- Aug 14, 2018
Hi you guys! I am feeling kinda weird and bummed about a recent transaction and dialogue. Ok so I'm resetting my diamond in a new ring and want to keep my old setting. Was trying to find a gem to fit the old setting, that wasn't working so decided find a gemstone person to cut one to spec. I told the vendor (used lots here) that I needed a stone that was 6.6-6.7 to fit, he quoted $300/carat for a gem and I said great. I said that was in line with my budget and that it probably wouldn't be much over a carat since the diamond was 1.16. Anyway he has the stone now, and it's really pretty. But when he emails me about it, he says that he should have thought this through more because it only came out to over one carat so won't be much more than $300, and also said that was not exactly worth the cost of the rough and his time, that he had to cut a lot away and could have gotten a more than 2 ct stone out of it. But he did mitigate it by saying "oh well!" with some "haha" and "laugh" emojis. Anyway it just left me at a loss as a consumer. Like it bugged him that he accepted the commission when he could have gotten more but he needed to vent to me about it...I don't know. But then again I guess he was "good spirited" about it with the "hahas". I just wrote back and said that the stone was lovely, that I'll pay asap, and sorry that he lost more of the rough than intended (with my own "monkey covering eyes" emoji). So I guess what I am doing now is venting - hope vendor isn't on here - . But like why was that necessary to say ya know? All it did was make me feel bad and that my piddly $300 (which isn't a small sum for me btw) wasn't worth it. Thanks for listening.