Thursday, January 19, 2012

Is it possible to add a setting for a diamond to a ring which currently has no setting?

I am thinking of proposing but am currently in school and living off loans. Ideally, I'd like to get a nice "infinity band" (a ring with small diamonds set in a channel all the way around the ring) to propose now and add a diamond to the ring once I am working again in a few years. However, I don't want to get a ring with an empty setting. Anyone know if you can add a setting to such a ring at a future point? Thanks!Is it possible to add a setting for a diamond to a ring which currently has no setting?
That is the sweetest thing!

Ofcourse, you can add a setting to a regular band.

Just ask around first for good prices. If you live in NYC go to the diamond district thats where I go to get my rings.

Hope everything works out well for you and you sweetheart!Is it possible to add a setting for a diamond to a ring which currently has no setting?
Yes.Is it possible to add a setting for a diamond to a ring which currently has no setting?
Yes of course just go talk to a good jeweller.
yes it is very much possible
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  • How much can I sell my diamond ring to a jeweler for?

    I currently have a diamond engagement/wedding ring with a GAL certificate that appraises the retail value at $4,100. I'm hoping to sell the ring to a jeweler... I was curious if anyone would know how much I can expect to be offered for the ring?How much can I sell my diamond ring to a jeweler for?
    It depends on time purchased, cut, clarity, and other factors, but you shouldn't expect more than $2000, given what I've read about diamonds and resale prices. Here are some links:



    http://www.pricescope.com/idealbb/view.a鈥?/a>

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    http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?鈥?/a>How much can I sell my diamond ring to a jeweler for?
    if the certificate is indeed the value for sale on the second hand market, you should try and get as close to the amount as possible. If it is the value for insurance purposes, you can hope for 20 to 40% of the valueHow much can I sell my diamond ring to a jeweler for?
    you really have to be careful

    I had a diamond ring that I was wanting to sell

    it was a $1,500 ring an they said it was only worth $75

    I was like bull because I bought it from Jared myself and it was a few months old, so I still have the ring

    just be careful

    How do you know your diamond won't be switched?

    I have inherited a valuable diamond ring that is too large for me. I want to get it sized but I am afraid it might not be the same diamond coming back to me. How do you know where to get it sized and if it is the same diamond you gave them?How do you know your diamond won't be switched?
    Find a local jeweler (not a store like "Zales") that has been in business for a long time and is owned by a local family. This is a pretty common fear. My mother is a jeweler and she owns/runs a jewelry store that was started by my grandmother in the 50's. Reputation is EVERYTHING at smaller, family owned ventures so you can bet that they aren't going to risk a lawsuit and ruining their business name over a couple of thousand bucks.



    My mom gets this questions all the time by people that are coming in for the first time. Generally, she "teaches" the person about their particular diamond and shows them some distinguishing features that will allow them to positively identify it when it comes back. So far, she's never had a problem and she's been in the business for almost 40 years.



    Like I said, find a local shop and take this question right to them. If they can't put your mind at ease, go to another store. I'd stay away from the big box stores (the more hands involved, the more chances for something to go wrong).How do you know your diamond won't be switched?
    Take a picture.How do you know your diamond won't be switched?
    Actually, I swapped out the valuable diamond a couple months before you inherited it. You've got a cubic zirconia. But since you can't tell, it doesn't matter.



    Seriously, you need to learn either to recognize your diamond, or learn to trust your jeweler.



    I recommend you take both approaches: Go to a reputable dealer and ask her to teach you how to recognize your diamond. This will involve using a jeweler's loupe to look inside the diamond and spot and recognize the tiny flaws all real diamonds have.



    Once you and your jeweler both know you can recognize your diamond, you should be able to trust her not to swap it out.
    Have it appraised and marked by a professional while you watch; you can also have it sized by appointment while you watch by some jewlers.

    Is it hard to play pokemon diamond or pearl, when you didnt watch the cartoon?

    I am thinking of buying Pokemon Diamond or pearl for DS.

    But I really didnt watch Pokemon that much.

    I think I watched or the first season. Nowadays I see this crazy pokemons and stories.

    Anyway is it impossible to play without knowing about the recent plots, pokemon and all that?Is it hard to play pokemon diamond or pearl, when you didnt watch the cartoon?
    You don't have anything to worry about.



    Right now there is a Pokemon marathon on Cartoon Network, and I believe it is leading up to the premiere of the Diamond/Pearl Cartoons. So No, you won't have any problems. I haven't watched the cartoons in ages, but still have an amazing time playing Pearl.



    The Diamond/Pearl Cartoons premiere June 4th. You haven't missed a thing.
    the game was made before the show was made.



    The show was only made coz pokemon was such a big hit

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    Is it hard to play pokemon diamond or pearl, when you didnt watch the cartoon?
    No.
    Please NO!!!!

    The show is so much different from the game.

    EX. The show, they can sa things like"dodge it" or "use this with this in it" like to combine attacks. In the game, that's not possible, you can't tell your guy to dodge, you just have to hope the attack misses, and as for combining attacks, tell me if you figure out how to do that.



    All in all, watching the show has no difference in playoing the game. The only good thing about the show though is that you can see what guys your able to catch in diamond/pearl.Is it hard to play pokemon diamond or pearl, when you didnt watch the cartoon?
    no not at all
    no not at all i never saw th diamond and peral show and i had no trouble
    Pokemon the games are completly diferent from the show the game is basicly just trapping animals in spheres and making them fight to the death...err faint... the show shouldent effect the game play at all besides the knowing the types and stuff but ull figure that out pretty fast anyway

    How to derive Diamond Wt from studded jewelry when only Net wt available?

