by fenestrate » Apr 9, 2018 Thank you too! That is so kind of you. I never really felt I had anything to say as most questions I think of are answered via search, but these matters have been bothering me. You know, I think you have hit the nail on the head - a couple of people who joined only a few months ago now suggest large volumes of stones. Having bought only one ring, I can’t see how they can then be recommending various retailers with such certainty after say four months on the diamond forum, and after having arrived at diamonds completely new. Yes I have been very thorough with my YouTube GoG homework! After I posted I suddenly had a horrible thought that maybe she wasn’t his daughter and I had it all wrong..! It does creep me out a little though, when someone posts an issue with a vendor, and a prosumer comes on to defend the vendor before the vendor themselves comes on. These long term relationships are inevitable, but somehow it feels as if it undermines the objectivity of the prosumer, and the reputation of the vendor a little too, when that happens. I don’t know why exactly I feel that way. Also I do stand by the idea of witnessing an odd drift in threads sometimes. I’ll keep an eye out and post here if I sense it happening. If I’m wrong or misinterpreting it I can be put right!