Post # 1
Hello Bee’s! So this is the first time ive ever posted .. anything ha! So bare with me.
Me and my man have been together for 3 years now and have been talking about getting engaged and we’ve finally decided that the time is coming so lets get the ring! He wanted me to choose the ring because he wanted me to absalutely love it and I was fine with that, doesnt take any of the specialness away.
So basically im looking/loving/kill for this beautiful large morganite and diamond engagement ring. The morganite stone is 4.5 carat, 12x10mm with over 140 real diamonds on the band around the stone. Full cost of ring is $2,900. See attatch piccys!
I am very heart set on this ring and hes more then happy with it aswell, i never saw myself as a girl having a big stone engagement ring but I just dont seem to love the small stoned ones. But im AFRAID people will look at it and think its fake and think its cheap, judge me and think im silly .. I shouldnt care what anyone thinks, but its hard not too. It doesnt help that we are also considered “too young” to be engaged or to even think about getting . I am coming up 19 and he is coming up 20, we both graduated highschool. I am a qualified working nurse, looking to go even higher in my education as of next year. My boyfriend is a carpenter currently in his 2nd year, I bring in $500 weekly at the minimum and he brings in $1,300. We have lovely things and are so very blessed for the lifestyle we live, but we worked hard for it and only continue to push each other even further in life! So we’re not stupid, but because we’re young people automaticly judge!
I can even hear my mum and MIL saying its tacky and looks fake, and so on and so on… What do you think about the ring and the size? What size is your ring? Has anyone ever said anything rude to you about yours ?
Thankyou so much for information/opinions that you can give!!
Post # 2
Sorry the pic is so giant, but I guess that’s good because it’s detailed. I have a morganite that is about 2 months old and I love it. I will say…be careful of sizing. My ring size is a 7.5, and the center stone is about 2.5 karats on mine..and sometimes it actually feels a little big for daily wear. And I’m at a desk all day, so if you work with your hands you might want to skip wearing it..which would suck because you’re at work a lot and want to show it off!! Plus, I think any bigger and it would look fake to the untrained eye. Also, for uneducated people who don’t understand what a morganite is, I refer to it as a pink emerald since it has the same chem composition of emerald, aquamarine, etc which are all forms of the mineral beryl. Anyway, referring to it as something they can understand has helped loosen that stigma of non-diamond rings that I think you’re concerned with. And on top of all of that, it’s a gorgeous ring, so that seems to trump the non-diamond aspect of any haters out there. Plus, YOU wear it and not them so don’t stress.
<br /><br /><br />So a bit of back story – I labored over morg vs. diamond for awhile. I have been engaged before and had a beautiful diamond. But this..it just fits me so much more. I’ve gotten nothing but breathless compliments on it from women loving how pale and sweet the color is, and how it’s different. Frankly, I get the impression they’re slightly jealous that they have the same 1 carat ring everone else has. I know for me it was the right decision because as in love as I was with my previous ring, this one is just so much more ME. And that’s what matters most. If, in your heart, you really feel like a diamond is what you want and you’re trying to compromise with your fiancee’s income then don’t do this. It is not, and will not, be a diamond. Having worn both types of rings, it feels different. But, it’s never in question that I’m engaged with this gorgeous rock on my hand. And it’s really nobody’s business what it costs.
My ring was from etsy and the jeweler was amazing. And cheaper than what you’ve been quoting. PM me if you want his info. Good luck! 🙂
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Post # 3
Firstly, that ring you posted is DDG!!!
Morgnite is beautiful. I have a very large rose cut stone set with diamonds on rose gold as a RHR. It’s gorgous and gives off the most delicate peachy pink hues. It reminds me of a champagne diamond. In the right light, it shoots bits of color but, is remarkably clear, almost like glass. It looks totally fake though being that its so big… I would suggest something “modest” (less than 5-10cts) less you’re going for the costume jewelry look like me ha ha.
I’d say STFU or assume they were just jealous if they thought my stone was too big/costume-y/or just plain fake… Personally, I get pleasure from people thinking my sttuff is fake. I know the truth and that’s what matters the most. Plus, the only people who would think my stuff is fake IRL don’t actually know me ha ha not that I would care what someone else’s opinion on anything I do is anyways.
