Post # 1
So, my SO is planning on proposing soon, and already has the ring. We have another setting and he went to get it swapped at Jareds today, but they said the tiny diamonds in the setting weren’t big enough to respond to the test… so they couldn’t work on it because they couldn’t verify they were diamonds. All the other local jewelry stores said it would be 2-3 weeks and we need it in the next couple of days.
There is only one other jeweler in town who has a 1 day turn around, but I’m not sure that we trust them. Any good advice for making sure they don’t sway the diamond?
Post # 3
Are you concerned that the jeweler will swap your diamond for a CZ or something? Like, steal your diamond?
It seems unlikely that a reputable jeweler would risk their reputation on something like that, especially if the stone is so small (I don’t mean that in a bad way), unless it’s like a flawless tiny diamond, you know? The financial gain of a tiny jewel doesn’t seem to outweigh the risk of losing their reputation, IMO.
Still a very understandable concern though!
I know it’s a bit more untraditional route, but plenty of perfectly happy engagements start without a ring – it seems to me that letting him propose without the ring (while it’s at a trustworthy jeweler’s) and getting it a week later is a less nerve wracking choice.
Post # 4
The center stone is 1 carat and tested wonderfully. It’s the tiny stones in the setting of the ring that won’t test. But I think he got it worked out by another jeweler! So all is well 🙂