(Closed) Need Some Advice on Diamonds – My huney took me ring shopping!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Excited To Bee:   she begins to tell me that there are reasons those are cheaper then a lot of diamonds they have, because they arnt as good of quality

She is full of sh*t.  Diamonds on Blue Nile and othe rreputable online stores that have stones that are GIA certified are just as legit as what she’s trying to sell you for a fraction of the price.  Just for that, I’d try to find the setting from someone else and buy it from them instead of work with her.  Can you buy a loose stone online then have them set it?  Have you checked Jamesallen, good old gold, and adiamor ?  Those are a few other big reputable ones..

Post # 4
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

5,000 for an I2?!?

That woman is insane or the biggest rip off artist I’ve ever heard of.

There is a web site called http://www.diamondse.info/

You can enter in the parameters of the diamond you want and it gives you a list of the diamonds available for hundreds of sites. All EGL and GIA certified.

 

I can’t believe someone would try to rip you off like that. I2? That’s the worst inclusion it could be and she’s selling it like it’s some prize stone.

 

That’s why I got out of the diamond industry. I just couldn’t stand the practices of a lot of companies.

Post # 5
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5668 posts
Bee Keeper

@pinkshoes:  This.

$7k (or even $5k) can get you a lot more than that lady is offering you. I know there are a few bees (Abbyful being one) who had great experiences with Good Old Gold.

Post # 6
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Newbee

Aure is right, good old Gold have a really good reputation. Also whiteflash and James Allen too. What I like about them is you can see the actual picture of the diamond unlike bluenile, bn doesn’t offer any. Plus you can also ask those I had mentioned if the stone is eye clean so u wouldn’t be buying blindly.

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

@Excited To Bee:  She told me that the imperfection “lets you know its your diamond, its what makes it yours”

I mean, there’s some truth to that, but that’s not a selling point for the stone she was trying to sell you!!  I’m might be ok with buying an I2, but I’ll be damned if I pay a VS price for it!

Post # 9
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Excited To Bee:  I can’t believe she said that.

That is the major reason that I stopped working in the diamond industry.

 

I don’t know where you live but I suggest you go to other stores.

NYC has a whole diamond district that you can look at (and I could name the better shops that don’t cheat their customers) so if you live near NYC I suggest you go there.

I’m sure most major cities have a lot of stores where you can take a look at their diamonds.

Always ask to see it under a loupe or buy your own (they are super cheap and available on ebay) to look at it.

Most jewelers will be impressed and not try to take advantage of you if you show you know your stuff

Post # 11
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302 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Excited To Bee:  You could at least get an G, Ideal, Cut that is VVS to SI2 for 5000 dollars.

The dimensions might not be perfect but it’ll be a beautiful stone. You might even be able to get an F but it would be I1 or I2 at that price. Though sometimes one I2 can be very different from another I2. This is only for a 1 ct.

First thing I suggest is a loupe. Tht way you can see if you are really getting bang for your buck, though any nice jeweler would let you use theirs.

 

I’ve been out of the diamond business a little over a year but I still keep pretty up to date about prices.

 

Post # 12
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1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Excited To Bee:  PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, sign up and write what you are looking for in the forum:

http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/

Write a post of what you are looking for and your price range, the help on this site is UNBELIEVABLE. The regular’s  have a gazillion different online sites that they access (including james allen, and blue nile) and will do the research for you- these are people who just LOVE diamonds and will find the perfect one for you, with a great HCA score and everything! I can guarantee it will be your most helpful resource yet.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

That woman is full of it and I would write her supervisor a letter stating so and never return to that store! That’s a standard setting and something similar can be purchased anywhere! 

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