Help me pick out a salt and pepper diamond!

posted 1 year ago in Rings
Post # 2
262 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2019

While I can’t really help with the diamond, I highly recommend going over to the lovely people on PriceScope. They are pros and will definitely be happy to point you in the right direction! Good luck 🙂

Post # 3
189 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

If you go with a loose stone, speak to a jeweler in advance and make sure they’re willing to work with it! My friend has a salt and pepper diamond for a RHR and had a hard time finding someone to reset it because they were worried about the durability of the stone.

Post # 6
133 posts
Blushing bee

I3 diamonds aren’t generally used in jewelery because they have durability issues. Have you done research on how durable something is that has far more inclusions than an I3?

Post # 7
95 posts
Worker bee

bridetobe2018 :  when I was shopping for my ring I visited Aaron at Digby and Iona in Brooklyn:

After doing a lot of shopping around I liked Aarons shop the best for the reasons of price for quality and customer service. I also looked at etsy sellers like Point No Point and Alexis Russell – they have gorgeous rings too!! 

Aaron was very nice and willing to work within our budget to create a ring I’d love. However, he only works with stones that he sources, I don’t know if that’s a dealbreaker for you. He has a lot of cool stones and has way more in stock than he has listed on his website (email him for sure)! Here are some one-of-a-kind rings he had when I last visited. Sorry, the light reflection kind of ruined the picture, but the rings were really well made and he had different styles and the option to customize/chose your stone/band/setting if you wanted! I ended up not going with a salt and pepper stone for my ering but I am planning to buy a RHR from Digby in the future!IMG_8309

Post # 8
11 posts
  • Wedding: September 2020

hopefulb :  Aaron from Digby and Iona is so great! He also seems to get new stones in all the time, plus keeps cool/unusual stock on the site as well. I emailed with him about getting a custom ring made and he was super accommodating and budget conscious. I felt like some other custom places were more interested in an upsell, and he didn’t offer a single thing that was outside of budget (and reminded me of my budget at times!). 

I’m super in love with his rosecut Oona ring. My fiance wanted to buy a non-diamond ring and chose someone else because they had a stone he loved in stock… but that’s the only reason we didn’t go with them!  

Post # 10
95 posts
Worker bee

bridetobe2018 :  I have to stop myself from buying new pieces constantly! I know that Digby has salt and pepper round stones. I’ve also seen bezel designs on their Instagram before. I only tried on pears and shields because those are my favorites 🙂 I ended up with a rosie pear ering in the end.

llamajams : I love their Oona too!! Same thing happened to my fiance – he found a center stone that he loved from another shop. I still stare at the Digby Instagram page whenever they post new things.

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