(Closed) "Real rubies are hard to find"

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2023

@subtlebee:  I couldn’t say, I just know that they have some.

Seems to me you should just go and find one for him, and he can propose with it. I can understand why it’s taken him so long, because you have so many things he has to get right. It’s not an easy thing to find, and you’re putting way too much pressure on him.

Post # 63
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013 - Walt Disney World

@MissFireFlower:  +1  My Fiance was somewhat at a loss for words when I read him this thread (not really).  

OP, I hope your BF finds you the ring you want!

Post # 64
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Buzzing bee

@subtlebee:  Here was my process: 

Went to Diamonds Direct during their semi-annual sale – 20% off EVERYTHING- just to look. Vendors from all over the country were there including my engagement setting designer. 

Picked out a setting but was too overwhelmed to do more.

Decided not to wait until later and went back the next day (we ended up saving over $1000).

They had ruby vendors but none that were perfect – 1 carat or more, red and vibrant. 

Wanting to make the sale, the salesperson asked the vendor to overnight four round rubies  ranging from 1 to 1.3 carats.

Fiance went to pick it out two days later – it took 3 weeks to get in the entire ring from then.

A lot of jewelry stores will not have what you are looking for. We got lucky and happen to decide to go when tons of vendors were there. It was a mad house but worth it.

Also, I think pre set rings will not have what you are looking for. I hope you have a Diamonds Direct equivalent. Once again, good luck!

Post # 65
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Buzzing bee

Here’s a few more of mine – pictures do not do it justice! I am on my tablet so that’s the reason for two separate posts. 

Post # 67
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

http://www.naturalunheatedruby.com/

Natural untreated rubies via wildfish if you don’t mind the pricetag. To me having a treated ruby is right alongside lab in terms of stone interference and I’m sure you wouldn’t want that.

Post # 68
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Buzzing bee

@subtlebee:  We were very lucky! Good luck to you!

By the way, I wanted to add that I ended up with a 1.01 carat round ruby. Cushion cuts were also offered and even though fiance didn’t buy it that weekend, we ended up getting it for 20% off anyway. 

Post # 72
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@subtlebee:  just remember marriage isn’t a race. Its been like a year you said?? Thats not a very long time. 

Post # 73
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013
Post # 74
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@subtlebee:  What about a green sapphire?  They may not be as hard to find as blood red rubies, and you wouldn’t have to worry about durability like an emerald. 

Post # 76
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Helper bee

@subtlebee:  just throwing it out there…while i am completely sympathetic to a loss…if he proposes in march..then that’s what you’ll associate that month with…so in a way a wonderful event trumps a sad one…

either way..good luck on your search for your beautiful ruby 🙂

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