Post # 1
I made one other thread about a 3/4 carat unenhanced moissanite solitaire in a simple 6 prong setting vs. a 1/3 carat diamond solitaire.
On a budget, but would still like a bit of bling for my money. I have one last ring I am considering.
Here it is, a bit more expensive than the moissanite, but Wal-Mart has layaway and it is certified.
Post # 3
I actually really like the Walmart ring 🙂
Post # 4
While the keepsake is a very pretty ring I voted for the moissanite. I have both an unenhanced (in a pendant) and an enhanced (in an e-ring) and I think they are lively and beautiful. I don’t think you will be dissapointed the moissanite in the simple (and timeless) solitaire setting you have been posting about.
Post # 5
I keep looking at the moissanite. I do really like it. I think part of it was asking my sister’s opinion. She said, “You’re my sister and I want you to have a real diamond.” Of course, she doesn’t realize that moissanite isn’t CZ. I don’t even have a moissy yet, and it’s already a pain in the ass trying to explain what it is! Maybe I won’t tell anyone after all, including family.
I actually saw the Keepsake ring before I researched moissanite. It was one of my top diamond choices.
Post # 6
I voted for the moissanite option but mostly because I don’t much like the Walmart ring you posted. I also love 6 prong solitaire settings!
If you want a diamond, have you thought about sourcing one on ebay or in a pawn or antique shop to stay within your budget?
For what it’s worth, I’ve opted for a triple excellent GIA certified diamond for my engagement ring. It’s “only” 0.26 carat but it’s exactly what I wanted and we found it for a price we were comfortable paying.
Post # 7
@MsW-to-MrsM: I think for $700 you could get something a little higher quality than the Walmart ring. I’d check etsy or eBay! Otherwise, I would go for moissy.
Post # 9
@mamadingdong: I agree. I’d also point out that I think 5/8 carats refers to the TCW and the centre stone is probably quite small. It sounds like having a big centre stone is important to you so I thought it was worth pointing this out.
Post # 10
The center on the Walmart ring is 1/5 carat, but the surrounding diamonds make up for it, and it has a large band. The pictures in the reviews show it to be a decent size ring. There is one at a Wal-Mart about 30 minutes from me, so I could actually go look at it.
The thing that is nice about Wal-Mart is the fact that I would have a protection plan and a B&M store to go to.
At the same time, I do really like the classic solitaire look.
Post # 11
By the way, I have large hands. I’m 5’10” and wear a size 10 ring, so that’s why I am a little worried about a 1/4 carat solitaire. I am fine with composite stones that look bigger but have a small total weight.
Post # 12
@MsW-to-MrsM: I would definitely go for the moissanite! I think a 3/4 solitaire will stand the test of time style-wise the best between those two. You won’t regret getting a solitaire!
Post # 13
the ring in real life from a review:
It has rave reviews, but you seem to really want a solitaire.
I don’t think you’ll be happy with a moissanite either, based on your comments about cz, your sister etc. Both Moissanite and cz are man made diamond simulants. While many believe (myself included) that moissanite is better than cz due to durability and sparkle, the rest of the world is unlikely to differentiate between the 2. Most people consider sims fake diamonds. Period. However if you don’t tell anyone, that would solve that problem though.
While I see nothing wrong with cz or moissanite, I think in your situation based on your various posts, you may regret not getting the diamond solitaire you seem to really want. I would probably save up for a few months and get what I really want.
Just my 2c, you may deserve change.
Found some other rings:
Kay jewerls $629 3/8 carat :
another Kays diamond: $729:
Post # 14
I wouldn’t do either, to be totally honest. I think if your FI is dead set on a clear stone, I’d do a white sapphire. I don’t like the idea of wearing something on my finger that was grown in a lab-I’d be able to say “It’s a white sapphire” but if it were a moissy I’d probably be dreading the whole explanation. What about morganite? It’s absolutely beautiful and seems affordable.
Normally I don’t care for trillion cut but this white sapphire ring is gorgeous
& here’s a beautiful morganite one
Post # 15
@WhatMaeBee: just to note, that first ring you posted is lab created
Post # 16
@chillinchillin: Oops! Didn’t read the entire description, just saw the style and price.