- 3 years ago
- Wedding: May 2015
I’ve been engaged for almost 1 month to my wondeful fiance. SO excited to marry him in May 🙂
In the meantime, I will be staring at this beautiful custom creation. It’s an ArtCarved brand setting he got from Diamonds Direct and it cost $1500. Stones on the shank are diamond, and the center stone is Forever Brilliant moissanite from Charles & Colvard. It’s a 5.5 mm cushion-cut (.85 carat equivalent) and I think it’s absolutely amazing. The first jeweler we ever went to (not Diamonds Direct) incorrectly told me I was a size 7, so the ring was huuuuuge on my finger. When we went to get it resized, they told us that alterting the setting down to size 5 1/4 was impossible, because all the little diamonds would start falling out, and that’s no good. So we’re waiting for the new setting to come in and they gave me a little ring brace thing to help it fit better until then!
I have some advice for girls trying to decide what size diamond or moissy (or ruby or sapphire, or whatever you like) they want, and it may sound preachy, but I wish someone had made me aware: 1 carat is actually huge! The way a lot of people on here (but more especially the diamond industry) talk, you’d think the bigger the better. I thought so too, and when my now fiance was looking at the different sizes and prices of moissanite, I had it in my head that the cushion shape just could NOT be smaller than 1.1 carats. Yep, I was brainwashed. Turns out .85 carats looks so big and dramatic on my size 5 finger! So keep that in mind ladies with small hands, especially if you’re buying a diamond. You could put those dollars into your wedding, or (even better) making your new life together! I love my ring and wouldn’t change a thing, but I feel bad looking back for carrying the cultural pressure for a certain size over to my then-boyfriend. Whew- rant over!
If you have a yellow gold e-ring post some pics on this thread! I would love to see them 🙂 Here are some pictures of my little beaut. I usually retouch pictures a bit, but to accurately show the color and attributes of both the stone and the setting, these pictures are straight from my cellphone and have only been cropped. These were all taken at sunset. Enjoy!
I love when it does this- I would describe it as ‘dark brilliance’.
Side view! I love all the little gold prongs c: You can see the gray ring brace at the bottom- it’s not part of the setting! Lol.
The fire and contrast is so incredible in this picture. It only looks this dramatic in very specific lighting.
Front view. I love the twisty band! Do you see the two little diamonds right under the moissanite? Such a neat touch. Again, the ring brace is not a part of the setting, just temporarily added so this gorgeousness won’t fall off my finger.