I’d been putting all of my posts to save as draft because I have been busy with work and school. Now that my exams are over and it is the school hol, I can finally update this wordpress of mine!
If I have zero budget for rings, I would definitely want those above!
Anyways, we had already bought our wedding rings about 1 month back(on out 1st year engagementsary!). It was an impromptu decision. Just like the engagement ring that Mr Fiance got for me, we tend to be an impulse buyer/ impulsive shopper.
We went to Meyson after watching a soccer match and the Assistant who has always been handling me ever since before the engagement ring when beau got a diamond ring for my birthday, well she was there. And while waiting for my ring to be polished we were just looking around and to which I found and fell in love with a ring. Hahaha.
Initially we were just looking at the cost of eternity rings so she showed me a ring that happens to have both solitaire with the additional half band eternity rings and I was sold. I was absolutely in love with it just as beau was in love with the ring.
Our initial plan was to get an eternity ring to match with my engagement diamond ring. And for mahr, we would get a gold bracelet.. But things happen when you fell in love with a ring 😂
The ring was priced at $3k plus for an I colour 0.5 ct which was pretty a-okay but I wanted the colour range to be in the colourless range. So she found one for me albeit a slightly smaller ct but definitely a much better quality diamond with the colour range of E colour.
Beau had wanted me to not decide on the spot so we decided to put in a reservation of $500. The ring wasn’t in the store too so we could come another day. We also looked through platinum rings as well and beau liked this one particular ring. Take note: Like not love.
So our $500 deposit was for those two rings & we came down by the next week. After my exams cos I had an exam the next 2 days (hahaha but willing to spend time outside looking at rings)!
It is also our 1 year engagementsary by the way 🙂 Another 1.5 more months with my love before we’re husband and wife! Omg can’t wait!!
I told my fav girls & this BTB (ehem you know who you are :p) came down as well to check my ring out as she loves the halo designs like this below:
<pic above courteousy of google>
Throughout that exam week, I wasn’t really focusing on studying but instead learning and reading up on diamonds from forums! HAHAAH. In the past I used to not fully understand the 4Cs but now, I do. And thanks to meyson’s sales asst who always share the knowledge on diamonds to both of us.
- Cut – Main important factor of diamonds because this determines if the diamond will be able to reflect light properly. You can have a good quality diamond but if it is not being cut properly, then no point!
- Clarity – This is not that important because you can’t see it with your naked eyes. This is on the no of impurities in the diamond.
- Colour – Very important! Make sure to get the colourless/ near colourless range. D is of the highest grade. However, you can’t tell the difference between D and E colour. Usually colour difference affects the bottom part of the diamond but the top part is the same especially when the colour range is the same. However, there is a diff between D and I colour. You can see the slight yellow tint. Meaning, if you are torn between colour E/F, there is no diff just take the cheaper option. If you are torn between G and J of course, take the G! D-F (colourless) G-H (Near colourless, visible when compared to better coloured ones) I-J (Near colourless, visible with naked eye) Above K- visibly yellow
- Carat – weight of the diamond. This affects the $$$ mostly :p
Meyson hearts & arrows collections are equivalent to super ideal cut range from other jeweller stores. But the reason why their prices are way cheaper is the fact that they do not do any marketing or advertising hence, if not that extra cost would be passed to the customers. But since meyson jewellery don’t have such strategies, the ring prices are much much cheaper! So yay to saving our pocket!
It is important to get a good graded diamond especially for something that will lasts a lifetime. There are 2 recognised and international American certs to grade diamonds and they are AGS and GIA cert. Between both certs, AGS is more stricter in terms of the diamond cut. GIA grade for cut is not as stringent as to AGS.
The other is HRD & IGI cert which is European certs.
Meyson’s diamonds are of GIA Cert. but do take note that diamonds above 0.3 carat & from the hearts and arrows collections carry such certs.
For those below 0.3ct is is SIG cert which is only an inhouse recognised certificate.
Of course before coming down to Meyson to collect and make full payment for our rings, we went to Sookee, Goldheart, Lee hwa that is right next to Meyson. We skipped Taka and Citigems tho(yes, they’re cheaper but quality is impt based on own experience.)
The platinum ring collection from the other stores could not beat Meyson’s range though. We also take a look at half eternity band because all of the sales assistant do not approve of a full diamond eternity ring as it is not good since it may spoil the diamonds in the long run which is not worth it at all.
We took a look at Lee Hwa’s forever mark series besides their destinee series. If you’re thinking of getting solitaire it is def. pricey but their eternity rings were about $1.5k (still pricier) but hey it is super shiny and sparkly. The brilliance of their diamonds are amazing!
My youngest uncle got a destinee solitaire around 11 years ago for my aunt and it is still in absolutely wonderful condition! So if u have the extra $$ and willing to splurge on diamonds i recommend the best which is Lee hwa! But for me, I want something that is of a good deal becuase no one will know the brand of my rings after wearing it unless they asked.
Moreover, i’m a bag lady so I’d rather beau splurge that amount on handbags! Plus my mummy since young have told me that diamonds are worthless and gold is more impt. Thankfully i’m one who loves both gold and diamonds :p hint hint.
And after watching the truth about diamonds, I didn’t want to splurge on it.
The other jewellery stores has sales for their diamonds except for Meyson. They do not do sales as their prices are already in the affordable range.
If you’re interested in Sookee jewelleries, best to get someone who is a member for their member discount. My colleague, has and she gave me her card should i want to use it. Oh,we looked at coloured gemstones too but there wasn’t much nice pretty saphire rings.
<meyson also have platinum rings & suasa rings btw>
If you’re getting a smaller size diamond of 0.25 carats and below, clarity with a min of VVS2 is more important than colour.
If you’re getting a bigger size diamond, try to get it in the colourless / near colourless range (of at least F colour and D being the highest grade). If you get a diamond colour that is closer to the Z spectrum, you can see the cokour of the diamond being more yellowish instead of colourless.
Then again, some people prefer the huge diamonds look but willing to compromise on the quality of diamonds such as it not being a certified diamond / the colour is more yellowish. Some prefers the smaller look diamonds but certified and of a good colour. So it depends on you:)
See! Look at the timing! Research on diamonds early in the morning HAHAHA.
After waiting for a week for my exams to be over and spending time reading up on diamonds instead of studying.. We went down to Meyson @ Bugis. Gotta thank my fav lady who also gave her personal Hp no for me to keep in touch with her! Even took selfies and helped us take pic with the rings hehe.
So my wedding ring is similar to this halo settings. It is a round halo 🙂
Last 2 days I was out with my fellow BTB and we went in to Meyson at nex as well. She loves the service and for budget below $5k there’s a 0.7ct ring diamonds! Worth it to the max as she was looking for that kind of size:)