Preferred vendor to set loose stone in Tacori setting

posted 3 months ago in Engagement
Post # 2
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017 - A vineyard

I can’t help you with the Tacori bit as designer settings have never been in budget for me. I HAVE however had multiple stones set. I’ve never had an issue with stone switches. Not once. I don’t just send my stuff to any old jeweller though. I do research online and then I go into the stores and chat with them and see how comfortable they make me feel. If I hear something they say that is wrong or I don’t like, I leave. I don’t give my business to a store that makes me uncomfortable.

When it’s time to give my stone up I usually try to go through with them and map any inclusions or specify special shapes since my stones tend to be custom cuts that aren’t just your typical round brilliant, H&A, emerald cut blah blah stones so that its more easily identifiable to me as MY stone and not something they switched. If the jeweller isn’t willing to map these for you at drop off and then re identify with you at pickup then that is not the store for you. 

I don’t think most stores engage in switching though. They would be put out of business if it was ever found out that they did shady shit like that. I’ve only experienced something like that secondhand through my mom’s experiences with pawning jewellery. Something happened to her diamonds that was shady and she was never able to fix it. Needless to say that pawnshop owner was not in the area very long. Probably because of shady shit to the wrong people. Other than that i have never had an issue personally.

Disclaimer: I don’t mean to sound insulting when I said typical cuts blah blah blah. Nobody’s gems are blah. I just mean they tend to look much different than cuts that are more typical and not as easily just switched out. 

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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@luprisi:  I have a Tacori and I went to a high end local jeweler ( the kind where you have to be buzzed in for security purposes) to have my loose stone set.

 

The price was reasonable and I felt comfortable, based on their reputation. 

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I’d take it to a local jeweler who does their work in house. I wouldn’t want it sent out by a shop anymore than sending it out myself. 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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@luprisi:  I actually got my setting from a local jeweler that was going out of business so it was the floor sample. Haha! 

After they closed, and we found a suitable stone I went to another local jeweler to have it set! 

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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@luprisi:  We did! Apparently Tacori is never discounted but we got a great price on the setting and the Tacori band. Otherwise we wouldn’t have got them! Haha! 
Post a pic when you have yours all set!!! 

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