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Are These Good Deals? Need Some Help!

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Can I trust this place? Good deal?

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/2-CT-CUSHION-SQUARE-EGL-USA-SPLIT-SHANK-DIAMOND-HALO-ENGAGEMENT-BRIDAL-RING-/180792739059?pt=Diamond_Solitaire_with_Accents&hash=item2a181644f3

 

I love this ring? Is it worth the price?

 

http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12111043&kpc=1

 

Also love this ring, good price?

 

http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12111050&kpc=1

 

http://rockdiamond.com/index.php?search[terms]=r3097&search[mode]=any&search[cat]=&search[sort_by]=default

 

Any advice would be helpful! Thank u!

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I'm confused by your question. You've got 3 completely different rings from 3 completely different vendors. There's not really enough informaton on the first one to tell you if it's a 'good deal' and I've never heard of the seller (which means nothing). I don't see what the other two have to do with it at all.

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Tiny details matter a lot in this business and we have next to nothing to go on here. Sample photographs and in-house grading from a dealer I've never heard of adds very little for me. Zales is not known for their good prices and they tend to market themselves on other issues like financing and convenient locations. I don't know if these sorts of features are what you're looking for but I don't see any reason to expect these two items to be exceptions. The rockdiamond guys are pretty price aggressive. One of the regular gurus here (Davide) actually works for them so it's possible he may be able to tell you more about that particular piece but I don't recall ever seeing that one myself.

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Neil Beaty

GG(GIA) ICGA(AGS) NAJA

 

There's never a crowd when you go that extra mile.

Professional Appraisals in Denver

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These are beautiful rings but I would shop around first and consider buying from an online retailer. We at [Deleted by Moderator] (and most online retailers for that matter) are able to offer a savings because we do not have the same type of expenses and overhead that a brick and mortar store would have.

 

its a beautiful ring but you are paying a premium because it is 2 carats total weight-I would look for a ring that has a 1 carat center diamond and a setting that has a lower total carat weight. By the time you add a wedding band or two it will be the same total carat weight and cost much less

 

mixing and matching stacking wedding bands with an engagement ring has become a popular style-see how these celebrity ladies do it!

 

[Link Deleted by Moderator]

 

Jen

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These are beautiful rings but I would shop around first and consider buying from an online retailer. We at Diamond Classic Jewelry (and most online retailers for that matter) are able to offer a savings because we do not have the same type of expenses and overhead that a brick and mortar store would have.

 

Pardon me, but clearly someone advertising on eBay is an online retailer - and so are we. Advertising for the sake of advertising is not on. Let's try to stick to the question posed by the OP.


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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I answered her questions and followed the rules and basically was agreeing with you that one of the retailers she mentioned may not have the best value, explained why and suggested other options

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Lets not be a jerk I dont believe it is your job to monitor

And I still believe your post is not answering the OP's questions and is making undue use of advertising. What do stacking bands have to do with it?

 

I would also appreciate it if you kept name calling to a minimum, and certainly not in response to a legitimate objection.

 

I answered her questions and followed the rules and basically was agreeing with you that one of the retailers she mentioned may not have the best value, explained why and suggested other options

 

How exactly did you answer her questions other than by suggesting that the OP looks at your wares because you have lower overheads and therefore prices than all the options she was presenting - which may or may not be true, but it probably isn't.


Davide - Specialised Consumer Information and Assistance,
Diamonds by Lauren (http://www.diamondsbylauren.com)
davide@diamondsbylauren.com

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DiamondClassic: Please read the Forum Rules. There's a link at the top of the Forum pages labeled "Forum Rules" for your convenience. Your message posted yesterday is in violation of the rules, with regard to self-promotion. The outbound link to your original message has been edited out.

 

All further discussion on this thread must be to answer the Original Poster's questions/discussion, and not to debate who broke what rules, etc.

 

Thank you.


Hermann

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anyway....

 

OP, as said above the rings you are looking at are very different from each other. I will give my UNBIASED opinion.

 

Ring 1 - The vendor doesn't provide hard grades from a reputable lab. How do you know what you are buying?

 

Rings 2 & 3 - Zales also provided split grades. There can be a huge difference between SI2 and I1. And who's grading these stones as such? I'd stay away.

 

Ring 4 - This is where things are not comparable. You are looking at the ACTUAL ring that is for sale and in my opinion is a very beautiful piece. The center stone is quite substantial at over 2 carats and Daussi cut cushions are known for their large chunky facets and also having a great spread which makes the diamond appear even bigger. Given the options, this is where I'd spend my money.

 

In my opinion if you are looking for a beautiful halo style ring I would contact ring option #4 at [Link Deleted]

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Has anyone bought from Liori Diamonds in NYC? Are their diamonds good?They sell clarity enhanced diamonds.

 

BUYER BEWARE!

 

Liori Diamonds conducts illegal, fraudulent trade practices by sending smaller, lower quality diamonds to unsuspecting consumers. I bought a 2.01 total carat blue diamond ring; with 1.26ct center stone and 0.75ct side stones. The ring shipped to me was actually only 1.10 total carat based on a third-party appraisal. The quality turned out to be one grade below the original appraisal certificate.

 

This practice may impact many consumers of which most do not even realize the situation. Unless equipped with proper measurement tools and trained eyes, most consumers will not be able to tell the difference in size and quality. This happened exactly to me as I just realized the issue when I saw the center stone of 1.26ct is noticeably smaller compared to a 1ct diamond pendant I just bought from a different online jeweler. A third-party jeweler performed the measurement and appraised it to be 0.85ct only; as the diameter of the center stone is 6mm only. Pls watch the video below. This assessment is in line with two other jewelers estimate.

 

http://youtu.be/igvqC3pQqAw

 

http://youtu.be/VTuZFe6XoNY

 

After confronted with videos and pictures, Liori Diamonds promised in writing on Feb21 2013 to fix the issue but then backpedaled on Feb25 as the ring was on its way back for fixing as I stated that the new ring will need to be certified by a third party jeweler.

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The review of Liori Diamonds is not true, and can be proven by fact. We sold Sonny this ring two years ago and now he wants a refund because he is divorced "I can see why".  Notice how in the video you can't see the actual measurements of the diamond on the scale and they are only telling you what they are? That should be proof enough! We offered to take teh ring back and inspect it and if there was indeed a problem that we would take care of it under our life time warranty. Sonny stated he sent the ring but then started cursing us out on email and threatining us, we are just not the type of people to deal with that type of nonsense. We then told him we could not further assist him. Take a look at 1000's of other reviews by LEGIT, and happy customers. SHAME ON YOU.

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A very odd response from Liori. Why anyone would curse and threaten after receiving a promise for remediation?? Regardless, it's irrelevant as he acknowledged that Liori denied to solve the problem.

 

Fortunately, to respond his point about the video can't tell the measurement: I took a pic at the jeweler while he performed the measurement to show the 6mm (you may have to zoom in the view to see clearly where the line is).

 

https://docs.google.com/folder/d/0B-2ocX0Nn3GbSWZndVVXdVF0MkU/edit?usp=sharing

 

They may claim many happy customers. Actually, I was one of them, not now for sure. I think many customers are simply not aware of the bait-and-switch tactic, until an independent professional measurement is done.

 

If anyone purchased or will purchase diamond from Liori, I strongly recommend to bring the item to a third-party for verification. You may get an upleasant surprise like me.

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