(Closed) Advice on gemstone engagement ring…

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I think it’s a beautiful and it definitely can be an e-ring.  But in my opinion, I would have gone to a jewerly store and not bought it online, my opinion though.  My engagement ring isn’t a traditional diamond.  Its a blue topaz with a diamond halo and champange diamonds on the side.  It wasn’t sold as an egagement ring but I wear as one on my left hand and it’s what my hubby proposed to me with.  If you want to make sure the sides and center stones are geniuine, I would go to a jeweler and have them take a look.

Post # 4
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

be careful, for $60 you’re likely to end up with something set in sterling silver or gold over sterling silver (or brass, as many department stores started doing recently, especially Penny’s).  Make sure that you’re spending money on a ring set in a nicer metal and not just a ring plated with a nicer metal (or just sterling silver, which doesn’t hold up very well, I have a sterling silver right hand ring I’ve worn for about a year and it looks awful already).  It’s worth the extra money to ensure you’re getting a nice ring with good quality stones that she’ll be able to wear for the rest of her life (that also won’t look cheap).  The ring you bought is beautiful, if it were accented with CZs it would probably look just as beautiful now, but the CZs will cloud over time and look really really awful, and spending the money now on the nicer ring will ensure that it will stay beautiful forever and she will never have to worry about replacing the stones.  

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

A jewelry store should have a diamond tester on hand for the side stones.

At my store, we are able to order gemstones to the customers specific shape and quality. That won’t help you if you’re proposing in a week or so but if for some reason you decide to change the ring you can always stop in to a jeweler and ask about ordering a stone.

It looks beautiful in the picture. Make sure you also know how to care for peridot as it’s a relatively soft gemstone!

good luck! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 7
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@fooledaroundandfellinlove:  i would take it to a jewellery store that has a jeweller on-site.  a lot of store just send everything away.  right there, they will be able to test the side stones to be sure that they are real diamonds. 

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Take it to a jeweller for a second opinion on the materials used. So long as you are getting what was advertised, I think it’s a lovely ring and your fiance will be happy. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

@fooledaroundandfellinlove:  I don’t see why not, just take it in and ask if they can tell you what metal it’s set in, they shouldn’t charge you for that (even if you know) then maybe they’ll comment on the stones as well (worth a try at least!), or you could then ask “these are diamonds right?” or something along those lines to get them talking ๐Ÿ™‚ 

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Though I think the ring is really pretty, I prefer gemstones set in a delicate halo for two reasons.
The first, is that I find it feels and looks more like and ‘engagement ring. I know there is no set style that IS and engagement ring, but a coloured gemstone in a delicate halo never fails to look gorgeous and classic, with a slight twist.
Secondly, I worry about the durability of wearing a softer stone on a daily/regular basis and with a halo where the centre stone is bezel set and the halo diamonds are pave set, I feel the gemstone is better protected as the diamonds are much harder then the gemstone.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I think that’s a beautiful ring.  My husband purchased my e-ring on the internet and it’s excellent quality.  I have a sapphire and a lot of brick and mortar stores only carry simulated sapphires so he almost had to go the internet route. 

Good luck!!

Post # 12
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171 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

My e-ring is peridot, so I gotta say you have great taste!  Beautiful ring.

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Did you receive an appraisal or any paperwork with the ring? It should give you details on the side stones.

Also – if you run into problems with the peridot, you can always change the setting to bezel set or halo – this is what I did with my tanzanite Smile

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

that ring is very pretty! I would take it to a jeweler to have it appraised if you think it isn’t real (my SO lost a bunch of $ on a fake)

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Check out gemvara.com, I’ve heard really great things about them and a bee on here actually got a peridot ring from them.  

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