- 5 years ago
I am a guy who will be proposing in the next few months, and I am looking for some guidance in the matter of sourcing a stone for a semi-custom ring. Here are the details…
Her only real desire (as far as the stone itself goes) is that it be a light blue. She’s not a huge jewelry person to begin with, and probably won’t even wear the e-ring regularly after replacing it with a wedding band, so neither of us are interested in dropping a lot of money on this. (I AM planning to spend a bit more on a good quality setting, in case she wants to upgrade later… but I digress.)
I am currently looking at sky blue topaz and aquamarine stones, and have been pleasantly surprised at how affordable they are. My question, then – can anyone make recommendations as far as places to buy loose gemstones from online? I’m a bit leery of buying something like this sight unseen. Hopefully some of you all can clue me in on the more reputable dealers out there.
Thanks in advance!