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My dear experts, please tell me if I am interpreting it correctly. Is he telling me I need to get a quote first for design, pay for it, then once it is done, I will pay again for any differences? I am trying to buy flowers and get it made into a ring and bracelet. Sorry for posting it twice.
He's saying pay for the stone first before setting.

After it's set, you can then make payment for setting costs.
 

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@Burmesedaze yes I am interested. Any cracks, clouds that is visible to eye? What do you think?
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What @Burmesedaze said. The part about 18k is that you'll have a quote for the gold before it goes into setting. But you pay first for the stone, and then pay for the setting after everything's done.
 

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Thank you both @Burmesedaze and @voce. I feel better now. I was thinking I had to pay gold price first then the difference for labor.
Gosh I must have sound like a noob to him.

@Burmesedaze: the guy will send me pictures of the bangle in the morning. He is holding onto bangle for now. I just wanted to give u an update
 

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Thank you both @Burmesedaze and @voce. I feel better now. I was thinking I had to pay gold price first then the difference for labor.
Gosh I must have sound like a noob to him.

@Burmesedaze: the guy will send me pictures of the bangle in the morning. He is holding onto bangle for now. I just wanted to give u an update
He also said tomorrow is the last day to send in for setting as the setters are closing in advance for Chinese New Year soon. Not a biggie, if you can wait they can set it when back in February.
 

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He also said tomorrow is the last day to send in for setting as the setters are closing in advance for Chinese New Year soon. Not a biggie, if you can wait they can set it when back in February.
@Burmesedaze he told me he sent me PayPal email but I don’t see it anywhere.

My settings are very simple. I am thinking of making of making a ring for my mom and me just some prongs and a simple band for now. I am not very creative with my settings.
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I am gonna get her on the jade train:lol::lol::lol:
 

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Question: would it be cheaper to set it after Lunar New Year? If yes, I don’t mind waiting to set.
 

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@Burmesedaze vendor typed 那个是自然形成的面 then erased it. Then he typed the following. What do you think overall?
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Personally I like the bangle. Clean, has ice, cheap but only 1 piece and not my size otherwise I'd get it.

He's saying what you call cloud aka cotton is dispersed so they are not clumpy and you can't tell. Natural ones will have a bit of cotton.

Which is true. It's just now clumpy they are or whether they are 化开 dispersed, hence looking very sparse if any. Up to you to see if you can accept it. Bangles are bigger pieces than a small star or cab or carving afterall. It is also better than buying small pieces of thin, overly carved pieces :)
 

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Personally I like the bangle. Clean, has ice, cheap but only 1 piece and not my size otherwise I'd get it.

He's saying what you call cloud aka cotton is dispersed so they are not clumpy and you can't tell. Natural ones will have a bit of cotton.

Which is true. It's just now clumpy they are or whether they are 化开 dispersed, hence looking very sparse if any. Up to you to see if you can accept it. Bangles are bigger pieces than a small star or cab or carving afterall. It is also better than buying small pieces of thin, overly carved pieces :)
@Burmesedaze: thank you for your opinion :kiss2::kiss2:. It is beautiful. I could not tell where the clouds were but then again I was not sure if I was looking at it correctly. Is there a lab you recommended to get testing? The certificate I asked about is the standard 5 rmb one. Should I even get a certificate?
 

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@Burmesedaze: thank you for your opinion :kiss2::kiss2:. It is beautiful. I could not tell where the clouds were but then again I was not sure if I was looking at it correctly. Is there a lab you recommended to get testing? The certificate I asked about is the standard 5 rmb one. Should I even get a certificate?
No need. I've had several of their bangles tested and so did another contact that bought from them and got the lab memos from the Nanyang lab in Singapore. All A and good.
 

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@Maddiewin if you are really curious you could ask if they can do the rmb 5 lab memo in China before sending over but this is definitely A.

If it were highly icy/glassy or with very vivid colours then a better lab memo may be justifiable as these could be desirable looks that treatments seek to emulate.
 

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This is the one I got, same time as yours, but in 60 my size. Under 1000rmb.

Yours is icier if you can tell :)

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Thank you for showing me. That is such a pretty combo of green and lavender. Yes I can see the difference now. Okay I will ask for the 5 rmb certificate. I am really excited now to get my first bangle. Thank you thank you. I am on way on the jade train.
 

