What do you think of this ring? Yay or nay?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I get it??
    Yes! It's stunning and a very good deal! : (94 votes)
    68 %
    No, it's not that nice : (35 votes)
    25 %
    No, it's bad luck : (2 votes)
    1 %
    Get something within your budget : (8 votes)
    6 %
  • Post # 3
    292 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I love it! I’m a sucker for ovals with a halo – it’s both traditional and modern. It’s also a great price for what you’re getting – I say go for it. Someone else’s failed relationship has absolutely nothing to do with yours

    Post # 4
    998 posts
    Busy bee

    I love ovals, so I like the ring. I also think that the halo accentuates the center stone’s shape quite well.

    Post # 5
    1018 posts
    Bumble bee

    @Mrs_BunInTheOven:  I think it’s lovely! And a good price for the size (I think lol). As long as you’re not superstituous and you love it then go for it!

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

    Hi @Mrs_BunInTheOven:  GORGEOUS Ring.

    I did a quick check on Blue Nile for you … and I was only able to find 1 Oval even close…

    1.47 CARAT – Good CUT – H COLOUR – SI-2 CLARITY = $ 8,757 CDN (As I see you are Canadian)


    A 1.47 Carat is in the 1-1/2 Carat Range (1.45 to 1.58) whereas the 1.39 that you are considering is in the 1-3/8 Carat Range (1.37 to 1.44) so you can lop off a bit more money for that…

    So I would ball-park it and say that the Feature Stone alone you’d be getting for about half price (est. $ 3500) then you throw in the setting with another 0.79 ctw (a mere $ 700) … and ya I think you are getting a good deal at $ 4200

    * All my numbers are purely guesstimates.  I would think the Setting alone could be worth far more than $ 700, but the Feature Stone is definitely worth a lot more than $ 3500 (aka $ 7000 new)

    BUT as your Mom said…

    Do you really want a “slightly used ERing”…

    Are you superstitious ?

    IF NOT… I’d say go for it.

    Just make sure you have all the appropriate Paperwork… be that the Store Certificate or GIA Certified (Better)… and if the former, you might want to have it appraised to (may want to do that anyhow for Insurance purposes)

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 7
    7997 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I don’t think objects like that can be cursed. It really comes down to you being ok with it originally coming from a broken engagement. If you are ok with it, then that’s a great price. I would make sure it comes with all the paperwork.

    Post # 8
    1321 posts
    Bumble bee

    That ring is lovely!  I’m usually pretty superstitious about used rings, but since your cousin didn’t get married with it and then divorced, it’s not as bad.  Of course, you could also do a cleansing ceremony to get rid of any karma your cousin’s previous broken engagement might have gotten entangled with the ring so you can start fresh when you wear it.   But overall it’s a lovely ring! 🙂

    Post # 9
    1392 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Bad luck doesn’t travel in rings. I a wearing an antique ring that is old enough to have been worn by three other women and it came from a pawn shop. I am still here and not unlucky. If you love it, take it as a great deal and make it your own. 

    Post # 11
    81 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    I love it so much- it is gorgeous!

    Post # 12
    11379 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2012

    @Mrs_BunInTheOven:  i think it’s beautiful.  if you don’t think the ring carries bad vibes (i personally wouldn’t), then go for it.

    Post # 14
    8847 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    That is a gorgeous ring and a killer deal!!! Personally I think the idea of an inanimate object having some sort of curse or karma is a ridiculous notion. It’s much more of a curse to get a much smaller ring for the same price 😉

    Post # 15
    1988 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    @Mrs_BunInTheOven:  If you love it and don’t mind that it’s a bit over your original budget, go for it! It’s really pretty.

    I don’t think it’s bad luck either, you’ll be giving a beautiful ring a happily ever after it deserves 😉

    Post # 16
    3342 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2000

    @Mrs_BunInTheOven:  I love ovals! Pretty ring!

    Specs are not that great, but spend some time with it and in varying light settings. If the color doesn’t bother you (it is warm–nothing wrong with that!) and the inclusions aren’t ones you can see with your naked eye, sure, go for it.

    I personally like used rings, and this seems like an appropriate price drop from brand new.

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