Advice please

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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753 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

If the only worry is about “upsetting” the friend do it now and go back to him. If you go to another branch and return it the friend may lose his sale (because it was “returned”) and now a new person helps you. 

I would go back to the original friend have a bigger stone put in it. 

Post # 5
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32 posts
Newbee

I guess I’d just go back to the original friend. He already knows you were indecisive/bratty or whatnot before, so he already thinks whatever he thinks. May as well go back again if you think it’ll make you happy.  

Post # 6
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22 posts
Newbee

Don’t worry about the friend, in the jewelry business people change their mind all the time… so they should be able to handle it.

Post # 8
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2635 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

Good luck. If the ring was designed around the center stone you might run into a lot of issues. I’m not being a bitchy bee, just warning you they may tell you that setting can’t take a larger stone, so prepare yourself for that possibilty.

Post # 9
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4520 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

mylittlebees :  I’d just go back to the friend who sold it to you and explain you couldn’t visualize the finger coverage with 0.5carat and you realized when you put it on that you would prefer to go larger. I doubt that they will care because a bigger diamond sold to you equals a bigger commission. Rings are a highly emotive purchase so I’m sure he gets it.

Beautiful ring!

Post # 10
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1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

 You’ve had a few posts about this and have be given great advice. Why not take some of the advice given?

Post # 13
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1025 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

got it, sorry about that! personally, I LOVE your ring btw.

Post # 14
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241 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

mylittlebees :  Just curious,  are you going to size up the ring (halo) to accomodate the bigger stone or will the halo remain the same?  My thought is that even if the center is bigger, is it going to look bigger, because the amount of finger coverage won’t change if the halo is the same size?  Just something to think about before going through the change. 

Post # 15
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1169 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

mylittlebees : How to go about doing what? Purchasing a bigger diamond? Bees gave you legitimate advice in the last thread that boils down to: if size matters, focus on the diamond not the setting because you can change the setting later. Get a bigger diamond in the simplest setting.

Are you going to be increasing your budget significantly? By significantly, I’m talking thousands of dollars. If not, I’d return the ring and use basically the entire budget to get a larger stone in the simplest setting available. And I would comparison shop for the stone so you find one that is a good price. Usually stones are cheaper through Blue Nile from what I’ve seen, but I would look around really hard to see if you can find a better price elsewhere.

By the way, in your last thread I legitimately gave you a bunch of options that are around 1 carat marquise stones and cost around 3k.

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD07770090

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD07667601

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD07674121

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD07353835

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD07461721

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD05597516

http://www.bluenile.com/diamond-details/LD05708965

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