Post # 16
michellelynn9175 : Thank you bees for your helpful response. I think I was just being a pushover -kept thinking I pissed him off with too many questions.
I hope you would be kind enough to help me with me following inquiries too.. So I contacted both DK and tianyu rep. DK setting is super expensive like same or more than the setting price of EJ , trueGem etc. Is that what you have seen too – my design is not even that complicated.
Now Tianyu stones are coming super cheap like wow and makes me thing is it even real and will it last as long as the other branded ones..no certification either. I am not being snobby but we all keep hearing those ‘made in china’ comments – so makes me a bit apprehensive.. also with all the customs and eveything return will be a pain. Is it all good/safe/quality stone?
I wanted to get a Harro gem originally but even loose harro stones from harrogem site are like $750 so that combined with the DK setting will be 1.4k and up- comes to the quote everyone else gave me.
Where else can I source a good quality harro stone in USA?
Post # 18
- Wedding: September 2005 - A Castle
The rumor is that most, if not all, the branded stones (Harro, Zaya, etc) come from China and if that’s the case, you can see the markup is insane. There are several threads her that discuss the Chinese vendors and pretty much everyone has been happy with what they’ve gotten from them, myself included. I’d go lurk those threads; Starsgem and Tianyu are your search keywords. I would have a very hard time spending what a lot of the US vendors charge for moissanite.
Post # 20
dracarys : Exactly – they are probably close to the same stones (though the ones here look less quality, tbh).
I bought an OEC from Starsgem and couldn’t be happier.
Post # 21
So I finally ordered the ring now from ZenMoissanite..waiting game begins now :p :-/
Post # 22
I went with a NEO Moissanite. I also had concerns too about all the negitive reviews.. But Im really glad that I went with it. I love my ring.
Post # 23
Woh yeah way overpriced and sounds like a total a-hole.
Plus, pretty lame of him to use first and last names on items that are being paid/held.
Post # 24
Check out Fire & Brilliance. They have really informative videos on YouTube comparing the different brands of moissanite. They also have a zillion setting choices at some great prices and they do custom. I don’t know what their custom prices are like, but it’s worth a shot! I might have gone through them if I found them before going the custom route locally.