Post # 4
I have a big stone for my size (tiny hands, 158 cm tall and very petite in general) but I felt the same way, I never loved smaller stoned rings as I loved bigger ones for myself. It’s just always been my preference to have large gemstones in my jewelry. I have a 2 ct white topaz center stone with two “smaller” stones on each side (also white topaz) and brown diamond accent stones, and sure, I immediately got “questions” from my sister and mom if it was chrystal or glass, and I do see people stare, which got my confidence down the first few weeks. I felt like people were assuming that I was trying to “pass” my engagement ring as diamond ring, but I couldn’t care less any more. I loved the ring when I first saw it, it was everything I wanted in an engagement ring and my Fi loves it too, and talks with pride about it to all his friends, heck he litterally grabs my hand to have my ring dangle in their faces! xD The only thing that matters is that you and your Fi are happy, screw anyone who has to throw bile on other peoples happyness from jealosy! It is a gorgeous ring, if you love it and your Fi loves it, then put that rockage on that finger! ^^
Post # 5
Charlotteee05: Ok, morganite and big stones and both wonderful and beautiful. But you need to think about how hard you are on your hands. I’ve had my 1/4 carat diamond for a week and Ive alread wacked it against like 10 things and it isn’t even big. I’m clumsy and do clinical work so I wanted something smaller and more practical. Morganite, being a softer stone, could scratch easily if you are a person who wacks your hands. That said, I think the ring is beautiful and if you are a gentle girl go for it! A peach sapphire would give you a similar look with greater durabilty
Post # 6
It is not tacky -it is beautiful and stylish. Morganite is so pretty but do be aware it is a softer stone so a large carat size could possibly be nicked if accidentally hit hard against something. Nonetheless people wear them and are quite happy with them. Depends I suppose on how much you use your hands/how you are with jewelry. Peach sapphire is a similar color and I think a harder stone. Somethung to talk to a jeweler or gemologist about. But in the end it is YOUR ring so don’t worry about others and make yourself happy. Good luck and have fun ! 🙂
Post # 7
Charlotteee05: I adore my ring. I have had it for about 15 months now. I am super careful with it, I have to clean it a lot because it gets very cloudy quickly. I personally think it is a great choice in ring as long as your are informed about all possible cons to having a morganite.
Post # 8
I love the idea of morganite! It is a great solution and will look great as an engagment ring as well!
Post # 9
i have a morganite (clearly if you can’t tell from my user name). I do love it. It’s beautiful and different from the standard diamond rings I see. I will say it gets dirty/cloudy very quickly and I baby mine. I don’t shower in it or wear it to do dishes. I have knocked mine hard by accident on door frames, drawers, etc by accident. I always am worried it is going to get scratched but it hasn’t yet and it has been knocked a few times. I love it and it is very budget friendly. I think I will probably upgrade one day (not to a diamond, but perhaps a sapphire or another colored gemstone) but that is only because the cloudiness of the morganite gets on my nerves. I love it though and definitely recommend it as a beautiful and different engagement ring.
Post # 10
To those with morganites that get cloudy – do u have to soak/scrub it or can u wipe it daily w/ a jewelers gem/diamond polishing cloth? I am thinking of getting one as a RHR someday. Lizabean your ring is gorgeous BTW 🙂
Post # 11
Personally I’m a fan of smaller stones, but it isn’t my opinions that matter, it’s yours! You have wear it so you should love it! That being said, I would suggest getting a super cheap ring that’s roughly the same size to see if a ring that large is practical for your lifestyle. Or maybe you’re fine only wearing it on special occasions? I do think you will get some comments on the size and your age, but you will get comments no matter what you decide. Somebody won’t agree with your choice, so don’t let than worry you! I know it is hard to do, but you’ll have to figure that out when you’re planning a wedding so might as well start now.
Post # 12
I love big stones as well, as long as they remain kind of “classy”. But that’s an individual question. As for morganite, I find they get dirty so quickly and loose their sparkle until you clean them again. As well, your stone would eventually get scratched since we put so much wear on our rings. I initially had a smoky quartz stone and it got some light scratches in a year, which bothered me. I had to change rings because quartz could not hold up to being my forever ring.
Best of luck with your decision!! It’s good you’re looking into all this before making the choice. 😉
Post # 13
Here are some picture of my morganite engagement ring. I orginally wanted a lareger 10×7 morganire ring from etsy but my fiance went to his family jewler and they just didnt have it. Also he had to get a custom band bc my ring is a 9.5.
Anyways I have a 5×7 oval morganite in a pave halo setting. I really wanted something different then all my friends and family who usually just have a 1ct round diamond with a white gold band.I was also worried the 5×7 was going to be too small especially since I have larger fingers but I love it.
The one thing I noticed about morganite is that it gets very cloudy very quickly and it can look cheap when its cloudy. I was worried at first that it would always look like that until I got it professional cleaned from shane co. It looked amazing! Ive continued to research ways to safely clean it and I would recommend soaking in dish soap it works great.
Also its hard to see in the picture but I have a very pale pink morganite which is a lovely contrast againt the white gold. Sorry for the long post but I hope it helps anyone considering a morganite!! I also just cleaned the ring before posting
Post # 14
majorairhead: I was given a cleaner to soak in with a little brush from the jewler we bought it from and it worked okay. I had it professional cleaned from Shane Co and it looked AMAZING! Since then i’ve researched different ways to clean it. The best way I have found so far which is safe on all rings/gemstones is to take a cup and put some dish soap in it, then place your ring in there and fill with warm water. Let it soak for a little bit ( i do this when getting ready for work… so about 30 min) and then brush gently scrub with a toothbrush and let air dry. Looks just as good as the professional cleaning!