(Closed) Expensive moissanite stone!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Depending on where you are in MN I know a place that will set a stone that you already own.

Why is this in cooking?

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Eckle:  Haha yeah! I was thinking the stone fell in some soup and it was eaten or something idk! haha.

Anyways, I would call around to other places and see how much they would charge to just set the stone and if its worth paying more. Would the store charge you to set the stone in addition? I had my center stone set for free even though I didnt buy it from them.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@quin24:  I say Order the stone online and find another jeweler to set it in your ring. 

If you can’t find another jeweler to do it. I’d show them the price from c&c and see if they can explain why their cost is so high. 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@quin24:  can you have your original jeweler set a moissy? Or is thtogether you’re talking about.  

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

To my knowledge moissanites don’t come in the “colorless” range- they are in the near-colorless range. You might ask her exactly what color the stones are graded when you go back to look. 

I think you’re going to have to decide what’s more important- keeping your service agreement with them or paying less for moissanite online. Does the price they quoted include setting it, or is that just for the stone itself? Unfortunately, most stores have a pretty steep markup. When we looked at tungsten bands for my DH, they were about $300 in store, but we found plenty online for $50. 

Post # 12
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@quin24:  i would find out from a few other jewellers how much it would be to replace your stone.  let them know that you are replacing a stone not just setting b/c the rates will vary.  they have to remove the initial stone and then set the new stone.

some jewellers will not do this for exactly what you mentioned, the liability.  jewellers will typically include setting a stone that you buy from them in the price b/c they have already included that in the price they quoted you.

what i would do, is get other quotes and find out the difference between the original jeweller cost and other jewellers + cost of stone.  is that difference worth the warranty that you have on your ring?  how much would it cost you out of pocket if you had to replace one of the diamonds again?  it’s already happened once so it’s going to happen again.  i would multiply that number by a minimum 2 or 3.  is is still worth going to another jeweller?

also, i would show your jeweller the stone online that is cheaper.  ask if they can order that stone for you at that price and then you will pay to have it set.  that way, you can keep your warranty.

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@quin24:  looks like C&C charges $129 for a 5.5mm unenhanced and $229 for a 5.5mm forever brilliant (assuming you meant round stone). I’m assuming by her comment that they use the forever brilliant. Son e there’s no setting fee and they have to make a profit I’d say $336 is reasonabLe. Maybe you can specifically say that you’d prefer the unenhanced stone and save $100 or so. 

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I’d buy my own stone and find a jeweller to set it for you.

Even if they charge $100 to set (which is more than the prices I’ve come across for setting stones) you would still be ahead.

They’re just trying to make profit on both the stone and the setting by charging that much.

Post # 15
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Wannabee

I’m from MN and interested in finding a jeweler who I can buy moissanite from. Woulto you share where you went? thanks!

 

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I know when I went to look at moissanite in person, the jewelers all told me “don’t buy online, they’re all scams and some won’t really send you moissanite.” I suspect her saying that they sell colorless moissanite is just her trying to convince you to buy from their store. Most retailers, even those that do sell moissy, don’t sell it often enough to be very informed about all of the retailers, especially the reputable online ones. I would ask specifically if she’s selling a Forever Brilliant stone or unenhanced. If she doesn’t know what Forever Brilliant is, yeah it’s going to be an unenhanced stone for more than twice what you can get it for online. It sounds like you really want to keep the warranty, so I would just bite the bullet and pay for the store’s moissanite if you’re okay with unenhanced.

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