(Closed) Engagement Rings Boring

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

Maybe look into estate rings? 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee

Have you looked at Moissanite Co.? They have some pretty unique engagement rings, although not knowing your style I’m not sure if they are unique enough.

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

Can you find some pictures to post on here to show us what style you are going for? We might can be more help that way! 🙂

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

i second the antique/estate ring idea. i’ve got one and it is definitely unique and was under $2000. you could also maybe look into antique settings (even with other stones) and then replace it with your moissanite stone? 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Wait so, you want moissanite or you don’t? You said you did, then you said you couldn’t go non-diamond? But you also made a great point that bringing a moissanite to a jeweler might not be an option. Many jewelers tend to avoid simulants (or what they perceive to be sims) like the plague.

Are antique rings your style? If not, I think your idea of adding colored accent/side stones is good, or using colored gold. My ring will be rose gold, which I love.

My advice is to go check out pricescope, you will find plenty of inspiration there!

Post # 8
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Wait, isn’t a moissanite non-diamond too? Or are you planning on telling everyone that it is a diamond? Sorry, I’m not very familiar with moissanite.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I second Pricescope! When we first started looking at rings, we went to a lot of chain shops. I found some things I liked but didn’t love because I had a more antique/vintage style in mind. Finally I found my dream setting at a smaller family run jewelery store, so keep looking!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

If you want a unique ring unlike those everyone else in your part of the country has, wouldn’t a colored stone be more unique and better than passing off a moissanite as a diamond, simply in an effort to live up to social expectations?

Post # 12
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I would definitely pick out the diamond in person, but you wouldn’t have to have it set by the jeweler you buy it from. Our jeweler just ordered the right size setting based on measurements and set the diamond. So, s/he can tell you the measurements, you can have a setting made, and have the diamond set locally. I bought FI’s wedding ring from QuiltedPony on etsy (he does a neat e-ring), and mine from GreenLake Jewelers (in Seattle). The latter is on the expensive size but does amazing custom work and they have great website for custom orders including a lot of photos of their previous work.

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

If you find a designer you like, most of them will have a section on their website that will list the locations closest to you that carry them.  If you call the jeweler they can try to get the ring(s) you like in their store for you to see in person (if it isn’t there already!)

I am in the process of doing this now…the one designer I am interested in is only carried ONE place near me and its 45 minutes away!  I am going to call today and hopefully make the trip out soon!

Good luck!!

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

http://www.jamesallen.com and http://www.bluenile.com are two good places to search online for rings — they have a good variety, and the prices are much better than what you see in stores (and better quality stones).

My ring is from James Allen.

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

i would like to third (or fourth or whatever) antique rings.  there are some seriously unique antiques out there.  and reasonably priced too.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I second moissaniteco.com! They have really unique rings and you can work with them and even order colored moissanite! And the prices are amazing.

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