its true that carat gets noticed first, until she and her gal pals put their stones side by side - then the colour and fire comes into play. Personal experience - its much better to buy a smaller stone with good colour and fire than a bigger stone that is lacking. It really shows and it will give your wife/gf a lot of pride over her embarrassed girl pals. One important factor regarding the size of the ring is the size of the hand. I personally don't believe in getting something huge if your wife/gf has petite hands. Its proportionately wrong. Get a size that is good for her (and your wallet!) and it will look elegant and not shout BLINK. The worst offenders are the ones that are wearing >1cat and looks yellowish (H or worse). When its that huge, its also easier to see that the colour if off.
I got my proposal ring from a friend who is a trade insider. He totally adviced me against getting from Bugari/tiffany...sookee, aspial.. or even diamond industries. In the end he put together a combo for me that is exactly identical to buying from Tiffany. The stone is the from the same source, the setting done by the same master setter, the engraving done by the same engraver! All this at a fraction of the price of a tiffany ring.
Last edited by Old Boy; 20th October 2009 at 07:42 PM.
Now a days Myanmar Pigeon Blood Ruby are vary rare due to the control of Myanmar.
A Flawless Myanmar Pigeon Blood Ruby (All Natural even without Heat process) will most of the time cost more value than a Clear Diamond at the same weight.
If in the Mother Earth there are 10 Diamonds, Ruby will only have 1.
What we also say “Just a hand full (Rare)”
This is why Ruby is so value by the Gem World for many years.
Actually diamond price are controlled. Diamond producers are stockpiling when there is not enough demand so as not to flood the market during recession where demand is low. Just google for that.
Last edited by aryanto; 21st October 2009 at 10:09 AM.
Yep it's true that the diamond suppliers control the supply so as to control the prices- just like the oil cartels.
Sorry guys, can't really pass u the contact as it was a one time favour by friend.