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Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by ais1inn, Mar 10, 2004.

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  1. ais1inn
    Rough_Rock

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    by ais1inn » Mar 10, 2004
    Hi all!

    I'm due to propose in 17 days (march 25th). I've got it all planned out. Is it possible to buy a ring from one online shop, a setting from another, have them shipped, appraised and set before then?

    Believe it or not, i've been researching for months now. But my budget's so low, I haven't been able to find the "perfect" deal yet. And worse case scenario, I've got a contingency plan which would only take a few days. It's for a ring I know she loves but the diamond is not great (and I can't get them to just sell me the setting). Still, online seems to be the way to go for my extremely tight budget ($3200). So, do you think it can be done in 17 days?

    Thanks in advance!
    ais

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    This site and your comments are top of the line! I've learned soooo much!
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    I'm looking for...
    Lucida (white gold) setting (found one on diamonds-usa.com for $300)
    Diamond: princess, 0.9ct-1.2ct, SI1 or better, G or better... thereabouts
     
  2. valeria101
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    by valeria101 » Mar 10, 2004
    Just one thought...

    I would rather get the best diamond I can in a really simple and disposable setting, so that she can get the setting she wants later. This would sort out most issues since you can surely get a nice diamond online, maximize budget, fit in the tight schedule and make absolutely sure your girl gets the ring she certainly wants the most with a great stone. Unless the ring you have in mind is an absolutely unique object, chances are very simmilar ones woudl be aroud... and, I can asure you, very, very few people would complain about being presented with the task to choose their favorite setting for a nice diamond. The other way around is much more difficult.

    Does this make sense?


    added: now I see the choice of setting! I believe most diamodn sellers can get one of those for you, even if the choice is not listed on their website. teh stile is widely available. I woudl certainly ask about this... Your schedule becomes much more believable if you get the seller of the stone to set it for you, I guess.
     
  3. aljdewey
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    by aljdewey » Mar 10, 2004
    Hi, AIS.....and welcome to PS!




    What you're asking POSITIVELY cna be done! YAY! Once I found my stone online, I had it shipped overnight from TX to Florida, had it appraised loose and then set in Florida, and then shipped overnight to me in MA......all in one week!
     
  4. Hest88
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    by Hest88 » Mar 10, 2004
    Agreed with valeria101. You can certainly get it done in that timeframe, but I'd get it set into a disposable setting, make it clear to her that's it's temporary, and then you could save up for her wedding set later. Some women want their e-ring and w-ring to match anyway, and sometimes it takes some time getting a w-ring to fit well with the e-ring, so shopping for it later is a great alternative.
     
  5. ais1inn
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    by ais1inn » Mar 10, 2004
    thanks so much for the terrific ideas, valeria! I'm glad you mentioned the one of asking the diamond dealer if they could get the setting. That's what I really wanted to do as I thought it would save time and effort. But I consistently found good diamonds on one site and a good price for the setting on another. Couldn't seem to find both on one.

    The lucida (https://www.diamonds-usa.com//diamond_rings/Jewel_Details.asp?cart=1&MetalID=3&Jid=83), btw, is in my gf's top 3 settings. (I found out from a friend of hers). So, if I can get it for a decent price, it should allow me to get a better cut/color. Which is sort of in line with the "disposable setting" concept (which is a good idea, too... I'll have a think about that).

    Anyway, thanks everyone for all the reassurances, warm welcomes and great ideas. [​IMG] (That lowered my heart rate a few beats).

    -aislinn
     
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