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Putting it all together

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by gnuf, Apr 21, 2009.

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  1. gnuf
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    by gnuf » Apr 21, 2009
    So I''ve spent some time on Pricescope and looked around on the web and am trying to put it all together.

    My fiance to be likes the Novo setting, so I wanted to get

    http://www.jamesallen.com/products/item_412-2047_build.asp?module=setting

    This setting from James Allen and the diamond from Blue Nile.

    So of course now I need to get it set. I was considering having it done locally and then have them do the appraisal there as well. How much does this service usually cost? I see JA charges $150 to set the stone and "set up" and appraisal. I''m not sure what that means and am unsure of what a reasonable cost of doing this is. So JA is doing the appraisal for me as well? Am I better off getting this done on my own? And is this appraisal what I take to my insurance company?
     
  2. AmberGretchen
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    by AmberGretchen » Apr 21, 2009
    Any particular reason you want to get the stone from BN and not from James Allen? The setting looks lovely, BTW [​IMG]

    If I were you though, I'd consider getting the diamond from JA too - that way you'll have the lifetime upgrade policy, and they will probably set the stone for free, which is definitely a money saver.
     
  3. Lorelei
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    by Lorelei » Apr 22, 2009
    Ditto Amber, have you thought about getting the diamond from JA also?
     
  4. Stone-cold11
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    by Stone-cold11 » Apr 22, 2009
    Not sure if the charges will cover the insurance of setting of a loose stone not from them. There was a clarification recently here in PS by JA that the $150 fee is not there when the stone and setting are all from them. So I think it is best to ask them, if so it is more economical to get stone and setting from them.
     
  5. Ellen
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    by Ellen » Apr 22, 2009
    And two more things to add. If you have someone local set it, they will amost certainly charge you a setting fee also, because they want to make money too. And, they will almost certainly not cover your stone in the unlikely event something happens to the diamond. (i.e. chips)

    JA actually will cover your stone from BN, so there''s a thought. But I would agree, it might be cheapest, and easiest to go with JA if possible.
     
  6. gnuf
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    by gnuf » Apr 22, 2009
    Overall I just haven''t quite found the right diamond at JA, but did see a couple I liked at BN. I guess I can just keep waiting until that perfect stone shows up :)

    I think my questions was more on the logistics of making this transaction and how feasible it was or wether I should just go get the diamond from JA
     
  7. lowphat
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    by lowphat » Apr 22, 2009
    BN also has the Nouveau setting, which is similiar to the Novo.. but I think they only have it for certain cuts.
     
  8. gnuf
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    by gnuf » Apr 22, 2009
    I did see the Nouveau setting (nice play on words) and it''s 0.1mm wider and ~$600 more, though BN has more diamonds in the range I am looking 1.5/I/VS1

    Any service differences between BN and JA. I''ve had a lot of friends use BN, but had not heard of JA before coming here. Experiences?
     
  9. vgirl17
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    by vgirl17 » Apr 22, 2009
    JA has great service and is a very reputable dealer. I purchased two cushions from them before I found ''the one'' and never had a problem with returning them or service. BN is more widely advertised which also means their prices can be slightly higher because of the name recognition. Whiteflash also has excellent prices and selection
     
  10. mrssalvo
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    by mrssalvo » Apr 22, 2009
    I''d try to get the setting and stone from the same place if at all possible.
     
  11. dannyandterry
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    by dannyandterry » Apr 22, 2009
    Ditto, can you call JA and give them the diamond spec and/or diamond cert#? maybe they can call that in for you? so you can have everything done in one place.
     
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