(Closed) Ring Bees . . . Help with affordable ring options. Forever One moissanite?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 46
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

fleurdelisbee:  If the gal doesn’t know she isn’t getting diamond, you shouldn’t sugguest a simulant. I’d recommend etsy.com or idonowidont.com for preowned diamond enagement rings that sell for a fraction of the price.

Post # 46
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Honey bee

angelbutt1306:  +1. Gemvara’s a great website!

 

 

fleurdelisbee:  

 

I still love the amora gem ascher cut as another square-ish gem with lovely steps but I also totally agree with the consideration to be sure that bride to be feels confident about “the diamond simulants” as opposed to a diamond or other “traditional” e-ring gemstone. Spending a grand on an excellent amora gem or moissy in white gold may be an affordable forever ring but it also might not be affordable if the bride’s (or groom’s) sense and sensibilities of e-rings in general don’t lean to the simulants.

I also thought about some of the surprise factors of the proposal. If a groom really feels strongly about surprising his bride, and he knows a few elements of rings that she likes, then why not move forward without speaking with her more? Some brides are proud to wear “his ring” for life (or until an anniversary band) that she had little to do with picking it out. In that case, though, I think the aspect of HIS feelings about the ring is a great consideration to her embracing it. Much like my Darling Husband who picked rubies because of a Bible verse, or the Bee whose groom picked a diamond that had a carat weight that matched their anniversary, or grooms picking trilogy rings that have the bride’s and groom’s birthstones on the sides with a diamond in the center.

And maybe this groom gets a 0.94ct princess cut diamond because she was born in ’94 and she’s his princess. Or maybe he gets a Princess Diana/Duchess Kate styled sapphire/diamond halo ring because his bride is a royals watcher. Or maybe he gets a Regards or Dearest ring because she’s a history buff, and maybe instead of Dearest he spells out his bride’s name with gemstones. I just was thinking about the emotional attachment that I would make to a ring that my groom picked or made for me. I’m a big jewerly fan and enjoy picking stuff that I want but I totally get the personal and sentimental side of latching on to a ring that he took such ownership of the sourcing process. Anyway, while I think getting the e-ring jointly is smart I’m also a big fan of a groom presenting a true surprise ring to his bride that has some serious planning and thought behind it.

 

 

 

Post # 47
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Helper bee

Not sure if you’re still looking at moissanite.. But;

https://instagram.com/p/-t04yul5HV/ Loose forever one square

https://instagram.com/p/9Y7ft7l5Fy/ A better video of two loose forever one squares

https://instagram.com/p/-jiu0iF5Py/ Square forever one in a bezel setting

https://instagram.com/p/9B1A6sF5Nt/ Here is a cushion cut moissanite, it is VERY square, and there are ways that prongs can be set that it could look more square than round.. Might be a good option of the “princess” cut doesn’t tickle his fancy

here is an example

 

Post # 50
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Busy bee

fleurdelisbee:  I have an oval cut forever brilliant moissanite from Joseph Schubach (http://shopping.schubachstore.com/). It’s amazing. I was on the white sapphire train for a while, but now that I have my ring, I wouldn’t have wanted anything else. We didn’t want to spend an absurd amount of money on a piece of jewelry that could be lost/stolen/etc. We rather buy a car or put a down-payment on a house 😀 

But really, I had concerns about moissanite because I had never seen it in person (just a ton of photos and videos online) and I’m 100% happy with it.

 

 

Post # 56
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Honey bee

fleurdelisbee:  

How goes the shopping, in general? Is Groom2Bee still leaning toward a princess cut moissy or amora gem? or is he thinking about some other gems?

 

And more importantly, are YOU having a ball shopping for all these sparklies, hmm? I know that I sure would be. In fact, I’d probably tell the hubs that I want an upgrade and let’s gift “this old thing” to the kiddo. lolol

 

eta: and overstock is having a sale right now: http://www.overstock.com/Jewelry-Watches/Charles-Colvard-14k-Gold-2.12-TGW-Square-Brilliant-Classic-Moissanite-3-Stone-Ring/10006712/product.html?refccid=RP3INVWRJLCYKVKB2CPNRLIFEU&searchidx=18

$614 princess cut trilogy ring in 14k white gold

 

Post # 58
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Honey bee

 

fleurdelisbee:  

Awww, thanks. And “Happy Anniversary!” to y’all. The OEC is one of my favorite cuts for diamonds. Yum!

I really like the princess cut but I’m partial to them kite set as opposed to squared. One of my favorite e-rings on the Bee is a kite set princess with a swirl accent and an amethyst & diamond wedding band. (See the “JessMorgan” ring in this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/show-me-your-favorite-wedding-bee-ring/page/5)

The videos posted above are great, so helpful, especially of the bezel set princess. That looks lovely, solid, and comfortable but fairly modern. Also with a fairly high profile. And these would be considerations for both Groom2Bee and his Bride2Bee. How high a profile would she want to wear? Does she seem to have more modern tastes? traditional tastes? etc.? Would she prefer a vintage setting or something with cleaner lines?

And we’re still back to the question of her sense & sensibilities about e-rings in general and if she’d even want a sim. Both moissies and amora gems are wonderful, but, well, they’re not diamonds.

Decisions, decisions. Hopefully Groom2Bee hears back quickly with great information and maybe even a really good price on that swoony asscher cut. Those princess cuts are still so lovely. Here’s hoping that he finds a gem that really speaks to his heart & eyes while being more easily handled by his wallet.

 

 

 

 

 

Post # 60
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Honey bee

fleurdelisbee:

Oh, I’m a fellow “enjoy improving the marital bling collection” Bee, myself. Head on over to TMRC thread and join in, whenever you want.

Groom2Bee should not have to go the custom route on a kite set princess solitaire since they are common enough. Even if he went with a loose stone purchased online with a standard mount set by a local jeweler, he could ask for the kite set head. There shouldn’t be a “premium” for that.

As for nursing and medical professionals, the general consensus seems to be lower profile, gypsy set, or bezel set rings (or no rings at all) to avoid slicing the gloves. I’m pretty sure that there have been a few threads where nurses weigh in on their jewelry while at work.

One more point to consider with the lower profile rings, though, is the low basket and therefore the “gap” that is created with a straight w-band. Chevron or contoured bands can sit flush with wider, lower baskets.

Such as:

http://ep.yimg.com/ay/antiquejewelrymall/yellow-gold-edwardian-filigree-princess-cut-morganite-engagement-ring-14k-vintage-r713ym-1.jpg

https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/35/80/a7/3580a708cf76046d626cdd1d151ebdca.jpg

 

 

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