Anybody have a not-so-great quality diamond ring that they love anyway?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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1582 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

We purchased my ering without doing any research into the 4 Cs (didn’t even know what they were until I got to the Bee) and my diamond is pretty heavily included. It bothered me when I first realized it, but now I’m over it and I appreciate the stone for what it is. It doesn’t bother me at all anymore 🙂

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

@blushbliss:  dang, girl, are you in space?

That said, I have a diamond promise ring my FH got me at zales years and years ago. I loved it at the time, and still do, but never even looked close at the diamonds. Its funny because when I first went to look, I realized pretty much the entire center stone is an inclusion haha! I still love it though, and seriously got so many compliments on it. Compared to my enagement ring though, it’s sad!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@blushbliss: A friend of mine actually said that, and she’s known to be completely 100% brutally honest! When I told her about the inclusions she was all “WHAT. LET ME SEE.” and could barely see them when she looked herself. That was one of those “aha… nobody will ever look at my ring as much as I do!” moments, hahah.

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@MrsRevolutionize:  Okay, your ring is insanely gorgeous! With a style like that, I think it’s more about the vintage look, the shape, the details, etc. more than it is about the stones. I LOVE antique-style (or real antique?) rings like yours.

 

Mine is vintage/antique, it was super cheap and reallyreally tiny with cloudy little diamonds but it meant so much to me to get it! 🙂

 

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@blushbliss:  OK– so my husband proposed with a ring we had picked out together online.  When the time came, he went to the store and bought the exact ring– it was premounted, and neither one of us knew beep about diamonds….so he got what I wanted.  

I loved this ring– it was beautiful.  The stone was an I1.  I looked at it under the microscope- and it had evenly spread minor inclusions throughout the diamond.  They were all minor, but there were enough of them that it was graded an I1.  We were at a store other than where it was purchased from, and the girl looked at it and said it was actually a very beautiful diamond.

BUT- we learned soon after that we paid way too much for what it was (like I said, we were totally uneducated!)– so I had a hard time knowing that we should have paid almost $800 less than what he did– and it’s not an overly expensive ring to begin with.  So we ended up returning it.  I have a GIA VVS1 now and the entire ring was less expensive than this ring.  Had they offered some money back, I would have kept it– because even though it wasn’t perfect, it was super cool!!

 

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

@blushbliss: +1.  the vast majority of engagement rings come from jewelry chain stores/mall stores  which means most of the diamonds we typically see on peoples hands are I1-I2 and sometimes even I3. The mom & pops are usually no different.

Point being, most people probably wouldn’t even realize/notice the so caused “lack of quality”. Being a billion years old, formed from amazing pressure and heat, each one unique, diamonds, perfect or imperfect, are amazing!

Ps love your ring, very pretty!

 

Post # 12
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221 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

@MrsSnowMountain:  I swear another bee ( Ilaz, I think??) has the same ring. I like it. Very feminine and elegantly simple.

ETA: You and Ilaz may be one in the same people? In any case, I have always secretly adored this ring since I joined the bee.

 

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Our Backyard/Steakhouse

Mine is an I1 with a visible feather under the prong (although, I have to look hard to see it and on the right angle)…but it’s beautiful and I love it.

Post # 16
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Paguilar84:  LOL yup that’s me! “ilaz” was a sort of mashup of my pre-married last name, I’ve changed it to what my married name means in Norwegian…which is my husband’s background, lol. I would be SHOCKED if anyone else had the same vintage ring 😉 And thank you for the compliment!

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