(Closed) Please help my brother ! FAST

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which Ring would you pick ?
    Ring #1 Princess Cut Quad : (40 votes)
    29 %
    Ring #2 Cluster with twist band setting : (27 votes)
    20 %
    Ring #3 cluster with two bands : (70 votes)
    51 %
  • Post # 16
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    3307 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 1999

    I second the option to have him look at single solitaire rings with plain bands, look at blue nile. I’d much rather have a small single diamond than a lot of flash. And if you’re at Zales/Jared I guarantee you are overpaying for those rings. He should know that those princess illusion settings can be a real pain if a stone comes out. It can be difficult to reset.

    Post # 17
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    4260 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    I would pick #3 out of those options. But I also agree there are other options out there that would be in his budget, that may be less fussy and more durable.

    Post # 18
    Member
    150 posts
    Blushing bee

    I voted #3 because I have seen this ring in person. My mother in law has this ring and it is very pretty. I prefer one stone as opposed to a cluster setting but #3 is my fav!

    Post # 19
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    666 posts
    Busy bee

    Three!

    Post # 20
    Member
    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    I really do prefer a nice cluster over a quad! Quad’s always look like they want you to believe it’s a big solitaire, and the lines always show too well! whilst clusters, even when they are a obvious cluster, just look pretty and sparkly and i like that they don’t look as “hard”, “trying” and lined up!

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    But I most definately would prefer a solitaire, or even a solitaire with a halo! It doesn’t have to be huge! and if he likes size, go for the halo rather than side Stones! 

     

    Post a pic of the solitaire he looked at? What carat size is it? ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 21
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    536 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2017

    From your options I voted nr 3. But I really think that a solitaire or halo would be a better way to go! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Post # 22
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    145 posts
    Blushing bee

    Is she dead set on a diamond? Your money will go a lot farther if you look into gemstones. If she wants a clear stone look into moissanite. If she is open to colored gemstones, like morganite, various colors of sapphire, aquamarine, or ruby- you can get a very nice ring for much cheaper than a diamond. Their hardness is just below a diamond with aquamarine probably being the softest. If you really want to save, look into doing a lab created gemstone, which is the same a mined stone, just less flaws. Here is an example:

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/194632395/sapphire-and-diamond-halo-ring-340ctw?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=lab%20sapphire%20and%20gold&ref=sr_gallery_15

    Post # 23
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    75 posts
    Worker bee

    I picked the first one because to my tastes, it is the prettiest ๐Ÿ™‚ But honestly, they are all gorgeous and it comes down to personal preference. Yay, congrats to your brother ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€

    Post # 24
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    2014 posts
    Buzzing bee

    i second everyone who says are you sure that is her style? ย If so great but if she would “take a $20 band” is it bc she has more simple style or just bc she loves him so much? ย I have a solitaire so these settings seem too much to me. ย And beware it won’t be as sparkly outside the jewelry store lighting, ask to hold the rings out in mall lighting at least.

    Post # 25
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    2395 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I voted for #3, but I honestly don’t like any of them. Look at James Allen and Blue Nile – you can get a good sized solitaire that isn’t so busy for, I imagine, a similar price point. Good luck!

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