(Closed) Major Ring Issue! (Please Help)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should I do?
    Have it set and wear it forever proudly. : (8 votes)
    15 %
    Have it set and later on replace the cz. : (8 votes)
    15 %
    Get your own diamond and ring. : (39 votes)
    71 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2903 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2011

    Can a CZ last for 30 years?? I am kinna skeptical about that. Is is cloudy at all? I say get your own ring because even if it really is what she wore, a different stone may last longer and that way you might can pass it down to someone else later down the road.

    You can get a really nice ring for $5,000

    Post # 4
    Member
    5407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I wouldn’t think a cz could last 30 years and be in good shape. Maybe you could have another jeweler look at it on the off chance this one is wrong. 

    Post # 5
    Member
    1765 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I would have another jeweler look at it, just to be sure!

    Post # 6
    Member
    2032 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I voted to buy your own diamond, because CZ will not last forever without getting cloudy, especially in a ring.  If this holds a LOT of sentimental value to you, you’ll risk damaging it and needing to replace it at some point.  If you keep it in the necklace, you can wear it on special occasions and it won’t be exposed to things that can damage it (hand sanitizer, cleaning products, etc.) and you’ll have it for a long time.  Do a little research here and on BTD on how to care for a CZ, and that necklace will last forever.  We’re harder on rings than necklaces.

    Before doing anything, I’d bring it to another jeweler entirely and see what they say.  I know they make super high quality CZ now, but chances are they didn’t have the best quality when she got married which leads me to believe it may have been switched out, or the jeweler didn’t know what he was talking about.  Keep us posted!!

    Post # 7
    Member
    204 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2010

    I would definitely take it to another jeweler, first. 

    I would then pick a ring in my budget (is that $5,000?).

    I would strongly consider wearing my grandma’s necklace for my wedding!! How wonderful! If it is not the right style, I would wrap it around my bouquet!

    Post # 8
    Member
    2010 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    If it looked good enough before, why wouldn’t itstill look good enough.

    But, I second the thought of getting a second opinion.

    Post # 9
    Member
    1253 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I also agree, get a second opinion. But in the end, its your ring to wear. I personal would love to wear my grandmothers ring if it was real. But since its a CZ and you rather a real ring then maybe make a brooch or necklace out of it and wear it on your wedding day as a way to honor your grandmother. Skys the limit on what you can make out of it. 

    Post # 11
    Member
    2123 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Because of the sentimental value of the stone, I wouldn’t set it in a ring with the risk of damaging it. I’d keep it in the necklace so that you can wear it on special occasions and then get your engagement ring with yur $5000 budget. 

    Post # 12
    Member
    684 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2010

    I would keep the necklace as is 🙂 I would wear it as my “something old” for the wedding. It will be fun picking your own ring and centre stone weather it is a diamond, sapphire, moissanite, CZ, etc there are endless options and that’s a great budget. Enjoy this special time 🙂

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