True story I have to share gents, a member here sent me a piece, it was smaller than I wanted but was very close to what wifey has.. I run down to my family jeweler I used in the past years, ask his wife to give me her personal opinion on the stone, she "loupes" it, a couple minutes of her staring at it, and she explains the pro's & cons on stone, besides one prong bent, which my untrained eye did not see, well her husband appears from out back says hello and gets in on the convo, he says Ron whats the deal with ring? that's not the same one I fixed a prong on last year, well i been kinda lax with buying the wife something personal, this came from a gent he offered it at $xxx not what I seek but till i find the one it will be better than giving her the usual valentines gift "ME" or nothing both the same LOL
Well he slides open the glass case, pulls out 5 rings, priced fom $1800 - $2399 look them over take any one of them for $800 out the door, I looked at them thinking I made a deal with a guy online, my word is my word, and politely told him I need think on it and left - "The moral" How the _uck the jewelry business mark shit up like that & stay in _ucking business
Still looking for a nice piece 1ct or larger guys.