(Closed) Man made sapphire and cubic zirconias

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

The lab-created sapphire should be the same composition as a natural sapphire and be just as durable. The CZ is where you’ll run into a problem. You could have white sapphires or moissy put in instead of CZ.

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

yes, that.  The sapphire is fine, it is the cz that will not last.  I would get the one with diamond sides.  You could swap out the stones, but it is generally $10-$18 per stone to swap them, plus the cost of the diamonds, so it is not worth it imo.  And then you run into maybe having problem with the ring.  Prongs are never a great once you start messing with them.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Pretty easy, as long as the ring is made of gold or platinum. You would  just want to find a jeweler you trust, bring it in, they’ll tell you how many small diamonds you’d need, the cost of re-setting, and that would be that. 🙂

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

CZ clouds over time and is more of a place holder than a ring you can keep wearing forever. To with diamonds or white sapphires if you can. 

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I don’t know what your budget is or what size center stone you are looking for, but I just happened to be at Sam’s Club (not the most romantic place for engagement ring shopping, I know!) last night and noticed their sapphire rings.  I was shocked by how affordable they are.

There is one on their website that sounds similar to what you are looking at.  It is a lab-created blue sapphire with a halo made of white topaz, set in 14k white gold.  I’m pretty sure that they also had some in the store that were blue sapphire with white sapphire accents.  And I believe all were under $500.

Here is the one on the website that has a 2.5 ct lab-created blue sapphire center stone.  The best part?  It is $199.  I was almost tempted to get myself one…just because!

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: February 2009

Again, topaz is not going to stand the test of time.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Have you thought about maybe this version from MCo? The side stones are moissanite, so they would last forever, (and be super sparkly!), so you wouldn’t have to upgrade those, and their quality is pretty good. I don’t know what the budget is, but I am positive with some more looking around you can find the lab grown center with side diamonds and good quality. Anyway, this is the only gold/lab center/forever halo stones combination I knew of off the top of my head, but here’s an idea:

http://www.moissaniteco.com/oval-sapphire-and-moissanite-princess-diana-replica-ring-p-12869.html

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