(Closed) 5th Year Anniversary – New setting or Brand New Ring?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: 5th year anniversary ring-New setting for current ring or Brand New Ring?
    New setting-6 prongs solitaire setting without pave. : (2 votes)
    9 %
    New setting-6 prongs solitaire setting with pave : (5 votes)
    23 %
    New setting-Halo : (2 votes)
    9 %
    Brand New ring with Pink Stone and Diamonds. : (13 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 3
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    Welcome to the hive!  You have beautiful rings!  I think personally, I would leave my e-rings alone and get a coloured gem stone. I love the rings you picked. Unfortunately, I am no help when it comes to education on gemstones, however you are in good hands there are plenty of knowledgeable bees on this site with beautiful gems…. They’llbe sure to help.

    Post # 4
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    Here’s a link to other loose kunzites for comparison; it seems like $1500 for 10ct, especially with the more muted color, is overpriced.  You should be able to get that size stone/color/cut for about $1000.  

    http://www.jtv.com/Gemstone/1,default,sc.html?prefn1=A_GEM_STONE&prefv1=Kunzite

    With gemstones, typically, the more saturated the color, the higher the price.  So a deeper blue aquamarine would be more valuable than a lighter.  A deeper pink kunzite would be more valuable than a pale one.  Now, this has nothing to do with your own personal preference.  I have an aquamarine ering, and it’s a lighter blue because that was my preference.  Find a stone you love, and as long as the price matches what you’re getting, go for it!

    Post # 5
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    @inspiredcreations:  you can also get a pink Sapphire.  Its strength for everyday wear is second only to a diamond. Check out Etsy. I would buy the loose stone online then go to a Brick and Mortar establishment for the setting

    Post # 7
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    2607 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Just throwing an alternative out there for you:  If it were my ring, I’d look for a stone to match the (looks like?) smaller round on the right hand side of your pic, and create a three stone ring with a halo.  Here are a couple of pics to illistrate what I mean.  The stone shapes are not the same as yours (cushion/round combo) but you get the idea.

    Three stone w/halo just around the centre:Three stone no halo:

    Three stone w/ halo around all stones

     

     

    Post # 8
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    4663 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    since you already have 2 rings, i would say to reset the one on the right since it’s a plainer setting to begin with. I dont’ like halos, but once again, since you have two rings, you might as well go for something that looks different.

    just wondering, how did you end up with 2 sets?

    Post # 9
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    1855 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @NanaChan:  For 20cts, that’s probably a pretty good price.  The PP mentioned the hardness of the stone, so that would be something to take into consideration if you are planning to wear it every day.  It’s a 6.5-7 on the Mohs scale, so not really the best for daily wear; a sapphire would be much better if you want a daily wear colored gem.  Also, kunzite can fade in the sunlight, so I don’t know that I would choose this for an ering setting.

    http://www.gemstone.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=129:sapphire&catid=1:gem-by-gem&Itemid=14

    As a variety of spodumen, kunzite belongs to the class of the chain silicates. It has minute traces of manganese to thank for its fine lilac colour. However, the colour can fade in direct sunlight. For that reason, jewellery with kunzite should never be worn while sunbathing or on the beach.

    Post # 14
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    4663 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    i would put the halo around the smaller one, but the smaller one is your original e-ring right? that would make me sad to change the original one, so in that case i would halo the larger one. such a tough choice!

    for esthetic reasons alone = halo the smaller one

    sentimental reasons = halo the larger one

    Post # 16
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @NanaChan:  For me, with gemstones, you just have to go with what makes your heart stop beating for a moment… for the one that takes your breath away.  I see so many rings that are pretty, and even some that are stunning, but when I saw my ring, I just knew it was the one I wanted.  The Moh’s hardness is not as big of a deal if you make sure you are careful with it and take it off when you’re cleaning, working around the house, doing physical activity, etc.  I don’t wear my aqua when I’m running, I don’t wear it when I’m doing laundry, etc.  It gets worn out of the house to work, in social settings, etc.  Mine’s a big stone, too, so I completely understand the love for something that’s not necessarily practical, but makes your heart happy.  It very well might take a while to find just what you want, and I would absolutely encourage you to check out antique/estate dealers.  They often have gorgeous gemstone rings in unique settings; I had looked a 1000s of rings online when I stumbled across my ring on an estate dealers website.  Best of luck to you as your search continues!

    P.S. Anything gemstone at Tiffany’s is going to have a 500% markup; find it somewhere else or have it made, unless for some reason the money is just burning a whole in your pocket 🙂

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