Post # 32
I intend to get an Amora Gem in my engagement ring. It will probably be around a ct size and if anyone asks how we can afford it I’ll just tell them he sells drugs on the side, or works nights as a stripper to pay for it, or the he breeds a rare expensive type of tadpole…
Post # 33
I don’t it’s too big at all.
Post # 34
it depends. before I tried one 1ct and it looked way too big for me (size 4.5) but then I found one where the stone was set lower and the shape of the ring made it seem just right. In general I do prefer smaller stones though, .75 or smaller
Post # 35
Like some other ladies said, 1ct really depends on your finger size/the setting/etc. I always thought I wanted a 1ct center stone if I ever got married, until I actually got to the point where I was dating someone I actually saw myself marrying and we started looking at rings. I guess I never realized how BIG 1ct is, and how expensive it would be (especially because my fiance had quit his job to go back to school when he bought my ring). I will say that now that I actually have perspective, I don’t like big rings, but I also wear a 4.5. Honestly? I have a 1/2ct tw (.25ct center stone with a halo and diamonds on the band) and people always comment on how huge it is/how expensive it must have been (it wasn’t).
That said, do what you want! If you want a moissy, get one! We looked for nine months before we found a ring that we both liked–even with diamond simulants, but they were all way too huge for me. Try on everything and see how it looks on your hand/finger before you give up on anything!
Post # 36
Go for it girl!! Congrats!
Post # 37
I’d love to go bigger, but financially I don’t think we can. Especially if I already get it enhanced. Of course we have the money saved up, but since my SO is unemployed, I’d rather save a little bit of the money. I was thinking I can always upgrade later and have the gem mounted for a necklace or something.
I agree that it’s great to be frugal, but I want it to seem as ‘diamonesque’ as possible, at a size that seems logical for our financial situation. I don’t want to have to tell everyone who compliments it “oh thanks, it’s not diamond it’s moissy” I’ll probably tell close family, but even in the family I know there are people that will judge…both ways. I’m just gonna get what I want, and let people think what they want to think. Afterall, I’m wearing it, not them! 🙂
I think halo rings are great because they make the center stone seem so much larger, but I just want a plain simple solitaire that just BAMS in your face. I’m definitely going to look around. I never thought ring shopping would be so difficult!! And that’s just the ring. I can’t even imagine what it’s going to be like planning a wedding… out of the country!!! SO’s family and mine are both in France and I studied abroad in Italy so a lot of my friends are all over Europe. We decided to have the big wedding in France so that more people can come, good thing I’m giving myself three years to plan it!!!
Post # 38
I totally gotcha. My fiance wanted a solitaire, but we could never find anything that we both liked AND that was affordable (we did find one, but it was way more than I was comfortable with at that time). We had good luck at Kay Jeweler’s in terms of getting them to customize a ring for us–we didn’t end up going that route, but the option was there. But yeah, we searched and searched for months until we found something!
Also, I think moissy is really awesome because it comes from meteorites. 🙂