- Miss Leopard
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2014
Some of you may know some background already, but I’ll give the abbreviated version to keep things short. Boyfriend and I have been talking marriage for awhile, been ring shopping, etc. I have a 1.4 carat round stone that is gorgeous (it was left to me by my grandmother). However, what I really want is an emerald cut. The problem is that emerald cuts are so much more expensive than other cuts!
We have considered the following options:
* keeping the stone we have now and he buys me a beautiful pave setting for it
* trading in the stone we have now and putting some money with it to buy me an Emerald cut
He put down a deposit on a ring recently that I thought I loved. However, since then I have really thought about it, and the center stone isn’t the clarity I would like. It has a big feather in the table, and it doesn’t draw you in like an emerald cut should. I don’t want to trade in my stone for that stone. So we backed out of that deal.
Now we are back to square one as far as ring shopping. What do you girls think we should do? I go back and forth every few days. I’ll give you guys my pros & cons list and I would love some advice.
If we keep the round stone I have:
Pros: its big and beautiful, it is a good cut and clarity, it gives us a lot of bang for our buck, i can get a gorgeous setting for it
Cons: its not my dream ring, i reeeeally want an emerald cut, it was used when i was BRIEFLY! engaged 4 years ago (for about 4 months)
If we trade it in towards an emerald cut:
Pros: its always been my dream ring, there is nothing even comparable in my book to an emerald cut
Cons: we will have to settle for a much lower quality emerald cut, i will have to get a smaller stone than what i have now, once the round stone is gone– its gone forever!
I should add that I have *zero* sentimental attachment to the round stone– its just a piece of jewelry to me. So please don’t let that cloud your decision. So what should we do? Keep what we have? Trade it in?
What I have:
What I want