(Closed) Embrace the Fake Engagement Ring?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 63
Member
8602 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

@LeSpice:  I read that as the ring budget, not all the $$ to his name!

Post # 64
Member
248 posts
Helper bee

@podfoot:  I don’t really have much advice to contribute (though I will tell you my SO and I are leaning towards diamond setting/moissanite center stone).  I just wanted to say, not to get all schmoopy/cheesy, reading this thread is seriously warming my heart.  Your concern with giving her exactly what she wants is very touching.  I guess what I’m saying is kudos you!

 

Post # 66
Member
7960 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

@podfoot:  by the sounds of your gf, i think you should get a reasonably priced 1 carat diamond with a nice setting.

yes, your gf loves bling and wants big and flashy but i can almost guarantee that if she had a gorgeous setting with a 2ct moissy, she will want to change out that centre after the first time someone questions her about the similant.

girls that have moissy or asha stones choose to because they love them for the product that they are and not to make it look like they have a huge diamond.  unless your gf is prepared to admit to anyone who asks what type of stone her ering is, she should not be wearing it.

also, if you do decide to upgrade the ring in 10-20 years, you’ll probably end up changing the setting too.  not to mention, financially, you will be able to upgrade a 1ct to 2ct diamond easier than a 2ct moissy to a 2ct diamond.

 

Post # 67
Member
667 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Banff, Alberta

@podfoot:  I have a 1.5 center stone on a three stone moissanite. People often say how beautiful it is but have never been asked if it was “real”. Moissanite is stunning and I think more beautiful than a diamond. Saying anything other than a diamond is a “fake ring” doesn’t go over very well. 

Post # 69
Member
3108 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@podfoot:  Don’t worry! I love this kind of stuff. My husband and I were in grad school when we got engaged, and we had a very limited budget. Pricescope was awesome, and we ended up with something beautiful that we wouldn’t have been able to get had we not done our research there. Good luck with everything!

Post # 71
Member
8426 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

I wouldn’t get a stone that is larger than what you would upgrade to later on. It’d be a bit odd to downgrade the size of your stone, and may not even be possible depending on the head of the ring I would think.

Honestly though…I think your gf is expecting a lot for someone living off of loans. $6k is more than a lot of people are going to spend on their “forever” ring, and you could certainly get a nice diamond ring for that much money. I personally feel really awkward when people think my “fake” jewelry is real and wouldn’t want to deal with that all the time, but whatever the two of you are comfortable with.

Post # 72
Member
8602 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

@podfoot:  gotcha! yeah, then dont spend it all on a diamond lol.

I would go with 1 – 1.5 carat equivalent to keep the questions minimal. Even if shes into the moissy she might not want to become a spokesperson on it! It will also be more reasonable if you switch it out for a diamond later, and even an upgrade way way later. Pretty pricy to ever buy a 2 ct diamond, much less upgrade it!

Also you seem really sweet- congrats!

Post # 73
Member
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@podfoot:  I’d try etsy for a setting! We are getting mine from TheLOGR <– (CLICK IT!) and they offer so many beautiful pieces for a very reasonable price. AND they make custom settings for super reasonable costs. We got a 14k white gold hand engraved setting for my 1.4 carat moissanite for under $400! If you will be waiting for a month or so I can share a proper review once we get the ring. I know ordering online can be risky, but we decided we’d rather have money for the future and take a risk on the setting, than spend an obscene amount. TheLOGR has beautiful elaborate settings at a fraction of the cost because they send them direct from the factory. They also have excellent ratings on etsy and ebay!

Post # 74
Member
2590 posts
Sugar bee

@podfoot:  That is a very fair point.  Where I live having a 2ct ring would look insane, so I just wouldn’t want to stick out that weirdly.  But point taken.  She should get whatever she wants and wear it proudly!

Post # 76
Member
1088 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@podfoot:  I know all about Amora, however I had never heard of the H&A cut. Here is food for thought though, when it comes to “brand name” stuff. Charles & Colvard have been making moissanite (with rave reviews from what I’ve seen online) for years, and I might be weary of going with a brand new moissanite producer when their patent runs up, because that stone will not have been tested for durability and quality, where as C&C moissanite is tried and true. If your SO is into brand names, she may prefer the industry standard moissanite that C&C produces.

The topic ‘Embrace the Fake Engagement Ring?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors