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Discussion in 'Fabulous Fashion Jewelry' started by elle_71125, Dec 23, 2017.

  1. SJEsper
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    by SJEsper » Aug 7, 2019
    @SimoneDi, thanks for the link. I admit I was tempted. I am looking at something around 9+mm or so, so I am stalking loupe troop and DB in case anything comes up! If you see anything please let me know.

    @AK29, did you receive your stone yet? I am looking to get a similar size, and can't wait to see what you think of yours!
     
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  2. AK29
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    by AK29 » Aug 7, 2019
    Unfortunately the stone is delayed yet again...It’s been 8 weeks since I’ve ordered it. But when it does come I’ll surely post and tag you
     
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  3. SJEsper
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    by SJEsper » Aug 8, 2019
    @AK29, that's a shame it's taking so long. It must have been incredibly frustrating to wait it out. I know I would be. Have they updated you on what's going on? What setting are you thinking of for your AV stone?
     
  4. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Aug 8, 2019
    I think our stones are in the same package lol.
    I ordered mine May 29. Hopefully it arrives soon!
     
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  5. AK29
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    by AK29 » Aug 8, 2019
    You ordered in May! Oh no...I do hope they end up arriving.
    And yes, def. the same package. Did you get the wrong stone the first time too? Because a few weeks ago they almost sent out an OEC for me.

    The latest update I got was they should get it on Monday now. Fingers crossed lol
     
  6. AK29
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    by AK29 » Aug 8, 2019
    I think they are having production problems. Trying my best to be patient haha.

    Im thinking 6 prong solitaire. I have a few diamond bands I want to pair it with- but we ll see what color the stone looks like face up (I ordered G-H hoping for more contrast/depth!) Will post LOTS of pictures when it comes! @SJEsper
     
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  7. SJEsper
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    by SJEsper » Aug 9, 2019
    A 6 prong solitaire would look great! It's such a classic look. Good luck with the wait. Looking forward to the hand shots!
     
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  8. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Aug 15, 2019 at 10:28 AM
    Also an update on the asscher. Jon emailed to say the asscher that was delivered had some leakage under the table and he offered to have it redone. He was also very lovely and generous about setting it in my setting for me as appreciation for my patience as what was a 4 week custom cut order is likely to end up about 14 weeks lol. Luckily I’m in no hurry so I said that was all fine and good. I’d rather have an ideal cut asscher than settle.
     
  10. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Aug 15, 2019 at 11:47 AM
    I agree! I would have done the same thing! That’s nice to know he understands that it is a really long wait..but was honest that it had leakage under the table. Things happen...that’s life...but being honest and trying to make you happy is so important.
     
    


    


  11. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Aug 15, 2019 at 11:56 AM
    Yeah it’s probably also good for business. Would probably not be great for them if I posted up wonky ASETs of it if they claim that it’s cut to expert standards. This is PS, we call it like we see it lol

    I do appreciate the honesty and customer service though! He’s a gentleman for sure.

    I’m looking forward to having all these well cut moissy to “test drive”. It lets me have more variety in rings and over time it’ll help me figure out which cut I like best for my big ol 40th bday project.:twisted2:
     
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  12. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Aug 15, 2019 at 12:18 PM
    Hahaha, I’m way older than you and I had/have the choice to upgrade but I chose to just keep my diamond..buy another diamond too and then went nuts with moissy stones. It’s addicting because you have the choice of $100k and $2k...They sparkle pretty much the same...will last a lifetime...It’s hard for me to justify spending the money on a diamond honker. I will keep my Libby...2.03 round brilliant diamond and cushion halo diamond rings..and buy one more diamond ring at some point..but preloved. I love all cuts so I could never settle on one...
     
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  13. AK29
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    by AK29 » Aug 15, 2019 at 8:43 PM
    Similar story here: the stone that came in was a sample stone that was meant to be sent to someone else!
    It was off in color (greenish) and the cutting looked splintery and unlike the other AV ideal rbs Ive seen (including the 8.5 mm I originally ordered in.) No idea when my actual stone will arrive.

    Im getting a bit nervous that their production issues will prevent me from having the beautifully cut round I was expecting in the end. The images he showed me of this one was was way off..

    For those of you who have ordered multiple stones from Jonathan, would you say the cut was consistent? @lovedogs @MakingTheGrade
     
  14. MakingTheGrade
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    by MakingTheGrade » Aug 15, 2019 at 8:47 PM
    Yeah the other two I have from him are great so I’m cautiously optimistic this is just bad luck. The other two times went super smoothly
     
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    by Slick1 » Aug 15, 2019 at 8:56 PM
    I have two AVRs and they are both great performers and very white. Sorry you guys are struggling to get your orders in correctly. I want to say it’s worth it, because it was for me, but it’s frustrating I am sure...hoping they come soon!
     
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  16. Mamabean
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    by Mamabean » Aug 15, 2019 at 9:00 PM
    I love my emerald cut and round..They’re both white and are cut really well. It sounds like they have some recent issues...but I’m sure Jon will make sure you get what you ordered..
     
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  17. AK29
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    by AK29 » Aug 15, 2019 at 9:18 PM
    @Slick1 @Mamabean @MakingTheGrade
    I’m glad to hear you’ve all been happy with all of Jonathan’s stones. I’ll just sit tight and hope they can sort it all out :geek2:

    I m actually glad he was so honest and told me the stone was off color and showed photos instead of just sending it out. I’d rather wait for a beautiful stone than rush for an average one.
     
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  18. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 15, 2019 at 10:53 PM
    Both of mine are amazing. Very consistent in cut. I'm so surprised to hear about these issues!
     
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  19. Rhino
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    by Rhino » Aug 16, 2019 at 12:55 PM
    Greetings my friends. Ugh yes ... I can't begin to tell you how frustrated my wife and I were with these last orders. When my wife called FedEx overseas apparently there was some abuses going on at customs which held things up. Then apparently the package goes enroute via France which was also delayed there as well. I think for CYA sake I should put 4-6 weeks in case anything like this ever happened again.

    One step that I am personally taking on this front however is stocking more inventory so that the gems are readily available and NO WAIT. Honestly ... I can't thank you guys enough for your patiencee, patronage and understanding.

    Warm regards,
    Rhino
     

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