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  1. S

    Thoughts on three stone ring with EC and 2 Cushions?

    My bf and I are in the process of creating a custom engagement ring. We have settled on a 2.14 D VVS2 emerald cut center stone and want to set it in a three stone ring. After reviewing many options (traps, baguettes, trillions, princess, marquis), I think we have settled on two cushions. It...
  2. S

    Replacing the stolen ring: Thinking about ECs

    So, now that we have a budget from the ring taken in the burglary last week, we're looking at options for replacement. We're not in a rush, but I'm still trying to gauge what direction we might want to go in. We have an appointment to meet with someone next Saturday at ASCOT Diamonds in...
  3. yzs

    my princess cut diamond

    im a newbie and I'm so glad i found this site. i scrolled thru numerous images in search of the diamond size, setting, shank, etc. thank you all for your great input and pictures. I'm a visual girl and getting a hand perspective was really helpful. well, here we are. i had this engagement...
  4. H

    E-Ring Dream to E-Ring Nightmare in the Diamond District

    Hi Everyone, Sorry for the long post... My SO (significant other) has been acting unusual lately and I’ve picked it up because I’m concerned about him. After some pushing and endless “is everything okay?” questions, he finally confessed last night that he had purchased an E-ring, and he was a...
  5. K

    2.02 princess cut, Good Deal??

    Hi all, male newb here on the forum/purchasing diamonds. I came across a gem that at first sounded too good to be true but decided to go for it with the 14 day 100% refund return policy offered and the 50+ stellar reviews of this jeweler located in Tampa. He has virtually no overhead and it can...
  6. K

    Deal of a century? 2.02ct Princess cut

    Hi all, male newb here on the forum as well as purchasing diamonds. I came across a gem that at first sounded too good to be true but decided to go for it with the 14 day 100% refund return policy offered and the 50+ stellar reviews of this jeweler located in Tampa. He has virtually no...
  7. tkyasx78

    Questions about buying online vs. retail store

    I went to a retail chain store (smaller than Zales or Tiffany's, but still a semi-local chain). Obviously they are trying to compete against online retailers. They tried to sell themselves on two points. First, when you buy at an online retailer at a cheaper price, you're going to get a more...
  8. K

    Some setting guidance - help me stop pestering the jeweller!

    Hi All, After bugging the jeweller so much he told me to settle down :oops: :lol: I thought it might be wise to come on and ask questions here instead! I have a diamond set aside that I'm not 100% sure on as I don't actually know what I'm doing - I only have theoretical knowledge based on...
  9. tyty333

    What do you think

    It looks pretty but that is a round in a cushion halo right? I think the key is going to be how your jeweler designs the cushion for a princess. Are you getting CADs to review? You should post them on Rockytalk and let people comment. PSers have had a lot of experience with halos and can...
  10. mochiko42

    #JOTW 2.22ct Colombian emerald & diamond ring (art deco inspired)

    Re: 2.22ct Colombian emerald & diamond ring (art deco inspir Thanks everyone for the additional comments. It's definitely a statement ring with lots of finger coverage and I'm loving it paired with red nails -- definitely starting to get in the holiday spirit! Thank you also to Pricescope for...
  11. C

    Opinion on 1.29 ct G SI1 Princess Cut

    Hello all! I have been using this site to help guide me through my engagement ring purchase. I have searched online and looked at a few local jewelers to get an idea of what I was looking for. Then, I hit up a jeweler that got great reviews in the diamond district in NYC today. Let me know...
  12. Wink

    Is it normal for my diamond to become loose?

    Personally, as a jeweler, I do not like to use prongs without V caps for princess cuts. It is a recipe for disaster as it is too easy to chip a corner while setting the stone and it is easier for the stone to become loose since normally the points are not as well seated in the narrow round...
  13. distracts

    Buying engagement ring off eBay

    Would you post which sellers you are looking at? The best way to get a good legit diamond ring off ebay is to buy secondhand from either an individual or an estate/antiques dealer. That you mention custom making is a dodgier sign as many of these are relatively scammy, like clarity-enhanced...
  14. D

    overly cautious jeweler?

    So I went to the jewelers yesterday to see the CADs. I think he was expecting me to be super impressed, but honestly, it just looks like every other generic cathedral solitaire with surprise stones that litters the internet. Not entirely his fault, as I have asked for a cathedral solitaire with...
  15. M

    overly cautious jeweler?

    I think it's pretty amazing that a guy -- who quoted you an exceedingly reasonable $640 -- is not charging you an additional design fee to work up one or more designs reflecting a number of the "bunch more ideas" you brought to him *after* he had produced CADs based on the initial understanding...
  16. D

    overly cautious jeweler?

