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sd_flp

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Shipped July 9
Not rushing, this being COVID times and all, but the predicted date of delivery is Aug 22. Is that a conservative prediction?
How long has shipping taken from Starsgem to the US in the somewhat recent past?
Do you know what method they shipped? I usually did DHL express and it was delivered within a week after the item was picked up, although it was pretty expensive (I can’t recall but I think I paid $30-40).
 

kb1gra

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Shipped July 9
Not rushing, this being COVID times and all, but the predicted date of delivery is Aug 22. Is that a conservative prediction?
How long has shipping taken from Starsgem to the US in the somewhat recent past?
That is very odd. I paid for DHL and the last two packages from them that have arrived have been within a week. My recent Tianyu package is predicting exactly a week as well.
 

bludiva

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That is very odd. I paid for DHL and the last two packages from them that have arrived have been within a week. My recent Tianyu package is predicting exactly a week as well.
the jubilee moissy i mentioned above took over a month to arrive (not via DHL though, shipping for that was something like $3)
 

swaye2010

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I would not go by the predicted. I would wait for the actual shipping label tracking to start. If you pay the $35-$40, you know you will get it in 3-5 business days. If it was $3 shipping, then it can take closer to 6 weeks. The Speedpak is pretty reliable because of the cost and that is usually what they chose when you have a ring made. Some of the loose stones might be sent for $3 unless a request for something faster is made.
 

KaeKae

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I didn't pay $35-40 for shipping. Because our businesses were still mostly closed when I ordered, I wasn't in a rush, so just went with the cheaper shipping offered on ebay. $3? Something close to that. I was surprised at that price, but that's also why I'm not shocked at the timeframe for delivery, just curious, but on Ebay, the delivery date has a month's span listed, July 22-Aug 22

It's China Post tracking, says on July 9
  • Processed Through Facility
  • GUANGZHOU EMS
It will get here when it gets here. Of course, I want it here yesterday, now!

Thanks for the input, everyone.
 

dkata

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Only one has arrived, a pear bezel pendant. I don't ADORE it, but I don't hate it either. I should have gone smaller on the stone, but I mean, it's not a hardship to wear a giant shiny pear.

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Still pending:

7mm square radiant in platinum w/ pave shank - this one had a manufacturing error and so I'm waiting for new pics.
5 stone cushion band
5 stone 9x7 emerald cut with baguette sides. Waiting for a CAD on this

and from Tianyu, checking out their version of the Tiffany True cut in a solitaire.
That’s a beautiful pendant! What size is the stone?
 

kb1gra

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Could you maybe please post a neckshot? Just to see how this size looks.
I've been asked for that a couple of times and I can't say I don't think it's weird because I have no idea how to convey what the size of my neck is, but I will try to get one that doesn't make me look like a barge today.
 

KaeKae

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My marquise arrived
Ordered on June 29, I can't complain about the shipping time. Hopefully my jeweler is open.
I'll attach a few pictures. I plan to set her in my original e-ring setting, a yg solitaire. It currently has that dull cz in it. :(
Any one know of a head that would work, other than the classic six prong? Otherwise, she'll be the classic 80s marquise, nothing wrong with that!
20200727_131158.jpg View attachment 768736 20200727_130925.jpg
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swaye2010

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My marquise arrived
Ordered on June 29, I can't complain about the shipping time. Hopefully my jeweler is open.
I'll attach a few pictures. I plan to set her in my original e-ring setting, a yg solitaire. It currently has that dull cz in it. :(
Any one know of a head that would work, other than the classic six prong? Otherwise, she'll be the classic 80s marquise, nothing wrong with that!
20200727_131158.jpg View attachment 768736 20200727_130925.jpg
20200727_130915.jpg
I don’t know if you are in the reddit moissanite group? A lot of the people from here are over there now. I have seen quite a few marquise ring projects. Small halo’s or an East/West bezel setting. if you go to the r/moissanite sub, you can search for ‘marquise‘ to see the threads.
 

sd_flp

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My marquise arrived
Ordered on June 29, I can't complain about the shipping time. Hopefully my jeweler is open.
I'll attach a few pictures. I plan to set her in my original e-ring setting, a yg solitaire. It currently has that dull cz in it. :(
Any one know of a head that would work, other than the classic six prong? Otherwise, she'll be the classic 80s marquise, nothing wrong with that!
20200727_131158.jpg View attachment 768736 20200727_130925.jpg
20200727_130915.jpg
Omg!!! I love this so much. :kiss2: I don’t see any bow tie at all and it looks so sparkly.

I am definitely adding this to my loose stone list; I’m glad Starsgem has improved their modern fancy cuts because now I can expand my future projects list. :lol-2:
 

KaeKae

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Omg!!! I love this so much. :kiss2: I don’t see any bow tie at all and it looks so sparkly.

I am definitely adding this to my loose stone list; I’m glad Starsgem has improved their modern fancy cuts because now I can expand my future projects list. :lol-2:
Yes!
I meant to comment on the bowtie. Or lack of bowtie. I was just so excited to post, I forgot.
I don't have a marquise to compare it to, but I honestly am so happy with this little stone, I know I'll enjoy wearing it and giving my original ring a life again. (So happy I didn't scrap it when I reset. Who knew that 10 plus years later, I'd be missing my original? My jeweler, I guess :) )
I'll be happy to go to Starsgem again. They were so easy to work with, despite a pandemic, it came in less than a month, and I love the stone.
 

sd_flp

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Yes!
I meant to comment on the bowtie. Or lack of bowtie. I was just so excited to post, I forgot.
I don't have a marquise to compare it to, but I honestly am so happy with this little stone, I know I'll enjoy wearing it and giving my original ring a life again. (So happy I didn't scrap it when I reset. Who knew that 10 plus years later, I'd be missing my original? My jeweler, I guess :) )
I'll be happy to go to Starsgem again. They were so easy to work with, despite a pandemic, it came in less than a month, and I love the stone.
I’m really glad you bought it. I’ve wanted a marquise ever since I saw a marquise ring by one of the Indian vendors, but I hesitated because someone a while back bought one and was disappointed with it (and for good reason). Yours looks beautiful and white so the cutters have definitely been improving over the last few years. Can’t wait to see how it looks in your setting!
 
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