I am the most indecisive ring picker ever!!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should I go with?
    Three stone - 1ct center with .25ct side stones : (19 votes)
    30 %
    Three stone - 1ct center with .50ct side stones : (13 votes)
    21 %
    Take the risk and go for the halo with .75 center : (31 votes)
    49 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2155 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I, personally, would go with the .25ct side stones. I think the contrast between the large center and the small side stones will look lovely! They’ll really compliment the center and I don’t think you have to worry about the sparkle factor. It will be plenty sparkly.

    You can’t go wrong with either settings though, to be honest.

    Post # 5
    Member
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @harleybeequinn:  As you say you really love halos but are concerned by the poor quality and warranty of that one, have you considered getting a halo ring from another source?  Could you get one from a local jeweler that offers a lifetime guarantee?  Personally, I adore the sparkle in a halo and do think you might miss it if you choose the other style.

    We bought my Henri Daussi diamond halo engagement ring from a jewelry store that will cover my diamonds for the rest of my life.  If one falls free from the halo, they will simply replace it. It’s great reassurance.  Can you find a jeweler like that? If you don’t want a diamond, you can still get a lot of other stones besides moissanite, such as a gorgeous aquamarine, a peachy pink sapphire, an amethyst, etc.   It’s just a thought so you don’t have to sacrifice your dream design…

    Post # 6
    Member
    3222 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    I would take the risk and get the halo. Get well acquainted with a local jeweller and get them to reset any melee diamonds that may fall out. MCo settings are from suppliers that supply lots of jewellery stores, so while the MCo in house warranty sucks, that seems to come with the competitive pricing they have on their rings. Otherwise, why not buy a setting locally and have a moissanite set there? Purchasing the whole ring online will be cheaper, but buying the setting and having a local jeweller set the center stone for you may be worth it for peace of mind.

    Post # 8
    Member
    289 posts
    Helper bee

    @letigre:  +1

    I would try to find a local jeweler who will work with moissanite and get your ring there.  I love halos too and I think if that’s what you really want that’s what you should get.

    Post # 10
    Member
    2222 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1987

    Some advice:

    1.  Try the rings on and see what they look like on your hand.  Or go to a jewellery store and try similar styles on.  You might find that you change your mind.  For instance, I really like the look of pear shaped diamonds but not when they are on my hand.  They simply don’t look right.

    2.  Why not narrow your choices down to the three rings that you like and then let your fiance choose which one of the three he would like to give you.  This way the ring will feel like a gift from him.

    3.  Make sure that you see a Moissy before you buy one so that you can be sure that you like it.  Can you order one on approval?

    Post # 11
    Member
    92 posts
    Worker bee

    @harleybeequinn:  I was in the exact same predicament. First, I was struggling between a diamond and moissanite, but ultimately decided on moissanite. Then it came down to choosing the setting. I absolutely adore halo settings with a pave band as well. It’s been my dream ring for as long as I could remember. I also wanted a small, thin band. I know! It’s probably the most high maintenance ring ever, because stones are more likely to fall out of pave…and even more likely with a thin band! 

    Anyways. My heart was set on this style, so even with more upkeep, I wanted to make sure it was what I wanted. My boyfriend was also on-board with it! He was very sweet and said we can just make sure to get it checked every so often at our local jeweler to make sure the gems are secure.

    We purchased the ring and it came in the mail a few weeks ago. I am absolutely in love with it and have no regrets or second thoughts. I’m prepared for a sidestone to fall out eventually, but it’s worth it to have the ring of my dreams. Find a local jeweler who is willing to work with moissanite! 

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