- 5 years ago
- Wedding: May 2018 - Lansing, Michigan
Thank you ladies, for all of your opinions and suggestions. We decided to refund it. Now the search is on again, I’m still thinking Brilliant Earth or Green Lake Jewelry Works.
Oh man, definitely wonky…sorry bee!!
That’s not milgrain! My ring – bought 2 months ago – has much finer milgrain than yours does (see photo below). Don’t believe anyone who says milgrain is deep like yours at first and wears down with age.
Id take out the beautiful diamond and get the setting you liked from Brilliant Earth. You don’t have to put up with a shoddy ring just because the jeweller is family.
I typed out a huge long post yesterday before I left work and when I hit “add comment” it disappeared.
What do you think your budget will be for just the setting alone?
1.) I love coppery RG, too – but yours looks like literal copper. :/
2.) The people I was thinking of may wind up being out of your budget, but I really think it’s worth it to just email them and get a quote – you never know. CVBid for instance, mostly does halos, so she may jump at the chance to do a design like this for her portfolio! (And I believe you can do up to three months’ layaway plan –through LAD, linked below– if you decide her work is worth it, but you need to save a little more. I’d way rather go without my ring for a few months up front and save a little more and get truly stunning work than cut corners and wind up with subpar results – erings are so special!!!)
3.) If I were you, I’d reach out for a quote from CVBid, David Klass, and Steven Kirsch
4.) CVBid’s 18K RG:
5.) CVBid teams up with a diamond vendor -Love Affair Diamonds-, since most of the people who buy diamonds from LAD need someone to create a setting!
The Jovyn is the only one I can find in RG that doesn’t have accent stones, and it’s $1500 – to give you an idea of pricing
6.) If you decide the designers above are out of your budget, both BE and GreenLake are sound options – they have good reputations on Pricescope.
Good Luck, Bee!
Aww, so sorry it’s definitely wonky. It looks like a VERY beautiful idea that just fell woefully flat in multiple ways and ultimately muddied your vision and under-delivered. Sorry, I hope that’s not mean. 😔 I think you should go with the full refund and explain your idea to another jeweler; you’ve obviously got an awesome eye and style. All you need is a talented craftsman! Wishing you the best!
Holy smoke. Normally with these threads I can’t see any difference at all, but your ring looks like a drunk person made it. It is so, so visibly off! You should definitely take it back. Sorry Bee, that sucks!
We decided to go with the original Brilliant Earth ring I had picked. He’s had it for almost a month now, waiting for him to ask. Hopefully soon! 😊
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