Hello Ladies! Just thought I would share with you the eBay store where I got my setting:
Once you win a setting, you can correspond with the seller and request changes, different metal, they use white, yellow and rose gold and you can upgrade to 18k if you like. I stuck with 14k because I have lost a stone out of an 18k setting in the past, I think it’s too soft for a sturdy ring. You can upgrade the diamonds quality if there are side stones or pave in the setting. You can upgrade the cut from single cut to full, but I read somewhere else the that single cut is best in pave, so I elected not to change that.
its really cute emailing to Chinese manufacturers, it’s obvious they put the emails through a translation software, English to Chinese and then back again to answer. So you should use simple clear English to describe what you would like to do. My setting was just over $200, and I think I will spend about that much on a moissanite stone, or maybe a bit more, so I will have the whole ring for just under $500! I could never get that quality of a ring with a decent 1 carat diamond for anywhere neer that price, it would probably be $5000-$8000! I’m so looking forward to this special ring as a treat for myself! Rings are my favorite jewelry, because they are for ME to see, as opposed to necklaces and earrings which are primarily visible to others.
i have lots of rings in good quality CZ, most of them in silver so I decided to go with gold for this one, as it is less soft and will hold the moissanite more securely. still haven’t decided on the cut for the moissanite yet, I may have to order a couple of them and look and see, then return the one I don’t want.
Girls, I’m older and wiser, I have three children and I was married for over 15 years before I got divorced. My physician ex husband went through a midlife crisis and decided he didn’t want to be married anymore. It has been five years since the divorce and I am glad to say that I’m finally happy (and he, pretty much, is not, but it’s not my problem anymore!). After the divorce I read that it takes five years to get over one emotionally, and it was around year 4.5 that I finally realized I didn’t hate my ex husband anymore. He is still an ass, and tries ass manoevers occasionally, but at least I don’t have to deal with it on a daily basis any longer.
If anyone wants any advice, i have been through a LOT, so feel free to start a thread or private message me!