A few months ago we went to New York to look at the setting that my girlfriend likes. The place we went to was the only place that offers this setting on line it is unique to them. So I shopped around for a stone and eventually bought one from an online Jeweler out of Florida area for the best price. they told me they can make the same ring for a few hundred dollars less. Now this ring has filigree and milligram in the band itself, it is detailed, and i asked for small pave stones on the side to be replaced with engraving. I was told it would take up to 8 business days to get a rendering. I asked for an update on the 5th business day, i was told that the master designer didnt like the other designers design, ao they were going to redo it. On the 10th business day i received it, and it was not what i requested. I was pretty clear in my emails of what i wanted. Anyway, ive waited a few days since then, no updated rendering. I requested them to send the stone to my original jeweler i started with. The master designer contacted me and said that they would like me to wait and see what thwy come up with, that what they provide will be much better quality. I dont know how the quality could be better when the ring was already designed and made elsewhere. And how could they be a 500 cheaper? Are prices in nyc that much more? What do you think? I think id feel better going with nyc since its somewhat local, but am i being ripped off? Is it appropriate to copy anothers design?