Post # 1
My husband and I were talking about this and I have to ask you guys what you think.
If you had unlimited funds would you buy real or man made? For example would you buy the Khloe Kardashian real rock or buy a bunch of Gemesis or Moissy (man made) rings and change it up all the time? Or maybe one Khloe rock and the rest man made???
Honestly we were really in discussion on this topic and my hubby brought up a couple good points.
#1 Everyone would think it was real anyways if you had that much money so why spend the hundreds of thousands of dollars on one ring when you can spend thousands on 10 rings.
#2 Insurance on a ring like Khloe’s has to be tens of thousands a year (why waste the money)
#3 What if you lose it…even if you have the insurance losing something that expensive no matter how much money you have would make you sick
Let me know what you think so I can tell him….if you want to know what I think then I will tell you all when I hear some of your answers lol
Post # 3
Definitely real. I don’t care for any created stones… I just don’t like the idea of wearing something made in a lab. (Which is why my jewelry with stones is limited to my wedding set, 1 diamond necklace, and 1 RHR that has just diamond chips and natural sapphire chips).
Post # 4
I’d have my wedding set be real, i’m thinking a 1.5 or 2 carrat round solitair (no, I haven’t thoght about this before ) And a bangin’ ass RHR- not diamond, or clear. Maybe an aquamarine or something fun.
I’m not a fan of diamond/clear stone RHR but i’d totally keep a real diamond Ering
Post # 5
Like you said, I’d do both and switch it up whenever I felt like it. With unlimited funds, they’d ALL be huge too 🙂
Post # 6
If you have unlimited funds, the cost of insurance doesn’t matter. If I had all the money, I’d get a bunch of awesome real jewelry. Maybe not 20cts, but 3 or 4cts of near-flawless diamond. Then a bunch of other rings, necklaces, earrings made of similarly high-quality, natural gemstones. I’d like to be able to keep them as family heirlooms, stones that can be reset and kept through the generations.
Post # 7
Even with millions, I’d still buy my 150$ ring. I don’t get the point about being concerned with a carat weight. Meh!
Post # 8
My personal taste steers me away from the really huge rocks (real or not). I just don’t see the appeal of having something that big and heavy on your finger. I am happy with my 1.5 carats and that’s enough for me. I think that if I had all that cash, I’d rather bling myself by buying multiple stones to switch things up, but I’d still want a very pretty, very real wedding set. The rest can be as fake as Kim’s derriere for all I care!
Post # 9
I love Khloe’s ring (although I am so over that family, ugh!)! I am a moissy owner BUT if I was loaded, I would absolutely get a big diamond ring like hers! I love big, chunky rings. Would need to be a little more proportional to my shorts fingers though! I would get a pink or canary diamond rather than a white diamond.
Post # 10
Yeah, even with a lot of money, I’d buy a modest real (non-conflict) diamond. Or maybe a custom-designed morganite e-ring. I’m not a big jewelry person, so that’s probably it.
By the way, until I read this, I had no idea tha moissanite was lab-created.
Post # 11
real, all those money saving points you point out matter even less with unlimited funds. with all that money, i wouldnt care what i spend.
Post # 12
personally, real all the way. whether the funds are unlimited or not.
Post # 13
Personally don’t care for created stones.
Post # 14
If I had unlimited funds I’d:
A) Stick with moissanite because I truly love the sparkle and color
B) Source the biggest, warmest, best clarity genuine antique OMC diamond I could possibly find and have it set by a world class jeweler
C) Travel the world looking for a stunning natural padparadscha sapphire and have it set in pink diamonds
So basically if it wasn’t a diamond I was craving, I’d stick with moissanite! But with unlimited funds I would make it my mission to source other unusual/world class/one of a kind pieces, like warm, colored antique diamonds or rare colored gems, because then I would have something rare and special that no one else in the world had. Any celebrity can buy a huge diamond.
Post # 15
I would buy a real 1,5 ct solitaire. I am not really into switching jewellery much, i wear the same things over and over. I like things to be what they seem, so for a clear stone to be a diamond.
Post # 16
The key word there being “unlimited” funds! But I would want all real diamonds. I have tried to figure out if I have been completely brainwashed by the diamond industry, or if I just love them. But I have always aspired to own at least one piece of fine jewelry, which to me, meant a nice diamond.
About 10 years ago, I decided “life is too short” and bought myself a gorgeous 1 carat round diamond that I fell in love with. It is not GIA cert or anything, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it so I got it. I have it set in a wide white gold band with small sapphires on each side and even smaller diamonds (I guess a five-stone ring).
When I bought this stone 10 years ago, I told myself if I was successful enough to afford it when I was 40 (like right now) – I’d upgrade to a 2 carat. Alas, I am not in the position to do that. Instead, my FI and I are going to use this stone in my e-ring (which we are in the process of shopping around for).
So, yeah, real diamonds. But I also LOVE gemstones and have been intrigued by moissanite and other lab created diamonds (which I’ve just recently heard about here on the bee) – I’d wear them all!!!