Looking for a coupon for Jared’s 1-3/4 total carat weight $16,000 Royal Asscher Tatiana Diamond Engagement Ring? I have excellent news. You can get an IGI- or GIA-certified, better diamond ring for $9,500 or so, if you know how to shop for it.
And I have “bad” news.” Bad news: there are no substantial coupons for diamonds out there. They’re just not sold in that way. If you do see a huge discount (70% off! etc) on a diamond, you can be sure that it was overpriced to begin with.
But again the good news is that I can do something better for you than a coupon. I’ll save you thousands off Jared’s price, and get you an IGI- or GIA-certified, better diamond.
Jared’s diamond in this case is not certified by any 3rd-party lab. At least, not that I can find anywhere on the product page. And for sure, a diamond certificate from a major lab such as the IGI or GIA or AGS is crucial to selling diamonds. So I’m pretty sure they wouldn’t just “forget” to mention any certificate on the product page of a $16,000 diamond ring.
And anyway, the SI2-Clarity they state for it? It’s, sorry to say, but I’m here to help you… it’s not good, especially for an Asscher Cut, Emerald Cut, or other “step cut” diamonds that emphasize clarity and transparence and depth.
You see, some cuts such as the traditional Round Brilliant emphasize sparkle and brilliance, not depth and clarity. A Round Brilliant can get away sometimes with less a less than great Clarity grade, because the sparkle and fire shooting out of it can obscure the tiny black, pitted spots and gray clouds which are the Clarity flaws of diamonds.)
But an Asscher Cut emphasizes clarity and depth. It will readily show the inclusions (fancy word for “flaws”).
But whatever you do, don’t buy before you see how you can get a much better diamond for a lot less, in the screen shots in this article.
The Jared offer: $15,999.99.
Item number at Jared: 993539903
See it live at Jared (unless it’s been discontinued / gone out of stock).
Carats of the Jared diamond
This center diamond is 1.5-carat. The accent diamonds bring the total carat weight of all the diamonds on this ring to 1.75 carats.
Clarity of the Jared diamond
It has a Clarity score of SI2.
This is actually the second deal breaker, for me personally.
First is that Jared doesn’t state that it has a diamond certificate from a major diamond grading lab.
Second, now, is that it has such a low Clarity spec, from the retailer itself. SI2 is simply not great, for an Asscher cut, as I discussed in the opening section.
Color of the Jared diamond
The color is “I”. That’s not super, to say the least, for an Asscher cut, and especially for this price. True, it’s in the “near colorless” level of color grades. But it’s on the lower half of that.
And, as I’ve already mentioned, Asscher Cut diamonds are designed to maximize depth, clarity, and transparence. So a little color will be more noticeable.
You’ll be able to see some yellow in this diamond, in the right light. Not terrible though.
It won’t be noticeable unless you’re comparing it side by side with a diamond of at least two color grades higher.
Incidentally, what is the color grade range of the accent diamonds? On this Jared ring, it is not clear what, if any, color grades they’ve been assigned. That’s important. If you get unmatched accent diamonds, they can ruin the effect instead accentuating the center diamond.
For example, if accent diamond is too yellow, the whole effect will be like a beautiful smile … but with a single yellow tooth. Not good in a diamond ring.
Possibly Jared has well-matched the accent diamonds. But — and this is just my opinion, personally — I personally wouldn’t trust Jared to do that. Here’s why I feel that way personally: they don’t even state that the center diamond here has a IGI, GIA, or AGS certificate. That’s basic, in my opinion. Deal breaker all on its own. So if they’re not doing that, I reason personally, I don’t trust them to take the care to match the color of the accent diamonds to the center diamond.
That’s is not a problem at James Allen, as you’ll see. At James Allen, you can see exactly what you’re getting. (That’s where I’ll find you the much less expensive, IGI- or GIA-certified, much better diamond.) At James Allen, you’re told exactly what range of color the accent diamonds have. And, because they’re James Allen and they’re awesome, you can easily choose a center diamond that “goes with” the color grades of the accent diamonds.
James Allen offers a similar style ring with the certified, better diamond specs for $9,487.
How to get the James Allen deals
At James Allen, you don’t just add a ring to cart. It’s slightly more interesting (and gives you more control and choice). Instead, you do this:
- 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.)
The specs of the James Allen diamond are better than the Jared diamond
To see the differences in specs, look at the images of the complete rings, in the images higher up in this article.
Carats of the James Allen
The center diamond is 1.71-carat, significantly larger than the Jared diamond. Two accent diamonds total 0.24 carats. So you’re getting a total carat weight of 1.94 carats, also quite a bit greater than the Jared diamond
Clarity of the James Allen
It has a Clarity score of VS2. (Which is 2 grades better than the Jared Clarity score of SI2). You’ll notice significant difference. MUCH better clarity to the eye, especially with an Asscher Cut.
(Always remember, the picture you see at Jared is an artist’s illustration. Your diamond won’t look that clear.)
However, the images of your chosen diamond at James Allen will be exact images of the very diamond that you’re buying. So, in super zoom, you can examine it at length. If you see inclusions you hate, then simply look at a different diamond with the same SI1 score at James Allen. Not all SI1-Clarity diamonds will look exactly the same, of course.
Color of the James Allen
The color is “H”. That’s a grade better than the Jared diamond’s score of I.
Why don’t I compare a lab-created diamond in this article?
Lab created diamonds are 100% authentic, identical, exactly the same as earth-created diamonds, except for their origins. They’re even graded by major diamond labs such as the IGI.
Usually in my comparison articles, I’ll show you a price on a lab-crated equivalent (or even better … usually a lab-created diamond is of significantly better quality).
But I don’t in this article. Why?
I don’t because at the moment (and this seems to be a pattern) there aren’t many lab-created Asscher Cut diamonds at James Allen. I believe that’s because, carat for carat, diamond manufacturers can make a lot more money by cutting their diamonds into Round Brilliant cuts rather than less popular, less brilliant cuts such as the Asscher Cut or the Emerald Cut.
Conclusion: There’s no huge coupon for Jared’s 1-3/4 total carat weight $16,000 Royal Asscher Tatiana Diamond Engagement Ring. But you can still save a good $6,000, and get a much better diamond, by following my simple shopping technique in this article.
The certification from the GIA proves this is a much better diamond.
You can see that everything else is essentially the same.
Don’t be fooled by the fancy brand naming at Jared. They call it a Royal but it’s just a diamond. And it’s objectively better. I’ve proven it. And it’s objectively a LOT less expensive. I’ve proven that too.
Enjoy your extra $6,000. What will you buy? Or if you’re window shopping, what would you buy with that extra $6K?
It’s easy to get great deals on better diamond jewelry — for less money! Here’s how:
- Scroll up to the section on “How to Get the James Allen Deals.”
- Follow the easy directions there.
- Feel 100% confident that you bought the best diamond for the money
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