- 7 years ago
- Wedding: October 2011
New to the boards but have been lurking obsessively in the last week, doing some research.
I’ll just cut to the chase…. My fiancé proposed in December with a 1.25 carat radiant cut diamond ring. I was super excited of course but almost immediately noticed some color in my ring, it had a slight yellow tone when I took pics and over the coming weeks I noticed some sort of inclusion, visible to the eye with minimal examination. My heart sank. I brought it up to him, he didn’t see it, and was a little upset that I seemed unappreciative but still took it to the jeweler to address my concern. Upon returning from the jeweler the ring was nice and sparkly but quickly lost that shine.
Over the next few months, I tried my best to keep the ring clean and figured it would grow on me…not the case:( What made it worst was that most people around me seemed to be unimpressed. They would look at and say oh it’s nice ( in that poor thing, she doesn’t have a clue voice), or worse make no comment at all. Probably one of my most humiliating moments came when I was discussing bands with a friend and she let me try her band to see if I’d like that style, my ring looked down right dingy next to hers, just gross. I knew I’d have to include a ring upgrade in our overall wedding budget. Simple right?!
Nope, turns out the jeweler sold my fiancé a “quality enhanced” diamond, or as the jeweler we went to said “a highly imperfect stone filled with what looks to be glass” and was not worth nearly what he paid for it. I wanted to cry, my poor fiancé was humiliated. He worked hard to get that ring and the fact the jeweler took advantage was almost unpalatable.
We discussed options, and I decided that though we could pull together and purchase a smaller high quality diamond, it wasn’t really worth it to spent another close to 5k on a ring. We discussed moissanites in the past but he wanted to get me a diamond, and honestly I did feel maybe they were beneath me, I “deserved” a diamond (silly I know). After this dilemma I wish would have given moissys a closer look from the start.
We found a local jeweler that carries moissanites and would customize whatever setting we want. After reading the posts on here though, I’m thinking about getting an enhanced moissy and having it set locally.I seem to be leaning more towards a halo setting, with either a round stone (set in a square halo) or a cushion stone. I want to pick a size that doesn’t look too over the top, so I’m thinking 1.25-1.5. My main question is would a 1.5 set in a halo be too much? I wear a size 4.75 ring. Also I’m torn between round or cushion..any insight?
Sorry for the long post but I wanted to give you a little background. Will post pics when I figure out how to. Thanks in advance for your help.