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A few more handwoven shawls. These are from Chin State (regional ethnic diversity, patterns, identity and pride run strong). They are the poorest state here but the textiles are gorgeous and a tad pricey. Paradox much.

These are woven by the Chin ethnic tribal ladies and are also a mix of cotton and for the designs, silk. They use the backstrap loom weaving method.

I handwashed them so they are crinkly before ironing.

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@Bluegemz

A few more handwoven shawls. These are from Chin State (regional ethnic diversity, patterns, identity and pride run strong). They are the poorest state here but the textiles are gorgeous and a tad pricey. Paradox much.

These are woven by the Chin ethnic tribal ladies and are also a mix of cotton and for the designs, silk. They use the backstrap loom weaving method.

I handwashed them so they are crinkly before ironing.

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They are beautiful!
 

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Several inspo photos for your Moroccan silk fabric. These are from the local designer/seamstress I tailor with. She is very young, early 20s, but her designs are fairly unique with a refreshing twist to the traditional wear here.

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Those are gorgeous! Love the designs and the colors. I can imagine what I have working well for a skirt like those just in the way that they hang. The material is quite thick with a sheen and bold bands of colors. Then would be finding a top to go if there isn’t enough material, though I can honestly imagine a simple silk blouse or denim top also working. Thanks for the inspiration!
 

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Those are gorgeous! Love the designs and the colors. I can imagine what I have working well for a skirt like those just in the way that they hang. The material is quite thick with a sheen and bold bands of colors. Then would be finding a top to go if there isn’t enough material, though I can honestly imagine a simple silk blouse or denim top also working. Thanks for the inspiration!
Yes, I think a plain top perhaps with a bit of sheen would pair well with the silk.

They are thick indeed and will not drape like Chinese silk. A lining may be required if they are similar to the Myanmar silk I have. I actually asked why they don't weave enough fabric per piece so that a top can be fashioned from that and was told that the silk is stiff and non porous (once again, different from Chinese silk) and would not be comfortable as a blouse.
 

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Yes, I think a plain top perhaps with a bit of sheen would pair well with the silk.

They are thick indeed and will not drape like Chinese silk. A lining may be required if they are similar to the Myanmar silk I have. I actually asked why they don't weave enough fabric per piece so that a top can be fashioned from that and was told that the silk is stiff and non porous (once again, different from Chinese silk) and would not be comfortable as a blouse.
Exactly...this silk is soft, but has a heavy body. It’s perfect for a structured pencil skirt. But, I think it would not be as nice for a top, unless a blazer or structured top. D9738F6D-2240-4330-AEF8-0CE1D275B278.jpeg 9C227BED-AAA1-417B-9BEF-17A52524A9AB.jpeg
 

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Just for fun, collected a few sets today that were sent in last Nov. Karen ethnicity patterns, not silk but are gorgeous (to me). Selected the embroidered fabric while in Karen State and had fun going crazy in the shop that has its own workshops in another state with the designs unique to them.

This is how they wear them to functions but the style I chose in terms of tailoring and fabric is already on the simple side.

Tailoring fees... US$23 per set. Fabric cost around US$60-80 per set.

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Just for fun, collected a few sets today that were sent in last Nov. Karen ethnicity patterns, not silk but are gorgeous (to me). Selected the embroidered fabric while in Karen State and had fun going crazy in the shop that has its own workshops in another state with the designs unique to them.

This is how they wear them to functions but the style I chose in terms of tailoring and fabric is already on the simple side.

Tailoring fees... US$23 per set. Fabric cost around US$60-80 per set.

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The colors are just amazing, thanks for sharing those beautiful gowns!
 

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Those are gorgeous! I of course adore the blue! How fabulous that you wear those. What great pictures...thank you for taking the time:) Now I’m going to finally get that skirt made.
 

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Just for fun, collected a few sets today that were sent in last Nov. Karen ethnicity patterns, not silk but are gorgeous (to me). Selected the embroidered fabric while in Karen State and had fun going crazy in the shop that has its own workshops in another state with the designs unique to them.

This is how they wear them to functions but the style I chose in terms of tailoring and fabric is already on the simple side.

Tailoring fees... US$23 per set. Fabric cost around US$60-80 per set.

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Quite refreshing to see your colorful outfits as well as your CS jewelry. Tailoring fees $23 per set has me going :-o! I guess that this is another perk to living over there.
 
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