- 7 months ago
- Wedding: October 2012
Hi, bee. I have an OEC moissanite and it’s beautiful. It’s also a hexagon so it has a vintage feel. Older cuts are available in moissanite. I prefer the oec to hearts and arrows and I’m very happy.
I love the rings you’ve shown thus far. Good luck and keep us posted.
A bit higher then you are looking for but a very trustworthy vendor with honest descriptions
If the sky was the limit as this is a rare find due to the cutter, beautiful
This vendor might have something in the price range and he does beautiful solitaires all at very reasonable prices
I cant really think of anything else right now, you can also search rubylane but that I would be cautious about that
I don’t think anyone suggested lab diamonds as a budget saver. An OEC is the name of a cut, right? I am certain lab diamonds are cut into those. I have also read of many bees who have moissanite OEC. I think Tianyu will do custom cuts for moissanite
These antiques look promising (noting that you should always make a lower offer on eBay!).
The larger diamond in this ring could be reset into a simple setting
Here’s my “football” shaped antique engagement ring. It was my fiancé’s grandmother’s. We got it appraised and noticed it has a modern cut center round brilliant diamond. Not sure if his grandparents had the stone replaced at some point since the platinum setting seems so much older. It’ll remain a mystery! I hope you get your “football” shaped diamond ring someday! 😂
Can you afford a lab diamond? They’re real diamonds, but about 30% cheaper than mined diamonds. My 0.76 carat lab diamond was only $1,600 from Brilliant Earth. A mined diamond of the same size and quality would have been about $3,000.
Someone already mentioned OEC Moissanite, but specifically August Vintage really has the best moissanite out there, IMO. They are super knowledgeable and do incredible custom vintage style cuts. Thye have beautiful OMC cushions and OEC rounds and do custom cutting as well. You can get loose stones or have them set in settings from their website. They do in-house designs and custom work, work with a handful of designers, and have a selection of Stuller settings as well. Additionally, they’re super flexible about customization. I have helped several friends’ fiances and my brother in law work with them and select stones from them. My sister in particularly has a really amazing OEC moissanite from them that looks JUST LIKE my grandmother’s beautiful OEC diamond, they really do face up beautifully.
I forgot to mention Ivy & Rose! I saw this pop up and thought of this thread again
Thanks everyone! We found a .15 carat OMC diamond ring on ebay that was only $80 after making offers with the seller. He’s not sure if he’ll like the carat size so this may or may not be the ring. We may possibly keep looking or he may decide on using the transitional one I already have since it’s bigger (and it’s also my favorite). Will know more when we see the ring in person when it comes in! 😄
What is your budget? The website Era Gem has tons of old cuts and antique rings. I love to browse the site occasionally. Go check it out. I’m sure you can find something you’ll love and within budget too