Post # 1
Been lurking for weeks – love this board it has been very helpful. So I have decided I want a Moissanite…I love the look and fits well in my budget as my ring purchase is a gift from my hubby for our 10 year wedding anniversary 🙂 🙂
I want to know how you all narrowed things down to your favorite ring. I keep going through and through the rings and seeing them online it is so hard to choose. I can’t seem to even narrow down the cut of stone I want…they are all so beautiful.
Any suggestions how you navigated the site down to your purchased ring?
Thanks in Advance
Post # 3
It took me a long time. I bookmarked ones I absolutley loved, then came back a couple days later and opened the bookmarks in different tabs. I compared them, looking into how high the settings were, how the stones were set, and how versatile the ring would be. Just by doing that, I was able to cut a lot of the ones I liked out of my bookmarks. I just kept doing that for a couple weeks, taking a few days of a break and then coming back, until I narrowed it down. I also searched the BTD forums and here on weddingbee to see certain styles on people’s hands. For instance, I would search “halo” or “round cut”, even “__ ct size __ finger” and that helped a lot, too. Good luck!
Post # 4
Searching this forum helped me quite a bit! But the biggest help was their Facebook page. tjey have better real life photos of rings there and it made me make up my mind so fast!
Post # 5
It was so hard. I actually had more difficulty after finding the bee. I have always loved solitaires and I was falling in love with halos. I ended up staying true to what I originally loved 🙂
Post # 6
@Haley_Comet: This is my second time to be engaged and I knew I didn’t want anything even remotely similar to my first one. I had always wanted the Tiffany Legacy (even before my first engagement) and knew that I didn’t want a diamond (frist ring was a diamond and I got a whopping $400 for the ring to help pay off the $6K cost of cancelling the wedding, the ring originally cost about $2K). I found it on the MoCo website and was really excited. I went back and forth a LOT on other rings because I thought I might want a solitaire or a round stone. Luckily for me 3 of my srat sisters got engaged recently and they ALL had round stones, so that narrowed it down for me, no round stones. Then I waffled a lot on the setting, but knowing myself I liked the bezel idea, so no prongs. (4 out of the 5 rings I picked had prongs) Finally, I decided that I’ve loved the look of the Legacy for over 7 years, that should say something. If there is something you have always been drawn to, trust that. I trusted my gut, but I have to tell you, seeing all the beautiful rings here made me question my choice a LOT. It took a lot more time deciding on the MM and metal! Good luck!
Post # 7
Wow really great and helpful posts ladies! Thank you – I learned something from each of them. You are right to staying true to what you are drawn too – which I think for me is a halo…I think lol.
Yes I search picture after picture and all the rings look so beautiful on WB I was like “oh I love that” “no wait I love that more” etc etc lol.
Purchasing online is a first for me which is making it trickier.
I think too because my first ring did not make my heart melt (purchased for the $$ not the look of the ring) I really want to get it right this time especially for such a special occassion of our 10th wedding aniversary.
So MoissantieCo is my best and safest bet for a moissy purchase?
Post # 8
Before FI and I got engaged, I mentioned moissy because I didn’t know his budget.
We looked at rings about 1.5 years before he proposed, and we both decided we loved 3 stone rings. Then with a friend, I walked into a jewlery store and found a 3 stone halo and fell IN LOVE with that style.
Theres a few moissy 3 stone halo’s, but this one is my fav
I definitely agree to just narrow down what you like/don’t like. Try on some rings in other jewlery stores.
I didn’t get a moissy in the end, but there are so many nice ones!
good luck 🙂
Post # 9
For me it wasn’t too hard to narrow down because I don’t like halos, side stones, patterned shanks, or thick shanks – so that cut out a lot of choices!
I’d look at the solitaire pages and then I decided that I wanted a dainty, 2mm band – that narrowed it down even more. I also came here and searched for threads featuring rings of people with my ring size (5.5-6) and note what I liked. 🙂
We haven’t gotten my ring yet but I’ve also heard lots of good things about Schubach’s when it comes to moissanite. 🙂
Post # 10
Based on the Shape I wanted (cushion) and style (halo with side stones). I eliminated any set with a curved or contour band since I’m not a fan of those. Same for any that did not come with a set or if the band had a notch in it or a gap. At that point I only had three of them left. From there I let DH make the final decision and that’s how I got the set I have today.