Would you rather…? (the ring version)

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: I'd go with...
    A smaller, average quality diamond e-ring. If it's not a diamond, it's not an e-ring to me : (140 votes)
    45 %
    A larger, excellent quality precious gemstone. Gemstones are rarer and just as beautiful. : (104 votes)
    33 %
    neither - I'd go with moissanite so I can get the look and the price tag : (68 votes)
    22 %
  • Post # 3
    179 posts
    Blushing bee

    I would get a gemstone. But I have always wanted a gemstone and never wanted a colorless stone.

    Post # 4
    8282 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2012

    This thread is headed for disaster…

    Post # 5
    3097 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

    I would go for either a smaller better quality diamond or 1-2 carat equivalent sapphire, though I don’t like big gemstones/ diamonds.

    Post # 6
    1817 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    For my tastes, that sapphire is too big. It doesn’t matter to me what stone might be in that ring, that size (3 carat) is too large for my taste.

    Aside from that, diamond or gemstone, I just want a pretty ring that suits me. I have a diamond in my engagement ring that I picked out myself, but when I was picking it out, I hadn’t really thought of getting any other stone. But I’ve seen SO many beautiful rings (for example, another bee’s rose gold morganite that I LOVE) that if I had to choose it over again, I don’t know what I’d pick.

    Post # 7
    600 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    I predict this thread to blow up with “since when is 1 ct small” comments very shortly.

    Post # 8
    2876 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 1998

    @Honey-Bee:  yeap I agree with you 100% 

    Post # 10
    1887 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I love diamonds, so I would still want a diamond even if I weren’t blessed enough to have the one that I have now. If forced to get something else, I would choose a precious gemstone, and I would probably want a sapphire as that’s my birthstone. My best friend wears an exquisite David Yurman Aquamarine as her engagement ring with an infinity diamond band from Tiffany’s, and she gets complimented on her ring everywhere she goes.

    Post # 12
    10877 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Since the style of diamond e-ring shown in your hypothetical is very similar to my own ring, I personally would choose the diamond. However, I also LOVE sapphires and think that the sapphire ring you posted is quite stunning.  I would want that one for a RHR! 🙂

    Post # 13
    1931 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I love the sapphire, but I’m quite partial to split shanks 🙂

    Post # 16
    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    1 carat is HUGE. Half-carat is also HUGE. Neither is small at all. For me, if we had to pick diamonds, it has got to be ethical. I had wanted a simple pearl engagement ring as it’s my birthstone. However, I was told that it had to be Canadian diamonds.

    SO and I had already bought my e-ring, but we were bored at Marina Bay, in Singapore. We’ve never walked into Cartier nor De Beers nor Tiffany before. Yet, in Singapore, all these upscale retailers could be found in the same mall!

    I tried on a ring from Tiffany’s (for fun). It was super sparkly at half carat (which is bigger than my centre stone), but with the price tag of $7k. We asked where the diamonds are from. The common reply from the stores we visited were: India and South Africa.

    SO and I looked at each other and have seen 0.5 ct diamond for way less and better quality in Canada.

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