(Closed) hating the ring search

posted 7 years ago in Waiting
Post # 3
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I had the same issue with FH. FH wanted something traditional (diamond), I wanted something nontraditional like a black diamond or another colored stone. FH didn’t know anything about rings either, and to be honest, I didn’t know a whole lot so starting the search was a bit of an adventure for both of us. I got really frustrated because FH was working with my mom and my mom shot down every ring that wasn’t a diamond, so he eventually quit asking her and we ended up getting a moissanite.

I don’t know what your budget is, but if FH is dead set on a diamond and you’re worried about ethics, places like brilliantearth have conflict free diamonds and recycled gold, but it is a little more expensive.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m sorry you don’t have a budget to work with. I knew that I wasn’t going to have much to go on. My ring was under $800. This is  the moissanite ring we went with.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

why not buy a small (5 mm or smaller) loose moissainte just to look at it, and mail it back within the return period? I think all you’d have to pay is shipping.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2012

@miss sparkly cat: My Fiance never gave me a budget so I just sent him pictures of rings I liked and sent him on his way. When he went and looked at stores they were really helpful and explained everything to him. Most jewelery stores are used to guys coming in without a lot of knowledge about the 4 C’s so they’ll help out. Maybe you can find pictures online without the price and just send the pictures so he can take those when he looks.

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

My Fiance was clueless about diamonds too. I didn’t really want one – I wanted a emerald or sapphire but he made a good point – I use my hands a lot and I don’t “baby” my things so I would probably break a stone that’s not has hard has a diamond. 

He eventually got into learning about diamonds but not TOO much – he decided buying from a well-known store will give him a good chance of a beautiful diamond. So you can take that approach too perhaps? Tiffany’s is pricier but at least you know you will get a good diamond.

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

On the topic of colored gemstones, I have a blue sapphire and don’t even think about the color when picking out an outfit. I don’t think they have to match. I highly doubt anyone will notice. And if they do, all that really matters is that you love the ring.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2006

This may help:  

For ladies with colored gemstone rings!

I want a colored gemstone and my SO’s really pushing sapphire and to me, matching is important but apparently it’s not if you look at the poll results.  Also, I have a peridot ring that I have been wearing recently with everything to get used to having a non-matching ring.

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