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Budget Diamond Pendant gift for mom- thoughts?

leftie91

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Hi Everyone,

Wanted to put out some feelers for your thoughts on a budget-friendly (under $1000) gift for my mom. She is throwing my wedding and has done a mountain of work, and she doesn't have any diamond jewelry. I don't think a ring fits the bill, she is widowed and we are hoping she will get a ring from someone else ;-) So, a tiny, delicate pendant came to mind. Maybe a bezel setting in yellow gold? She is 60, has very cute/funky style and is youthful. Does anyone have any suggestions for vendor or style considering the budget?

Thanks for your thoughts! :)
 

ac117

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Snowdrop13

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For some reason I can't get onto the page and give you a link but the Whiteflash Flower Cluster pendant is very pretty and comes in various carat weights!
 

ac117

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Snowdrop13|1463764186|4034040 said:
For some reason I can't get onto the page and give you a link but the Whiteflash Flower Cluster pendant is very pretty and comes in various carat weights!
Here you go! http://www.whiteflash.com/diamond-pendants/flower-cluster-diamond-pendant-696.htm

OP, these are already sold, but Grace may have similar items or something in the works if you contact her:
http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/old-european-cut-diamond-pin-pendant#.Vz9FTvkrLcs
http://www.jewelsbygrace.com/pear-shape-diamond-bezel-pendants#.Vz9Fd_krLcs

Lastly, IDJ is great at working with tight budgets! A few people recently got beautiful milgrained bezel pendants so that could be another option!
[URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/diamond-pendant-from-idj.222558/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/diamond-pendant-from-idj.222558/[/URL]
 

Gypsy

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I'd go with a nice 1/2 carat j-k eyeclean (a shallower one like a 60/60 with a 33 crown angle and a 41 pavillion) with fluorescence in a super thin bezel with milgrain (Queenie I think has a double milgrain bezel from them that is to die for). IDJ can do that for you, easily.
 

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ccuheartnurse

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I like this one from JA... It's $810. 4.94 x 4.93
http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut/0.45-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-excellent-cut-sku-1132168

Here are a couple from Blue Nile I like too.. ** copy & paste the product #'s on the BN site**
LD06770520 J, VS-2, $824 ... 5.01 x 4.99
LD06819763 J, VS-2 $836 ... 5.00 x 5.02

** these are calibrated sizes which might be easier to set in a ready made setting. I'm sure the JA one will fit in a 5mm head but the closer to the actual size the better.

I've had a number of J's & they are plenty white for a pendant.
There are plenty of settings & chains around on Ebay or LT or DB that are reasonable. Another option is having a local jeweler buy from Stuller, which are reasonable as well.

Judy
 

ccuheartnurse

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Also to add,
Call IDJewelry & see if they can locate any of the stones suggested. They will price match you'll get personal service from a family run store. They will work with any budgets. :))
 

Queenie60

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I would call Yekutiel at ID Jewelry to see if he can help you. He does great work and I am sure can help you to find something nice within your budget. Good luck and I hope you find the perfect pendant for your mother. There is a PS'r selling a bezel Whiteflash pendant - look under the preloved section, it's under 1/2 carat and set in yellow gold on a 20" chain. I would buy for my daughter however, she prefers rose gold over yellow gold. :wavey:
 
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