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Considerations when buying diamond earings for the misses??? what cut? size? color? clarity? etc.

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So thinking about getting her diamond earings for x-mas, only has CZ's currently and wants the real thing...

I have never bought diamonds and have no idea what to look for. She is petite and kind of dresses in the J. crew style of clothing. Probably doesnt want something gaudy or huge...

I read that with earings you can go lower on the clarity scale than with a ring, and thus find better deals, thats about as far as I've got.

I keep hearing ads locally for "our diamonds are garunteed to appraise for double," or seeing diamond earings at what appear to be good prices on groupon or overstock..but not sure what to look for and dont want to get a bad deal... I'd like to find a good price though, neither of us are currently making a large salary.

Thanks for any info!
post #2 of 10
Does she know thats what you're getting her for xmas? If yes, take her along to select. BTW, I have no idea how to pick but I'd probably go to a reputable store to make sure I'm getting the real deal.
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post #4 of 10
This guy, talk to him:

http://www.styleforum.net/u/92410/in-stitches

See the Fine Living forum for reference.
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Originally Posted by dragon8 View Post

Does she know thats what you're getting her for xmas? If yes, take her along to select. BTW, I have no idea how to pick but I'd probably go to a reputable store to make sure I'm getting the real deal.

She doesnt know...
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Originally Posted by Rambo View Post

This guy, talk to him:
http://www.styleforum.net/u/92410/in-stitches
See the Fine Living forum for reference.

I will check that out thanks!
post #6 of 10
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Originally Posted by Joffrey View Post

Dunno about the details of the diamond but I think diamond studs are great. Particularly for a first pair.
http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-earrings_14295
http://www.tiffany.com/Shopping/Item.aspx?fromGrid=1&sku=GRP00432&mcat=148204&cid=287464&search_params=p+5-n+12-c+287464-s+1-r+101323351+101424822-t+-ri+-ni+1-x+

Not looking to spend that much but thanks for the links... the tiff ones are ridic for 1/4 ct. earings!
post #7 of 10
+1 on Rambo's suggestion to talk to stitch
post #8 of 10
Cartier
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Originally Posted by pg600rr View Post

Not looking to spend that much but thanks for the links... the tiff ones are ridic for 1/4 ct. earings!

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Originally Posted by SkinnyGoomba View Post

Cartier

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post #10 of 10
The missus got a pair of diamond solitaires from me last night for graduating with her doctorate. I worked with a local jewelry maker who picked up the loose diamonds from the same wholesaler a number of shops buy from here in town. He works when he wants and is very particular about quality. A very nice 1/2c total weight for a few hundred less than typical retail. Finding a local artisan like this can often be a great way to go for simpler articles.
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