I asked for a quote for ring setting if I provided the diamond. Honestly, I hadn't been here and done my research I would have believed what he said about A class and B class diamondsI read some of it, and I mostly disagree that a ring is for a lifetime and it must be exactly perfect and if it is it will last forever.
Rings are a wear item and especially how people tend to wear them, never removing them for years on end, they are MORE likely to need maintenance, repair, and replacement than something like a pendant.
I'm not sure what prompted this response, as I see it references a previous conversation, but if the gist of it was that you absolutely do not trust him to find you a diamond to your preferences or at a fair price, but you still want his labor and effort on the other part, well, I guess I can understand where he's coming from.
I think this person is referring to the fact that GIA does not grade transparency which is true. The infamous "clouds not shown" clarity grade is one of these points. Polish gradings do reflect impact on lustre, but not at the level of a 3x stone.I have heard of "lustre" as it pertains to pearls, but never to diamonds.
Does the jeweler mean to say 'polish'?
The statement that GIA grades only on clarity, is b*llsh*t.
Without the context of what this email is responding to it’s hard to parse what is going on. I’m wondering if this is a non-native English speaker (or a native English speaker who prefers verbal over written communication) trying to clumsily communicate with someone he believes to be an uneducated buyer that cut is king and just because GIA gives a “very good” rating, does not mean the stone will perform “very good.” Basically warning you against buying a stone online simply because it was certified. In which case, I would agree.It is the cutting inventory listings that tell us which group a diamond falls into, NOT the certification. As a result you cannot depend on GIA information and a basic list of diamonds to determine what is really “good”.
Wow I am so glad you found the 7 asschers! Its okay sometimes one vendor is the right person to help you and sometimes not. I really like the tight community here. It's awesome.In my own experience, with our local jeweler, here in the US, I sent my sales rep out on a mission to procure 7 identical Asschers for an anniversary band.
After 3 months, she came up empty, only finding square emeralds at dbl the Carat weight I was seeking.
I decided to try a different avenue.
@OoohShiny pointed me in the direction of Yoram F. (@diagem ) at GemConcepts.
I reached out to him on a whim.
From first email contact to box delivery, the entire transaction took 3 weeks.
He had found 7 perfectly proportioned vintage cut Asschers at just the right Carat weight and size for my band.
I called my sales rep at our jeweler’s, and shared the news.
I went over to show her my new babies.
Exactly!! Honestly I was thinking if I support a local Jeweler, it is still business and they are making a return on a service. I'll stick with either Mark or VC! This guy doesn't seem like I can work with him which is okayThere was no hesitation when I asked if they would not only SET my diamonds, but they were eager to CREATE my setting based upon my specifications and design.
I met with the jeweler, we put the design on paper, and I got my quote.They even agreed to insure the diamonds while in their possession, and during setting.
That band is the next large project on my list.
ANY business is GOOD business.
ALL GOOD business leads to REPEAT business.
If this vendor is not agreeable, work with the seller of the diamond you are considering.
Lustre is a word commonly used in the trade emanating from respected Indian diamond cutters and it means transperancy.
This is so true. I have run into the occasional strange jeweler both online and in person, the same as with any other type of individually owned small business. There are those who have what it takes to succeed and those who would be fired immediately if they had a boss.The step he’s skipping is that you need to evaluate the jeweler, not just the offer, and this applies both online and on the street.