(Closed) Heirloom Ring Repro…HELP!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
4812 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: January 2010

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ilovesophia :  

I’d guess (and of course please don’t hold me to my guesses!)

  • .6-.7ish ct (hard to tell with the bezel).
  • Shank is 1.5mm where splits, going into about 3ish mm (give or take .1mm here or there)
  • Hard to tell with the lighting, but the honest truth is many diamonds people wear are in the I/J/K range. Your stone does not look colourless, and I would guess it to be slightly tinted (so at least J/K) but you would be safe going with an H/I or something too.
  • If you are worried about it looking “too white” I would go with a FB. 

Also, I will say CZ is actually probably the BEST for passing, but you would want to get a warmer CZ (not a colourless one). But, honestly, if you put a moissanite in no one would know any different.

Post # 3
2811 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

Tell your mom. I am a mom and I can tell you with absolute assurance that being lied to and intentionally deceived about something that was important to me by my daughter would be far worse than them telling me what happened. I would be angry and hurt if my daughter lost the ring but I would be devastated that she deceived me and our relationship would never be the same. Tell her.

Post # 4
250 posts
Helper bee

I’m so sorry! I know it must have been heartbreaking to lose an heirloom ring! However, I don’t know if you’ll be able to pass off another ring as the same ring you lost. It sounds like your mom saw this ring very often and spent time having it made. She might remember exactly what it looks like and another ring (however similar) might not pass. I know moissanites look very much like diamonds, but she might notice that the color is different or the sparkle is different. I wouldn’t want you to have that conversation on your wedding day!

To answer your question, I guess I would say about a .5 carat? I’m pretty bad with guessing though.

Post # 5
307 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

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MrsFuzzyFace :  as a mom as well, I agree

Post # 6
2735 posts
Sugar bee

Tell her. Chances are she will realize its not the original and that might lead to hurt feelings because her daughter lied to her. And may erode trust she has in you,

Post # 9
3848 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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ilovesophia :  Was the original ring engraved?   If so that will have to be reproduced as well.   How old was the diamond?  I wonder if it was an OEC?   

Post # 11
1071 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

It’s an old stone, so more than likely it will have a warmer hue. I would say it looks approx 1/2 carat…it is unlikely that she will notice the stone looking bigger or smaller or even very much different, honestly. If you wear it as a RHR, you can hold your bouquet up as much as you can with your right hand, and for the rest of the evening, she will probably just be emotional and having fun being busy with friends and family 

Post # 13
464 posts
Helper bee

Maybe you can try to zoom the picture on your screen and hold your hand up so the picture matches your hand in size and then measure the width of the band and stone in the picture. Also show the pic to your jeweler and he/she can probably help identify whether it’s a RB as well as the color. Sorry you’re in this situation! 

Post # 15
8291 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I would measure the MM width of the stone and then order the same width in the moissanite! 🙂 You could do it or have a jeweler do it to be extra sure. So sorry about the ring! 🙁 Such a total bummer. 

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