My Ring Delema

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

If your husband supports it, then it’s not too soon at all!! Like you said, it’s not really an upgrade either. It sounds like he wants you to have something that you can wear and that you love. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2018

Can you take the stone from your ring and reset it into a different setting?

That said, I would stay away from 10 or 14k gold as they can cause discoloration as you described. The gold does not corrode, but the alloys that are mixed with the gold. (Remember, 14K gold means the ring has 58% of pure gold and 42% of non gold alloys.) The alloys that can corrode are silver and copper based, and they can form dark chemical compounds under moist conditions.  

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

honey421 :  sone people actually do react to rose gold if they are especially sensitive to copper.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2017

It’s not just that you don’t think the ring is good enough, you have reasonable reasons, so I don’t think it’s too soon.

Post # 6
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2017

Awww I’m sorry you guys went through all that. I agree, if your husband says he wants to then go for it! Totally not an upgrade as you’ve yet to find a setting you love and can actually wear! Have you thought of doing a custom design and having your morganite set in it? A lot of Bee’s have had luck with David Klass or maybe even look on Etsy?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

I don’t think it’s too soon! You deserve something comfortable that you love. 

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

I think you should get what you and your Darling Husband like. I couple of thoughts…

1) Your finger turning green is from the copper in the rose gold. You’ll need to avoid rose gold…all kinds of rose or peach gold. 

2) Really think hard about Morganite. For a ring you want for a lifetime, it really is too fragile for a every-day ring. Most folks will recommend diamond, moissanite, sapphire and spinel. Sapphires come in very similar (not exact) colors. Or, just know you may have to replace the stone down the road. 

Mohs hardness is only part of the story. Cleavage affects durability. A steel hammer is only 5.5 on the Mohs hardness, but will easily shatter a diamond due to the diamond’s higher cleavage. Jade is around 5.5 on the Mohs but is much more durable than a diamond due to its non-cleavage. For daily wear, Diamond, Moissy, Amora Gem, Sapphire/Ruby and Spinel are good choices for a ring. Diamonds rarely get scratched, but will chip; sapphires scratch more. If you love aquamarine, morganite, zircon, garnet, topaz, etc. — they are lovely. Just accept that they may be damaged in your every-day life and need to be replaced. Morganite also attract oils and need a lot of cleaning. 

3) Swelling. If you hands change sizes, think of having the ring made to fit your ‘hot finger’ size and add sizing beads or bumps to the inside. The beads/bumps give the room contact with your had when you are cold and room for swelling when hot. Even with those, I add rings to my stack in the winter to keep my ering from sliding off. 

4) For any gemstone you buy, make sure you buy a ‘precision cut’ vs. ‘native cut’ stone. 

  • All gems are cut to accept light from the table/top. But, if the stone is step-cut or has an large open culet, you will see more of the metal/skin through the stone. This can affect your perception of the color and sparkle
  • Oval, Pear and step-cuts are the hardest to buy (same in diamonds & gems)
  • DO NOT buy a gem you have not seen via photos and videos (video is especially key for anything non-round). Ask if they can shoot a video of the exact stone you are considering ring in an office lighting and outdoor-indirect light and send it to you. Seeing the stone in live action in real lighting will either help you love it or hate it.
  • Good video on precision vs. native (bottom of page https://www.johndyergems.com/)

Just a few Reputable Sellers of Precision & Excellent Cut Gemstones

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2017

I don’t think it’s to soon. 🙂 I remember your ring from Zales that was always loose. It was so pretty,  maybe you can have the same one custom made by a jeweler such as David Klass. He does great work. 

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2009

honey421 :  On the rose gold, copper amount vary. So, maybe have a platinum band and rose gold head? 

You dream design. You have to go with what you love. But, to me, that lacks flow and elegance…the halo is not properly designed to allow the halo stones to ‘fall away’ from the main stone providing an increadible side viewl.  The milgrain is WAY to large and the design looks unfinished.  

Here are a few examples of custom designers that may intricate but elegant setting.  Don’t worry too much about if these are “your” setting, rather look at the flow and balance in these. CVB is a bit pricey (but amazing). TGP designed my ring, which was then made by David Klass.  For morganite, I’d work with TGP as she is a colored stone phenome and you get the amazing craftmanship of David’s bench for the same price. 

CVB Inspired Design – https://www.instagram.com/cvb.inspired.design/?hl=en

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TheGemstoneProject -https://thegemstoneproject.com/repertoire/

thread here: https://www.pricescope.com/community/threads/5-45ct-aquamarine-in-engraved-platinum-from-david-klass.227453/

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