(Closed) Do I have options?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
3075 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013 - A court...

If you love the sapphire why not go for it? Then maybe get a setting later on when you have enough for it . Or maybe have a temporary e ring which you can upgrade when your more financially stable.

Post # 4
82 posts
Worker bee

You might want to post a picture or link of the setting and oyhers may have suggestions on where to get it at a better price. Also a simple solitare setting will usually run 100-300 in gold and 40-80 to set just make sure woofer sets it accepts liability if they screw up. 

I know I have been looking at some settings for a right hand ring and habe been looking at the lanbo.4  (he has a bunch of stores like jewelryhoo) and lord of the gems settings they have on eBay / etsy. Much of their stuff is about 10-20% the price of a chain, I know it’s not tiffany or heirloom quality but for the price that’s not what I expect I wouldn’t buy a sapphire center stone from them though. Both sellers are used by alot of people on price scope and they usually know what they are doing when it comes to jewelry. I’m waiting for a custom eBay listing for my order if I’m successful and get something that looks good I’ll try to remember to post about it. 

Probably would do a nice solitare if it was me then add to it or upgrade when the funds were there. 

Post # 5
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Purchase a sterling silver ring as a stand-in until you can save enough to buy what you really want. You can be engaged without a ring and also with a stand-in. No shame in that! 

Post # 6
9918 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2014 - Chicago, IL

@kdrforever:  You could get the setting you like made in 10k gold to decrease the price or look for a similar one in sterling silver and have a CZ or moissy put in it while you save up for a diamond and a 14k gold setting 🙂


Post # 7
2522 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Two suggestions:

First, a lot of the big jewelry stores offer free financing programs.  My fiance got to make monthly payments interest free over the course of a year on my ring (I have a sapphire too- sooo pretty and even as a kid I always knew I didn’t want a diamond).  Not sure if that is a possibility for you guys, but it can certainly make a purchase like that easier


I like the setting suggestion- however you said the setting you liked was around 1500, and that’s not a particularly high price for a setting, so that might be out of reach right now.  


Secondly, maybe look into a good silver and fake diamond ring as a place saver.  You can get them for 50 and less, and if you wanted you could even have a jewelry store make an exact replica of it out of white gold and diamonds or sapphires.  

Post # 8
1019 posts
Bumble bee

I understand completely. If DBF and I get engaged soon, then our e-ring budget will be even less than yours; we are students, I don’t have a job, and DBF’s seasonal job is ending soon.

Go for the sapphire, but use a less expensive setting for the time being. I’d look for something in 10k gold if I were you, just in the off-chance that it’d grow on me, but if your heart is set on the more elaborate setting, sterling silver would work.

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