Sitori : I had the same issue. Zen is new and honestly doesn’t look as good to me, and the pricing was higher. Schubachs seemed a bit too “corporate” to me with all their policies and rules and their prices were super high. It’s all the same material, just different cuts! Yes, Harro is available in EF or GH, and I plan on going with colorless too since my current ring is an F (this is an upgrade since my husband and I have been married 12 years) And yes, Michael does custom and sources the stone so he deals with any issues if it’s not right from Harro. I have looked at every single one of his IG posts and I just know I’m going to have an amazing quality ring! If that day ever gets here. Haha! Victor Canera does amazing work as well so you can’t go wrong with either, but I feel more comfortable having the stone sourced by the jeweler. Seems easier (and cheaper) but that’s just me! I’m going to go read your other thread!
airoplane : I agree with the white out on the True Gem crushed ice. The videos of the Harro do look amazing, but I’ve seen a few where it does the same thing as the True Gem. Ive read more than once that the brilliant is more like a diamond, but you have to love it!
I was going to have my stone set by TG, but it was ultimately cheaper to just have Raven recreate it. I emailed TG, and they were great, but the small tweaks I wanted to make to the setting they couldn’t do. I guess they can’t do full custom? They were able to change the halo shape and size, but I also wanted to do a mash up and take elements from both the Juliette and the Leighton and create something different and they weren’t sure it could be done. All I was asking was to change the split shank slightly and lower the stone so it sat closer to my finger.
I am so jealous you are able to go and see them in person! I was joking on here saying I should open a brick and mortar store with all the different moissanite options so people could do side by side comparisons in real life (instead of on their computer screen. Haha! That totally sounds like me!) I think I’d be a millionaire 🙂 Please let us know what you decide! I’m sure you can’t wait!
airoplane : I’m so obsessed my 10 year old daughter has started making fun of me. Lol! And I agree, Harro doesn’t look exactly like a diamond but I think it’s the closest thing to it without spending a fortune. I don’t like the fire in the others I’ve seen and their cut minimizes that. I can’t wait! You guys are making me more excited than I already was!
Sitori : yay!!! I’m so happy you emailed him! And I have been drooling over his videos for way longer than I care to admit. He even told me if I get it and decide I should’ve gone with a bigger stone (I was undecided between 10×8 and 11×9) I could send it back and do the upgrade for the price difference. What??!! That’s unheard of. I made him clarify just so I made sure I understood because it seemed too good to be true.
If I wanted round I would’ve absolutely gotten a NEO diamond cut!!! I love them but round just doesn’t look as good on my finger as longer cuts. Plus if I did round, I’d do a solitaire which is what I have now (princess cut) and I really wanted something different and blingy, which is why I decided on the halo. 🙂 Ok, going to read your thread now! Haha!
Ladies, if anyone isn’t interested in a 9×7 crushed ice oval or a 10×8 emerald, there are ads for both over on Diamond Bistro! I just saw them, and wish I was looking for an emerald because it’s the size I want! Both are beautiful, and the emerald is only $700. Not sure about the oval because I was drooling over the emerald. Haha! Both are Harro!
He really does sound great and he says he uses “old world techniques” I’m assuming these are all hand forged? He just really sounds like he loves what he does and wants to make sure you love it too. I don’t like big corporations either and you know they’re just pumping stuff out left and right and can’t even remember who you are. That’s why I didn’t go with LaurenB. It took weeks to get back to me and when I called it was like I was being rushed off the phone.
The neo round does look really nice. Now I think I’ll be stuck between that and the ACC. I guess they make a “diamond cut” and a brilliant cut. I’m going to have to look more into that too lol.
I hear you on the “blingy”haha. Whether I do a solitaire round or a halo cushion I plan on having around a 2.7-2.8mm wide Ucut French pave band so those diamonds will definitely be blingin haha. Your ring sounds like it’ll be beautiful too. Let me know what stone you chose! We have to post pics 😄
Sitori : yes!!! Please do!!! I love looking at rings 🙂 I’d love to see your 2 choices. And the wide u cut band sounds amazing. What size center stone are you thinking? I have to go big because my fingers are sausages. Lol. I’m a 7.5 so a normal stone looks tiny. Also why I want elongated instead of round. This is my inspiration ring! I also want the 5 stone halo wedding band (I think the one pictured is 7 but I can’t afford that with the stone size I want. Lol) but I can’t decide if I want to save money and do 1.25 carats total or splurge and do the 2 carat. It’s an $1,100 difference so I’ll probably go smaller. 😬
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