Post # 1
Hey ladies… it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here, but I thought I’d post a litle update on how my engagement ring (and wedding bands) have held up in the 2 years since owning them.
Also .. anyone else want to share how your e-ring has held up? would love to hear from other dainty-banded bees!
I take my ring off to shower, sleep, workout, and spply lotion.
The sapphire: It never looks a sparkly as it used to. I think it is the setting.. the entire underside of the ring is open but hard to get at. The oils from your hands and everyday dirt/grime/ soap residue get under there and the stone just clouds over. It stays sparkly for about 1-2 days and then it gets cloudy again. Also, I realize I’m not as in love with the color. It seems to not be as peach-champagney-y as I thought it would be. Maybe I’m just getting used to it?
The side diamonds: In the last 2 months, I’ve lost 2 tiny diamonds – 1 from the EidelPrecious engagement ring and 1 from my wedding band (from Lord of Gem Rings on ebay)
Conclusion: If you are interested in an EidelPrecious ring or another delicate type ring from the internet…. make sure you have a local jeweler you can bring your ring into to have the settings checked every 6 months. It is kind of a “duh” thing … but I didn’t think about it. I thought I was careful enough with my ring … but obviously, I wasn’t. These are dainty settings and you need to check them regularly. Also… be prepared to clean your ring alot 😉 Mine was over the top sparkly when I first got it! So incredibly beautiful. Now .. it is dull and boring. I’m hoping that when I get my rings back from the jeweler I’ll be in love with them again. 🙁 In the meantime, I should confess that I have daydreaming about a “real” engagement ring from a local jeweler.
… who would have thought that having an out of commission e-ring would leave you so down and out. Even after being married for 2 years!
Post # 2
omggggg i think about your ring ALL THE TIME. i wanted an eidel precious and apparently my husband (fi at the time) even had one on hold. but being a stupid man wanted to get me a diamond centre stone. honestly, i love my ring but i ALWAYS think about your ring and it’s like my one ring regret… i kinda wish he had gone with the eidelprecious.
have you contacted the seller at all about the centre store issue? she might have some solutions? my ring is a diamond and i find it doesn’t stay sparkly very long either so i don’t think you’re alone in that. but i wear mine EVERYWHERE/doing EVERYTHING.
Post # 3
JuniperSage: your ring is beautiful, I’m sorry you’re not loving it at the moment.
But that’s why I went for a ‘real’ ring straightaway, not that I ever considered anything other than a diamond for myself. I do find other gemstones beautiful and attractive but I felt that for me, that would just be a phase and in 50 years I’d think to myself why the hell don’t I have a diamond instead of this other gemstone?
I’m not saying other rings aren’t real, I’m just using your own words, I don’t know what you meant by real though.
Post # 4
mu_t: You sure sound grateful… geez. What a stupid man to want to get you an expensive stone that will stand the test of time! Great response to a post that says how you actually probably dodged a bullet by not going with EidelPrecious.
Post # 5
Wow. These responses have drama written all over them.
ANYWAY, OP Such an good idea to update after your rings have gone through some wear and tear. My ring is from LOGR and I always worry about whether its going to last or not. I will definitely be taking mine to a jeweler regularly! FWIW I think your ring is still absolutely gorgeous!
Post # 6
JuniperSage: Hey hon, just wanted to give you some advice on cleaning. It makes ALL the difference in the world. That regular everyday grime will build up, and there’s no way that a typical cleaning will get it all off. I’ve had several experiences with this. I bought a saaphire ring that got so dirty (even after cleaning the heck out of it, and trying tips from my jewelry store friend, and having it professionally cleaned) that I eventually came to believe I got duped and had bought a CZ. Nope. I was so convinced it was a CZ that I had all the stones taken out and sold the band for scrap *facepalm*. After some experimentation, the sapphires are clean and super sparkly again! But of course, they’re not set, lol!
There are two things you need: a jewelry cleaning solution and your own sonic jewelry cleaner. I got both on Amazon for $30. You’ll be amazed what several back-to-back 5 minute cleaning sessions will do. But for *really* dirty rings, which is what you have from your description, soak your ring in a cleaning solution overnight. Sonic clean it 2 or 3 times. Soak it overnight. Repeat. Do this until the solution is clean in the morning, and the water from the sonic cleaning is completely clear. I had to do this to my FFIL’s diamond ring for about 6 days until it finally sparkled again.
Post # 7
OP sorry your ring isn’t giving you the warm fuzzies at the moment. LOGR is definitely not permanent ring quality either. Maybe you would have better luck resetting the sapphire into a more solid, easy to clean, permanent home?
Post # 8
atacrossroads: Yeah, I was serious. I am pretty sure my husband would be hurt if I called him a ‘stupid man’ for buying me a diamond and coming across as so ungrateful.
Post # 9
yes logr is definitly you get what you pay for!
Post # 10
Although I think your ring is gorgeous I can definitely understand how these issues you’ve been having would dampen your admiration for your ring. I think that atacrossroads:‘s suggestion of resetting the stone is a really good idea!
Post # 11
JuniperSage: I’m so sorry to hear you’re having some issues with your ring 🙁 I actually saw your ring on here a few months ago and I fell in love the second I saw it! I absolutely ADORE your ring and my hubby and I have one on order at the moment because I just had to have it and wanted something different 🙂 So naturally I’m a little bit nervous now after hearing this because I planned on it being my forever ring. Do you feel like it’s losing its color? I’ve heard that can happen with morganite but I’ve never heard it happening with a sapphire. Can you post a recent picture of your ring for all of us? I’m sure it’s still gorgeous as ever and I’d love to see it!
Post # 12
I thought about getting one from there but my husband didn’t want to buy off etsy. I have a ruby which I love and it has held up well. Best of all, it’s a “real” engagement ring!
Post # 13
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent's backyard
JuniperSage: Also .. anyone else want to share how your e-ring has held up?
sure, I’ll bite, but regarding my wedding band. mine is from moissaniteco.com (it’s the “very low profile” eternity band). I’ve been wearing it since June 2011 and I am not super kind to my rings. I take it off for showering, sleeping, and putting on lotion. but I wear it all other times, including swimming and washing dishes. I’ve dropped it several times, and I’ve had it soldered to my e-ring (so it’s been put through very high temperatures).
no stones have fallen out, and it looks just as sparkly as the day I got it. I clean it with either windex or rubbing alcohol and a toothbrush. I’ve had the prongs checked but they’ve never needed to be adjusted. so this delicate looking ring has turned out to be pretty damn great so far.
I never regretted getting this ring, but after having it for so long, I’m convinced it was a really great choice.
Post # 14
I’m going to bypass the “real” comment since I’m not really sure what that even means and I can’t say anything useful about that. All rings are real.
As for the dirtiness/loss of sparkle issue, the most straightforward solution, as a PP said, would be regular cleanings, either professional or otherwise. I don’t know anything about home cleaning as I don’t really need to do it (moissanite stays pretty clean and super sparkly without much effort, so I’m lucky on that count), but I’d try that before I re-set the ring.
Also, all rings with micropave/halos etc are at risk of losing small stones, mine lost one and it’s a simple fix and hasn’t recurred.
Lastly, the colour….well if you don’t like the colour there’s not much to say about that. It would be unfortunate to have to replace your engagement ring but it could be worse.
Sorry that you’ve lost that loving feeling for your ring….maybe you can fall back in love though!
Post # 15
I have a morganite RHR from LOGR and it’s the same way with getting dirty/dull under the basket. Drives me crazy. It still looks lovely after a cleaning but what a pain to have to do it so often.