(Closed) I could sorely use some jewelry assistance

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Just to clarify, you’ve already got the stone and need the rose gold solitaire setting?

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@texasgortex:  First calm down, this is shopping, not brain surgery.  Second, stay away from a chain jeweler, they only make money if they sell the stone so their prices aren’t going to work for you.  The good news is that your looking for a setting that’s pretty simple and easy to find, call up your parents, a family friend or even an insurance agent and ask if they know any reputable, independant jewelers that will be able to help you.  They’ll be able to order the setting and set the stone for you, no problem.

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Oh, and pricing wise, you picked the MOST expensive gold out there, rose gold is gold + copper, both of which have the fastest skyrocketing prices on the market right now.  Shane Company pricing in that department is dead on, and a lot cheaper than Tiffany’s….so if you want that color, get ready to pay for it.

Post # 8
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5958 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

@texasgortex:  Jewelers are a shrewd and strange group of people, if you want to pique their interest let them know that in addition to the solitaire your going to need a wedding band to match, as well as your own, and inquire about warranties and service plans that they offer.  You can always buy it from the Shane Co if time is an issue and price shop for the setting costs, the good news is that you already have the most expensive part of a ring, the stone!  So good luck and don’t be afraid to ask them questions, a good jeweler should take that time with any customer, regardless of the size of the sale since so much of their business is word of mouth….if you find yourself talking to a nasty one move on, it’s supposed to be a pleasant experience.

Post # 9
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701 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t think that $600 is unreasonable for a 3mm solitaire in rose gold for a 2 carat stone. If I were you I would get quotes from:

Engagement Rings Direct, Blue Nile, International Diamond and Jewelry Corp, and James Allen and see how they compare.

Also I would get local quotes.

Good luck!

Post # 10
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

The price of the setting is perfectly reasonable.  The setting fee should be somewhere in the range of $50-150.  

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

$600 to set a stone is MADNESS, not reasonable!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee

@texasgortex:  Try EBay! $600 is a LOT of money for a simple Tiffany setting!

This one is 2.5mm wide and isn’t that much smaller than 3mm… not sure why most of their setting say bezel when they are not…
 

14K Womens Engagement Bezel Ring Mounting Available – Yellow / Rose / White Gold

And this one is actually 4mm and not Tiffany but I thought I’d show it to you anyway. 

 

14K Rose Gold Solitaire Ring Engagement Cathedral Band Setting Semi Mount (4-9)

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Buy the $375 setting and have it set at a different jeweler! LOL I thought you meant it included the setting too. I think $600 just for setting a stone is ridiculous!

Post # 15
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Ah, understood now.  $600 setting fee’s INSANE.  My ring was $100 to set, and even that was a tad high.  You shouldn’t pay more thsn $150, and some places will charge you $50.  The setting alone, however, is reasonable.  You could buy the setting from the company, as that’s a good price, and have the ring set locally.

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