Post # 1
Exciting news!! I’m upgrading my stone!
I inherited my engagement ring, and I absolutely ADORE it! I have NEVER seen a ring I like more, and it may as well have been made for me, as I didn’t even need to have it resized 🙂 The ONLY small thing that I don’t love about it is its centre stone. It’s a white sapphire. As it dates back to around the 1930s, and I am at least its second wearer, it is showing its age and some wear-and-tear: the stone is scratched up a bit and has a tiny chip on it. At certain angles, you can see my finger through the stone, which makes it look “fake.”
All along, I planned to upgrade to a diamond “eventually.” Now, three years later, I have finally decided what I want in place of the white sapphire. After MUCH research, I have ordered a forever brilliant moissanite. I figure if I’m changing the stone because the current one is a bit dull, I may as well go for what has the best fire, which is moissanite, not diamond. (As mentioned, the ring is old, and wasn’t designed for maximum light inlet, which a diamond really requires).
I’m EXTREMELY excited!! The jeweller said it should be there by late next week, and then I get to look at it and see if I like the stone before having it set into my ring.
Has anyone else ever upgraded to a moissanite??
Post # 2
Oh, I guess I should mention that yes, price IS DEFINITELY a factor here, but not the only factor. I was quoted $2090 for a diamond (plus setting fees, taxes, surcharges, etc.), and $320 all inclusive for the Forever Brilliant moissanite, which is the equivalent look to the diamond quoted. As it’s a relatively small stone, (5mm) we don’t think the yellow will be an issue.
The slightly scary part? I’ve NEVER seen a moissanite in real life (that I know of!) I’m excited AND nervous for this reason!!
Post # 3
Dont be….moissanite is so beautiful! I looked at tons of diamonds and none of them made my heart jumo like moissanite…the bold colors and how warm it can be (mine is unenhanced) is soooo yummy to me.
I have an OEC so I enjoy the warm antique looks. When I looked at diamonds I was looking in the m-s color range.
You will love it!
Post # 4
Pictured below is my engagement ring, together with my wedding band. The picture is taken by the jeweller, who designed the wedding band. (My ring didn’t come with a wedding band, and nothing I saw in stores looked “right” with it, so I had it custom-made). The jeweller included a picture of what it would look like with an additional band as an eternity band, but I only ever went with the one wedding band.
I ADORE the ring, and have never ever seen anything I like more, in any price range. The picture below features my ring as it was three years ago, when I had the wedding band made, and you see, even in the professional pictures, that the white sapphire is neither bright, nor sparkly, nor firey in any way. I would have kept it, though, had it not been for the damage to it.