Usually all diamond vendors make settings either themselves or can arrange easily it for you. Alternatively, you can arrange it also yourself with your local jeweler.[FONT=Verdana,]quote:[/FONT]
Originally posted by heel2005:
Do most of the on-line dealers mentioned also do the setting in a ring?
I'd recommend to contact Dave Atlas, Accredited Gem Appraisers www.gemappraisers.com or Bill Lieberum (consumers gem laboratory), www.diamondclearinghouse.com so they will advise you on the procedure details including insurance. You might want to consider to make a Gemprint for your diamond - it helps to low an insurance $ up to 10%.[FONT=Verdana,]quote:[/FONT]
As I understand the process, this is the way it will go (please correct me if wrong).I will select a diamond from a dealer.
I will ask them to mail to to an appraiser.
I will pay the appraiser for the appraisal and he will let me know the value.
I will have the dealer set the stone in a ring.
The dealer will ship me the ring as I wire the funds.I have not investigated insurance yet. Does the dealer provide it or is that another 3rd party? What are some good sources?Since I want this for Christmas day, when should I start?
You can find a some answers on this site: https://www.pricescope.com/tutor_summary.asp and https://www.pricescope.com/repscope.asp Cut has the most impact on the visual appearance - heavier (and more expensive) diamond can look worse and smaller if cut badly. However it is not neccessary must be an AGS-ideal or *Hearts and Arrows* cut for diamond to look great.You won't see effect of clarity with the naked eye from SI1-2 and high. Color - depends on the setting (metal color). Some people might prefer a bit warmer colors like I-J.The best thing though is to try to see as many diamonds of different grades as possible and find out what are your preferences.[FONT=Verdana,]quote:[/FONT]
I would like 1.5 carats and am interested in knowing which of the "C's" drive up the price the most with the least impact in terms of how it looks to the naked eye.