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sftodenver

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Hi all, me again:) This community helped me find a setting I'm very excited about, but I haven't found the right stone yet. Thought I'd start a new thread. (Original post: [URL='https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/what-do-you-think-of-this-setting.223004/']https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/what-do-you-think-of-this-setting.223004/[/URL]).

I'm looking for a round diamond that's near or above 6mm, ~H color or better, ideally around $3k. Larger diameter to accentuate the setting (below). We found a stone but it's undertones were brown (it was suggested blue/grey undertones might work).

The setting is a Scholdt Cora we found at Brian Gavin (but could likely be acquired elsewhere / http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/engagement-rings/pave-and-side-stones/cora-sholdt-14k-white-gold-5767w14). I'm hoping to go platinum, depending on stone cost (overall budget ideally $5k).

I am ready to buy, ideally this month but can be flexible.

Thanks in advance, my experience here has been phenomenal.

sholdt_halo_wg.jpg
 

sftodenver

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Oh, almost forgot! I'm MORE than happy to do the legwork, and have been hunting.

The one thing I can't seem to figure out is whether there is an easier way to incorporate the 6mm measurement into searching. I don't see that option on search tools - does anyone have a trick or is it just "grind it out"? :)
 

Niel

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Look for .8ct stones or larger, that'll get you more or less 6mm
 

lovedogs

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Am not the best at finding stones (others will definitely help more),but I stopped by to say how much I ADORE that setting! It's been one of my favorites for a long time, and I think Sholdt in general is timeless and elegant while still being unique :appl: :appl:
 

sftodenver

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lovedogs|1464805315|4038988 said:
Am not the best at finding stones (others will definitely help more),but I stopped by to say how much I ADORE that setting! It's been one of my favorites for a long time, and I think Sholdt in general is timeless and elegant while still being unique :appl: :appl:
Thanks so much. I'm really pumped - I think she's gonna love it and reactions from her friends / our sisters has been overwhelmingly positive. :appl:
 

Niel

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sftodenver

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Niel|1464811570|4039048 said:
sftodenver|1464810989|4039046 said:
Niel|1464809252|4039033 said:
Now I'm proud of myself. Found that an hour ago and asked them about it. It shows up this afternoon and they're sending all images as soon as they're done. :)
Great! Hopefully it's eye clean. Can you afford platinum them?
Yeah, I believe I'll do platinum at that stone price.
 

Niel

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sftodenver|1464812703|4039055 said:
Niel|1464811570|4039048 said:
sftodenver|1464810989|4039046 said:
Niel|1464809252|4039033 said:
Now I'm proud of myself. Found that an hour ago and asked them about it. It shows up this afternoon and they're sending all images as soon as they're done. :)
Great! Hopefully it's eye clean. Can you afford platinum them?
Yeah, I believe I'll do platinum at that stone price.
That's great are they reserving it until they have photos? Of you're not sure I'd email the and ask them too. I don't want it snatched out from under you
 

tyty333

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Just wondering what kind of wedding band you are looking to go with? Prong set eternity or 3/4 would be nice.
 

Niel

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sftodenver|1464831625|4039190 said:
tyty333|1464819798|4039112 said:
Just wondering what kind of wedding band you are looking to go with? Prong set eternity or 3/4 would be nice.

See above.
No I think she was wondering what wedding band she would wear with the setting you picked.

I'm sure she'll decide that once you propose though
 

sftodenver

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Niel|1464812835|4039057 said:
sftodenver|1464812703|4039055 said:
Niel|1464811570|4039048 said:
sftodenver|1464810989|4039046 said:
Niel|1464809252|4039033 said:
Now I'm proud of myself. Found that an hour ago and asked them about it. It shows up this afternoon and they're sending all images as soon as they're done. :)
Great! Hopefully it's eye clean. Can you afford platinum them?
Yeah, I believe I'll do platinum at that stone price.
That's great are they reserving it until they have photos? Of you're not sure I'd email the and ask them too. I don't want it snatched out from under you
I have it for 24 hours, and images have gone up! Thoughts? http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.795-h-si1-round-diamond-ags-104087126010
 

sftodenver

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Niel|1464831839|4039191 said:
sftodenver|1464831625|4039190 said:
tyty333|1464819798|4039112 said:
Just wondering what kind of wedding band you are looking to go with? Prong set eternity or 3/4 would be nice.

See above.
No I think she was wondering what wedding band she would wear with the setting you picked.

I'm sure she'll decide that once you propose though
Ah! My mistake, and yes I haven't thought about that; will give her input there.
 

