(Closed) Size 4.5 ring on a budget! PICTURES PLEASE

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

Have you considered moissanite? I love big stones, but when I realized how expensive diamonds are I realized there had to be a better way lol! Moissanite sprakles even more than diamonds do, but costs a lot less. For me, moissy was a dream come true! Let me know if you would like to see pictures/videos of mine. 🙂 

Also, you could check out second hand diamonds, you may be able to get a deal that way!

Post # 5
246 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Ok I’m biased (my dad owns one) but go to a pawn shop. My ring orginaly was from a huge engament ring store in SoCal the stone alone was about $6,000 (i have the GIA cert with the price tag) my dad sold it to my Fiance for a little over $3,000. I know i got it at his cost but still they have deals and you can get more bang for ur buck.


Post # 7
2854 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

The moissy rings people post on here are stunning. I wish I had researched more about it, although I love my diamond.

For that kind of budget, I think it’s very reasonable to look in the 5/8 carat or less range, depending on your preferences on the diamond’s shape, cut, color, and clarity. For example, round brilliants are more expensive than square cuts because more of the diamond is lost in the shaping.

Have you tried rings on your hand? Has a store taken you through cut/clarity/color for different stones? Don’t buy anywhere that won’t do this for you. When we did that, I learned that color didn’t matter to me, clarity/cut (ie, sparkle) did, and that a 5/8c looked (to me) huge on my hand.

Post # 8
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@reedch:  Here is a pic and a bunch of HD videos. My stone is a 1.5ct enhanced moissy (not Amora). The setting is from Excel Diamonds. The whole ring cost approx $2500, but my setting was really expensive (like more than double the cost of the stone lol!), plus we had to ship it in from the states (we’re in Canada).

Before it was set: http://youtu.be/QCCpnAOO530?hd=1

Recent video: http://youtu.be/oIaesFfN3V8?hd=1

Under my office’s lights: http://youtu.be/GvkWmiXtZDE?hd=1

Outside on a cloudy day: http://youtu.be/lRN5pkC1AZk?hd=1

Fire: http://youtu.be/vkTVL2ddA0M?hd=1

In very bright sunlight: http://youtu.be/9VIErsmWVe0?hd=1

Hope this helps!

Post # 12
2 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Look at Craigslist.  My Fiance found my beauty, worth $3000 for a third of the price!

Post # 14
5657 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2012

@reedch:  lol I’m a size 4.5 finger. 🙂 I often get compliments that the ring looks perfect on my hand, but yeah size is totally a personal preference!

Post # 16
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I second moissy (they have amora moissanite now, which is supposedly pretty awesome, as well as colored moissanite) and also gemstones.

I have a morganite ring now, and I’ll be getting a btd amora gem ring when they come out sometime this year or next.

Here’s mine (and I’m a size 4.25 for reference):

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