Ring choice dilemma with photos, please help!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which stone should we pick?
    Diamond : (32 votes)
    37 %
    Moissanite : (21 votes)
    24 %
    Champagne peach sapphire : (33 votes)
    38 %
    Obligatory other : (1 votes)
    1 %
  • Post # 3
    1715 posts
    Bumble bee

    I prefer natural gemstones, so I am not a fan of moissanite. I would choose between either the diamond or the sapphire. Seeing as how sapphire is a 9 on the Mohs Scale of Hardness, and you want a reasonable price, I would go with the peach sapphire. It’s beautiful as well; I can’t forget to mention that. 


    Post # 4
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    maybe go with the diamond but make sure you are getting a good deal. $15k sounods pretty high, but I don’t know the size of the stone so maybe it’s reasonable. 

    Post # 5
    920 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    awesome setting choice by the way!!

    Post # 6
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Another one who prefers natural gemstones…

    And I am a traditionalist, so I think that Diamonds are symbolic of ERings.

    Altho there is nothing wrong with complementing them with gemstones.

    So for me it would be Ring # 1 (all Diamonds) or Ring # 3 (Gemstone Feature Stone in a Diamond Setting)

    If money is the issue *… then Ring # 3 would be a good value.

    Hope this helps,

    * PS – You should be aware that Men take great pride in the Proposal / Ring.  They have fragile egos in this regard… don’t push your want for an Earlier Engagement over his want to “do it right”.  That is discounting him as a man.  And you could hurt him in the process.  Don’t emasculate him.  Us gals dream about a Wedding forever, Men daydream about “their Beloved” who say she’ll be their wife when they present her with a ring (think man off slaying dragons).  As a man he needs this fantasy bit… don’t cheat him out of it.

    On the otherhand, there is nothing wrong with discussing budget in a broader sense in regards to your relationship / future together.



    Post # 7
    9204 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2018

    Diamond 🙂 But I also really like the peach sapphire if that’s the colour you want!

    Post # 8
    3342 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @Sawyer13:  I was into peachy morganite for a while (in rose gold) but since my brand newest obsession is ovals, you can guess which one I’m salivating over.

    But that said, check out the moissonite thoroughly. I’ve got nothing against them and boy would I love to see a few of them IRL at the same time, but they aren’t diamonds. I do very much appreciate the descriptions from women who love their fire and “moodiness” I love that descriptions, moodiness!

    Post # 9
    176 posts
    Blushing bee

    I love the moissanite second ring, and I am pretty sure I know it from Etsy! 😉

    Post # 10
    115 posts
    Blushing bee

    @Sawyer13:  I voted diamond but love no 3 too. I guess it depends on whether you will be happy with the gem forever and how much money is a factor in your choice. $3k is a great price but will you end up getting the diamond down the track cause that’s what you really want? Then you’ll have spent $13k-$18k in total (but you would have 2 gorgeous rings hehe).

    good luck with the decision!

    Post # 11
    365 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2009

    @Sawyer13:  what size centre stone were you thinking of? There is always the Amora gem which is definitely a forever stone and harder than sapphire!


    Post # 12
    4015 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    Moissy oval! LUURRVVEEEEEEEE!!

    Post # 13
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @Sawyer13:  I love natural, real gems, so I’d prefer the diamond or the sapphire.  I love my diamonds, but if I hadn’t had the option of getting diamonds, I would have went with a sapphire. Sapphire is my birthstone and it’s a classic, gorgeous gem.  Moreover, that peachy pink shade in the photo is simply beautiful. That said, I can’t imagine ever regretting choosing a diamond if one is affordable to you.  I feel blessed to have mine and love it more every day.

    Post # 14
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    go with a natural gem.  i would go with the diamond.  if money is a factor, the sapphire.

    they are all equally lovely.

    Post # 15
    1170 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2002

    I’m a natural stone person.  I prefer a diamond, personally. The thing with diamonds is you have to sacrifice a little somewhere, unless you’re rich (which most of us aren’t, unfortunately, lol).  Maybe look for a less expensive setting, or a smaller diamond?  Maybe a slightly warmer diamond with an ideal cut that has tremendous fire.  You can find some pretty amazing deals online that appraise for quite a lot more than you pay.  I would not entertain the thought of buying from a chain jewelry store, where you will pay around $1500-$2000 more.  

    I have never seen a moissonite in person, but from what I’ve read on here, they do not mimic a diamond exactly.  Maybe you have seen them though, but no jewelers carry them around here.

    The peach sapphire is pretty, durable, and natural.  Personally, I like it better than moisonnite.  I think it looks nice, if you’re looking for a larger stone.   

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