Post # 1
Hey there my girlfriend and I have been talking about getting engaged but we feel it’s still far off for now. Despite that we got to talkin about engagement rings and she started looking for ring styles that she liked. She found a James Allen ring that she seems to really find attractive:
(14k white gold with two side stones each side from the center piece)
However, she and I have decided not to get into the whole diamond craze so we’re looking at alternative stones and have looked with earnest into Moissanite (Actually I’m really not sure what other alternatives stones there are…still new to this).
Now I’ve been trying to look for moissanite styles that are similar, but none of the moissanite set styles are as attractive as the James Allen one! They come out to seem either too chunky or just not refined/simple enough.
I just wanted to find out if anybody knew of any designs that are closely similar to the James Allen style above but is set in Moissanite?
Post # 3
- Wedding: November 2015 - Russell\'s Pizza House
You could buy the moissanite and get them set in the style you like by your jeweller? Sometimes it actually costs less 🙂
other alternatives are Asha, which allegedly looks most like diamond but is not as hard wearing as moissanite. Morganite is also a very beautiful stone for something different.
Good lunck 🙂
Post # 4
I hope this link works. It’s a beautiful ring! I don’t know enough about alternate stones, but Moissanite is a huge success here and I am dying to see one in person. Good luck!
Post # 5
You could also use white sapphire instead of diamonds.
Also, you can take the design you like to a jeweller and talk to them about getting in the alternative stones for you and putting it all together. If there is anything you would like to tweak about the James Allen design you can have a ring custom made, it is surprisingly not as expensive as you would think.
Take it to a jeweller and talk to them about your options. Stick to your guns though, they may question your non-diamond approach because it hasn’t taken hold in the mainstream just yet.
Post # 6
How about a natural colored gemstone?
Post # 7
Hmm seems that link isn’t really getting posted correctly… haha sorry! (edit: Still not displaying correctly! bah.)
How much would setting your separately purchased stone into a setting usually cost? Would the jeweler oblige by setting moissanite or something that was not bought from them?? I’ve read a couple stories of some jewelers giving some attitude about that…
That James Allen style is really beautiful though and wish I could find something similar. If anything I would buy that setting and a moissanite stone separately, but my girlfriend is set on wanting me to spend less than a grand for everything after all’s said and done lol. So I think I have a tough road ahead of me…
Post # 8
Hello definately look into colored gemstones. I recently my recieved blue sapphire engagement ring & I am inlove!!! There is many different colors. Good luck
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
As others have said sapphires are an option. Is she stuck on white or open to color? I have a purple color changer and I love her :).
Post # 10
@joya_aspera: +1 I was going to ask about maybe a colored diamond (IE: Black, Blue, Yellow, Green) instead of white? I personally have a black diamond and I adore it.. There are several other girls who have colored diamond (I know of a few blue, yellow, 1 green, and a few other black diamonds) and they look ah-mazing! Good luck in your hunt though!!