(Closed) Is this engagement ring diamond too small?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 31
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543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Yea, I would want white gold – not silver. (I am acutally a yellow gold girl but if I had to choose between white and silver, it would be white all the way, also, silver tarnishes.)

Also, I would prefer one good quality stone to 10 lesser quality stones. 

liciousdg:  This persaon suggests this ring, which I think is a great idea.

If you were looking for soemthing more unique, with your budget I would get a unique wedder instead. 

Post # 33
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

If I were you I wouldn’t be worring about how small the ring is because you should be more concerned about the quality of the ring.

I am not a big fan of a sterling silver ring for an engagement ring. If you are hoping for her to wear this ring for the rest of her life the ring will not hold up well. It would be a nice ring for a stand in ring. You should spend a little bit more for a white gold ring. It will hold up through out the years. A sterling silver ring will not and quite frankly think your just wasting your money by purchasing this ring. Once this ring gets ruined you will have to eventually get her a new ring in the future which would prob cost more in the long run. 

 

Post # 34
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: A very pretty church.

I am not negative about the ring itself but I did see the price. It probably does not represent good value for money even in the world of jewellery. If you can return it…that is what I would do. You can probably do better for your $429

Post # 35
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Newbee

I agree it’s beautiful but that’s the thing with sterling silver it will tarnish, as with any sterling silver, you need a tarnish remover once it’s exposed to water often, etc.. I’d suggest talk to the jeweler to see about switching up to white gold? Again, it’s very pretty, but you it’s the tarnish factor later down the road. Something easy to maintain costs more but would be well worth it. To be perfectly honest, maybe just get the straight up engagement ring.:D

 

Post # 36
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957 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

Sorry but I agree with other posters. All my silver rings have all tarnished quite badly and dented etc. It would be nice for a gift but an engagment ring is meant to be symbolic of life together so I think a different material would be better, especially if she is sentimental and wants to keep the same ring forever! I know you might not be able to afford to spend too much but maybe when you give it to her ask her what she thinks? It’s her ring so she should really be the one to be happy with it.

Post # 37
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Bumble bee

I think it is a lovely ring by looks but there are other factors to consider besides just how it views. Like PP have said, sterling silver is the best material for everyday/life time wear. If this is just the ring she will have for a couple years and then upgrade it should be ok but if there are no plans for upgrading in the future this probably won’t last a lifetime. 

Post # 38
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757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

For that price you could do much better on ebay or a pawn shop. 

 

Post # 39
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Stirling silver is a softer metal and it doesn’t last as long as gold. Also, that ring is lovely but I think you could get better for your money. Moissanite is a great alternative as are gemstones and lab created gemstones. I would always want my engagement ring to be gold. We got my sapphire for less than 200 dollars on eBay and it looks way more expensive. You can get amazing deals if you think outside the box. Has she talked to you about her preferences? I know me and Darling Husband talked about it before any engagement happened and I picked my own ring. Good luck, honey. Us bees just want to be as honest as we can to help you out.

Post # 40
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Kelani23:  Yup!! I got my ring from eBay and I’ve seen amazing deals at pawn shops! If I had wanted a diamond I would definitely have hit up pawn shops!

Post # 41
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Newbee

I don’t know why everyone is so negative about silver, it is a fine metal.  Actually gold is quite a soft metal itself, so it is mixed with other metals to make a firmer ring.  That’s what the karats represent, how much actual gold and how much other metals.  ‘Rose’ gold is gold with copper (the higher the karat, the less copper) and ‘white’ gold is just yellow gold (which is mixed with other metals) covered in paladium.  I happen to have three .925 silver rings with blue and white sapphires that I wear together to create a kind of band appearance and I couldn’t be happier.  I absolutely love the color of silver and I know as long as I own them they will be that color.  Something that cannot be said of plated and coated metals such as ‘white gold’.  They will eventually wear down and have to be touched up or they will change color.  I have no problems with the silver tarnishing or bending out of shape.  As long as they are good quality and not excessively thin you should be fine.  All metals have to be polished once in a while.  The gold and diamond engagement ring is a newer idea that is pushed by jewelery companies.  In the end whatever makes you happiest is the right choice. 

Post # 42
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Newbee

Bam! Not bent, not a weird color, just sapphires. (I can’t remember the last time I cleaned it!) Couldn’t be happier 🙂 

 

 

Post # 43
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6291 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2014

kingman1940:  

I love the style of the ring, and definitely don’t think it is too small.

I also wouldn’t be worried about tarnishing, as typically that is only a problem with silver jewellery if you don’t wear it often. I have numerous silver rings, and those I wear fairly regularly (once a month-ish) haven’t tarnished at all.

However, my concerns would be with durability, as silver is a soft metal prone to dents, bending/warping, and even breaking. This DOES depend on the style of the ring and the quality, but the setting to me looks quite delicate and so that would concern me with this ring.

Secondly, I think it is very over-priced. I have a 0.25ct soliatire in sterling silver, with better specs (I1 clarity which is the absolute lowest I would go; that ring is I2-I3 which would concern me as it makes the stones vulnerable to chipping, cracking, and breaking), and I paid £99 (approx $150) for it.

I would honestly return it and shop around, looking for a similar style but in white gold, with higher-quality stones. You should be able to find one for around the same price, or possibly less, than you have currently paid IMO.

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