Post # 152
In direct response to the poster who cautioned this Question Poser, I think the other girls have rightly pointed out that the question was obviously meant to discern a real diamond from yes, a FAKE one. And FAKE is not a dirty word.
This Board has simply got to grow up. And don’t flag me for personal attacks, cuz this is for the entire board. Stop the knee jerk, childish reactions to posts you don’t like. And I am not being snarky, I am rightly pointing out a fake diamond is just that — an unreal diamond. Or would it go over more smoothly if we all called it a a “faux” diamond?
For the record: I think it’s a phony (dear lord, yet another bad word). It looks too cloudy to be real, imo, but I am certainly not a jeweler. Pretty nonetheless.
Post # 153
@Mamalk85: Awesome- what a lovely ring and a special bond with a neighbour! Sounds like she appreciates the relationship too 🙂
Post # 154
Oh my freaking goodness…can we move on?
OP, lovely ring and I am so glad it was made with high quality materials for you to love it for years to come! 🙂
Post # 155
I just stumbled across this thread today so I got the update right after the question, and how COOL is that?!?! What a gorgeous ring with such special meaning.
Post # 156
@Baron: they prefer “simulant” which is synonmous with imitation..which is synonmous with fake. I dont know why it gets people so upset either.
Post # 157
@Mamalk85: that’s so awesome! i was hoping for that kind of outcome. i’m sure it’ll be amazing once it’s cleaned and resized. congrats on such an awesome gift!
Post # 158
I’m glad it’s white sapphire! Sapphires are great and I’m sure it’ll look really good when it’s cleaned up =)
Post # 159
thanks for the update, can’t wait to see it all cleaned up!
Post # 160
@Mamalk85: Thanks for updating us!
I didn’t know if the center stone was real or not, but the setting looked “Real” to me and baby, that ain’t cheap. Retail it would be, what, $2,000?
I didn’t know that they made settings like this decades ago. I look at a fair number of vintage rings and can usually name the decade it was made.. This one looks so modern (well, modern vintage style.)
It is really, really, pretty, and it is a ring that I’d treasure because I like white sapphires and pretty settings like this one.
Post # 161
@Mamalk85: what an exciting update! Make sure to post pictures after you get it back! That little beauty will sparkle like crazy!
Post # 162
@FauxPas2012: I don’t think it’s super vintage as in 50+ years ago. I didn’t get to ask many details (I had my 1 year old and 4 year old with me and boy were they testing my patience lol) it doesn’t look as warn or old really, just dirty from probably never being cleaned lol her husband passed away about two years ago so it could be very possible it’s from the last 5-10 years maybe? I didn’t think it was super old as some other posters mentioned. Although my grandma has one that is 50 years old and it’s more elaborate then this one!I also have nooo idea about the value they are going to appraise it for me for insurance reasons, but I’m interested to know, not because the value makes it any more special but because there are a ton of tiny suckers on this ring, and I never know much when it comes to value and diamonds and rings in general. MY husband adores the ring and how special it is to me and wants me to lock away my set and buy a matching band for this one. But as someone mentioned it sits up really high and the very little I’ve worn it, it has scratched my girls faces, gotten into some messy diaper changes etc. My husband will be home from his business trip this week and when it returns next week I’ll be asking many more questions as I’ll be able to go kid less Woohoo mini vacation lol
Post # 163
if it makes people dumb founded by it’s beauty and hard to say if it’s fake or not, well I guess I should say congrats! You have a really beautiful ring on your finger! it would be fantastic if it’s a true diamond nonetheless, I love it!
Post # 164
I actually posted an update however it got lost in the thread lol perhaps I should add the update to my original page….. Anyways it turned out to be the main stone is white sapphire while all the rest are diamonds 🙂 looks like I need to educate myself on white sapphire because I know nothing about that stone except that it’s gorgeous lol. ALso I was told the sapphire is a natural one and not lab created…. Also means nothing to me lol
Post # 165
- Wedding: February 2014 - Kentucky Center for the Performing Arts
@Mamalk85: beautiful ring. I was going to say to make sure she wrote and signed something saying that she gave you the ring as a gift in case family tried to cause drama over it. I can only imagine if drama came from whether the stone was real or fake on this site what type of crap family would cause in real life. But then I went back at one of your beginning posts and saw you mentioned that she has no family. This was a lovely gift to have received. She sounds like a lovely lady!
Post # 166
- Wedding: June 2010 - parent\'s backyard
@Mamalk85: ooooh, natural white sapphires are a good thing! very nice. did you find out what the metal is? I’m guessing gold. it’s not very common for diamonds to be set in silver – but it does happen.