Lets find this ring

posted 3 weeks ago in Wedding Related
Post # 6
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670 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

Why don’t you just buy the setting without the center stone and have a diamond set in it?

Post # 8
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5793 posts
Bee Keeper

Buy the setting. Buy a diamond that will fit in the setting (makers of the setting will tell you how large you can go). There are a couple of places that sell natural diamonds. You can save money if you get a lab diamond, and there are a lot of places that sell them. 

Post # 9
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781 posts
Busy bee

I guess I don’t understand why he won’t honor your preferences. If you were buying him a car that he would be driving for the rest of his life and he wanted a Ford, would you *insist* on getting him a Mercedes, even if he really preferred the Ford? Weird. 

Post # 11
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1382 posts
Bumble bee

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@motogal:  I think a Ford vs Mercedes would be more like a ruby vs a diamond… both stones but different. A diamond vs moissanite to me would be like the same sweater but one is made with wool and the other is synthetic. Or maybe margarine vs butter. Two things that look the exact same but you couldnt tell unless you really inspected it. I’m sure that’s why he wants to get the diamond because to him they look the same but one is better because it cost more.

 

Post # 13
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1858 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2020

Make sure you try on similar styles before ordering that ring.

How is a moissanite ring only $300? My mossy alone cost about 1300, and 300 seems way too cheap for a gold setting.

Buyer beware, esp when buying online

Post # 14
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Busy bee

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@BuzzedBumblingBee:  The ring is ~$250 for silver and ~$500 for 14k gold. (See link below.) You overpaid. Moissanite is relatively cheap. You can find loose moissanite on Ebay for <$50.

diamondrensu.com/collections/featured-collection/products/1-53-tcw-round-old-european-cut-antique-vintage-style-moissanite-engagement-ring

I wouldn’t recommend buying the setting either. Not only is the setting flimsy, but the side stones are also moissanite. OP’s boyfriend is better off having a more robust ring custom designed in the same style. It will of course require a larger budget.

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