(Closed) I want to “sideways-grade” my ring … should I?

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I get a morganite ring?
    Yes! You'll be wearing this baby for many, many years. : (30 votes)
    73 %
    No! Spending more money on a pretty little trinket is just dumb. : (10 votes)
    24 %
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  • Post # 3
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    525 posts
    Busy bee

    I had a ring made by that same seller and although it is very beautiful and I love it definitely wasn’t perfectly made because it’s a handmade piece so there are irregularities and the finish isn’t 100% perfect. If you do chose to change your ring I personally would not use that seller agan. He is also very very bad at communicating after the perchase has been made.

    However, I LOVE morganite! Beautiful choice as a halo.

    Post # 5
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    525 posts
    Busy bee

    I’m not saying his work isn’t lovely -I’m still really happy with my ring. I don’t think anyone else would ever notice these things just by looking at it on my hand but since you are wanting to change your current setting partly because of things being a bit “crooked” I wouldn’t recomend him. Basically by looking at it really closely you can just see that it is a handmade piece -the shank isn’t an equal width all the way round and the prongs aren’t all the same size… that sort of thing.

    Post # 7
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    525 posts
    Busy bee

    Yes it was my engagement ring. Thank you 🙂 I really really love it and I wouldn’t change it for the world but I just don’t want you to use that seller without you knowing what he would give you if you are already unhappy with the finish or your current ring. As you can see from the photos, it’s not something you could ever tell from just looking at it on a photograph or on my hand but if you look at it closely (as I’m sure we all do with our rings) then you can tell.

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: January 2015

    One of my favorite stones is morganite!! Look on my list of threads I made, I have a three stone morganite ring.

    Unfortunately, I really wouldnt recommend it for a “forever” e-ring. The stone itself is I believe a 7.5 on the hardness scale, so it is fairly brittle and prone to chipping. Also, I own quite a few morganite pieces and let me tell you NONE of them come close to the color of the picture you posted. They are all a very pretty, yet muted light peachy-pink. 

    Also, another sad thing, that color is prone to fading in direct sunlight. Most morganite is irradiated, except for very rare (and incredibly expensive) stones that are that vibrant naturally. It is so common to buy irradiated morganites that oftentimes the seller won’t even acknowledge or honestly know if it is irradiated or not.

    I have a ring that I bought about 6 years ago that started out as vibrant and peachy as they come, and it has since faded to almost perfectly clear white.

    All that being said, I LOVE the stone, but it does have some pretty serious downsides to being a long term e-ring.

     

    Edited to add: My ring came from JTV.  Usually I wouldn’t recommend them, as they severely overcharge for poorly crafted manmade stones and silver settings, but they do have a pretty good (and cheap) selection of morganite.  I don’t know if you’re a rose gold gal, because most of their morganite setting are 10k rose gold (the real cheap stuff) but it makes my heart melt.  The prices aren’t too terrible either.

    http://www.jtv.com/on/demandware.store/Sites-jtv-Site/default/Page-Show?N=101&q=morganite

    Post # 11
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    2195 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    What if you got a really awesome wedding band? Like an eternity band or something with colored stones? That way you can keep your original (upgrade later when you can afford what you really want). Just a thought.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 2011

    ETA i just reread you post and you said you can’t have that. I thought the same because my bezel is low, but I got a curved band and it looks amazing with my stone! Shop around a little, it may not need to be custom.

    Post # 13
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    432 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    That ring is really pretty!If you go ahead i can’t wait to see it!!

    If you wanna shop around a bit more here are 2 sellers i’ve had friends buy from:

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/AdziasJewelryAtelier

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/danielmjewelry?section_id=6108100

    I’m getting necklaces from DanielM for my FSIL’s for christmas, If you can wait that long i can let you know how it goes 🙂

    I don’t know alot about the Gem, But if you wanted to buy your own and have a local Jeweller set it, here’s a site i found that sells it:

    http://www.gemselect.com/group/gemselect.php?Submit=Submit&s_1=on&t_80=on

     
    EDIT: If your not 100% set on that Gem you could try Tourmaline, It’s just as pretty 🙂 and i think it’s a little bit harder (and they come in a million colors :P)

    Here’s a picture for you:

     

    Post # 15
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    247 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    Yeah, for daily wear a lot of gems just won’t hold up well over time, even in a strong setting like a bezel. Sapphire is an exception and comes in pretty much every color of the rainbow, and sometimes you can find good deals (my sister is an eBay wizard at finding jewelry).

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