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How to shop for a setting - three stone with halos?

samu44

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Hi everyone,
I'm searching for just the perfect diamond and setting, which is a challenge and an adventure. Specifically, I know my girlfriend likes three stone rings with halos around each stone. Here's one that we saw at a local retailer which really caught her eye: http://www.robbinsbrothers.com/Engagement-Rings/3-Stone/Robbins-Brothers-i26506.ring... This setting is going to be about $2,000.

However, after reading through the information here at Pricescope, and doing a few searches, I'm not sure that I'm finding the best vale on this ring. Of course, if I purchase the ring locally, I will need to also buy the center diamond there as well, and the best that they can do is $2,800 for a .62ct SI2 with excellent cut and E color, IGI certified (I would not purchase the ring with the stone as listed online - it's not certified.). It's a beautiful stone - but it seems just a bit overpriced.

Could anyone here give me some tips on searching for a setting that is similar, so I can do a little comparison shopping? I've searched through the vendors listed here, and so far haven't seen something similar. What my girlfriend really loves is a narrow band, and three diamonds with halos, that are set close together. I'm not as concerned about the total expenditure, as I am about always knowing that I put the effort into finding the best value and best stone that I can!
Thanks so much!
Sam
 

tyty333

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Your link isnt working. Can you give it another try?

I'm afraid that a 3 stoned halo setting of decent quality is going to cost more than $2k. What is your overall budget for
stones/setting?

The only 3 stone halo I can find is tacori and it is mega expensive. I'll keep looking though.

This vendor may have some 3 stone halo settings in your budget but I'm not sure if he sales the settings
without the center stones. You'll have to talk to them
http://www.markbroumand.com/product/179ct-Round-Cut-Diamond-Engagement-Anniversary-Ring__1123-1D2453948.aspx
http://www.markbroumand.com/product/158ct-Round-Brilliant-Cut-Diamond-Engagement-Anniversary-Ring__2234-1D3403400.aspx
http://www.markbroumand.com/product/230ct-Round-Brilliant-Cut-Diamond-Engagement-Anniversary-Ring__1411-1D3629479.aspx
http://www.markbroumand.com/product/137ct-Round-Brilliant-Cut-Diamond-Engagement-Anniversary-Ring__1947-1D2118605.aspx
 

samu44

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Thanks so much for the reply, I know that this won't be a cheap setting, so I appreicate the help in finding a good one! My goal was to stay around $4,500 for the ring, but I'm really just trying to find the best value and diamond that I can! I'll check into the vendor that you posted and see if they can help me as well.

I apologize about the link, this one should work:

http://www.robbinsbrothers.com/Engagement-Rings/3-Stone/Robbins-Brothers-i26506.ring
 

centralsquare

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samu44|1313762380|2994203 said:
Thanks so much for the reply, I know that this won't be a cheap setting, so I appreicate the help in finding a good one! My goal was to stay around $4,500 for the ring, but I'm really just trying to find the best value and diamond that I can! I'll check into the vendor that you posted and see if they can help me as well.

I apologize about the link, this one should work:

http://www.robbinsbrothers.com/Engagement-Rings/3-Stone/Robbins-Brothers-i26506.ring
While it's not cheap it was the cheapest I was able to find. But the center diamond is included (?), which makes me suspicious about what the center diamond is like.
 

Gypsy

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