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LadyLynda0712

Chain Store Vs Ritani

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Hi;

 

I REALLY wanted a pair of diamond stud earrings for an event next weekend. I had 3 chain store choices: Kay's, Jared & Roger's and Hollands. I was surprised I could not find a color better than "I" and clarity I1. I did a lot of research and for the prices, 1 ct in the 3,999-4,200 range I knew I could do better. Of course reviews were "so sparkly!" and "totally worth it!"

 

Admittedly, I can be impulsive and I really wanted them for the weekend. Ultimately, I went online and through "Ritani" I built a pair. I won't get them until March 2nd. Please someone tell me I will be happy I waited. I got a .90 tcw, F, Vs2, ideal-cut with 4 prong, 18kt white gold prongs for $2,985. Comes with GIA. (Brilliant Round). My stomach will be churning for two weeks--I don't do much online shopping and especially buying diamond earrings sight unseen. I'm petite so didn't want more than 1 ct and I got close with .90. Thoughts?

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It sounds like a perfectly reasonable price for an internet-based purchase - though of course any proof is in the seeing. I hope you like them! Congratulations!


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
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You didn't give us much to go on but, in general, the Internet business model is a lot leaner than the mall business model and there are plenty of opportunities for savings.  Ritani is a well-respected company that is dabbling in both realms.  Some things they do through dealers and 'brick and mortar' stores and some they do directly through the Internet. In fact it wouldn't surprise me if they have things in those very stores. Nearly everyone is happy with them and, as you point out, they have a very reasonable return policy if you're not.   Contratulations. 

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Thank you both. Little more info: Ideal cut, E (not F), Vs2, polish excellent, symmetry excellent, table 60%, depth 60%, cutlet None, medium girdle and a feather. 😖 .90 tcw. Brilliant round.

 

I'm SO nervous. I expressed via email AND by phone that I do some speaking under lights and brilliance/sparkle is (I'm sure as for most) is of major importance to me but not just under lights, in my everyday life as well. I hope, hope, HOPE I didn't screw up.

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