I know the feeling. I have an antique Tiffany ring that I use to wear everyday. I dropped it off at Tiffany's to get cleaned, and they needed to send it to their antique specialist. I did not have it for 6 weeks. I felt lost without it.
He said they told him 7-10 days. So I am really just hoping to have it by the middle of the month. My track record with this stuff is pretty weak, and I am kind of preparing myself now for it to not go well. This jeweler seems about as neurotically anal-retentive as I am so hopefully that will help me out. He said that if he gets it and it's not perfect, he'll reject it.
He only took half up front, since we are just now working together for the first time and he doesn't think it's fair to pay up front.
Ame, I just received my new e-ring yesterday! The setting is similar to yours....it's a 4-claw double-prong cathedral setting. GORGEOUS!!! Looks like a flower from the side! I'll see if I can post a pic or two!
I agree....the waiting is agony! what can we do to distract you??!!!!