(Closed) Purchasing diamond online, setting local

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I recently just bought a 0.7ct ring from James Allen, very good experice, and I personally think very good price, they have lifelong warranty too; I love how you can look at the diamond very closly before you buy it. They will do all the service you mentioned, just you might have to send it back. 

Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

my fiancé purchased an antique diamond online and had it set locally by a reputable jeweler – it’s perfect! i’ve worn it almost 18 months now without any issue at all. when i need my ring cleaned or checked, i just go to a reputable jeweler in our city and they charge next to nothing to check the prongs and diamond. 

it’s really no big deal not to have a warranty on the whole ring, as long as you have a warranty or guarantee on the stone and the setting. plus, once you insure it, you’re covered. 

Post # 5
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446 posts
Helper bee

It’s totally common to bring in diamonds from elsewhere to have set at a local jeweler – just make sure to find a highly recommended jeweler 🙂 And if you have a warranty on the diamond through the online store, you’ll be able to ship your entire ring to them no problem & you’ll get local cleaning priveleges – just ask first. 

  • This reply was modified 5 years, 3 months ago by  orangeice.
Post # 6
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1908 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

That’s what I’m doing. We found my ring locally. I love the setting, just not the center stone. So, I ordered a loose diamond and am having it set by a local jeweler. He’s going to make my current center stone a necklace pendant. I will follow this thread so that I can easily find it to give you an update after the process is complete.

Post # 7
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228 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

We did the same thing. We found the band that we liked that would match the setting we had in mind. They were great to remove the side diamonds and add the rubies that we had to purchase separately due to the jeweler didnt carry the right size rubies and also set the main stone that wasn’t purchased through them. I still have free cleanings and inspection along with the warranty. I think the key is speaking with the local jeweler beforehand and ask what their policy is regarding it and all should be good!

Post # 8
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4640 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

The best online diamond vendor I have come across is Enchanted Diamonds.

I got my 2+ carat stone from them and now I am working with them on an E Ring and Wedding Band reset!

They pay shipping BOTH WAYS and guarantee their work as follows:

Complimentary Resizing

  • Complimentary Cleaning
  • Complimentary Repairs including incidental damage
  • Replace lost side stones
  • Repair prongs
  • Repolish ring to like-new condition
  • Free Shipping Both Ways

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