Post # 1
My hubby and I originally bought a solitaire ring without side diamonds as it was what we could afford at the time and we knew we could upgrade it and use the purchase price towards a new ring from the store we bought it. It’s very plain and not my style and was more for practical purposes.
We aren’t in a position to upgrade it to my ideal forever ring (expensive taste) but I really want something else.
I fell in love with this setting and bought it for $40 but it’s platinum plated sterling silver with swarovski zirconia. Wondering what you think about it… does it look fake?
Below is a pic from someone else reviewing it
I’m not opposed to telling people it’s not real just not sure how to go about it or if I should keep it after all.
Post # 2
I would assume that was a dress ring if I saw it.
Post # 3
does it look fake in what way? It looks like it really is – a very pretty crystal ring.
Post # 4
I think it is gorgeous!! And a smart buy for the price. Plenty of Bees wear CZ rings. It’s a temp, like you said, I think it might even be worth having someone custom make you a ring from a cast of this one one day when you’re ready for your forever ring.
i don’t think most people question any sort of white stone, left hand, ring finger ring honestly. And if they do they don’t have much class.
Post # 5
luckytobehismrs2013: “does it look fake?” Yep. If you’re cool with that, NBD.
Post # 6
I agree with PPs — it’s likely most people would assume it was costume jewelry if they saw it. If you’re cool with that, then go for it.
Post # 7
I like it – and I don’t wear sims at all. Asking if someone’s ring is “real” is so classless; I’d just give them a blank stare. Wearing what you can afford and like is very smart.
Post # 8
The setting is pretty but the center asscher cut looks like a cz . I be noticed that cz steps cuts are the most obvious as far as not looking diamond like. But for $40 it’s a nice ring
Post # 9
I have a very similiar RHR to this one.. and no it doesn’t look “real” if you really want a diamond.
Post # 10
How do YOU feel about it, sit down with FI and see what he thinks too. You’re the one wearing it so make sure you’re a hundred percent happy.
At the end of the day it’s a symbol of happiness love and promise 🙂
Post # 11
A lot of people on this board are ring and diamond experts. In real life, your hand will be moving and/or far away from people’s eyes, and I doubt people would wonder if it was a fake. It just looks like a lovely ring.
Post # 12
To me it looks like a $ 40 ring, nice for some occassional wear. Why don’t you try an enhancer or wrap to upgrade your solitaire?
Post # 13
I think it’s pretty and if you like it and want to wear something different why not? You can still trade in your solitaire one day. It still means the same thing and does the same job as a pricey ring.
It does look like crystal to me, and if that bugs you I would look into an easier to imitate and later replace carat and cut, a smaller round will look most like a diamond. A big asscher is a lot to ask of a cz, they’re a mega expensive cut in diamond and have a very distinct look. People not into gems will assume it’s a diamond. Also, It will scratch up easily with daily wear so be careful with it.
Post # 14
- Wedding: A very pretty church.
luckytobehismrs2013: My feelings are I want one it’s not so much an upgrade as a fun ring to switch up when you feel like wearing something super shiny.
Post # 15
Thanks everyone. Like I said I don’t mind telling people it’s not real, just don’t want it to look tacky etc. Gonna keep it and wear it for what it is and love it while it lasts and keep my solitaire for an upgrade with zales down the road.