Advice on e-ring! Help!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

This is four trillion cut diamonds set to look like a larger centre stone.

It is a cluster ring. Would I mind? Yes, but I am not a cluster fan.

Post # 4
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Blushing bee

I am a big fan of cluster rings, so I would not mind at all.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I live in NZ and often look at MH rings 😉

 

The ring you have posted is nice enough in person, but quite chunky looking – I’m not a fan of the split shank particularly if it will be paired with a wedding band or is for a petite lady.

 

Has she given him any clues as to what she likes? That type of ring is currently very common for newly engaged women here – so whether or not she is more of a follower or leader might also determine his choice.

 

Myself, I chose something quite different from what is available in the chain jewelers because I didn’t want to run into lots of other women with the same. If she’s that type of girl, I woud suggest he looks at this ring: http://www.michaelhill.co.nz/1-carat-tw-diamond-ring

 

 

 

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@futurejhart:  I figured they/he must live here to be searching on the NZ site.

To be completely honest, if he were my friend I would be steering him away from MH altogether their diamonds are generally a much lower quality than many other jewellers. Also, because they advertise so much and do have great specials LOTS of women end up with the same ring. If he has the option of going elsewhere, there are a couple of companies I can recommend – and if he’s in Auckland there are also a couple of smaller specialist type shops which I could suggest. One of which is where my SO & I chose my ring (which I am patiently waiting to propsed to with!).

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

@futurejhart:  these are trillion diamonds:

 

I think that design is pretty cool! it’s an interesting way to cluster, so that it forms an X in the middle. I like it, except it’s a tad too bulky. is there anything similar with a thinner band? or less pave… I don’t like pave because stuff falls out. just my opinion.

Post # 9
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Worker bee

Yeh 4 modified trillions in an invisible set. I think for that price and total weight your friend could probably do better. Nothing against clusters but it’s not the standard so that should be considered. Preset rings also often use ungraded diamonds and that can mean less sparkle but not always. 

 

Good luck

Post # 11
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Busy bee

has his Gf given him any clues to the ring she’d like? It’s a very dramatic ring, think you’d either love it or hate it. I think I’d personally prefer one diamond that was good quality. My fi just proposed to me and picked the ring himself he went for a fairly safe classic look and I loooove it!! Sometimes classic is best unless he knows his Gf taste very very well!!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

@futurejhart:  no way! For that price he could do wayyyyy better. 5600 could get him a .75-.8 nice quality center stone and beautiful setting Check out blue Nile. 

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Yeah he can do better! He’s probably thinking the bigger and more detailed the better! I have a whole room full of funky jewellery but my engagement ring is different I need to wear that every day. What about an emerald cut with halo like this? Kinda like what he had picked but So elegant and he could put his money on a great centre stone! Bigger is not always better!! 

Post # 16
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Busy bee

No this is just one diamond. And a finer halo and band. I found this on a site months ago when I was browsing. Does he have time to go to a jewellers and show a pic and get one made?

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