10th year wedding anniversary ring plans (my stone with video link)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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11589 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

That stone is beautiful! Lord of gems on eBay have amazing settings and rings for great prices. They also have amazing reviews! I would check them out to see if they have anything in your budget. Do a search for them on here as I do believe some bees have rings from them. Congrats on 10 years, btw! http://stores.ebay.com/Lord-of-Gem-Rings

Post # 5
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MyrtletheTurtle:  welcome to the hive and congrats on your 10 year anniversary.

your sapphire is stunning.  i love it.  i am going to strongly suggest that you do not set it upside down.  you really risk chipping or cracking it by doing that.

your stone will look beautiful in many settings.  instead of having a ring custom made, which can be very expensive, have you considered getting a semi-mount??  they usually come in all sizes.  what size is your finger? 

here are some ideas that are in your budget.  the split shank is less than $300.  the other ones are around $400.

 

 

Post # 7
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MyrtletheTurtle:  you will have to measure your stone to make sure that you get the right size semi mount for it.  the split shank semi mount is from lord of gems and they have a phone number that you can call regarding sizing concerns.  they are very good.

good luck with your ring.  i can’t wait to see the finished product.  very exciting.

Post # 9
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11379 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@MyrtletheTurtle:  any jeweller will be able to set your stone.  i would go to a place that has a jeweller/gold smith on site then they don’t have to send your ring out and it won’t take as long.  usually smaller, family run jewellery stores have someone on staff in store.

Post # 10
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

The price depends alot on where you are located and the jeweler you are using. If you plan on custom work that is local.   That being said, in my area, you can get a simple solitiaire setting, in gold, 14kt., for under $200.00.  10kt would be less.  I have no idea what a silver setting would cost.  Accent stones can be added but:  Do you have accent stones you can use or will you have to pay for them?  Diamond melee can be expensive but there are other alternatives.  White sapphires, topaz,, even CZ. Depending on your choice of metal, some of these stones may be quite affordable.  Moissy stones are lovely but I am no expert.  I have no idea what moissy would cost.  To start,  I would pick a solitaire setting and then I would pick a setting with the accents that I want.  I would go to a local jeweler and ask what the prices would be for the solitaire setting using gold, silver, etc….then I would ask about the accent stones. Then, I would go online and compare prices.  This way, you can stay within your budget.

 

 If it was me, personally,  and this is just my opinion, ultimately you have to make yourself happy, I would start with a simple gold solitaire setting.  You already have a 1.33 ct sapphire that will look lovely and is quite sizable by itself.  If you decide you would like accent stones, it will give you something to look forward to in an upgrade sometime, down the road.  It will also give you time to study different accent stones to determine your personal prefererence because each stone, whether it be diamond, topaz, sapphires etc….are lovely, but are very different, and you want to choose one that will enhance your center stone.  Laughing

Post # 12
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570 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 1993

I had not thought about semi-mounts since you said you were going custom made but mypinkshoes sure had a great idea.  I would also like to share this:  you said you had a lot of weight to lose.  I, myself, know exactly where you are coming from.  After two children, my weight topped out at 268 lbs.  I am 5’4.  I started exercising and working out and got my weight down to 135 lbs.  I went from wearing a 22/24 to wearing a junior size 5.  My ring size definitely changed.  In fact, I lost two rings because of it.  Thankfully, it wasn’t my engagement ring or wedding band.  If you start losing weight, when your rings feel loose, DON’T wear them or either have them resized or do something.  Those rings will slip off and you won’t even know it.  

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