(Closed) One last poll…

posted 4 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Pick one!
    keepsake : (9 votes)
    23 %
    moissanite : (30 votes)
    77 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I actually really like the Walmart ring 🙂

    Post # 4
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    While the keepsake is a very pretty ring I voted for the moissanite. I have both an unenhanced (in a pendant) and an enhanced (in an e-ring) and I think they are lively and beautiful. I don’t think you will be dissapointed the moissanite in the simple (and timeless) solitaire setting you have been posting about.

    Post # 6
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I voted for the moissanite option but mostly because I don’t much like the Walmart ring you posted. I also love 6 prong solitaire settings!

    If you want a diamond, have you thought about sourcing one on ebay or in a pawn or antique shop to stay within your budget?

    For what it’s worth, I’ve opted for a triple excellent GIA certified diamond for my engagement ring. It’s “only” 0.26 carat but it’s exactly what I wanted and we found it for a price we were comfortable paying.

    Post # 7
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    Sugar bee

    @MsW-to-MrsM:  I think for $700 you could get something a little higher quality than the Walmart ring. I’d check etsy or eBay! Otherwise, I would go for moissy. 

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    The keepsake is lovely. 

    Post # 9
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @mamadingdong:  I agree. I’d also point out that I think 5/8 carats refers to the TCW and the centre stone is probably quite small. It sounds like having a big centre stone is important to you so I thought it was worth pointing this out.

    Post # 12
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    Sugar bee

    @MsW-to-MrsM:  I would definitely go for the moissanite!  I think a 3/4 solitaire will stand the test of time style-wise the best between those two.  You won’t regret getting a solitaire!

    Post # 13
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: August 1997

    @MsW-to-MrsM:

    the ring in real life from a review:User submitted photo

    It has rave reviews, but you seem to really want a solitaire.

    I don’t think you’ll be happy with a moissanite either, based on your comments about cz, your sister etc. Both Moissanite and cz are man made diamond simulants. While many believe (myself included) that moissanite is better than cz due to durability and sparkle, the rest of the world is unlikely to differentiate between the 2. Most people consider sims fake diamonds. Period. However if you don’t tell anyone, that would solve that problem though.

    While I see nothing wrong with cz or moissanite, I think in your situation based on your various posts, you may regret not getting the diamond solitaire you seem to really want. I would probably save up for a few months and get what I really want.

    Just my 2c, you may deserve change.

    Found some other rings:

    Kay jewerls $629  3/8 carat :

     

     

    another Kays diamond: $729:

     

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    Post # 14
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I wouldn’t do either, to be totally honest. I think if your FI is dead set on a clear stone, I’d do a white sapphire. I don’t like the idea of wearing something on my finger that was grown in a lab-I’d be able to say “It’s a white sapphire” but if it were a moissy I’d probably be dreading the whole explanation. What about morganite? It’s absolutely beautiful and seems affordable.

    Normally I don’t care for trillion cut but this white sapphire ring is gorgeous

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/129305176/white-sapphire-ring-trillion-cut-white?ref=sr_gallery_19&ga_search_query=white+sapphire+ring&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all 

    & here’s a beautiful morganite one

    http://www.etsy.com/listing/115681779/barra-ultra-petite-size-version-14kt?ref=sr_gallery_41&ga_search_query=morganite+engagement+ring&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=2&ga_search_type=all

    Post # 15
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    @WhatMaeBee:  just to note, that first ring you posted is lab created

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @chillinchillin:  Oops! Didn’t read the entire description, just saw the style and price.

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