(Closed) Diamond Choices

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Bell Tower on 34th

chelsey0707 :  Hi bee!  I am not too knowledgable regarding Moissanites but from what I understand the hearts and arrows and the forever one look the most like a diamond and their cost differential from a standard moissanite to a high quality one is relatively low.

I can really help you with the size though.  I wear a size 7 finger and struggled with the size of diamond that I wanted within my sweetie’s budget.  I have blocky fingers with larger knuckles.  I would have had to sacrifice quality for carat to get a 2 carat so instead I went with a 1.35 carat round brilliant, I color, SI2, Excellent cut with a petite pave halo band.  I really am happy with my choice because the finger coverage is lovely πŸ™‚

If you like solitaires, a 2 carat would be beautiful and the cost is much more affordable for the Moissanites. πŸ™‚  Here is my ring.  Good luck in your choice!

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

Hi bee. Congrats on the upcoming engagement! I can’t show you my finished ring, as I am still impatiently waiting for it. However, I do have some photos of my 8.00mm (2 carat equivolent) Forever One, H&A cut moissanite. It’s absolutely beautiful in person, and the photos don’t do it justice.

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee

I will put in a vote for the Amora Gem. I think it’s the most diamond-like, but they seem to be hard to get ahold of. Moissanite FB may be a better option because it’s more readily available.

As for a not too small, but not over the top size… Obviously that’s personal choice, but I guess there DOES seem to be a socially acceptable/desirable coverage percentage, and I’d put it anywhere 40%-50%. It seems you’ll get questions about when you’ll “upgrade” if you’re much below that, and comments regarding gaudiness if you’re much over.

Here’s a coverage chart to reference. Personally, I’m a 4.5 ring size, and will be getting a ~2.4 ct round diamond because I don’t wear much jewelry so I don’t mind the extra bling of the larger size on my ering. At 60% coverage, I’m sure I’ll get comments and looks but I don’t really care. πŸ˜€

Post # 9
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

chelsey0707 :  For reference, I have a size 9 ring finger, so I didn’t mind getting a larger stone. I am also having it set as a solitaire on a channel set band, with matching channel set wedding ring.

I bought my stone from Moissaniteco.com. I ordered a loose stone, and I picked a setting at a local jewelers. 

The cut is H&A, E color, and VVS1 clarity. 

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Bell Tower on 34th

chelsey0707 :  Personally, knowing my finger size, if I were you and wanted a solitaire, I’d probably go for the full 2 carat.  The finger coverage will be great and the size with not be overly flamboyant πŸ™‚ I don’t think most people will see it and assume its not a real diamond and if they do, then πŸ˜› on them! lol!

I actually got my ring from a local jeweler called Robbins Brothers here in Houston.  My ering and band are Simon G.  High quality and I’ve never had a problem with the pave diamonds falling out πŸ™‚

Here is their link: http://www.robbinsbrothers.com/  and the link to my exact setting http://www.robbinsbrothers.com/Engagement-Rings/Ring-With-Sidestones/Simon-G–i53815.ring

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2017

chelsey0707 :  I sent an email to the company, and they were absolutely a delight to work with; very helpful, quick to reply. 

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016 - Bell Tower on 34th

chelsey0707 :  My diamond was purchased from the same store. When we got my ring, I didn’t know moissanite even existed so I got a real diamond.

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