(Closed) Help! I've no idea what kind of rock I should get her!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What kind of stone should I get her?

    fairly low-grade natural diamond

    moissanite

    very small lab-grown diamond

    other

  • Post # 47
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    I have an Amora Gem.  Love it.  I don’t necessarily pass it off as a diamond but most people assume it is.  No one has ever asked, though I would be honest about it as I think it’s awesome! 

    It’s really sparkly.  It’s hard to capture in photos, but here are some different angles/lighting of my stone.

     

     

    Post # 48
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2015

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    Limousine:  I have a moissy Engagement Ring I love it it sparkle like crazy everyone think it’s a diamond but I never say anything because it’s none of their business plus no one else can tell the difference between a diamond and a moissy. I have this co-worker who very knowledgeable with different stone ect when I showed him my ring he was like beautiful stone he thought it was a diamond until I told him no it’s a moissy he was shock.

    for some reason my phone won’t let me upload picture here’s the link to my e-ring post 

    my new Engagement Ring (pic heavy

     

    Post # 50
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    Hmm honestly I thought I always wanted yellow gold but when I started looking around I changed my mind and decided for platinum instead since it is more rare… not saying she will change her mind too but who knows? Although yellow gold and second hand diamond is totally in your budget too! My only advice is to listen to what she wants and get her what she likes you can’t go wrong that way!

    Post # 51
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2013 - Garden

    If she prefers yellow gold, buy yellow gold. Odds are her jewelry is mostly yellow gold and she wants to coordinate.

    I don’t think it’s a good idea to pass moissanite off as a diamond, but she will be able to quite easily. I think my moissy is obviously not a diamond but everyone is surprised when I tell them.

    Mine is an unenhanced 7.5mm cushion from Moissanite Co. 2.2 carat equivalent. It’s huge and I don’t think it looks fake at all, other Bees might disagree =P

     

     

     

    Post # 52
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    for diamonds, check out ENCHANTED DIAMONDS. 

    They are so helpul and work with you within your budget to find THE best stone for your money. Here is a review on them and how much you save using them over blue nile or whiteflash or other sites.

    I just bought a 2 carat round from them and couldn’t be happier! Joshua (CEO) and Jill (CSR) are amazing. 

    Enchanted Diamonds Review

    Post # 53
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: August 2015

    I think I’m in the ‘if she wants to pass it off as a diamond, get a diamond’ group. Craigslist, ebay, the diamond district if you’re close to NYC are all good places! And if you purchase it through paypal they have a protection plan so if your diamond isn’t what the seller advertised it as, you’ll get a refund. That way you can get it inspected right away to make sure it’s authentic.

    As for the color, if she said yellow gold that’s definitely what i’d do. my fiancé knew I liked white gold and platinum, and i would have been super surprised (in a not good way) to open a yellow gold ring box.

    Another option entirely is to pick it out together. you can propose and follow that up with your desire to have her included with the decision making process, or have her included first then her not know when you’ll propose. Since you’re in a situation with the different option, that might be fun!

    Also, you seem very sweet for putting so much effort into this!!

    Post # 54
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: A very pretty church.

    Amora Gem, all the way.

    Post # 55
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: A very pretty church.

    Limousine:  

    Here are some rings you might find interesting via Etsy.

     

    Post # 56
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: A very pretty church.

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    Limousine:  

    And a few more…

    And I thought I would add in this vintage star sapphire & diamond rings for good measure. I don’t love the very blue sapphire/yellow gold clash, but that’s not what is happening here. Stunning.

    Post # 57
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2014

    if you are going with diamond, Cut should be your most important C.  A grey, poorly cut, heavily included diamond will not look good.  A diamond that has good sparkle and brilliance will appear bigger.

     

    With that being said, i would probally go the moissy route with your budget.  Will definately have the sparkle factor, and mindclean for you.

    Post # 58
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

     

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    Limousine:  I have an Amora Gem and I love it. It has crisper lines in the cut than a moissanite and it resembles a diamond in sparkle. price wise it was worth every penny. We purchased one from Betterthandiamond dot com. Mine is a 1.65ct F VVS2 and it’s stunning, cost us just over 1k.

    Good luck!

    Post # 59
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

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    Limousine:  Ignore the people telling you to get a diamond if she wants to pass off a moissanite as a diamond. That’s bs. There are tons of reasons to let people assume your moissanite is a diamond, other than actually wanting a diamond. What stone is in her ring is nobody’s business — it’s just between the two of you and you don’t have to explain your choice to anyone. There is a lot of judgement in real life about alternative gemstones, and most people are brainwashed to believe that diamonds are best so I don’t blame you for wanting to avoid such judgement. Although personally I think moissanites are so cool that I tell everyone about them (also I don’t want my friends thinking I have a diamond in my ring, which they all did think before I told them about my gemstone).

    You said carat is the most important C to your girlfriend. If that’s true, moissanite is definitely going to be your best choice. The Amora Gem is outside your price range, and $800 won’t get you a decent, sizable diamond. Look at the Forever Brilliant or Amora moisasanites (different from the Amora Gem). Either will easily pass as a diamond and you can get a gorgeous, decent-sized stone in your price range. A previous poster said the Amora moissanite is a coating, that is false. The Amora moissanites are moisasanites which have been pre-screened for cut and color, then heat treated in a way that makes them permanently stronger and whiter. No coating involved, and they are graded by an independent lab.

    I recommend moissaniteco.com or betterthandiamonds.com. Also consider diamondbistro.com, you can find amazing bargains on pre-owned moissanites there. 

    Post # 60
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2012

    Here’s a video comparison of a diamond ring next to a moissanite ring: http://vimeo.com/24371182 (not my video)

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