Really hemming and hawing over diamond vs simulant and spending this much money.

posted 5 months ago in Rings
Post # 16
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2625 posts
Sugar bee

frogplus :  Go for it! 🙂 I wish I would’ve known about brilliant earth back when I got engaged lol

Post # 17
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Newbee
  • Wedding: December 2012

I’d keep your appointment with IDJ. Don’t rush this right at the end, see what they have to offer. Tell them about the deal at Brilliant Earth. Try on different styles of engagement rings. A tapered band will make the centre stone look larger for instance. Personally I think the .75 diamond range is a lovely size. 

Post # 20
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

frogplus :  have you looked at the loose diamonds on Etsy? They have sone really affordable ones for people who don’t mind inclusions. You just have to keep in mind that the photos are blown up, so just because you can see a spot in the photo doesn’t mean it’ll be noticeable irl

Post # 22
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2006

Idonowidont.com offers a third party service so if you buy an item, it goes to them and they make sure it’s what the seller is advertising before it gets sent to you. It’s extra insurance by professionals so you don’t end up with a dud. Might be a good option to save money buying pre-loved 🙂 

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2016

The biggest reason we didn’t overthink our decision to go with moissanite is because both of us were totally open to changing our minds in the future and he said he would love to upgrade my ring after 10 or 15 or however many years if I want a diamond at that point. It definitely made sense for us to get a ring at the $3k price point at the time we got engaged, and we felt very comfortable with a moissanite.

Bottom line is you can always change your mind later! Hubby was like you’re stuck with me forever, but not necessarily this ring. I’m still very happy with it though.

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

 olivejd :  $3000 for your moissanite ring? Would love to see your setting, it must be pretty special.   

frogplus :  I second Brilliant Earth. I think lab diamonds are going to drop in price as more labs begin producing them. 

Post # 25
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Newbee

Look for a good deal on eBay. It’s the best way. Garauntee you will find a decent diamond if you hunt. 

Post # 26
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Helper bee

 :  so I know you said you wanted white stones but thought I’d jump in with the option of buying a really low colored stone and having at least the basket in rose or yellow gold so it looks fancy colored. Mine is a Gia faint green and looks white most of the time but I love the color flashes. Brilliance has a good selection, like something like this? And here’s my ring for reference u

Post # 28
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424 posts
Helper bee

frogplus :   there are definitely  1ct diamonds  for $1000 if your standard are flexible. Try places like overstock etsy amazon 

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