Usually when I'm plotting out a design I do it by MM requirements.
But I will estimate costs a little higher than theoretical, give a
retail price and stick to it.
Thanks everyone for your help on this. yes, I am going to only use
the charts as a guide.
I'm adding gold to my line as well as some small flush set diamonds.
But, after talking to a few diamond dealers on the phone about what
point size to get my head was spinning- there was a huge range. Of
course, I could order by mm size, but I wanted a guide to see how
much I would be spending on each stone (roughly) if I bought a
That would make a difference in what size I was ordering.
I just wanted to be more prepared, so thanks everyone, now I feel
like I can fake it a little better!
I will be using black and champagne diamonds at first, until my
designs get a little finer. Plus, I really dig them. So, they won't
be as expensive as clean white diamonds.
Thanks again, everyone!
Amery Carriere Designs
Romantic Jewelry with an Edge