Dilemma

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should I get for an engagement ring!
    Save up and get a big stone : (3 votes)
    12 %
    Pearl ring and half eternity engagement rings : (6 votes)
    24 %
    Choose a smaller diamond : (16 votes)
    64 %
  • Post # 2
    Member
    165 posts
    Blushing bee

    Personally I’d get moissanite over a pearl.

    Post # 3
    Member
    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June, 2014

    Sunshine21:  of those three options I say get the pearl and half eternity. You may have to explain to some that it’s an ering and not a wedding ring but I wouldn’t see that as a huge deal. Just out of curiosity (no judgment) but why are you opposed to another type of stone? 

    Post # 4
    Member
    1201 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: A very pretty church.

    Check out secondhand and vintage jewellery before deciding that you can’t afford a nice diamond ring (depending on your budget). Pearls are lovely, but it is true, they do not wear well.

    Post # 5
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    326 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2016 - State Park

    I would likely go for a high quality smaller diamond solitaire. Check out sites like James Allen, Blue Nile, Brilliant Earth. You can get more bang for your buck than a regular store. 

    I don’t know your price range but I was able to get a 0.40 carat, IF, D color diamond in a platinum setting for just over $2000. If I was willing to sacrifice on one of my diamond or metal requirements I could have gotten a bigger stone for even cheaper than that.

    Of the other options I would chose the pearl. I wear pearl earrings every single day, never take them out and they have held up beautifully. But like you said pearls are fragile and if you get the pearl ring I wouldn’t wear it every day. 

    Post # 7
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    667 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June, 2014

    Sunshine21:  gotcha. Makes sense to me! Well I love the idea of a low key e-ring like the half eternity band. And it sounds like it would be a better choice for your active lifestyle than a big ol’ rock. 

    Post # 8
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    2210 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1987

    Get a diamond with an excellent cut.  This is what creates the sparkle.  If you plan to set it in white gold or platinum you can choose an H or I colour. If you are setting it in yellow gold you can go down to a K colour.  Make sure you see diamonds in a range of colours.  You may find you prefer warmer colours.

    As far as clarity is concerned, you can go as low as VS2 and not see a thing with the naked eye.

    Buy from a reputable online seller: Whiteflash, Good Old Gold, Brian Gavin, James Allan, and Diamonds from Lauren are all good.

    Explore different shapes.  Ovals, pears and marquises look bigger than round brilliants.

    Choose GIA or AGS certification.

    Then get the biggest diamond for your budget.

    Please note that diamonds are never an investment unless they are particularly large, particularly famous, or one of a matched pair.

    The diamond you will receive isn’t the investment.  You’re the investment. Your FI invests all his hopes and dreams in you.  The price he pays for this is simply himself in his entirity.  The reward he gets is a lifetime of love in which he helps you become the person you were destined to be.

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