- Feb 2, 2015
I have a few things coming in the next two weeks..
I should get Libby, my engagement ring reset, on Friday..
My blue and white zircon flower cluster is coming from Germany..
I’m also pretty excited about this diamond band coming soon! I had a bracelet like this..and I lost it..When I saw this band I had to get it!
@JPie A diamond cluster band! Haha
I joined Pricescope a little over 4 years ago when I lost my engagement diamond and began saving to replace it. Then I found it 19 months later, so I shifted to planning for an anniversary band. Along the way I discovered asschers and a deep and abiding love for them. I'm a sucker for squares (or clipped squares, as the case may be) and clean lines.
I got stock in indecision for what I had decided would be a 5-stone band, because I wanted the cut quality of an AV but only had the budget for moissanite (which would end up being big since they don't cut smaller than a 5mm) or a very small diamond band.
Somehow, in the most recent of my intermittent discussions with my DH, we increased the budget and he couldn't remember why he had been against an upgraded solitaire way back when. That just happened to be the Saturday after Black Friday, so I whipped off an email inquiry to @Rhino at August Vintage about a a sale on settings and a custom cut lab diamond promotion he was running that looked like it could tickle both the itch for non-moissanite and for high cut quality.
Long story short (too late), we're not going custom because he had just the right piece for me on hand. It's not a perfect stone (could be brighter in the center), but I'm pleased with the stats:
1.01 G VS1 5.58x5.46mm
Polish and Symmetry both Excellent
In my dreams it would be closer to 1.3 or 1.5 and a 6.5mm square (to rival a 1ct round), but realistically this is what I can do and it will still be large and unique for my social circle. I'm especially excited about the unique part. My friends only know what an Asscher is because I've told and shown them. No one has seen one in real life.
I had picked one of Jonathan's settings (the Taylor Solitaire - be careful, there are two designs with "Taylor" in the name), but he let me tweak it just a bit. Well, I thought they were small changes (raise the basket, make less prong metal visible from the top view, swoop the shank up) but at the end of the day I find the cumulative differences striking.
And before I get to the stone and setting, I have to say that Jonathan's excellent reputation is well-deserved. He has been extremely responsive, patient, and helpful. It's clear that he loves his work and is committed to doing it well.
I also need to shout out to @diamondseeker2006 who graciously responded to my pleas for guidance and affirmation. Her taste and tact are unrivaled!
So, here she is, and I've been promised she'll arrive in time for Christmas (even though she will mark my 20th anniversary in June; I've waited long enough!):
Can I get some perspective? DK has had my ring since the 22nd of Nov and said it’d be done the week after next but still no word.
I’m sure he’s super busy with the holidays and all so I don’t want to be pushy or annoying. Should I wait another week or so to follow up?
EEEK, it’s out of casting as of Friday and is currently at the polisher to be polished/hand finished then the setting will go to the engraver where all of the design and milgraining will be done by hand. Then the stones will be set. We’re a couple weeks away yet. I can wait, right?
Have you ever had your diamond set in a ring and were disappointed? First time e ring buyer here. What does 30 day return policy really mean? When do the 30 days begin? Delivery date or order date? I am waiting on my ring. A bundle of nerves!!