    Say, i have a Gold Diamond Pendant whose Net weight is 10grams. Now how do I derive the content of Diamond Weight in it?How to derive Diamond Wt from studded jewelry when only Net wt available?
    There is absolutely no way you can calculate the diamond weight contained in your pendant from just the total weight of the piece. Using an extremely accurate measuring instrument you can check the sizes of the stones and estimate the weight (using a book of tables) but even this is not very accurate.

    Sorry if this is not what you want to hear but that is how it is.How to derive Diamond Wt from studded jewelry when only Net wt available?
    The only true way to find out is to pull the diamonds out and have them weighed. But I can tell ya the pendant will never look the same once you have them put back in, so it might not be worth it in the long run.



    You can always guess-timate though. Take it into a jeweler and have them measure the stones and give you a guess. You might even want to take it to a few and see what they all say.



    Good luck =]

    What type of establishment would be best to sell a gold and diamond wedding ring?

    Or any other gold and diamond item.What type of establishment would be best to sell a gold and diamond wedding ring?
    There's two routes on this: reselling the ring to someone who might want to use it or reselling to a jewelry store/ pawn shop/ someone in the jewelry industry.



    Route 2: To get the most money for your gold and diamond item, have the ring appraised (at least the diamond) and make certain the appraiser can give you the Rapaport value of the diamond.



    When you attempt to sell a diamond in good condition, the dealer is likely to make an initial offer of 60% of the diamond’s “Rap value,” according to the Rapaport Diamond Report. The report is updated each week and covers diamonds of varying color, shapes, grades, and sizes up to six carats.



    Often the dealer’s offer is far less than the diamond’s appraised value. This is because the appraiser is aiming to tell you the diamond’s retail value. If your diamond’s retail value is $10,000, the Rapaport value may be $4,000. It may be $5,000. You simply won’t know unless you see a relatively current Rapaport sheet listing the qualities of your particular diamond. And the dealers know most people aren't familiar with Rapaport value, so they'll try to give you a lot less than the Rap value. Show you are familiar with the industry, and they'll likely bump up the offer, though not to anything above Rap value.



    Hypothetically, let’s say your diamond that was appraised at $10,000 has a Rapaport value of $5,000. That means the wholesale price of the diamond would be $5,000. The average dealer would offer you 60% of the $5,000, so you should expect the dealer’s initial offer to be $3,000. As you can see, it simply doesn’t matter to the dealer that your ring has been appraised at $10,000. To the dealer, there is no reason to expect the diamond to sell for more than the Rapaport value.



    However, there are plenty of reasons a diamond could sell for less than the Rapaport price. A diamond could be chipped, have scratches, or otherwise show damage. These things happen. And dealers know it. So, if a dealer offers much less than 60% of the Rapaport value on a ring you thought was in good condition, ask why and listen with a skeptic’s ears.



    The dealer looks at the gold at its market value--unless it's a unique setting that could resell easily. Market value for gold changes every few minutes. Here's a good source: http://www.monex.com/.



    All of this can be a hassle, and some people would rather go with "Route 1" as it is simpler.



    Route 1:

    Find out the specs of your diamond (from the paperwork that came with the jewelry or through an appraiser--or you can send it to a gemological laboratory, like GIA, for grading at about $100 for a 1-carat diamond). Look up the retail value of similar diamonds on a diamond search engine, like http://www.diamondpriceguru.com/. Then list your jewelry on eBay or Craig's List to see if you can get a price that makes you happy. Posting a photo of the jewelry and a copy of the appraisal helps attract willing buyers.



    I hope this helps.What type of establishment would be best to sell a gold and diamond wedding ring?
    Find out the price of gold for the day and find a local jeweler who's paying out. Also, have your ring appraised first to ensure you get what your diamond is worth.What type of establishment would be best to sell a gold and diamond wedding ring?
    that would be a jewelry store, genius.
    nice avatar........

    shop?
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  • Is grading to diamond ring an important factor?

    What is diamond grading system, is it important to choose a diamond?Is grading to diamond ring an important factor?
    Grading in Diamond Rings is very important. Grading has a huge sway on the market value and sale price. While making purchase of diamond one should learn about these variables. The four variables are: Diamond Cut, Diamond Color, Diamond Carats and Diamond Clarity. To learn about Diamond Ring Grading, the best online source can be Diamond Ring Grading at: http://easydiamondguide.com/diamond-ring鈥?/a>Is grading to diamond ring an important factor?
    Here's another diamond guide to help you understand the 4 C's http://theinspiredcollection.com/diamonds-and-certification

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    Is grading to diamond ring an important factor?
    I have been fortunate to have worked with diamond manufactures in designing software solutions and so I have little idea, that I would like to share; Shopping diamond is a great skilled job; it has so many significance; usually diamond has what they call in professional term, as 4C; Carat (Weight), Color, Cut and Clarity all these 4 aspects determine the stone and its value; There is a scaling factor for all these 4 aspects and the more they slide towards the left of the scale, more pricy, this would become. Amongst all C's, Clarity is the most significant factor; Those that come under the "Pure" grading is considered the best; Graders, who are paid to assess the clarity, decide and give the grading; colorless diamond is the best colored diamond; Good "Cut" brings that spark to the diamonds and those which are well cut, reflect how well the diamond is "cut";

    Good luck buddy; In India, there is so much of significance to this purchase; They say the diamond that you bring in to your house, can make or break (but I dont know the significance of this); I have seen many customers, who purchase diamond and keep it in their home for few days/months; If there is nothing really goes wrong, they continue to own this or return back.

    Happy diamond, shopping!
    It has to do with cut, color, clarity, hardness, and fractures or flaws. Very import and to know if natural or man made and where it is from and all these things have to do with monetary value MONEY