(Closed) Diamond envy is there a cure? (Not serious )

posted 4 years ago in Rings
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2016

Get a giant cz or moissy

Post # 3
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Helper bee

I hear you! I definitely feel your pain and can completely relate. I recently had to sell my almost 1-carat diamond solitaire (it was unavoidable). I now have zero diamonds to my name. All I can do is to drool over everyone else’s rings (and I seriously notice everyone’s rings). My dream is to get a round brilliant with tapered baguettes. My husband assures me things will get better, and we can hold to that goal, but I know even if finances ever improve, I will never be able to spend that amount of money on a diamond ring. I had inherited my diamond, so purchasing one would be a new things for us. I just don’t think I could do it. I could probably give you a run for your money in the pouting department. LOL!

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2019

OMG this made me laugh out loud!!

“Yeah right whatever.”

You’re hilarious.

I don’t have my ring yet, but will be looking at a .5 ct even though I would much rather have a .75-1 ct! It’s hard after being on this site to not want to go big or go home, but at the same time I don’t like diamonds that are much bigger than a carat for me personally because they seem gaudy or fake, so that helps me cope!

When I see the flawless 1 carat diamonds with subtle halos and pave bands on this site that would cost at least triple what I see as a feasible (but still decadent for my circumstance) ring budget, I feel the envy for sure!!

Post # 5
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Busy bee

Oh my gosh! I love your sense of humor LOL How about looking into pawn shops? Some of them have larger diamonds at reasonable prices…some with or w/o GIA paperwork OR I’ve been browsing James Allen website and their prices for loose diamonds are great. They have settings to chose from as well. If a bigger diamond is what you would like it may be way more affordable than you think. Oh and for the love of God- do not sell the cat BOL! 😉

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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Your post made me smile 🙂 I get it, while I love my 0.6ct I can’t help but droooooool everytime I see something much larger! It’s a big sparkly rock, how can we NOT have envy?? Haha! Why not get a large moissy or cz as a right hand ring? 🙂

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Helper bee

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mellybelly :  Thank you — that’s so sweet! Sometimes, life just deals you a challenging hand, you know? It doesn’t help that my birthstone is the diamond. I am drawn to all things shiny. Oh, the irony! I sure hope things improve for you, too. Struggling financially (or otherwise) is no fun!

You are so funny! My cat does the same things. In fact, he’s doing the licking thing right now!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee

I would be on board with your post and the way you’re addressing your feelings of envy if it weren’t for the fact that you called your stepson’s Fiance a high-maintenance girl who “has” to have the best of the best. That comes off as so unnecessarily judgmental, and who knows, maybe your stepson was the one who chose it without her input. Even if that’s not the case, I don’t think judging her will help anything.

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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

I like your 3 stone idea!  That could help you feel more blingy.  😉  Or moissy.  I love moissy almost as much as I love my diamonds.  It is really beautiful and sparkly!!  And often there are deals on diamond bistro or etsy.  

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

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mellybelly :  so true about cats and their bottom licking! My husband says they are sending messages to their alien mothership when they lick their butts. Lol. This website has given me big time ring envy. I have a Moissanite now (1 carat equivalent vs the diamond I had in my original set that was .41 carat and full of inclusions) and have also found some cheap but real looking cz rings from Berricle. 

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beyondthesea :  I’ve had to sell jewellery to make ends meet in the past. It sucked. I sold my high school ring and rings I had as a teenager that had sentimental value. My original wedding set was worth less than those so I kept it. But I still feel bad about it. Maybe can you go the cz route for now as a stand-in? Regardless, I hope finances get better soon. 

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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mellybelly :  omg “diamond pervert.” I’m crying 😂😂😂😂

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2016

mellybelly : 

I know how you feel. You can always tell yourself that there are always people with bigger and smaller stones than yours – but seriously, in my case, I doubt there are people with smaller!

My e-ring is less than 0.01 ct – seriously, the size of a grain of sand. (Photo included. The e-ring is the top one. The bigger diamond is the one I got 3 years later). Hard to believe they could even see it to put 4 claws on it. But it was only $125 – and it was 14 kt gold – it was all we could afford at the time. (It was the ‘wedding band’ part of the set – so really it wasn’t supposed to have much of a diamond).

After 3 years of marriage, we were finally out of university- but we were still pretty poor (all those student loan payments! Plus I went to Grad school. We managed to get the ‘engagement’ part of the set – this is 0.1 ct- so moving up in the world, but still tiny  (a big $355). 

I’ve been jealous of all the big rings I’ve seen – but like you, mortgage, cars, and travel were all important. This year (25 years), the house and cars are paid for – so I did it – I got a 1ct diamond! Now, I know it’s still small compared to some people (well, most here), but it’s gorgeous. The only problem is that it’s caused a buying spree! 25 years of pent up waiting and I’ve gone nuts. In addition to the engagement ring, I got the matching band (of course I had to!), an eternity band in Moissanite (at least not diamond!), and because a close relative died – a beautiful morganite and diamond ring in rose gold.  There’s one more I want – then I think I’m done for awhile! 

So, just a warning, once you start its hard to stop

plus, I still wear the tiny ring that started it off. It been there so long it’s hard to imagine my hand without it. Peoples said I could trade it in for a larger ring (I still have the recipt) – but for $125 it’s not worth it. The memories are priceless! 

 

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