    He said that if I wanted any major changes to the design, aside from the minor things that's agreed to that just involve making slight changes to the current one, not reworking it, it would be an extra charge. Which I was totally unaware of until he said so yesterday, I thought that the...
  17. Alex T

    Eternities: Show me full & half & why you LOVE it!

    As some of you will know from my RT thread, my full princess cut eternity has distorted yet again, for the 4th time in just under 4 years. Previously my fab local Jeweller has sorted it out, but this time the original vendor has sent a courier to collect it this morning, and it will be sent to...
  18. diamondseeker2006

    Need help picking one.

    All three appear to be excellent diamonds. I would strongly advice getting the setting from the diamond vendor. There is risk in setting any stone, but especially princess cuts with those corners. You are much better off getting the diamond vendor to set the stone so they are taking the risk. In...
  19. denverappraiser

    Freakonomics diamond auction

    This SHOULD have been where the Freakonomics people went with this. The theme of the article had to do with how people see a financial windfall differently, but they quickly devolved into the same old nonsense about diamonds. Did the jeweler treat them badly? Heck no. He/she donated a...
  20. L

    How does this Princess cut look?

    It has good depth/table numbers. Some people (myself included) aren't a fan of how much spread you lose with the AGS princess diamonds. Having said that, each of the prior posts is correct. I would try Good Old Gold - they are easy to work with, do not pressure at all and will provide ASET...
  21. R

    Custom Process

    Thanks, diamondseeker2006! I agree that it could be risky. I am also still looking for a lookalike setting. I have found a couple but they are either equally as expensive or just don't have the same "wow" factor. I actually tried the Ritani you mentioned but did not like the braiding detail so...
  22. W

    One Quote is far lower than the others...

    I'm starting with this ring and https://www.josephjewelry.com/custom-princess-cut-diamond-engagement-ring-101223 And replacing the sides diamonds with pear shaped sapphires and the center princess cut with a round diamond. I was originally going with Joseph Jewelry, but their uneasiness with...
  23. Bailey_Lou

    Questions about diamonds I

    ^ + 1. Hearts and arrows fail. Good one (snort). I see a lot of jewelers that advertise "hearts and arrows" but don't follow the strict cutting standards originally that defined a true h&a. WF, HPD and BGD both start with a triple ideal diamond as the first determinant I believe? So you know...
  24. C

    First time diamond buyer looking for e-ring advice!

    Hello all! :wavey: I'm looking to get an engagement ring for my girlfriend of almost 3 years now, and to say the least I am completely overwhelmed by the plethora of information available out there! I have never bought a diamond before so please bear with me! I have spent the last month...
  25. H8q

    HELP! Is the LEO cut REALLY worth the extra

    Thank you so much. I went ahead and called the the number and talked to them. They went over the process and it seems very easy. Looks like i am planning on possibly securing that 1.6 diamond! They are trying to get me a quote on the setting i am looking for. I wish I would have found this forum...
  26. B

    Union Diamond vs Brilliance

    I used this site to learn a lot about diamonds and the engagement ring buying process so it is nice that I can hopefully have something of value to contribute back. Here is my experience and thoughts on Brilliance. I purchased a single stone from them after searching online and comparing the...
  27. T

    Chip found on diamond 5 days before proposal - please help

    I just received a princess cut diamond that I ordered from James Allen yesterday morning. This morning I took it into an appraiser (GG, FGA, ASA) to have it checked out. She confirmed that the diamond did match the GIA report (which listed it as 1.78 ct, I color, VS1) When she looked at the...
  28. T

    Need advice on buying diamond and getting cert later

    Hi, I'm new to the world of diamonds and have recently started doing research to get educated on the subject. I have a question about buying a diamond without a certificate and getting it certified later. I'm looking for an engagement ring and am planning to pop the question in slightly less...
  29. T

    Chip found on diamond 5 days before proposal - please help

    Re: Chip found on diamond 5 days before proposal - please he I really appreciate your concern and the concern that everyone in this thread has shown. It really helps to have such a great community that genuinely wants to help. In terms of updates, there isn't a whole lot. I spoke with the...
  30. sakari_8

    Need advice on buying diamond and getting cert later

    Hi, all the answers I have given below: Hi, I'm new to the world of diamonds and have recently started doing research to get educated on the subject. I have a question about buying a diamond without a certificate and getting it certified later. I'm looking for an engagement ring and am planning...
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