- 7 years ago
- Wedding: June 2012
Hi there! This is my first post but I have been lurking for a long time since this seems to be a great forum for getting ring ideas!
My situation might be a little different from most of yours, but I thought I’d offer my perspective and my experiences.
My DH and I have been married since June 2012. Since this was a second marraige for both of us (I’m currently 38), we each had kids (and one on the way…yikes), we decided that we weren’t comfortable spending a lot on our wedding jewelry. I love bling, so we decided to go with a “stand-in” set from FantasyJewelrybox.com. We both decided a CZ was just fine, looked at the site together and he ultimately bought this one:
Gorgeous ring, so sparkly and big…I love it. I never tried to pass it off as a real diamond. I loved the sentiment and the sparkle.
Fast forward to now…DH decided he wanted to upgrade my wedding set. We agreed on a $2000 budget. (Still have all those little mouths to feed and bills to pay! 😉 )
Yesterday, he gave me this:
2 carats TDW Princess Cut ring set. 28 diamonds in all. The center stone is 1/2ct and the adjacent stones are each 1/4ct. Color is H and clarity is I1-I2. There are a couple of inclusions in can see in the side of the larger stone (typical of I1-I2), but this thing sparkles like crazy. I LOVE IT! For the money, $1980, I think it’s an amazing value. It fits great and seems to be true to size. The packaging and presentation were precious…this ring comes in a dark blue, sturdy ring box that is nested inside a slightly larger box and tied with a white bow. THAT box comes inside a gold lame’ bag with a drawstring at the top. All in all, if you’re looking for a lot of diamonds on a budget and don’t mind a less-than-perfect center stone, this is a fantastic option.
Of course, I know you all want to see the pics, so here they are! My finger is a size 10 for reference.
Heart detail on the side:
Office lighting (flourescent):
Top left is natural sunlight; top right is warm light in my kitchen. Bottom left is outdoors in the shade and bottom right is office (flourescent lighting). Size 10 finger. Excuse the ashy old lady hands…we’re coming out of winter!
Another shot for perspective:
So there it is. For the record, I’m not associated with Overstock at all. I just know how uncertain we were with buying a ring online and I couldn’t really find any solid reviews. I’m hoping this helps anyone who may be curious. My DH and I are very satisfied with this purchase!