I just had David make a setting for me, and he’s so easy to work with. Good luck!I fortunately have the GIA certificate with the exact specs so I wouldn't send my stone over I will be approaching a couple of local jewellers I know to see what they would charge to reset it in any ring I had sent to Australia. Hopefully with the GIA specs it won't be too far off
Thank you it is a really nice stone. I have a sapphire in a halo and love the look of that. I am tossing up a halo and some pave on the band or one of the more Art Deco settings depending on what Ivy and Rose say.
I will reach out to David as well and see what he thinks
Gorgeous ring and find @monipod! Would you happen to be based in Perth? I’m pretty sure Linneys is only in WA.I know exactly where you're coming from but I think you'll struggle to find a 2+ carat stone for under 5K AUD at the moment. I'd save your coins and see what's out there once our dollar recovers and even consider the 1.5 - 1.9 bracket.
I was lucky to find a 2.2ct oval via Alex Park's Instagram but it's an M and I1 which put off most people thankfully. It's a 'bluffy' stone as it doesn't look nearly as bad as it reads on paper. It was six months ago but still cost me about 5K AUD. I then used up my old gold and got a local designer to make the ring for 900 AUD.
Before my stone came along, for the longest time I was eyeing off a 2ct MRB ring at a pawn shop. It was a K and quite clean. Amazing ring designed by Linneys. I think it got reduced to 9K AUD from 12K and I did briefly consider offering 8K. I'm glad I didn't as I am happy with my find.
Hoping that you might come across something special but this is one example of what you could theoretically get for 5K if you keep looking. Good luck!