- 5 years ago
- Wedding: October 2014
So, as many of you know my wonderful SO and I are struggling, to find the perfect center stone for my future engagement ring!
well today since it will be about a week before we can look at stones in our local jewlery store, my so suggested i look online some other places, since my faves get sold rather fast on blue nile and we are still slightly apprehensive buying sightunseen but we are thinking that maybe our only option….
so today i was talking to another online diamond seller, and the representative i was chatting with, asked me what size of stone i wanted, and when i said roughly a .25-.3 carat pear and that i wanted it to have very good stats and rattled off my minimum statistics and maximum price i wanted to spend….the reply i got, made me mark them off my list, i was basically told well they didnt like to carry anything under 1/2 carat in any type of stone, and at the TINY size i wanted i shouldnt be so concerned about statistics, since i could just get any little stone at that size, for dirt cheap, and suggested that i spend my money on a much larger stone, since that is what i apparently should do, because why waste my money on a small diamond, when i should spend my max price of $750 on a large diamond and not worry about statistics, because girls apparently only want atleast a .75 carat stone or bigger regardless of the statistics, i tried to explain that i just personally did not want that big of a stone, i prefer a smaller stone, and just because i want something smaller dosent mean im not concerned about quality, im not going smaller because i cant afford bigger because we certainly can afford bigger, i just dont want it, and dont think it looks right on me, and its not my style…..so after another pitch about how i was basically lying to mysef about what i wanted, (as in a small pear diamond), what i really wanted was a 1 carat plus round, which is beautiful, but the stats of what they were trying to sell me was absolute crap…..so i exited out, and wrote a complaint e-mail, and am not going back to the site…EVER!
what the F is wrong with people why would you tell a potential customer that, and is it really that absurd that i would want a small diamond for my center stone??? and for that matter, why is that soo hard to find????? i mean really? with even the crummiest gia certification, it is hard to find a stone under a .35 carat, and when i tried a colored pear on in the store, the one i tried on in a setting was a 0.28 which i though looked PERFECT on me, it was a fancy chocolate diamond, so it was redikulously expensive, but the size is what i want a 0.27-.3 carat would be my ideal size range…..apparently this is redikulous to some vendors….
but i did find someon ebay. but that makes me nervous! any one ever bought a stone off of ebay….the one i found comes with a gia certificate and pictures of the diamond and certificate, and a 30 day full refund if not satisfactied, and it comes with a report from a second independent jewler, and well the price is awesome and goes with what its been on blue nile, but i have an actual picture of the diamond in the gia packaging….
wouldyou go for it since i can return it???? and get it evaluated locally and if its fake send it back???