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i originally wanted my ring to have micro pave around the center stone too but jose hated how it looked. when we went shopping for rings the first time to get an idea of what we liked (how it looks on my hand not just what i liked from a magazine photo ad), we went to tiffany and i tried on a tiffany novo that was about $17K. we both loved how it looked but there was no way i was asking him to drop $17K on a ring. so we went to a jeweler in the diamond dist. here and showed him a photo of the novo, and then we customized it to have a raised cathedral setting. the novo is really delicate and easy to snag because of the way the diamond sits atop the band. with the cathedral setting i have, the diamond sits a little lower into the band, but high enough that i can fit a flat ring (not the curved, which i also hate like you do) flush against my e-ring. a jeweler should be able to do that custom setting for you to make the center stone & shared beed micro pave around the stone high enough to fit a flush ring. i can take some close up pics for you tonight to show you how high it sits. from the underside of the band all the way to the top of the surface of the diamond, my ring measures about 3/4 of 1 centimeter. my band is 2 mm wide and 2 mm thick (except the underside of the band where it is exposed on the downward facing side of my hand, it is 1.5 mm thick)
I know I realize that no matter what I do I'm going to have to have it custom made so that it fits and its exactly what I want. Yikes $17,000. Ouchie. The funny thing is I got my diamond from my friend who is a distributor and he had his "guy" do my setting. It turns out the guy is the guy who sets diamonds for Tiffany. So my setting was made low also so that it wouldn't be easy to snag.

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I know I realize that no matter what I do I'm going to have to have it custom made so that it fits and its exactly what I want. Yikes $17,000. Ouchie. The funny thing is I got my diamond from my friend who is a distributor and he had his "guy" do my setting. It turns out the guy is the guy who sets diamonds for Tiffany. So my setting was made low also so that it wouldn't be easy to snag.
funny you mention that - even though the tiffany ring was $17K, i got a ring with identical characteristics, but a bigger stone (by 0.3 carats!) for LESS THAN HALF THE PRICE OF THE TIFFANY RING! the guy who set my ring studied under a tiffany diamond setter, so he was quite familiar with how to copy the setting frm the photo i showed him!

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Yeah my friend the distributor told me that places like Tiffany's have to charge more b/c of the real estate rent and the amount of money they spend on advertising and marketing. But a diamond is a diamond is a diamond. I think its absurd to pay an inflated price just to get the blue box. But that's just me.

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Yeah my friend the distributor told me that places like Tiffany's have to charge more b/c of the real estate rent and the amount of money they spend on advertising and marketing. But a diamond is a diamond is a diamond. I think its absurd to pay an inflated price just to get the blue box. But that's just me.
You can buy those blue boxes on ebay :)

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Yeah my friend the distributor told me that places like Tiffany's have to charge more b/c of the real estate rent and the amount of money they spend on advertising and marketing. But a diamond is a diamond is a diamond. I think its absurd to pay an inflated price just to get the blue box. But that's just me.
yep! so true! and i totally agree... why pay double the price just for a silly little box, when it is so easy to buy a tiffany box on ebay ;-) you can also always go into tiffany if you own other tiffany rings and say you lost the box and they will give you a new one. some stores charge for it, but ive done it and gotten it free.

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yep! so true! and i totally agree... why pay double the price just for a silly little box, when it is so easy to buy a tiffany box on ebay ;-) you can also always go into tiffany if you own other tiffany rings and say you lost the box and they will give you a new one. some stores charge for it, but ive done it and gotten it free.
what do you do with these boxes once you get one for free?

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haha no, i didnt use it to pass off a gift as tiffany. i used the ring box for a tiffany sterling silver ring i'd received as a gift that didnt come with an actual ring box (just came in the regular tiffany box with the padding)

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Glenda - do you want the number to my friends that are doing our rings? i don't iknow if they can turn it around in 2 weeks but may be worth a try?

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UPDATE:

 

So I trekked back to the diamond district to see the guy my friend (the diamond distributor) recommended I go to. Eeew his rings were so ugly. He had gaudy thick gold bands with diamonds for men. Like the kind gangster rappers wear. (Sorry if anyone's hubby is a ganster rapper or likes this kind of jewelery) It was awful.

 

So then I am showing him a pic of what I want and the guy is showing me the gaudiest bands I have ever seen in my life. I can't imagine any female wearing them. They were super thick and heavy and just did not look feminine at all! So I tell him I don't like his stuff (in nicer words of course) and he tells me he can custom make what I want for $600 (the new setting plus a wedding band) but that it gets made in Hong Kong and it would take longer than 2 weeks. Ummm yeah that's not going to work.

 

So I just decided to check out stores on my own. One guy had what I wanted but he said it would cost $2,800 and I would still have to get the curved band. So finally I left defeated and dejected and gave up.

 

I think I'm just going to buy a cheap whatever band for myself, just so James has something to place on my finger and I will get a band later on.

 

Thank you all for your help!

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