Provence Gems CADs and final products!

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 481
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425 posts
Helper bee

sydneybee4 :  Honestly for the price I think it’s worth a chance with Provence… I’ve done several rings there and have had good luck, but I have not done anything with the color and cut you desire.  I did a blue-green crushed ice custom cushion that came out lovely. many of us have done at least one “experiment” with them and reported back to the group to further our understanding of what they CAN do in a shared forum. You need to be comfortable with what you want…if this is not a ring you feel willing to “experiement” with, then you might want to find a vendor that can do exaclty what you need even if the price is more.  If you are willing to take a bit of a chance, you may end up with something really beautiful on a budget!  Good luck and let us know if we can help!!

I would ask Flora for some examples of yellow moissanite, she was very helpful to me when I wanted a custom color and cut.  SHe has really great customer service!  I think it’s really worth a shot.  🙂

Post # 482
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1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

myvintagevanity :  Wow, those turned perfect and look lovely!! Congrats!!

Post # 483
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155 posts
Blushing bee

Has anyone had a ring made with their lab diamond melee yet?

Post # 484
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277 posts
Helper bee

libra12 :  ooo they have lab diamond melee? Maybe I can ask for that instead of zirconias! 

Post # 485
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277 posts
Helper bee

Pinky58 :  thanks so much! That’s what I was thinking too. I asked flora for anything in yellow she had and she sent me a video of yellow rounds but they look like a very pale yellow. She says they look more yellow in person though so I don’t know. To be fair my inspo is an alphabet yellow diamond so it’s not an intense yellow anyway, the yellow gold and the yellow halo make it look more yellow so I don’t mind if it isn’t too intense. I just love the way they look like they have glitter inside which is why I wanted to see one already cut because tianyu seems to have that look. I might just give it a go and see! 

I am contemplating getting this made and then swapping it out for an alphabet yellow diamond if I love the ring. 

Post # 486
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155 posts
Blushing bee

Flora said they had them when I asked. sydneybee4 :  

Post # 487
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20 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: City, State

hm2012 and Pinky58 : Thanks! Can’t wait to see them in person.

Have any of you had to pay a customs charge or VAT?

Post # 488
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129 posts
Blushing bee

Hi guys!

I was wondering how long it usually took you guys to receive your items? I think I’m a bit spoiled by StarsGem as I would normally have my items within 2 days. 

My rings were shipped on Sunday and it appears they are being sent via UPS.There are no updates on it though. Just says a label was made. I assumed they would be sent via DHL lol.

Post # 489
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425 posts
Helper bee

zeldabee :  so honestly everytime they have sent me a “tracking number” , that is just when the label was printed.  It normallly doesn’t start “moving” on the tracker for at least another day, sometimes 2 days until it gets picked up.  I generally receive my ring about 4 days after i get the tracking number, even though I pay for FEDEX Priority overnight delivery before 10 AM.  I know, the waiting stinks!  

Post # 490
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1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

myvintagevanity :  Luckily I have never had to pay any customs fees. My more expensive pieces I’ve ordered with SG have been stated to be silver and cz. I’m not sure if Provence does that too. 

Post # 491
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111 posts
Blushing bee

Hi guys… I have been just reading the thread, but I finally made the plunge after I had a terrible few weeks at work. So I went ahead and submitted an order with Elva for a “TREAT YO SELF 2019” ring. 

I asked for a remake of the following ring in 14k white gold, size 7: 

 

I am really excited! 

Post # 492
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1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

blackpink :  The marquise & round bands are SO pretty! I’ve been eyeing them for weeks. Most have been 1/2 eternities but I really like this cluster look! Sorry you’ve had a rough week. This should definitely perk you up a bit. Sparklies have a way of doing that 😉

Post # 493
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1385 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

libra12 :  sydneybee4 :  I didn’t get this band from Provence but they can definitely do lab diamonds. Some bees swear you can tell a real difference between them and moissies. I think moissies are still very pretty and perhaps lab diamond melee in pave and halo will give you the most difference. I got labs in the “Lacie” band and it has that white sparkle like diamonds

Watch lab diamond ‘Lacie” band on Vimeo:

Post # 494
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8 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2019

blackpink :  Oh my gosh, that is beautiful! Can’t wait to see it when you get it. Is that one of Provence’s designs?

Post # 495
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111 posts
Blushing bee

gemsbee :  No, I saw it on Olive Avenue! They have several bands that I’ve been eyeing, but can’t afford. I picked this design because it was pretty unique, unlike the other designs that were essentially fancy wedding bands. If the remake turns out great with Provence, I may have to dive in and get more in the future….. Ahh! 

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