(Closed) Custom ring – Is quality or trust more important? Help please!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@hisprettygirl:  What color is your centerstone? You will probably notice if there is a difference in color grade. VS2 means that there are inclusions, but they are not noticeable to the naked eye.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Would they both be making the same ring?  I think it’s entirely reasonable to ask to see the other diamonds.  Most likely, they will look just fine.  My main diamond is H in color and it looks very clear, and doesn’t look bad against my E colored diamond stud earrings.  VS will not have inclusions that are visible to the naked eye, or it certainly shouldnt.  That’s for the Is and occasionally SI2.  The good thing about them being little stones is it’s the opposite of what you’re suggesting – it’ll be harder to see any inclusions.  The first one sounds kind of nice, though; you say they don’t make jewelry that often, but I’m assuming they still have experience…?

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Garden at Heather Farms

It seems like the first shop is probably the better place to go with from what I understand of your post. I think they would let you see the diamonds it seems perfectly reasonable! I’m in the Bay area and I’m Just curious is the first shop by any chance M Lowe and Co?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

You probably wouldn’t see the inclusions in the diamonds, but I woud think they would be willing to let you see them to give you peace of mind. 

My main stone is E in color, and I have a pave eternity band that is H in color – I never notice a difference between the two – although the stones in my eternity band are slightly smaller than the ones you are talking about.

Personally, I would go with the shop that has more experience and gives you good vibes for $300 more. 

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I don’t know anything about diamonds but I’d personally go where I felt the most comfortable. having a pleasant experience and reasonable price is the most important. If I had a great ring but a nasty experience getting it, it’d be tainted a little for me.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I would go where they do custom rings often and I don’t think the difference in the diamonds is so huge to notice.

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