Post # 1
I’m looking to buy a fake engagement ring for when my real one is off being sized (could take upwards of 5 weeks with Birks). Plus it would be nice to have for when I go to Mexico a few times this year or play sports. But wheres a good place to get an inexpensive CZ solitarire fake engagement ring in Edmonton? I want it to look as much like my real one as possible, but I’m also not willing to pay all that much.
I have the Birks Blue Soliatire white gold engagement ring.
Post # 3
@wanderingbrunette: Hello. I noticed you are relatively new to the Bee. Welcome! Just a word of caution: be careful when using the term “fake”. Instead, try “stand-in” or “non diamond”.
Post # 4
@wanderingbrunette: ditto what @shortie1848:
said. Welcome to the bee and the term ‘fake’ doesn’t always get taken well. ‘Stand in’ is a much more accepted term around here (lots of bees have non-diamond engagement rings).
I would check out the costume jewellery stores, a lot of them have okay looking rings, just coat the metal in clear polish to keep the finish (and keep your finger from turning green). I would also check out consignement or antique shops.
Post # 5
@wanderingbrunette: Are you opposed to ordering one online? berricle.com has some beautiful ones!
Post # 6
They have Claire’s in Canada, you may want to try that.
Post # 7
Sears has a line of CZ rings which are pretty nice and around $30
Post # 8
honestly, Walmart has amazing CZ rings! And target too!
Post # 10
I’m still gonna use the word fake because its not my REAL engagement ring. Its not a stand-in. Its fake. And my real engagement ring has non diamond stones in it, so I’m not going to say “non diamond ring” either. In my world, the ring I’m getting because I don’t want my real one stolen, lost etc, is fake. Lets not get our knickers in a knot over terminology. I don’t care if this fake ring is CZ, mother of peral or plastic – its MY fake engagement ring. MY real one has non diamond stones (it has sapphires) in it and if someone wants to call that fake cause it has non diamond stones in it – knock your socks off. I”m not going to get virtually p’d off because of someone terminology.
I”m wearing a fake topaz ring right now. I love it to pieces and will probably wear it on my wedding day. My hair colour is fake – its not my real colour. Who cares? Terminology, people, is not the hill to die on.
I”m not against ordering online, but I have no patience. So I’d perfer to buy it in store. Even if I’d get a better value online.
I didn’t know Target sold rings – we just got our first Target a few months ago and I haven’t been yet. This might be a good reason to check it out. I never even thought about department stores (its too early to think seriously). I’m getting my spacer at Clares so I’ll keep an eye out when buy those. Thanks!
Post # 11
Ouch… not a nice way to start the day or your posting history on WBee IMO
Like it or not you are new here…
And YOUR USE of the word “fake” as is DOES HURT others.
Doesn’t matter that you don’t see it that way
Other Bees explained it to you nicely… sadly you didn’t want to listen.
You want a “Stand In” Ring… for when your ERing is not available / inconvenient. Period.
You have been given some good ideas on where to look.
Post # 12
@wanderingbrunette: You can check out Berricle http://www.berricle.com/ they currently have 35% off. I’m in Ontario and ordered from there for a couple different rings (a band and CZ for when I’m doing things I don’t want to wear my real engagement ring for) the quality is amazing and honestly every single person thought it was real. 6 months later and neither have tarnished at all, I think shipping to Canada is $9.99
Post # 13
@wanderingbrunette: lol ,+1. Yes check Target.
Post # 14
@wanderingbrunette: I like you. I’ve been here for over a year, and people do annoyingly get their knickers in a twist over the word “fake”. Everyone knows exactly what people mean when they use the word “fake”, and generally it is not used at all to upset people, yet they choose to be upset.
Post # 15
- Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia
Try: Paris Jewellers at WEM, Millwoods or Bonnie Doon. Watch for their Silly Sales. (My engagement ring is from Paris)
Even Winners. (I found a nice costume ring from there)
Post # 16
@wanderingbrunette: Just be careful if you get one at Claires, they sell a lot of plated base metal, so it may turn your finger green. There is also Metalsmiths, I think they are usually overpriced for what you get, but they sometimes have sales that may make it worth it.