Need diamond/gem help

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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1119 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve heard that even jewelers can’t tell the difference between lab created and natural stones but I’m not an expert so that may be a lie 🙂

I have a sapphire e ring with two small diamonds and I love the sapphire, the colour is gorgeous, I don’t think you need diamonds for it to be an e ring it all comes down to what you want it to look like really 

Post # 4
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12 posts
Newbee
  • Wedding: January 2016

Hi!  There are other beautiful, non diamond alternatives out there, besides white sapphires.  I have a diamond setting, with an Asha center “stand in” stone, because I’m waiting for Amora Gem.  I am happy with the Asha, it’s beautiful and very sparkly, just not a forever stone like AG.   Also, you might want to look into moissanite, a lot of Bees here have beautiful rings with this stone, and are happy with the look and durability.  Good luck!  🙂 

Post # 5
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998 posts
Busy bee

Having a colored center stone in your engagement ring won’t make it any less of an engagement ring. As one other poster mentioned, the choice between a colored or colorless gem is mostly an aesthetic one. Which stone style do you prefer, and do you feel that you won’t get tired of that choice?

Anyway, there are other colorless stones other than the ones you mentioned. Moissanite is probably the most popular on this site, due to its optical properties that some prefer to diamonds, its relatively low price, and its durability. But the one thing I will add is that the reason the colored diamonds are a bit cheaper than the white ones is because odds are that the colored diamonds were treated to be that way (if the diamonds were naturally colored, they’d cost much more than their colorless counterparts!). Most color treated diamonds are poorer quality, with many inclusions and a yellow or light brown hue before being irradiated. As a result, they are less valuable than white diamonds. Then again, all diamonds resell for much lower than you will initially pay, so that may not be important to you.<br /><br />Good luck making your choice. Please keep us updated! 🙂

Post # 7
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108 posts
Blushing bee

tiredgrey:  I say go for that gemstone for your ring! I originally have a diamond ring  as my ering but its poor quality diamond and it has a chip to it. So I’m upgrading my ring with a morganite! 😀 I could of gone with another diamond ring but I just love the color of a morganite & how I can get a big center stone! 🙂 here’s a pic of what I’m planning to get!(Photo isn’t mines) but it’s the same exact ring from the same website where my husband will be purchasing from!  

 

Post # 10
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108 posts
Blushing bee

tiredgrey:  try going and looking at bluenile.com for a loose diamond! I think a .5 is around 1300-2000 depending on four c’s

Post # 11
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2731 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

I am a sapphire girl. A purple color changer at that. And I could give a poopoo what anyone says :D.

Post # 12
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539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

You can get an ideal cut stone that will be a freakin sparkler in that price range. Here’s a few from whiteflash. A cut above is their super ideal line. You could also find some savings in their expert selection line. They have an amazing trade up policy. Here are just a few examples but there are literally like 10-15 ideal cut stones in your price range! 

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-2949579.htm

http://www.whiteflash.com/loose-diamonds/round-cut-loose-diamond-3114493.htm

 

Post # 14
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539 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I am sure it is beautiful!  Come back and post pics!!! 🙂

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