(Closed) Is it reasonable?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2012

i think it sounds like a reasonable budget for what you are looking for.

Post # 7
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Sugar bee

@kay_thunderbird:  Are you still looking? My ruby engagement ring is below. We bought it from Diamond’s Direct in Raleigh, NC at their semiannual sale for 20% off. They didn’t have the ruby we wanted in stock but the sales person had four rubies overnighted from NYC. The ruby is 1.01 carats (of high quality with little treatment – fiancee picked it out and he is rather picky), and the band is designer with very high details and .33 carats worth of diamond. The after discount and before tax price was right around $4000 for both the setting and the stone so I think 3k is doable.

We went to another jewelry store too, but they had very little in the way of rubies and were not interested in selling a ruby engagement ring.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

Little to no treatment is treatment. Your stone is either treated or untreated there is no in between.

I think it can be done if you’re open to color not being burma red, and you know where to look. What clarity are you looking for, what color? Knowing where to look also means you need to know what you’re looking at. Rubies are often treated like sapphires (same as ruby just not red) and emeralds.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

.82 oval it has a few inclusions but its clear and good color no treatment: http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/Rubies/Unique/U3175/Oval/stoneid=U3175

.7 cushion with pink undertones http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/Rubies/Unique/U2419/Cushion/stoneid=U2419

.99 cusion a little foggy: http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/Rubies/Unique/U3190/Cushion/stoneid=U3190

1.17 Trillian:

http://www.thenaturalsapphirecompany.com/Rubies/Unique/U2356/Trillion/stoneid=U2356

 

Note that the NSC has had reports that some of their stones are treated despite their claims. Rubies are often cloudy and included more so than sapphires. I dont care for the cutting done by NSC their cuts are often shallow and have windows. However they do do good work and many people love them.

 

Does it have to be a ruby? Would you be open to a garnet, zircon, or spinel? Does it have to be .5-.7? What color red? Do you prefer blood red or pinky red?

 

Pink spinel, note good red spinels cost almost as much as high end rubies:

http://www.krikawa.com/jewelry/education/Details.aspx?id=34

http://www.krikawa.com/jewelry/education/Details.aspx?id=37

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