Niel

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sftodenver|1464883099|4039391 said:
Niel|1464812835|4039057 said:
sftodenver|1464812703|4039055 said:
Niel|1464811570|4039048 said:
sftodenver|1464810989|4039046 said:
Niel|1464809252|4039033 said:
Now I'm proud of myself. Found that an hour ago and asked them about it. It shows up this afternoon and they're sending all images as soon as they're done. :)
Great! Hopefully it's eye clean. Can you afford platinum them?
Yeah, I believe I'll do platinum at that stone price.
That's great are they reserving it until they have photos? Of you're not sure I'd email the and ask them too. I don't want it snatched out from under you
I have it for 24 hours, and images have gone up! Thoughts? http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.795-h-si1-round-diamond-ags-104087126010
If it's eye clean then snatch that baby up.
 

sftodenver

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Niel|1464883294|4039394 said:
sftodenver|1464883099|4039391 said:
Niel|1464812835|4039057 said:
sftodenver|1464812703|4039055 said:
Niel|1464811570|4039048 said:
sftodenver|1464810989|4039046 said:
Niel|1464809252|4039033 said:
Now I'm proud of myself. Found that an hour ago and asked them about it. It shows up this afternoon and they're sending all images as soon as they're done. :)
Great! Hopefully it's eye clean. Can you afford platinum them?
Yeah, I believe I'll do platinum at that stone price.
That's great are they reserving it until they have photos? Of you're not sure I'd email the and ask them too. I don't want it snatched out from under you
I have it for 24 hours, and images have gone up! Thoughts? http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.795-h-si1-round-diamond-ags-104087126010
If it's eye clean then snatch that baby up.
Awesome! It's eyeclean. Now onto the next stages of uncertainty... do I have it sent to an appraiser? How do I handle insurance? What's the protocol here... :)
 

Niel

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sftodenver|1464884437|4039403 said:
Niel|1464883294|4039394 said:
sftodenver|1464883099|4039391 said:
Niel|1464812835|4039057 said:
sftodenver|1464812703|4039055 said:
Niel|1464811570|4039048 said:
sftodenver|1464810989|4039046 said:
Niel|1464809252|4039033 said:
Now I'm proud of myself. Found that an hour ago and asked them about it. It shows up this afternoon and they're sending all images as soon as they're done. :)
Great! Hopefully it's eye clean. Can you afford platinum them?
Yeah, I believe I'll do platinum at that stone price.
That's great are they reserving it until they have photos? Of you're not sure I'd email the and ask them too. I don't want it snatched out from under you
I have it for 24 hours, and images have gone up! Thoughts? http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.795-h-si1-round-diamond-ags-104087126010
If it's eye clean then snatch that baby up.
Awesome! It's eyeclean. Now onto the next stages of uncertainty... do I have it sent to an appraiser? How do I handle insurance? What's the protocol here... :)
Jewelry mutual can insure it with the receipt of purchase. Getting it appraised by a local independent appraiser is nice but I'll be honest I'm lazy I never did that. The insurance company will just use the purchase price to insure at.
 

sftodenver

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Niel|1464884846|4039407 said:
sftodenver|1464884437|4039403 said:
Niel|1464883294|4039394 said:
sftodenver|1464883099|4039391 said:
Niel|1464812835|4039057 said:
sftodenver|1464812703|4039055 said:
Niel|1464811570|4039048 said:
sftodenver|1464810989|4039046 said:
Niel|1464809252|4039033 said:
Now I'm proud of myself. Found that an hour ago and asked them about it. It shows up this afternoon and they're sending all images as soon as they're done. :)
Great! Hopefully it's eye clean. Can you afford platinum them?
Yeah, I believe I'll do platinum at that stone price.
That's great are they reserving it until they have photos? Of you're not sure I'd email the and ask them too. I don't want it snatched out from under you
I have it for 24 hours, and images have gone up! Thoughts? http://www.briangavindiamonds.com/diamonds/diamond-details/0.795-h-si1-round-diamond-ags-104087126010
If it's eye clean then snatch that baby up.
Awesome! It's eyeclean. Now onto the next stages of uncertainty... do I have it sent to an appraiser? How do I handle insurance? What's the protocol here... :)
Jewelry mutual can insure it with the receipt of purchase. Getting it appraised by a local independent appraiser is nice but I'll be honest I'm lazy I never did that. The insurance company will just use the purchase price to insure at.
Okay, great. From my experience here it seems BG does a great job of picking quality diamonds anyway + the upgrade policy is great, so maybe an appraisal is overkill. It also would be logistically challenging based on really erratic summer travel this year.
 

Niel

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There's a value to an appraisal but for me I didn't want to spend the money when I knew what I had and I knew what it cost, so I insured it for that,. But that's just me.
 

sftodenver

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Done and done! Purchase made, super excited. Thank you so much to all the helpful people here who made this process 1000x easier and streamlined.

Can't wait to see the ring in person:)

I'll report back then!
 

JDDN

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That's super exciting!! Come back with photos and hand shots after you propose!!
 
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