(Closed) "Real rubies are hard to find"

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 167
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3108 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Dude, stop posting here and go over to Pricescope. Seriously. It’s only been suggested about a dozen times. But apparently you’d rather stay here and defend yourself. If your objective is actually finding a ruby, close this thread and start a new one over there. Why would you want a wedding forum over a gemstone forum? Beats me.

Post # 170
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1611 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Do you only want a natural, untreated ruby? They’re much harder to find. Most rubies are irrdiated because they’re cloudy. If you want a natural ruby you’re probably better off buying the stone separate and having it set in your setting. I’d check online. Or ask a small local jeweler if their gem sources have any they can order for you to pick from in person. Forget about chain stores, they’ll have the treated ones.

Post # 174
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656 posts
Busy bee

@subtlebee:  

@UberClaire was helpful in that she suggested going to a forum where people actually know about rubies, will have pictures of rubies for you, and have the information you are looking for Smile

we on this board aren’t gem experts, and so our knowledge is limited. if you want info to hint to your bf, you’re best best is to go over there.

Post # 175
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510 posts
Busy bee

@subtlebee:  It doesn’t bother me to not have a ring to be engaged, plenty of women do that. What bothers me is that you are dictating how your boyfriend wants to propose to you. Do you really want to “steal” his moment? To a guy, a proposal is a big deal and they spend lots of time to make that moment special. And to me, it sounds like having a ring is a big deal to him.

And since he “rejected” you the time you proposed, let him run on his own terms. Maybe he doesn’t need a ring, maybe he does? Let him do it and have his moment. Or else, like I said, he would resent you. 

Post # 177
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3108 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I’m sorry, a pointless comment? You came here to post that apparently rubies are hard to find. We’re all telling you that there is a specific forum devoted to sourcing gemstones like rubies. Whether you want to post there yourself and pass the info on, either to your boyfriend or through either of your mothers, or give your boyfriend the forum address so he can go there himself, this is the best way you’re going to be able to find the stone you’re looking for. I don’t understand how seeing pictures of ruby rings that you can’t buy is going to help you get engaged by the end of February. There’s Google images for that. Believe it or not, there are people actually trying to help you on this thread, whether or not we agree with the way you’ve come across here.

Post # 178
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220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@Miss Jackrabbit: 

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@subtlebee:  I definitely suggest again to go to Pricescope.  It really is the best place to get the info you want.  They will have so much more knowledge than we do!

Post # 179
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220 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: February 2008

@cmbr:  +1!!!!!!!

Post # 180
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361 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@Scar_cats_tic:  +10,000

I waited for 9 months for my proposal, from the moment we said that yes, we were going to start planning a marriage until he was on one knee.  During that time we were looking at rings, moving, dealing a death in his family, and his cancer diagnosis.    (And it did take him months to find my ring.)  Of course I was getting impatient, but we had already promised that we would spend our lives together, and lived out that commitment every day.  I trusted that ring or no ring he meant it.  Yep, I would have been thrilled to get engaged without a ring, because I wanted it to be official and I wanted to tell people, but he really wanted to do it the traditional way.  So I waited so he could have the moment he wanted.  

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