(Closed) Ring no longer being sold;/

posted 6 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

We found my ring on Etsy. Just do a search, you will find many, many rings. Mine is an antique, but they also sell newer rings too.

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper

Find someone to custom design you the ring you both love. It should not be more expensive and may even be cheaper. I kid not!

Many places do custom designs, but find one with a good reputation in your area.

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013 - The Down Town Club, Philadelphia

@MrsShev:  Yes, that’s true. I went on a shopping trip and tried on many different styles, so I could narrow it down. We just happened to find the style I loved (triple halo) on Etsy. We were going to buy it (new) at a jewler in the downtown jewerly district. 

Our jewler on Etsy also had a 7 day return policy, so that if we got it, and it looked bad, we could send it back.

Fiance thought it looked great, and the appraisal checked out, so he kept it!

We got my ring from Wilson Brothers on Etsy

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper

@MrsShev:  definitely! I don’t recommend the chains, there’s a huge markup with everything they do there (gotta pay for all those ads!). A good small jeweller will provide you excellent service at an excellent price. They will show you images of the design on the computer before it’s made, and even a wax cast of the ring before they make it in metal. If something is wrong with the design at any stage they can fix it. Also, there is room for haggling. But even if you don’t haggle, their prices should be a lot better than a chain store… and if you find a good jeweller, the quality of the workmanship will be MUCH better.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you can tell us/show us what your dream ring looked like, maybe we can help you find another.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

We designed my ring with a custom jewelry store. They could easily just recreate the one you like. They were wonderful to work with and will educate you on everything you need to know (pros and cons) about a diamond and all the band options (gold, platinum and palladium). 

First step is they will render a 3D image of your ring. You can do this step several times till it is right.

Next step they will make a mold of the ring so you can actually put it on and visualize what it will look like. You can redo this step several times to make tweaks or completely redesign.

Last step is when they cast your design. 

They brought in quite a few diamonds of various size to see and are very honest with pricing. For example an F color diamond (in the colorless family) is so similar to a G (nearly colorless) that when you hold them side by side you could not tell the difference, but the price difference is quite big. You might as well go with the G to save $.

Also, let’s say you want a 1.5 carat diamond. They would bring in a 1.41 and a 1.5 for you to see the size difference. Well, you wont see a difference, it’s way less than even a sheet of paper, but by reducing your carat size slightly, you will save some $. 

They will also teach you on how important cut is. The cut is what makes your diamond sparkle. It’s what makes the light bounce off several different spots and reflect back out. Bad cuts can ruin great diamonds.

They only use GIA certified diamonds, so you know you are getting quality and you can see every inclusion and grade on the certificate. They’ll point out all the inclusions in the diamonds under a microscope and explain all the different types of inclusions.

Really, just great guys that make excellent, quality rings! http://www.josephjewelry.com/

 

Good luck!

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