(Closed) Considering a ring “upgrade” .. opinions needed!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I stick with my current E-ring or get the new "replica" ring?
    Keep current ring. : (29 votes)
    45 %
    Get the new one! : (9 votes)
    14 %
    Do something else entirely. : (26 votes)
    41 %
  • Post # 3
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: September 2011

    Both your rings are beautiful! Where did you find it at??

    Post # 6
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    If its the size you are looking for without the price check out white sapphire or white topaz. Here are some gorgeous ones for under 200 dollars & they’re white gold. You can look at the reviews at the bottom to see pictures of it on people’s hands.

    http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2569032′ defer=’defer

    http://www.zales.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3179391′ defer=’defer

    Post # 9
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Stassney: Its gorgeous, I was just throwing in other gems to make sure you knew your options! 🙂 

    That ring is GORGEOUS! Seriosuly! Get it if that is what you want. 🙂 I love that wedding band, too!

    EDIT: & I also cannot tell whatsoever that those are cz’s! 

    Post # 10
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    Oh, my gosh. I voted for keep the current ring because they just looked so similar… Maybe not the best reason but that’s how I voted. HOWEVER.. with the yellow center stone? ABSOLUTELY the second one!! I thought it looked average in just white diamond.. but I LOVE it now that I looked closer and saw the yellow!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: December 2010

    @Stassney:  You might have to polish the sterling (which wouldn’t be difficult to do; you’d just need to make sure that the polish was safe for the CZs) and I have heard that CZs can get cloudy over time.  I’ve had sterling repaired before (earring posts) and it was pretty easy.  I imagine that you could get the CZs replaced quite easily.  I have a couple of sterling rings and have to polish them a couple of times a year, but honestly, if you’re wearing it every day, you’ll probably have to do it less.  

    That being said: if you love the ring and it works for you and your Fiance, awesome!  I think it’s really pretty and, in particular, really like the wedding band you’ve put with it.

    Post # 12
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    I just think the current ring is so much prettier…

    Post # 13
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    I voted for something else.  While your original ring is very pretty I understand why you would want to get something new.  Also, I am just not a fan of sterling.  It tarnishes easily and bends (IMO), so I prefer gold much more.  I do not know from experience but I believe CZs get cloudy.

    And zales has an upgrade policy, you have to pay double what the original ring costs so it may or may not work for you.  But you could put it towards a new one.

    Post # 14
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    $159 for silver and CZ is highway robbery.  You are not really paying for much, besides maybe craftsmanship…  Check overstock.com for CZ rings, they average about $20-$30 with the same materials.

    Post # 15
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    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @GoldfishPie: I agree, $160 for sterling and CZ is WAY too expensive, unless you consider it paying for the design.  Silver + CZ, I would pay max $30-40, maaaaaybe $50 for.  What is the ring your mom gave you made of??  The silver will tarnish and is not as strong as gold or plat, and I’ve read here that CZ clouds and need more cleaning.  I would keep the ring your mom gave you, or continue to hold out until you can find something you love that would be more durable.

    Post # 16
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    First, I really like both rings you posted & it was sweet of your mom to get you that ring 🙂 I’d definitely wear it as a RHR if you get a new one. I think the design of the new ring is beautiful. You could find something in possibly a yellow sapphire that is similar & would also last. (the price tag doesn’t sit right with me either)

    But, if you’re okay with having to replace the stones (supposedly they become cloudy & attract dirt/oils) or the entire ring down the road, then I say go for it! The band you posted with it is gorgeous.

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