Post # 33
I keep finding more! (you gave me an excuse to look at shiny things haha)
Moissaniteco.com has a few things in the sale section that might interest you.
This is a 1ct equivalent moissy, 14k WG $575 (you’d have to put in $$ as well but great bang for your buck!)
^^ Link to the sale page, scroll towards the bottom for the lower priced rings
Post # 34
I’m loving some of the lab pink sapphires at Better than diamond website:
Especially this one which is $141 for a 6.5mm (1.71ct) – you could purchase the stone and have it set into a ring easily for $350 (or select one of the rings on their site to have it set into.)
They also have the most amazing blue Ceylon and Kashmir blue sapphires
Post # 35
YAY :] my ring size is a 4.75 and the center stone is 1 carat. My fiance said they were great to work with ( he got my ring size wrong and had to change it)!
Post # 36
Wow, that’s awesome! I don’t know if I want mine to sit flush (heck, I’m kind of obsessed with diamond infinity bands, so it may not even matter), but I like that I have the option. I like that you can get the lifetime cleaning from Zales! I think that could be pretty useful 🙂 Have you gotten any negative comments about having a sapphire instead of a diamond? I have read on these boards that some ladies have some snarky comments about non-diamond engagement rings!
I love moissanite! That’s defintely something to consider!
I have considered loose stones, but I don’t know where to find good settings that aren’t outrageous! I’ve found a few on Etsy, but other than that, I’m at a loss!
That’s so great! I love it. It looks SO real!
Post # 37
I have added a poll if you guys would like to participate!
Post # 38
Moissanite Solitaires start out around $300 with 14k gold. If you want a sparkly clear center stone, you should probably check out moissaniteco.com as a possibility. Good luck with your search!
Post # 39
You could always check out gemvara.com! I have never purchased anything from there, but I love to play with their website (and I’ve seen enough reviews to know they’re legit). I wish I could post a link and photos to rings I saw that are gorgeous, unfortunately, my work computer does allow it, lol. However, there’s a link to what I was looking at, all rings with a $500 limit. You can change what metals you like and what stones you like.
Post # 40
I think somewhere between 5-6mm will be a nice size that fits in your budget. I’m a size 5.5-6, and I think those stone sizes look nice. A 6mm stone is almost the same size as a 1 carat diamond, so it’s not small at all. Personally, I would pick moissy over Asha, as the moissy will be more durable. Ashas are coated cz’s, and I’d rather buy a regular cz for much less money. Just my 2 cents, although some Asha owners might disagree.
Post # 41
On the whole, I’ve gotten positive feedback here on the Bee. Of course you’ll always get the occasional “It’s pretty, but I prefer a diamond!” comment, but I don’t even take offense to that stuff anymore. In person I’m asked why we got a sapphire instead of a diamond quite often, but I just tell them that I’ve always wanted one. I also get the Princess Diana/Kate Middleton comparisons a lot, which I really don’t mind because I loooove both of them. 😉
The only advice I will give is if you’re considering a diamond wedding band, make sure the stones in your ring are also diamond. My halo is actually white sapphires, so they look a little dingy next to my diamond band. I’m planning on having my center stone re-set into a halo with diamonds at some point in the future. Lots of people don’t notice and say I’m crazy, but it’s an OCD thing, it’s been driving me crazy! Just a thought! 🙂
Post # 42
@jessjlstar: girllllllllll sapphires are my LOVE!! I sent this exact collage to my Fiance because I wanted one for xmas. I ended up getting one NOT on this list, but their all from Kay Jewlers, and all under $250.
Post # 43
I can’t put my tongue back in my mouth! Your ring is Unbelievably gorgeous! Gah! Seriously!!!!
I also voted blue sapphire!
Post # 44
I have a ring from David Yurman I sometimes wear as my second Engagement Ring that I just love. I think my husband pain $450 for it. It’s diamond with sterling silver cable band. I don’t think the picture does the ring justice. It’s very pretty in real life and gives a nice sparkle.
Post # 45
Thank you so much!!! 🙂 I think my tiny fingers help haha. 😉
Post # 46
Oh. My. Gosh. I’m about to go look at Kay when I go back home this Friday! I love all of those! Like, literally. All of them. I’ve been obsessed with the Kate Middleton-style rings (I was just a youngin’ when Princess Diana had the ring), so I am definitely drooling.
That’s such a great price! I looked at some of those rings, and I thought, “I won’t be able to afford these for at least a few years.” But that one is beautiful (and affordable!) 🙂
Oh, good! I am one of those people who get their feelings hurt easily, so I am nervous that I might get a negative comment. But, then again, it’s MY ring. And the sapphire has a special meaning to ME, so I guess it really wouldn’t matter!