(Closed) Newbie here going INSANE about a ring..considering a fake too lol HELP

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
18643 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I personally would never lie about a fake being real.  Maybe you shouldn’t get a ring?  It sounds like it doesn’t really matter to you much, and you don’t have to have a ring.  Who cares what people think?

Post # 4
653 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

Welcome and congratulations! Have you thought about just getting a band?

Post # 6
2262 posts
Buzzing bee

well I did end up getting this ring as a present from my parents years ago and though I’m not sure exactly what type of stones are surrounding the aquamarine its really nice and affordable if you wanted to go that route:

Post # 7
2790 posts
Sugar bee

As many many ladies have on the boards, have you considerd moissanite? What are some of the styles you have been looking at? Maybe some of the ladies around here ccould help you find something similar to what you are looking for.

Post # 10
1359 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I’ll second moissanite. It’s what I have, and here’s why I chose it:

1. Affordable. You can get a .5 carat for around $400, and a full carat for around $600.

2. Clear in color so it goes with everything – that was the one reason I didn’t want a colored gemstone.

3. Very durable.

4. Pretty ethical, since it is man-made.

5. So sparkly and pretty!

For the record, since it comes up a lot, I don’t think moissanite looks exactly like diamond. I think it looks sparklier and has more facets. But, I didn’t care about making it look like a diamond and I like the way moissanite looks more. However, to the casual observer, they would probably assume it is a diamond so there’s a certain level of convenience and practicality to that.

Many people here have used moissaniteco.com and I’ve heard nothing but good things about them. I strongly recommend that you go with moissanite! : )

Post # 11
9824 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

I’d go with a delicate diamond eternity band. You can definitely find a gorgeous one under $1,000 no fibbing involved.

Post # 14
3776 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2004

@nontraditionalmiami:  “… I’m not a total retard about jewelry”

I am sure you were not trying to be rude, but as a parent of a special needs child, I take offense to your statement.  People have got to stop using that word because it is derogatory and painful.  Life with mental and/or physical disabilities is difficult and sometimes painful enough without others putting offensive labels on them.  Please don’t say that.


Post # 15
347 posts
Helper bee

I just wanted to recommend a website in case you do decide to get a cz for now.  I have a 1.5 carat from e14k.com and it looks so real.  I also have a real diamond about the same size and only have it b/c it was a diamond from a friend of my mother’s who passed away.  I actually have been wearing the cz more since I’m rough on my jewelry.  I’ve posted this before but have gotten tons of compliments on my cz. 

One co-worker of my mom’s insisted that it was real, despite the fact that I insisted it was a cz.  Another guy who worked at a car dealer and who used to work with diamonds for 20 years told me how real it looked and he never would have known had I not told him it was a cz.  And just two days ago, my jeweler’s assistant (who works with the best jeweler I’ve met, and is a diamond expert) asked me what kind of cz it was b/c it looks so real that no one would ever know (if I continued to keep it clean).  He knew it was a cz b/c I told him.  My jeweler (the diamond expert who also trains other jewelers in NY at high end jewelery stores – and he’s in Northern VA) told me that no one can tell it’s a cz if you keep it clean. 

So…if you want something affordable and don’t want to spend the money, the e14k.com site is fantastic.  They also have wedding bands that match.  It’s not super cheap b/c it’s a 14k gold and gold prices are higher now but it’s worth it, and will last better than sterling silver. 

I have a 14k white gold ring with a cz stone.  And really, you don’t have to tell anyone it’s not a real diamond.  There is a lot of controversy on these boards about being forthcoming with not having a diamond but it’s complete BS.  In the real world, no one cares.  I’ve found it’s just few of the young and newly engaged girls who really seem to be offended if someone has a gorgeous stone (cz, moissanite, etc.) that is the same color as a diamond but isn’t and doesn’t share this information immediately, that are offended.  Completely ridiculous.  So…I would do what you want…if you want the cz, get it and who cares if you don’t say it’s not a real diamond when you are complimented on your ring!  🙂

Best of luck to you and congrats!

Post # 16
374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@Koala Bear:  My engagement ring’s center stone is an aqua but it’s not as affordable as you might think.  We got it set in a bridal setting and it was actually just as expensive as a diamond.

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