Post # 1
Im so wishy-washy and cant make up my mind. I’ve been on the hunt for a vintage or antique wedding ring for months and months now. I ideally wanted a ring with single-cut diamonds, but apparently those are almost impossible to find unless you have an older ring and have it melted down to make a new ring.
Ive also had trouble finding a vintage ring that I think looks good with my E-Ring. Bands that aren’t flush just aren’t my thing.
Well last week I thought I hit the jack pot when I saw a ring advertised online as a circa 1950s channel-set Tiffany’s wedding band with single cut diamonds. Of course I ordered it immediately. I got the ring yesterday & took it to Tiffany & Co to see if they could confirm that it was authentic. The Houston store doesn’t offer those services, but they accepted the ring as a Tiffany & Co ring and cleaned it for me. My god does it sparkle.
The only problem, is the ring was improperly advertised. It does not have single cut diamonds, it has brilliant cut diamonds which are much more common today. There’s nothing wrong with brilliant cut diamonds, but I really had my heart set on single cut since I think they have a very distinct look to them that really scream “vintage”.
My fiance could tell I was disappointed when the jewler at T&Co confirmed that they were full cut diamonds. I tried on a 2mm channel set wedding band that they sell currently just to compare to the vintage band I have now.
I know my fiance prefers the modern day channel set wedding band since it sits more flush, has cleaner lines, and has larger diamonds. Basically it is very uniform and you can tell it was designed to go with my E-Ring. I don’t know whether I should just give up on my vintage hunt & return the ring I have now.
What do you bees think? Should I have the ring appraised ($95) to verify that the ring is as old as the vendor claimed, or should I save my money & return the ring.
Is it too small? Does it look funny?
Also, I wanted to add for reference, this is a picture of another Bees wedding ring with the modern channel set band that I would be purchasing, if I return the “vintage” tiffany ring.
Post # 3
@memmielee: It really seems as though you’re unhappy with it, I think you should return it. You don’t need a bad vibe to sit with your wedding band, as it’s the most important ring.
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Post # 4
@memmielee: I love the way that it looks with your engagement ring! If it’s that or the modern channel band, i say keep this one! I don’t even typically like channel set bands but that one is daintier and lovely. I also know that you can still get single cut diamonds.. They tend to be a little more expensive though. Is it worth it to you to have a brand new band custom made to get single cut stones?
If you’re really not happy, keep looking. But I don’t think you should get the modern one.
Post # 5
@memmielee: Honestly, I think it looks great! But if you’re not in love with it, return it and find something else. Afterall, you are going to be wearing it for a loooong time 🙂
Post # 6
I would return it and keep looking. You don’t want to regret your wedding ring, you’ll be wearing it for a long time.
Post # 7
I think you should LOVE your ring. Return it and don’t settle until you absolutely love it.
Post # 8
@jessicadarling: when I went to a private jewlery, they could not find single cut melee diamonds. Nor did any of the other 5 retailers i contacted ):
Post # 9
I love it, but if you don’t return it!
Post # 10
@memmielee: You should ask around pricescope.. I KNOW I have seen conversations about it there. Typically single cuts are used in watches, but they are still produced and exist.
Post # 11
It looks great! Good size and goes well with your e-ring.
You don’t sound excited about the channel-set “modern band” you describe settling for so I would not opt for that one.
Definitely keep looking if you have doubts! Best of luck 😉
Post # 12
I decided to keep it. I had the ring re-appraised and cleaned, and the new appraisal also said the ring was from thr 1950s, and boy did it sparkle.
@Scintillante: you’re right. I wasn’t excited about the “modern” band. I just don’t really like the idea of having a wedding set that hundreds of other girls have. I like the fact that the band I have now is older, has history/character, and a uniqueness about it even if all those things really are just in my head.