Anybody order a ring from James Allen recently?

posted 2 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Worker bee

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@thepuzzledpeach:  I am so excited for it! It will be a 3 stone ring with an oval center and small pear side stones in platinum. Hopefully it comes soon! I will post a pic when it finally arrives.

 

 

 

 

Post # 17
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

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@thepuzzledpeach:  Me! I’m waiting on two orders. They have had my diamonds since 1/22 and 1/25. I’m in production too with ship dates on 2/25. My patience is thin, lol. 

Post # 20
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2002

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@thepuzzledpeach:  Yes, so excited! I’m having my oval diamond (profile pic) reset in almost the same setting, except yellow gold. I’m also upgrading my rhr. It’s a .59 round set in a rose gold halo, and I’m upgrading it to a 1.08 True Hearts round diamond, in a yellow gold solitaire. So, pretty basic stuff but I’m so excited. 

Post # 21
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Bee Keeper

Well, not within 6 months, but I ordered my ring in the late spring/early summer of last year. They had to wait a bit for the setting; it had been delayed because the company that manufactured it is based in NY and was having trouble filling orders due to the pandemic. I believe they had the diamond on hand since it’s a True Hearts and they were able to look at it. It took a little over a month to get it.

I was a little leery of JA since they sold the business to Signet, owner of Kay and Jared jewelers. You couldn’t pay me to shop in either of those stores. But they had the kind of stone I wanted for a price that didnt give me a heart attack. I have to say they were excellent at communication. You can call at any time, and they’re just as good about getting back to you after the item arrives. (I wanted an appraisal and to their credit they didnt give me a bullshit appraisal that said my ring was worth $15,000 more than I paid)

The solitaire is from JA, the eternity band is not.

 

Post # 23
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Busy bee

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@sunburn:  and now I’m gonna need the stats on that stone because I’m drooling over here 😍

Post # 24
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Bee Keeper

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@greeneyedbee:  
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@thepuzzledpeach:  It’s a 4.1ct True Hearts, J color SI1, set in platinum. On one occasion when I called the helpline because I wanted to change the setting, the sales assistant said that the diamond was gorgeous, and she couldn’t say the same thing about a lot of other ones she sees lol. She was pretty funny.

Post # 25
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

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@yeri85:  

This is very helpful info. I just started the upgrade process TODAY, so I was wondering how long it would [realistically] take.

Post # 26
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Worker bee

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@spacetygrss:  nice! What will your upgrade be like? For me the part that seemed to take a long time was the inspection and credit for my original stone. From the date it was delivered to the James Allen offices in NYC it took about 3 weeks for them the process it and put the credit through for the new upgrade ring. Once that was done it moved to production immediately with a ship date that was about 1.5-2 weeks later. But who knows if they’ll actually hit the estimated ship date. I’ve read stories about peope where they kept having the ship date moved back multiple times. So I’ll post an update when the ring actually ships!

Post # 27
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2001

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@yeri85: 

Ugh. I hope that they hit your targeted date and that everything goes smoothly for me. I did this once before about 5 years ago and it was pretty painless….but, we weren’t in a pandemic back then.

Anyhow, I’m upgrading to a 2.02 carat, G VS1 GIA XXX solitaire in a platinum setting. I’m upgrading from a 1 carat stone that was in a cathedral-style setting. Fingers crossed for a smooth process!

Post # 28
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Helper bee

Meeeeee!!

My ‘build your own’ solitaire was a fraction late – I think the shipping date was set to be the 15/1, then 16/1, then 17/1, before finally shipping on the 18/1. Delivery to Aus was smooth. 

my wedding band shipped quickly, but then got stuck in Hawaii for close to a week with fedex. 

pic below 🙂 

Post # 29
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2020 - Titusville, FL

I can’t wait for you to get your ring, it looks gorgeous!! I’m currently waiting for this ring from Etsy. It’s a 1ct equivalent marquise moissanite set in 14k rose gold and CZ side stones! I ordered it Jan 31 and it should ship sometime this week. I am getting so antsy for it!!! The ring is a Valentines Day gift from my husband that I will wear as an alternate engagement ring 🙂

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