A sweet lady (Indeed, she has very sweet voice) from Australia ordered this. I usually take 30% as down payment but she pay in full. It is quite touching to be trusted by a stranger from far away.
Initially she want the ring to be 18K white and yellow gold that sets in diamonds. I always think that not worth buying a stone with such high price. They will always like to physio consumers about the wonders of diamonds. Even giving pressure to husbands to put so much of money on stones. In fact lots of scarcities of resources is being create by purpose. Why? Moneylah!
The fact is diamond not worth a shit if the carat is not there. To scale up to value of the diamond is the certifications. With the paper you got a bit of bargaining power- Hopefully!
From our point of view, we prefer cubic zircon (CZ- in short) a synthetic stones that make from crystal.
This link got a clear comparison between diamonds and CZ: http://www.diamonds-are-forever.org.uk/cubic-zirconia.htm
I suggested 18K yellow gold with palladium silver as the materials. (We are yet to start white gold production line.)
The man ring was superb in workmanship at the first place but the color contrast of 18K yellow gold and palladium silver was not there. So I insist to bring the ring for acid treated so to enhance the yellow color. Disaster happened when the acid "eats" away the palladium solder that created lines in between which the result is not preferable. The worst thing is the sweet lady and her husband have to fly to Australia in the next day.
To fix this problem is- we are offering to redo the ring with free workmanship charge and change the material from palladium silver to 18K White gold. So the story is to be continue....