Post # 1
Hello Bees! i’m new and i’m hoping one of you ladies (gentlemen?) would help me in finding a similiar ring to this one:
the issue is that that site doesn’t allow you to purchase just the setting. our plan is to purchase a simple band for now and then save for the setting i really love and place in a cz stone until we can afford the diamond. i have expensive tastes for our budget so this way i get the ring of my dreams without going into debt (we don’t want to finance, we want to pay outright). while saving up and buying the whole thing from blue nile is an option, my man is a veterian and wants to purchase the diamond from usaa as he trusts them better with such an expensive and important purchase.
what i like about this one is the halo, princess cut (though this isn’t a must if i find the perfect ring) and the little gemstones on the side. my man isn’t overly fond of a split shank (he claims they look like football rings)
Post # 3
My ring is actually similar to that. My SO went to a local jewelry store and picked the setting and then picked the diamond. I bet if you go to a jeweler in your area they can find a ring like that one and help give you affordable ideas for the center stone.
Post # 4
Have you thought about having the setting custom designed? I mean make it from scratch to mimic the setting you like? My bf is currently working with a jewerler to draw/design and make the ring from scratch. His friend also custom designed (with the jewerler) a ring that looks exactly like one of Harry Winston’s settings. I bet there’re alot of jewerlers around your area that can do that. Good luck!
Post # 5
@keetcha: What about getting a Moissy instead of a CZ? Then you could wait much longer to upgrade (an aging CZ would really force you at some point to upgrade), or you could just keep forever.
Post # 6
thank you ladies!! we have decided to go the custom route and i found a great store with amazing reviews that were heading to in september (theyre only open on weekdays due to religious reasons and theyre several hours away with a moutain range in the path). i have been considering a moissanite but im not overly sure just yet if its right for me. we looked all over town and all we really have here are chain stores at the mall that either had horrible customer service or i just didn’t see anything i liked.