diamonds are supposed to be clear?
    Natural Diamonds (Not Man Made) have colors like Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Black and more!!!

    A Clean Blue Diamond of 0.3ct will cost more than a Colorless Diamond of 1.0ct due to the amount of the Blue Diamond is less in the mother earth.

    There are no market price for those rare stone which is mean, I came out a price and you think is good price that buy lor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    for those who think you can get away with it

    get a smaller sized cubic zirconia, beware that it will be super bling bling, but alot cheaper

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cubic_zirconia

    the untrained eye will only see that it is too good to be true
    Cannot lah... this is something a man buys for woman he intends to spend the rest of his life with, if it starts based on "deception" it is not a good way to start. Get a small diamond is better than big zirconia. Hmmm... my friend is currently in Brussels this week and next. I wonder how much cheaper could it be buying from there.

    Someone thought me how to distinguish a Russian cut versus an Isreali cut but I couldn't tell the difference.

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    Quote Originally Posted by azul123 View Post
    Cannot lah... this is something a man buys for woman he intends to spend the rest of his life with, if it starts based on "deception" it is not a good way to start. Get a small diamond is better than big zirconia. Hmmm... my friend is currently in Brussels this week and next. I wonder how much cheaper could it be buying from there.

    Someone thought me how to distinguish a Russian cut versus an Isreali cut but I couldn't tell the difference.

    ../azul123
    when i was younger my siblings and me shared money and bought a 1 carat cubic zirconia for my mother, she was soooooo happy

    btw the bling was really blinding

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    when i was younger my siblings and me shared money and bought a 1 carat cubic zirconia for my mother, she was soooooo happy

    btw the bling was really blinding
    That is very nice of all of you... you know that is what matters... priceless! in this case.

    ../azul123

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    Quote Originally Posted by iMac08 View Post
    poor fellow. mine din ask...thank god...cause i splurge on others for her...but recently the diamond question seems to pop out more...esp when her friends got bigger ones...

    KY u lucky man..after 6yr not that bad...some never stop even after 10 yrs...

    now i say will buy bigger if u buy me a M9 ...and the question will cease
    Haha.. guess what. I've made her buy me a new cam and lens when she got her big bonus last year. At least not so lugi.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yao86 View Post
    Natural Diamonds (Not Man Made) have colors like Blue, Green, Yellow, Red, Black and more!!!

    A Clean Blue Diamond of 0.3ct will cost more than a Colorless Diamond of 1.0ct due to the amount of the Blue Diamond is less in the mother earth.

    There are no market price for those rare stone which is mean, I came out a price and you think is good price that buy lor.
    Thanks for your explanation.
    Obviously I won't even remotely come close to being able to acquire these exotic and precious material regardless how hard I work and save in this lifetime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    when i was younger my siblings and me shared money and bought a 1 carat cubic zirconia for my mother, she was soooooo happy

    btw the bling was really blinding
    I think mom will always appreciate to receive a gift from her children, regardless it is diamond, zirconia, gold ring or whatever. It is not the $$$ but its simply the thought that you have her in your heart.

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    Default Re: Any tips for buying a diamond ring?

    Find the largest for the budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by KY1977 View Post
    Haha.. guess what. I've made her buy me a new cam and lens when she got her big bonus last year. At least not so lugi.
    win...she complain her pay lower than mine...so no present for me...hahaha..just kidding...i still love my wife even though she din buy me a camera...ain't we glad our ladies are not so diamond seow???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi View Post
    Find the largest for the budget?
    don't know leh...some woman really amazing...they can see the diamond not so good one..even if buy the largest..and some wants the brand...so technically it is 4Cs +1 B(Brand)

    i have seen some of my friends...their bloody proposal ring can use to renovate a 4room HDB.all these RPA(Rich Ppl Association) damn fierce

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    Quote Originally Posted by ConnorMcLeod View Post
    Thanks for your explanation.
    Obviously I won't even remotely come close to being able to acquire these exotic and precious material regardless how hard I work and save in this lifetime.
    I have spend a lot of money on Precious Stone but end up no value…..

    Pay a Natural Alexandrite for S$5000++ but when I wanna to sell back to shops, the best price is only S$2200 plus Gold ring together.

    Ha ha….
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    how sad..that is the reality..these are useless carbons......or i shld say overpriced carbons.........

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