First of all this site is very helpful! (Any advice for the following questions would be greatly appreciated!)
Now to my question.....my fiance and I are interested in a tension setting for my engagement ring. However, we still have a few questions about the process of setting the stone. We would like to purchase a stone on the internet and have it set by a local jeweler in the Washington D.C./Southern Maryland area. (Note, we don''t have a specific jeweler in mind as of yet.)
However, looking over several of the sites from the manufacturers of tension settings we have found that it is standard to either purchase a diamond from them or mail your diamond to them for setting. For obvious (security) reasons we would prefer not to mail our diamond to a manufacturer.
On that same note, we were on Gelin and Abaci''s site and were unable to find locations of jewelers who carry their settings. I was under the impression - from other forum topic discussions - that this manufacturer in particular worked with local jewelers?