Post # 1
So I’m new to this whole ring thing. I’m not much of a jewelry person, but I’m obsessed with everyones rings !
My boyfriend and I have talked about getting engaged. He’s saving up to get my ring, so hopefully some time this year it will be official. I’ve been giving him ideas on what I want.
But now that I discovered weddingbee.. I’m seeing things like halo, basket and moissanit stones. And I’m pretty confused hah. I knew there was such a thing as karates, but I dont know what that means exactly.
Can someone teach me the basics of ring educate?
I seen some pretty rings on etsy that i love.
Post # 2
A halo is where small stones surround a larger center stone.
Basket is the structure that holds the center stone, it can also be called a head.
Moissanite is a stone all of its own. It is a man made stone that has awesome sparkle and durability, at a cost far less than diamond per carat. Many use it as a diamond substitute as it is similar to look at, but most people who are sparkly savvy can tell the difference in person.
Carat is the size of the stone!
If you are looking to educate yourself I recommend sites like The Facet Lounge or Pricescope. People are very knowledgeable and friendly.
Post # 4
You are more than welcome.
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Carat is the size by weight. It’s written in decimals (tenths) usually, like .6 carats or 1.2 carats. Something with a larger carat weight will usually appear larger than something with a smaller carat weight. But, then there are other factors that can make 2 diamonds of the same carat weight appear like different sizes, including cut, clarity, color, polish, symmetry, floursence, the list goes on. Lots to research 🙂
Maybe this will help: http://www.bluenile.com/education/diamonds?gclid=CjwKEAjw8da8BRDssvyH8uPEgnoSJABJmwYoaVRm&click_id=783440206
Post # 8
Yes! The bee is so helpful. I felt like a total noob when I first started stalking the boards a year ago. It sounds like we might have similar taste from what you’ve described. I’ve got a Moissanite in a small halo with basket filigree. Happy hunting, bee!! 💓💓💓