(Closed) Getting Setting and Stone from Different Jewelers???

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2017

I would definitely look into getting the diamond from JamesAllen. I believe they may set it in your setting for you as well. Not 100% sure but I’ve heard they have great customer service, so you could give them a call and find out. Cushion cut diamonds are actually usually one of the least expensive cuts of diamonds. Places like Jared don’t usually have the best intentions when it comes to giving you the best possible diamond for your money. 

 

Also check out the thediamondpro.com and you can get some great info about buying the best diamond and look at reviews of different diamond stores (brick and mortar and online). You can also email the creator of that sight and he will find you the best possible diamond in your budget. He doesn’t charge anything either because if you choose a diamond he suggests, the online company will give him a commission for the sell. That’s why it doesn’t cost you anything for their help. They will definitely promote JamesAllen, Brian Gavin Diamonds, or now Blue Nile as well.

 

I personally did a lot of research on this sight to educate myself with diamonds when I was purchasing a diamond ring for my Fiance. Buying a diamond is a lot like buying a car. You have to do your research to find the best possible diamond for a great price and many places will try to up sell lower quality at higher prices to an unexpecting customer just like a car salesman. I didn’t actually end up buying any diamonds they suggested or from online but would have definitely done so if it wasn’t for a local brick and mortar store near me. They claimed they embraced online diamond sells and would match or beat prices with all four C’s being compared. I went to call there bluff before I bought online and sure enough they did. They pulled up JamesAllen website and went over the diamonds I was interested in and pulled out their inventory that compared. They have a free warranty for life and it’s close to where we live so in the end I went with them. I feel I got a great eye clean excellent cut diamond at a great price because of all the research and help from this website even though in the end I went brick and mortar.

Post # 3
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2527 posts
Sugar bee

HARDER TO GET THE ROUNDED EDGES?? WTF? Never go back there again.

Post # 4
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10 posts
Newbee

My fiance purchased my diamond seperately since it was way cheaper online. He went through brilliance.com. I would recommend educating yourself a bit on the quality of diamonds so you know what you’re looking for, but they have consultants who you can speak with and recommend different diamonds to fit your budget. They will also send you pictures and video if needed but the consultants were very friendly and honest and my fiancee got an amazing deal through them. Its worth it to save hundreds of dollars and still get something you really love! Don’t settle for a princess cut if you’re heart is set on a cushion. 

Post # 5
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107 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I definitely second the JamesAllen comment! Buying online saves so much money. If you go on pricescope the people there are super helpful!!!

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

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bettylawlz :  Oh and if you go the jamesallen route, sign up for their emails and they’ll send you a $100 coupon code if you spend $1000 or more. 

 

Post # 7
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416 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Pricescope. Go there! I personally would get a refund for the whole ring. I’m willing to bet what your Fiance paid, you could get custom by going with a Pricescope recommended jeweler (includes some online retailers). And get everything you’re looking for. Brick and mortar stores are way over priced. You just have to trust their advice. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2018

We are purchasing my setting from an Etsy store and my moissy from MoCo. A lot of online dealers give you the option to send in your setting and have it set for a small fee if you are purchasing a stone from them. MoCo is only charging us $30 while a local jeweler wanted upwards of $200 since neither piece was purchased from them. I would look into this with JA. Chain stores also carry those rumors about switching diamonds and I personally wouldn’t risk dealing with them for anything that can be done without them. 

Post # 9
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105 posts
Blushing bee

My ring and stone is from james allen and I highly recommend them!! My fiance (just got engaged a few days ago so it’s weird saying that) had a wonderful experience with them and the quality is so beautiful I couldn’t have a more perfect ring. Good luck!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

Another thing to consider is that cushion cuts face up smaller than a round.  Personally I would work with Jared to select a different diamond as you already purchased your setting and diamond from them.  You can show them the stock photo and how it looks different from your ring which has a large airline halo.  I think you would need to size up the diamond considerably to eliminate the gap between the stone and halo.

Post # 12
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35 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2017

The photos on JamesAllen are always of the actually diamond you would be purchasing. They never post stock photos. It’s a high magnified 360 video of every diamond, so you can see every inclusion. If you have a question about if a diamond is eye clean, you can ask them and they will actually check for you and give you unbiased feedback about the diamond.

 

My guess is usually with pre made halos is that they can fit up to 1 carat. That’s what I was told at some stores that had halos that weren’t made to fit a specific diamond. Not really sure on Jareds return policy. Most are 30 days and they may only do in store exchange return/upgrade. If you do have to get from them maybe bring up JamesAllen and talk about how you can get a better quality and bigger diamond for less money and see how they react. Maybe they would work with you to get you a better diamond.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

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jayymed05 :  I posted on your other thread about a cushion, but I think you should do a 1ct round! google round with cushion halo. I’m obsessed with them! It was my second choice. I think your setting is gorgeous!! If you send the setting to james allen, they should be able to set one of their diamonds into it. but you can chat with customer service on their webpage. I did that like 10 times when I got mine. Surprising out of the top three diamonds that I liked, but the customer service rep and preicscope choose the same one. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

We purchased our diamond from James Allen then had it set locally. The quality and service from JA was exceptional, no hesitation recommending them.

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