Post # 1
Ok so most of you know I am saving up to get a halo setting for my 1ct princess. Ok so the jeweler just called and said that the ring I want is $3000!!!! Omg I can get a whole new ring for that!!!!!!
The first pic below is what I am getting priced up. 14k white gold, SI1-SI2 diamonds F-H color and the size would be 1.5mm each….am I insane to think that they are trying to gouge me???
They priced up the second pic at $3300 (yeah with all those diamonds)SI2-I1 G-H color
Post # 3
@GelaMac: You need to hit up the closest diamond district!!
Post # 4
Is that a designer setting? 3k sounds rediculous for a ‘regular’ setting.
Post # 5
@MusicBee76: I am in Nova Scotia Canada we dont have them up here
Post # 6
Yeah that is way overpriced. I have a halo ring but with diamonds all along the split shank (0.71 cts of diamonds just in the setting) and with 14K white gold, size 6. We paid $1600 for it.
Post # 7
@GelaMac: That’s crazy expensive! Are there any other jewelers that can quote you?
Post # 8
That seems WAAAY overpriced!!! Especially for the first pic. Do you live near a diamond district?
Post # 9
Oh I just realized you said you don’t live near one.. I’d shop around though, that is way too expensive
Post # 10
Whoa that is crazy. Can you go somewhere else?
Post # 11
That is stupid expensive. I would look at going online. David Klass, on ebay, for example, can probably do something up like that for you for a VERY reasonable price.
You can also look at Whiteflash or Brian Gavin Diamonds. If they do not have a setting, they may be able to modify or custom design one for you for a very reasonable price, especially if you want a plain shank.
Whiteflash for example has the Amphora for Princess is $1795:
Maybe they could modify their Guinevevre setting (which has a plain shank) for a princess (standard for round is $1450):
Either could also start from scratch and it might be worth getting some quotes from them.
Post # 12
thx all! I am still pissed at them…I have a couple more places that still have to get back to me but the online option is looking better but I just wanted to have some type of warrenty incase diamonds fell out etc
Post # 13
Can you find a Gabriel & Co dealer nearby?
Do you want white gold or platinum?
I picked a few contemporary styles as that seems to be your taste, all are for princess cuts and some have plain shanks and some have sidestone shanks.
$1400 in 14k WG:
$1615 in 14k WG:
$1625 in 14k WG:
$1490 in 14k WG:
$1800 in 14k WG:
$2000 in 14K WG:
All are available in 18k and Platinum too, but obviously for more $.
Post # 14
@GelaMac: You would still have a warranty with most online dealers. I had a lifetime warranty with my Brian Gavin rings.
Post # 15
@RayKay: i cant find David Klass on Ebay
Post # 16
I have not worked with him, but many have and have said he is GREAT to work with. He will custom design for you and does great work. He does CAD/CAST design. And honestly, his prices to me are pretty unbelievable, and I would not believe them if I had not seen some of his work! Truly amazing prices in my opinion. A few ladies on Better Than Diamond have DK settings, like Kanga’s “BellaRoo” setting. Gorgeous!
He will work with you to get your setting right, and will remake the ring before he even shows you pictures if he is not happy with it, and tweak things after he shows you the pictures.