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fangchin2
post May 14 2021, 02:21 PM

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QUOTE(kambingkoh @ May 14 2021, 02:18 PM)
Looks okay. Above average I would say. Not strict hearts and Arrows diamond but should do the work well. Can consider if the price is right after you done your comparison.
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Appreciate ur time. I will do comparison with Zcova. Have a good day!
hottemper
post May 28 2021, 10:42 AM

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Hi lowyat and kambingkoh sifu, looking for rings below rm1k including ring for proposal, been looking at Laz0 as their price is attractive, but heard of their bad quality.

I have 0 experience and knowleege about this, should i buy from laz0 or walk in to which store to ask for it? Thanks!
kambingkoh
post May 28 2021, 01:13 PM

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QUOTE(hottemper @ May 28 2021, 10:42 AM)
Hi lowyat and kambingkoh sifu, looking for rings below rm1k including ring for proposal, been looking at Laz0 as their price is attractive, but heard of their bad quality.

I have 0 experience and knowleege about this, should i buy from laz0 or walk in to which store to ask for it? Thanks!
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I am assuming you are looking for engagement ring. Unfortunately, in reality, if you want a diamond with a proper grading report, RM 1K inclusive of both diamond and ring is basically impossible.

However, you can opt for other gemstones, like aquamarine (something I like personally). The cost can be lower. The other cost that you may want to factor in is the cost of the ring setting itself. You can see that Lazo has a range of different Karat ring settings, from 9K to 18K. Basically 9K means out of the whole ring, 37.5% is real gold, while others are other materials that make you the alloy that is used to make the ring. Therefore, higher Karat means more gold, which in turn means more expensive.

Assuming you opt for 9K ring setting + gemstone, the cost will most likely still be over RM 1000.

You can find gemstones from La Fiancee or ZCOVA:
https://www.facebook.com/LaFianceeGems/
https://www.facebook.com/zcovajewels

I am not sure whether they willing to work with 9K gold or not though.

To make it even cheaper, you can simply opt for sterling silver ring. Silver setting is cheap but if you are getting a customized one, majority of the cost will be on the labour an design, not the material, as it is a custom piece.

Another option is to opt for lab-grown diamonds. They are basically diamonds, just not mined from earth, and naked eye can't distinguish the difference. A lot of them do come with lab reports as well. More and more companies are pushing the sales for lab-grown diamonds due to its affordability. Love & Co is one of them. I am not sure what lab report (certificate) Love & Co use, but if you need a nice sounding brand behind your purchase, then perhaps you can consider them.

The other company that I came across recently was GrandQuover. They have access to lab-grown diamonds graded by IGI. They brand their diamonds ACE DIAMOND. They are currently running a promotion for their lab-grown diamonds: https://www.grandqouver.com/ace-diamond

They also offer sterling silver engagement ring that comes with moissanite: https://www.grandqouver.com/silver-sterling-moissanite. Prices are attractive.

Lavin New York - https://www.lavinnewyork.com/pages/Engagement is also another company that sell affordable GIA graded stones and also affordable ring settings. Although 1K still very much impossible, you can ask them and see what and how they can assist you.

About Lazo - while Lazo received some negative feedback, I believe they do have their fair share of positive reviews. I would recommend you to pay a visit to several different jewelers and make a comparison. Take everything with a pinch of salt and make your own judgement. What I can say is that after looking at their prices, affordability is certainly one of their selling points. Personally if cost is my main concern, I will probably just stuck with my budget and get this: https://lazodiamond.com.my/product/9k-white...nd-ring-drf110/ for 2 main reasons: It is within my budget and I can get after-sales service.
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post May 28 2021, 03:24 PM

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QUOTE(kambingkoh @ May 28 2021, 01:13 PM)
I am assuming you are looking for engagement ring. Unfortunately, in reality, if you want a diamond with a proper grading report, RM 1K inclusive of both diamond and ring is basically impossible.

