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Skippy123

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I bought a gorgeous stone from Whiteflash and a setting from Solomon Brothers. Solomon Brothers said they would set it for free since I bought a beautiful setting. I don't live out in Atlanta and I am nervous about sending the diamond to them to set. Has anyone done that before????? They seem like a very good company. I guess I am just watching too much 20/20.
If anyone has any thoughts I would greatly appreciate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

FacetFire

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We didn''t deal with Solomon Bros, but they seem like a reputable company. My FI had to send my diamond around the country to be set...first to Pearlman''s in MI, then to Bondanza in NYC, then finally back to him in FL. It all turned out fine, though we were nervous at first. I understand your concern, but it''s a very common thing. :)
 

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What made you feel confident you got the same stone you bought set. I guess I am just paraniod!!!!
 

jaz464

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You need to know your diamond so you can identify it. Unless you have an IF clarity, there should be an inclusion or two that you can seek out to ensure it is your diamond. Buy a loupe and know how to use it. Diamond switching is very rare but I always like to know my diamond is my own.
 

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It you have all the details for your stone, I would do a very thorough background check on the company, such as how long they have been in business, are there any Better Business Bureau reports against them? etc.
I share the same paranoia, if it feels wrong in your gut for some reason, Dont do it!
Good luck and let us know how it goes?
 

kcoursolle

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As far as insuring the stone while shipping, USPS registered insured is the way to go. It''s slow, but inexpensive and very safe.
 

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Here is the diamond. I checked BBB and they are clean. They have been in business in Atlanta since 1983. I sent them the diamond and insured it. Thank you for your help!!! You guys are great. I will post pics of the complete ring.

diamond150377151.jpg
 

Skippy123

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Here is the setting from Solomon Brothers and I love it!!!


setting65806.JPG
 

Scott Terence

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BEAUTIFUL picture of your stone Skip! May I ask how you took that picture, and with what equipment? Thanks
 

kcoursolle

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Date: 12/2/2006 4:53:00 PM
Author: Skippy123
Here is the diamond. I checked BBB and they are clean. They have been in business in Atlanta since 1983. I sent them the diamond and insured it. Thank you for your help!!! You guys are great. I will post pics of the complete ring.
WHOA!!!!! What a picture!!! Can you post some more specs please. This picture is going to be my desktop image for a while, the colors in it are amazing.
 

Skippy123

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yippee thanks! I tried to use my digital camera but it wouldn''t zoom for some reason. I used a scanner with a white cloth behind it. The diamond I sent out to be set but when it comes back I will post pictures. I can''t wait. hee heee!

Here is the info on the diamond from WF. Carat Weight: 1.50 Color: G Clarity: VS2 Depth%: 62.2 Table %: 57 Symmetry: VG Polish: VG Girdle: TN-STK Culet: N Fluorescence: N Measurements: 7.29x7.34x4.55 Cut Grade: Ideal
62.2% depth, 57% table, 35° crown angle, 40.8° pavilion angle

Factor Grade
Light Return Excellent
Fire Excellent
Scintillation Excellent
Spread
or diameter for weight Very Good
Total Visual Performance 1.7 - Excellent
within TIC range

 

Skippy123

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Here is another one with a piece of lint i noticed aftwards.
 

Skippy123

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oops. here it is.

diamond150377152.jpg
 

Skippy123

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thank you, thanks you. I love your ring Cinderella!!!
 

Skippy123

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Jennie what is SMTR????

yippee thanks! I tried to use my digital camera but it wouldn''t zoom for some reason. I used a scanner with a white cloth behind it. The diamond I sent out to be set but when it comes back I will post pictures. I can''t wait. hee heee!
Here is the info on the diamond from WF. Carat Weight: 1.50 Color: G Clarity: VS2 Depth%: 62.2 Table %: 57 Symmetry: VG Polish: VG Girdle: TN-STK Culet: N Fluorescence: N Measurements: 7.29x7.34x4.55 Cut Grade: Ideal
62.2% depth, 57% table, 35° crown angle, 40.8° pavilion angle
Factor Grade
Light Return Excellent
Fire Excellent
Scintillation Excellent
Spread
or diameter for weight Very Good
Total Visual Performance 1.7 - Excellent
within TIC range

 

Skippy123

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Can you tell I am NOT COMPUTER SAVVY
. Sorry.
 

4themrs

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did it work out the way that you wanted it too? Also when you are talking about insuring the diamond, doesnt places such as UPS etc, have certain maximums that they will insure up to?
 

cutes814

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skippy, your scans are just AMAZING!!!


plus that stone is not too shabby...


i can''t wait to see the finished ring. it''ll be a beauty for sure!
 

Siamese Kitty

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Skippy-

Gorgeous stone and setting! That will be some ring.:) I wanted to add that I got my stone and setting from Solomon Bros a few months ago, and they were wonderful to deal with-very professional and quick! (and I don''t live in Atlanta, either) I think there was someone in the SMTR forum who also had a ring done there recently and was pleased. Good luck!
 
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