Moissanite again….

posted 9 months ago in Rings
Post # 32
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432 posts
Helper bee

Lisa0526 :  Lab diamonds are real diamonds. But if you want a big center stone, its gonna cost you, so moissanite is probably a better choice. Shop around though, because I agree with the others, a 1.5 carat moissanite shouldn’t be that expensive. 

Post # 33
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812 posts
Busy bee

Lisa0526 :  “a quick search of ebay….” Also, I would make sure you are ok with the moodiness of moissanite and the stain mentioned earlier. If you have time and are willing to search, I would also suggest you look at preowned diamonds, which can be reset. For example, my right hand 2ctw ring with a 1ct center was around 1000 at an estate sale. Another option is lab created diamonds which are becoming cheaper. Lightbox used to have 1ct diamonds available for around 1000.

Post # 34
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2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

i think 3k for a mossy is WAY over priced to be honest. Mine was a little under a grand, we did get it insured though. 

Post # 35
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4064 posts
Honey bee

3k for that stone and setting is insane markup. Insane markup is the way many brick and mortar jewelry stores play. And believe me, I know jewelry very, very well. Is 3k your budget? Have you been to pawn stores, secondhand sites (diamondbistro, loupetroop, idonowidont)? What about lab diamonds? 

ETA I just looked and found a number of 1 carat diamonds in your price range. You can always get the setting you like as an anniversary gift. 

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