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Old 02-18-2013, 06:30 PM   #51
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whoa thats overpriced. i went to a local store in richmond and got a .73ct/e/vvs2 round cut for 5K.
what most people, especially girls, don't understand is that the most important C is cut. It's been mentioned several times on this thread yet not one single person has mentioned cut grade when talking about how much they spent on stone/e-ring. And no, cut doesn't mean the diamond shape, ie "round cut".

what was the cut grade of your stone? was it GIA/AGS certified?

Cut will determine the beauty of the stone, while colour, clarity and even carat really just defines the rarity.
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Old 02-18-2013, 08:13 PM   #52
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Oh man, don't buy from Spence... more business --> more revenue --> more of those awful commercials with the dude's fucking annoying voice.

Plus... can't remember where I read it, but apparently they have microphones stashed around the store so they can listen in on people discussing budgets/stones/etc in "private".
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:48 PM   #53
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Customer service at Spence is probably the best. But the setting demos at Spence are nothing like Tacori. (I know... I am comparing apples to oranges).

Diamond wise, I think Spence's price is similar to any other local jewellers. So it's way more expensive than online. Do they offer GIA/AGS certs? I think Spence "adopt" GIA guidelines only.

I think you got a pretty good deal with a platinum

Obviously when I walk into Birks, I expect way higher price.
Yeah, they use GIA guidelines, assuming I'm reading the Cert properly. I do agree with you that theirs settings are crap. I only found 1 that I liked but the gf wants to get a custom band, so the platinum is gonna get melted with a couple of her old platinum bands and we're gonna get a custom one done.

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whoa thats overpriced. i went to a local store in richmond and got a .73ct/e/vvs2 round cut for 5K.
You're referring to the quote I got from Birks, right? I think they kinda inflate their prices a bit.

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what most people, especially girls, don't understand is that the most important C is cut. It's been mentioned several times on this thread yet not one single person has mentioned cut grade when talking about how much they spent on stone/e-ring. And no, cut doesn't mean the diamond shape, ie "round cut".

what was the cut grade of your stone? was it GIA/AGS certified?

Cut will determine the beauty of the stone, while colour, clarity and even carat really just defines the rarity.
How is cut graded?
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^ yes, i was referring to the price from birks.

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what most people, especially girls, don't understand is that the most important C is cut. It's been mentioned several times on this thread yet not one single person has mentioned cut grade when talking about how much they spent on stone/e-ring. And no, cut doesn't mean the diamond shape, ie "round cut".

what was the cut grade of your stone? was it GIA/AGS certified?

Cut will determine the beauty of the stone, while colour, clarity and even carat really just defines the rarity.
yes it was sent in and got appraised and certified. make sure you do that as well. get papers for insurance and travel purposes. it was appraised at 10k or 15k.
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anyone had any prior experience purchasing from bluenile? They ship from the states hence there will be duty/brokerage fee charged?
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How is cut graded?
This online vendor does a pretty comprensive job explaining it:

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A co-worker told me the Hearts and arrow cut is the best cut you can get. It maximizes on glitterness+bling. However, it requires a lot of precision as 1 nick can flaw the entire diamond. Plus jewelers use the higher grade diamonds to do this cut so more $$$. Anybody have any insights to this cut?
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Any one know if these local jewellery store sell "placeholder" rings?
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Are you able to finance rings at jewlery stores?
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