Post # 1
- Wedding: October 2016 - His Way Church & Chesapeake Room @ Downs Park
Looking for a little pep talk. My ring is cubic zirconia, man-made sapphire and sterling silver. I honestly never really cared to have a real diamond and I worry that if I had one I’d lose it. But every once in a while, I get this gnawing feeling when I look at it and I think maybe I want a real one. Maybe it’s too big and is too obvious that it’s fake. Plus, I prefer dainty/delicate looking jewelry and, even though I picked this myself, it certainly isn’t dainty. Here is my ring:
Do you think I should change it? My wedding band will be in rose gold and I have seen some really nice rose gold erings that have a delicate quality to them (I like it when the ering and band match). What do you think? Do you like it as is?
Post # 2
It’s a lovely ring. But if you don’t love it anymore, it’s not a crime to change it out for something more your taste now. Personally I find CZ (in general) pretty easy to tell apart from a diamond, but that’s only because I’m a gemology nerd! I don’t think the size is too ‘fake’ looking, the sapphires are a nice colour and the bullets look nice too.
That being said, you’re still going to be married whether you use the original ring or not. I say get something you love!
Post # 3
I personally think your ring is beautiful and unique, but if you don’t love it and you and your fiance can afford a new one, then go for it!
Post # 4
If it’s something you really want but can’t afford right now, you always have to option of getting a “real” ring as an anniversary present down the road.
Post # 5
It’s smart to stay in your comfort zone money wise. It takes a lot of restraint! you should be proud of that.
I like your ring and of course, it is already real – it’s your real e ring- , but if you want rose gold and you want it to match, why don’t you keep an eye out for the kind of e ring that appeals and see if it’s doable?
Post # 6
gijanedoe: lots of options out there, definitely change it up to match the wedding band, i think you’ll love a dainty rose gold e ring. Maybe with morganite?
Post # 7
I had a CZ ring when we first got engaged that I loved until it became cloudy and the band began to change color (it wasn’t even sterling silver). It felt very nice to get a 14K gold ring after that, even though the diamonds were very tiny I did like that the ring was ‘real’ and would last forever. If it bothers you and you’re on a budget, check out etsy and EBay. I’ve seen a lot of 14K rose gold rings for under $200 there- ranging from tiny diamonds to antique love knot rings to large pearls. All were beautiful. I think your ring is lovely and most people don’t pay close enough attention or have enough gem knowledge to tell the difference of CZ’s from diamonds. I’d only be concerned about the durability of it.
Post # 8
gijanedoe: I think if you have the means to, it would be fun to get a new rose gold ring. There are soo many options out there at all kinds of price points. Check out Etsy, Diamondbistro, Rubylane and even JTV for some great deals. I think your ring is pretty, I like the design a lot, but if I am being honest, it does look like a CZ. I do not think there is anything wrong with CZ, but if you are wanting it to “pass”, I just don’t think it does.
JTV has this lovely morganite rose gold solitaire ring for $118!
Post # 9
This set caught my eye- http://etsy.me/1UDuoya
It’s $300 but comes as a set so you wouldn’t need to pay extra for a band. It’s 14KT rose gold and you can choose several gemstones (even moissanite if you want it to look diamond-like) and it’s very small and delicate.
Post # 10
gijanedoe: etsy has a bunch of super dainty diamond rose gold rings for a really good price. Maybe start with a small one to get use to wearing a real one and not losing it.
I think your ring is beautiful but I am a sucker for natural diamonds!
Post # 11
gijanedoe: There’s a reason you keep getting that feeling. It’s trying to tell you something. It sounds like you are trying to talk yourself out of something you might really actually want.
Follow your gut instinct. In 10yrs time what do you want to look down and see on your finger?
Post # 12
I happen to think your engagement ring looks really beautiful on your hand, and being unengaged now, it’d actually be just dreamy for me to have one, even if it was a cz. I agree with the previous poster who said that most people can’t tell the difference between a diamond and cz, anyway. I do, however, understand the desire for something new and different, and for your ering to match your band. And I definitely think if it’s within the budget, you should have what you love.
Rose gold is just gorgeous,and some really beautiful rose gold and morganite engagement rings can be found for less than 300 dollars
. I got this beautiful morganite and diamond halo ring in 14k rose gold on Amazon.com for $250.00, which may or may not be your taste, but could give you an idea of what you could get for a little money. You could also check out etsy, eBay, etc. I’ve seen a great selection of rose gold rings there, both with and without diamonds
Post # 13
luckyladylaterinlife35: I really like that! Thats a great deal!
Post # 14
Your ring is beautiful, but if you are not happy, then get something else. It is totally your choice and only you will know what will ultimately make you happy.
Post # 15
gijanedoe: I say, you have to wear it so be happy with it. I orig wanted a black diamond but now I have a beautiful colorless cushion…Id say in long run, I probably wouldnt have wanted the black after all. If you like rose gold, Id find a ring to go with that if you are unhappy with the cz.