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Being Extra Cautious - Need a 2nd Opinion on Diamond Purchase

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by younghonne, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Aug 10, 2019
    @younghonne how exciting! I think you’ve picked a winner with your WF stone. How are you setting it again?
     
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  2. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Aug 10, 2019
    Congratulations - should be a beautiful ring! Please come back with hand shots of the finished ring. You did an excellent job!
     
  3. younghonne
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    by younghonne » Aug 10, 2019
    @whitewave @MissGotRocks You got it - I'll update with photos.

    @foxinsox We're thinking of going with a local jeweler. We've gone there twice already. He shipped in 2 sets of diamonds to view. The fact that he was genuinely happy for us when we told him we found a diamond online (along with great reviews), makes us confident purchasing from him.

    They have a petite pave ring with 4 claw prongs that my girlfriend really liked, similar to this:

    https://www.brilliantearth.com/Petite-Viviana-Diamond-Ring-(1/4-ct.-tw.)-Platinum-BE1D1260-7876329/

    We're thinking if we need cleaning, adjustments, or any fixes, it's better to buy local to build a rapport.

    Again, all opinions are welcome!
     
  4. MissGotRocks
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    by MissGotRocks » Aug 10, 2019
    It is generally better to have the diamond set by the vendor. Questions arise about trying to insure a loose stone and who would be responsible for damage during the setting process by another jeweler. It might be possible to buy a setting from a jeweler and ship it to WF for setting - you would have to check with them to be sure though. The setting is beautiful but not a difficult one to recreate or find so just something to think about. You have been very thoughtful in this whole buying process so I just want you to end up with a gorgeous ring with ho hiccups!
     
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  5. whitewave
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    by whitewave » Aug 10, 2019

    Sort of agree here, though I get why you might use a local jeweler. I would ask if he can get ideal cut melee and what color, etc.
    Maybe let WF set the stone and let him do your bands?

    It’s up to you.
     
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  6. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Aug 10, 2019
    If you buy the stone loose and have a local jeweler set it, you need to make sure it's insured in case it gets damaged during setting. That's why I recommend that people use the same vendor for stone + setting. But I like @whitewave s idea to get wedding bands from the local person if you like them and want to build trust/rapport.
     
  7. foxinsox
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    by foxinsox » Aug 10, 2019
    All this advice is what I was going to say too. Look very closely at the setting he has that your gf likes - is the quality of the pave good? Not every jeweller does a good job. Ask to see examples of rings he’s made if he’s making this one for you Or stones he’s set if it’s a stock setting.
    I get the desire to have someone local for adjustments but you can create that relationship through other means like getting your bands from there. And I wouldn’t be using the jeweller for cleanings - I clean my rings daily myself..
     
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