(Closed) RIPOFF!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1131 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

We bought online through a known retailer so we didn’t have a bad experience but I’m sorry people tried to scam you with a non sparkly rock!

Post # 4
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018 - Sandals Barbados

Been there, done that.  We first went to an independent local jeweler… for a 1/2ct round, F grade, SI, he wanted to charge us $6,000.  That was for the stone alone, no setting. It did not have almost any sparkle under the lamp, so I could only imagine how dull it would have looked outside or at night.  We went with the chain jeweler at Zales… were able to pick a stone with excellent clarity, put it in a setting we both loved, and walked away with a higher ct tw for around $7k after taxes and warranty.. and my center stone is GIA certified.  It’s stunning.  Sorry about your bad experience.. good thing you did the research to know in advance.  Happy ring shopping and congrats!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

I think you’re wise to get a GIA certified diamond. Other labs like IGI grade inaccurately or “certify” clarity enhanced diamonds.

I think trying to find a GIA GRADED UNenhanced 1.5 carat diamond near colorless with good clarity for $9,000 would be extremely challenging to impossible. If I read your budget/post correctly?.

Let us know how it goes.

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