This Gemist offering in 14K White Gold is beautiful! But it’s also overpriced, in my opinion. And I think I back up that opinion with hard facts, below.
The Gemist offer: $14,912.50.
See the ring live at Gemist, unless it’s discontinued.
This price comparison is part of a larger tree of price comparisons of stunning white gold engagement rings that I like.
The James Allen MUCH better price of $8,995 (on a GIA-certified, objectively better diamond ring)
Specs compared directly
Each of these diamonds — the Gemist, and the James Allen — are about 1.25 carat. The James Allen example is actually slightly larger at 1.29 carats.
Gemist diamond in this ring is VS1-Clarity:
James Allen diamond example is also VS1-Clarity:
But even better, the James Allen diamond is certified by the GIA. (The Gemist diamond … I could not find that this specific diamond ring has a certification. General information at Gemist indicates that their “natural diamonds are certified by the GIA.” But I don’t see a GIA certificate noted for this specific offering. Possible that your diamond from Gemist would come with a GIA. But I’ve personally been unable to confirm that on the product page. Maybe I missed something, but I think I didn’t. In any case, it’s a red flag to me that I would even have to search for that information. Notice how James Allen (and other merchants) make the certification glaringly obvious, because it’s important. No certification means no deal, for anyone with any experience shopping for diamonds. Without a certification you can’t really know exactly what you’re getting.)
Color (Note that the perfectly colorless grade is “D”. There are no such grades as A, B, or C.)
The Gemist diamond color in this ring is Color “H”.
The James Allen diamond in this example has the Color G.
That’s an entire grades better. It also moves this diamond close to the truly “colorless” territory. (Remember: “D” is the very best colorless diamond possible. It’s the top grade.)
How to get the James Allen deal
At James Allen, you don’t just add a ring to cart and check out. It’s slightly more complex. And much better in price and selection. It’s much more interesting (and gives you more control and choice).
Here’s how to do it:
- You choose a setting (the metal ring, which in some cases comes with accent diamonds).
- Then you choose a loose diamond to add to it.
But it’s not as hard as it may seem. In fact it’s easy.
At least, it’s easy if you have someone walking you through it for the first time.
Here’s exactly how to get these deals (or very similar deals) at James Allen:
1. Select this 14K white gold setting. (It’s available on the same page in 14K, 18K as well, also in yellow gold and rose gold, or even in Platinum. Just choose them from the drop down on the setting product page.)
2. For the diamond, go to these pre-set James Allen diamond search results and select a diamond from the first 2 or 3 diamonds in the list.
(James Allen diamonds are unique, so I can’t send you straight to a specific diamond. It would sell out quickly. But there are many many others in the inventory. The price will be close to what you see here.
Also, of course the inventory is always changing, so you may see slightly different prices when you search.)
3. For even greater savings, choose Lab-Created diamonds in the search. Use this pre-set for your search filters just by clicking here. (Lab-created diamonds are 100% authentic, the same as Earth-created diamonds. No difference. Identical substance.)
4. Add the setting and the diamond to your cart and check out.
Conclusion: This Gemist diamond ring is not a good deal, in my humble opinion. You can save over $11,000 dollars based on my shopping technique above — and get a certified, better spec’d diamond ring.
To save up to $11,000, use the simple search filters I’ve provided you above. It gives you power to choose, power to save, power to get a better diamond ring.
What will you use the extra $11,000 for?