(Closed) I was thinkin about this lastnight….

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Definitely real. I don’t care for any created stones… I just don’t like the idea of wearing something made in a lab. (Which is why my jewelry with stones is limited to my wedding set, 1 diamond necklace, and 1 RHR that has just diamond chips and natural sapphire chips). 

Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’d have my wedding set be real, i’m thinking a 1.5 or 2 carrat round solitair (no, I haven’t thoght about this before Wink) And a bangin’ ass RHR- not diamond, or clear. Maybe an aquamarine or something fun. 

I’m not a fan of diamond/clear stone RHR but i’d totally keep a real diamond Ering

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Like you said, I’d do both and switch it up whenever I felt like it. With unlimited funds, they’d ALL be huge too 🙂

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

If you have unlimited funds, the cost of insurance doesn’t matter. If I had all the money, I’d get a bunch of awesome real jewelry. Maybe not 20cts, but 3 or 4cts of near-flawless diamond. Then a bunch of other rings, necklaces, earrings made of similarly high-quality, natural gemstones. I’d like to be able to keep them as family heirlooms, stones that can be reset and kept through the generations.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Even with millions, I’d still buy my 150$ ring. I don’t get the point about being concerned with a carat weight. Meh! 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

My personal taste steers me away from the really huge rocks (real or not). I just don’t see the appeal of having something that big and heavy on your finger. I am happy with my 1.5 carats and that’s enough for me. I think that if I had all that cash, I’d rather bling myself by buying multiple stones to switch things up, but I’d still want a very pretty, very real wedding set. The rest can be as fake as Kim’s derriere for all I care! Cool

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I love Khloe’s ring (although I am so over that family, ugh!)! I am a moissy owner BUT if I was loaded, I would absolutely get a big diamond ring like hers! I love big, chunky rings. Would need to be a little more proportional to my shorts fingers though! I would get a pink or canary diamond rather than a white diamond. 

Post # 10
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah, even with a lot of money, I’d buy a modest real (non-conflict) diamond. Or maybe a custom-designed morganite e-ring. I’m not a big jewelry person, so that’s probably it.

By the way, until I read this, I had no idea tha moissanite was lab-created. 

Post # 11
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

real, all those money saving points you point out matter even less with unlimited funds.  with all that money, i wouldnt care what i spend.

Post # 12
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

personally, real all the way.  whether the funds are unlimited or not.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Personally don’t care for created stones. 

Post # 14
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Buzzing Beekeeper

If I had unlimited funds I’d:

A) Stick with moissanite because I truly love the sparkle and color

B) Source the biggest, warmest, best clarity genuine antique OMC diamond I could possibly find and have it set by a world class jeweler

C) Travel the world looking for a stunning natural padparadscha sapphire and have it set in pink diamonds

So basically if it wasn’t a diamond I was craving, I’d stick with moissanite! But with unlimited funds I would make it my mission to source other unusual/world class/one of a kind pieces, like warm, colored antique diamonds or rare colored gems, because then I would have something rare and special that no one else in the world had. Any celebrity can buy a huge diamond.

 

Post # 15
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Newbee

I would buy a real 1,5 ct solitaire. I am not really into switching jewellery much, i wear the same things over and over. I like things to be what they seem, so for a clear stone to be a diamond.

Post # 16
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Busy bee

The key word there being “unlimited” funds!  But I would want all real diamonds.  I have tried to figure out if I have been completely brainwashed by the diamond industry, or if I just love them.  But I have always aspired to own at least one piece of fine jewelry, which to me, meant a nice diamond.

About 10 years ago, I decided “life is too short” and bought myself a gorgeous 1 carat round diamond that I fell in love with.  It is not GIA cert or anything, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it so I got it.  I have it set in a wide white gold band with small sapphires on each side and even smaller diamonds (I guess a five-stone ring).

When I bought this stone 10 years ago, I told myself if I was successful enough to afford it when I was 40 (like right now) – I’d upgrade to a 2 carat.  Alas, I am not in the position to do that.  Instead, my Fiance and I are going to use this stone in my e-ring (which we are in the process of shopping around for).

So, yeah, real diamonds.  But I also LOVE gemstones and have been intrigued by moissanite and other lab created diamonds (which I’ve just recently heard about here on the bee) – I’d wear them all!!! 

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