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Online ring stores?

Jan. 10, 2014, 4:04 p.m.
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How do they prove that a diamond is conflict-free?

The diamonds are laser-etched with a serial number and a logo. For most Canadian diamonds, the logo is a polar bear (they're mined in the way north) or a maple leaf.

On delivery, you get a certificate with a s/n matching the etched number, with full description of the diamond - size, shape, weight, grading and list of inclusions.

Edit: also, buying from a known ethical dealer helps, rather than some backdoor place that looks like a set from the movie 'Snatch'.


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Jan. 10, 2014, 4:06 p.m.
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If she tells you which ring to buy, buy it.

Jan. 10, 2014, 8:09 p.m.
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I like the concept of conflict free diamonds. IME the conflict should reserved for after the wedding

Jan. 10, 2014, 8:29 p.m.
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I like the concept of conflict free diamonds. IME the conflict should reserved for after the wedding

That's where the real money is.

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Jan. 10, 2014, 8:29 p.m.
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the last time I got married we had a ring made using the diamonds taken out of the ring from her first marriage and then the jeweller forgot to bill us for the ring

and back then you could make 1100$ on a tax grab

it was all downhill after that

Jan. 10, 2014, 8:45 p.m.
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Joined: May 29, 2008 was easy for me. No fuss when the ring needed to be resized, and a super quick turn around.

Jan. 10, 2014, 8:59 p.m.
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Yeah she wants soem "love" series vera wang ( LOL )ring. peoples wants 2700, looking for a cheaper place online.

Ha Ha! Made you look.

Jan. 10, 2014, 9:10 p.m.
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Although they don't have a huge online store, Harlings Jewellers might be one to consider and I think they have a store in Victoria. They got their start doing insurance replacement, so they have a lot of experience with custom ring designs and can do ones that look exactly like a major manufacturer.

When I decided 2 weeks before a trip to Mexico that I was going to propose I was in a panic for a ring. A friend recommended them. I went downtown on a Friday afternoon. They were almost closing, but brought me in, offered me a beverage and walked through different designs. Then let me choose the diamond. Everything was done within a week and much cheaper than anywhere else for the quality of product I received.

Not sure if they still do the same business. It's been a while since I've been a free man. But might be worth looking into.

Jan. 10, 2014, 9:13 p.m.
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Jan. 10, 2014, 10:36 p.m.
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Back in the day Mrs. WH accepted a full XT first generation Cannondale Jekyl as her wedding ring and then stuck with a simple silver band. I think that's why we're still together today.

Nice. Im on the hunt for one like that
Does she have a younger, single sister?

Why slag free swag?:rolleyes:

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Jan. 11, 2014, 7:57 a.m.
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Mr.West Engaged?!?
I gave my wife to be 200$ and she got a ring with a diamond and gave me 100$ back…keeper!

I'm bringing a load of genuine Palawan island pearls back to Canada…cutting out all the middle men and expensive stores I can sell them at 1/3rd the price.
Nothing puts you in your gals good books like a pearl necklace and ear rings.

Jan. 11, 2014, 8:37 a.m.
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A pearl necklace always brings joy.

Jan. 11, 2014, 8:42 a.m.
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A pearl necklace always brings joy.

I can arrange that for you ;)

Jan. 11, 2014, 8:55 a.m.
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If she tells you which ring to buy, buy it.

This man speaks the truth.

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