However, you can opt for other gemstones, like aquamarine (something I like personally). The cost can be lower. The other cost that you may want to factor in is the cost of the ring setting itself. You can see that Lazo has a range of different Karat ring settings, from 9K to 18K. Basically 9K means out of the whole ring, 37.5% is real gold, while others are other materials that make you the alloy that is used to make the ring. Therefore, higher Karat means more gold, which in turn means more expensive.

Assuming you opt for 9K ring setting + gemstone, the cost will most likely still be over RM 1000.

You can find gemstones from La Fiancee or ZCOVA:
https://www.facebook.com/LaFianceeGems/
https://www.facebook.com/zcovajewels

I am not sure whether they willing to work with 9K gold or not though.

To make it even cheaper, you can simply opt for sterling silver ring. Silver setting is cheap but if you are getting a customized one, majority of the cost will be on the labour an design, not the material, as it is a custom piece.

Another option is to opt for lab-grown diamonds. They are basically diamonds, just not mined from earth, and naked eye can't distinguish the difference. A lot of them do come with lab reports as well. More and more companies are pushing the sales for lab-grown diamonds due to its affordability. Love & Co is one of them. I am not sure what lab report (certificate) Love & Co use, but if you need a nice sounding brand behind your purchase, then perhaps you can consider them.

The other company that I came across recently was GrandQuover. They have access to lab-grown diamonds graded by IGI. They brand their diamonds ACE DIAMOND. They are currently running a promotion for their lab-grown diamonds: https://www.grandqouver.com/ace-diamond

They also offer sterling silver engagement ring that comes with moissanite: https://www.grandqouver.com/silver-sterling-moissanite. Prices are attractive.

Lavin New York - https://www.lavinnewyork.com/pages/Engagement is also another company that sell affordable GIA graded stones and also affordable ring settings. Although 1K still very much impossible, you can ask them and see what and how they can assist you.

About Lazo - while Lazo received some negative feedback, I believe they do have their fair share of positive reviews. I would recommend you to pay a visit to several different jewelers and make a comparison. Take everything with a pinch of salt and make your own judgement. What I can say is that after looking at their prices, affordability is certainly one of their selling points. Personally if cost is my main concern, I will probably just stuck with my budget and get this: https://lazodiamond.com.my/product/9k-white...nd-ring-drf110/ for 2 main reasons: It is within my budget and I can get after-sales service.
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Thank you so much for the write up, seems like GQ offer the best and most suitable for my budget, I'll contact them to see what can we make up,once again, thank you so much!

kambingkoh
post May 28 2021, 05:51 PM

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QUOTE(hottemper @ May 28 2021, 03:24 PM)
Thank you so much for the write up, seems like GQ offer the best and most suitable for my budget, I'll contact them to see what can we make up,once again, thank you so much!
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No problem.

You can also consider Komtar Gem.

https://www.facebook.com/komtargem/

They are located in Penang but they do ship to you. Remember to get insured when shipping.

So far, their response to me is very sincere. I like it. I actually just contacted them to survey around earlier.
jackng01
post Jun 18 2021, 03:56 PM

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Hi lowyat and kambingkoh sifu, i been offer from TJ for 0.5 carat diamond ring which shown below :

I am new to diamons ring and may need all the sifu advice. Is the diamond ring good and worth the price? Thanks!

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kambingkoh
post Jun 18 2021, 05:25 PM

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QUOTE(jackng01 @ Jun 18 2021, 03:56 PM)
Hi lowyat and kambingkoh sifu, i been offer from TJ for 0.5 carat diamond ring which shown below :

I am new to diamons ring and may need all the sifu advice. Is the diamond ring good and worth the price? Thanks!

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Diamond looks alright. Proportions is fine. Overall, don’t think it has strict Hearts & Arrows, but it does look like a good diamond based on the front view. The arrows are well-aligned and some of them look clear enough. Price seems fair. Faint fluorescence is a good way to reduce diamond price.

Other things you can do:
You can also ask TJ to reduce the clarity to VS1 and upgrade the colour to G and see what he or she can offer.

You can also look for options at ZCOVA as well, and see what they can offer at this price point.

Good luck.

 

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