(Closed) Ring choice dilemma with photos, please help!

posted 8 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which stone should we pick?

    Diamond

    Moissanite

    Champagne peach sapphire

    Obligatory other

  • Post # 16
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Im a diamond girl so I say diamond..however I love all gemstones..moissy and sapphire are both a beautiful choice..get what you love

    Post # 17
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    508 posts
    Busy bee

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    Sawyer13:  All 3 settings are gorgeous! Have you considered Amora gems? In My Humble Opinion they are the closest thing to diamonds visually, colourless and lots of sparkle but <1/5 of the price.  Check out their site: betterthandiamonds.com 

    I just finished getting my diamond ring custom-made.  It wasn’t too painful lol.  You can take the stone to a jeweler.  If you and Mr S spent time designing your ring together, it would be a lovely experience 🙂

    If you bought a diamond from WhiteFlash or James Allen (my two recommendations after masses of research) you can still get them to custom-make the ring exactly how you want it. You send them pics of something similar, then tweak it from there. They email you the CAD pics back and forth until you’re happy with the design. 

    What size central stone are you after? I prefer James Allen just because you can actually see pics of the real stone that you are looking at, instead of relying on the GIA cert which doesn’t translate visually. That’s especially important when buying an oval stone as some of them have really noticable bow-ties in the middle which are offputting. 

    I don’t think you can go wrong with any of those three rings! They are all beautiful settings. I’m an oval-lover so I’m biased towards setting #2 … and for some reason you seem to get more size for your $ with an oval as they are a shallower cut.  So instead of a 1.2ct round you can get a 1ct oval that has the same visual impact.  I went with a 1ct oval with 0.15ct halo stones and it seems huge to me!  I really like the dainty, delicate halo stones in pic 2, guessing they are 0.1s. 

    I just did a quick mock-up buy on James Allen.  You can get a 1ct F-VS1 oval with minimal bowtie effect in a halo setting for ~7,800k.  

    Here’s my oval ring for comparison on my size 5 finger, sorry about the crap photo from my iPhone!  Hope all this helps, best of luck. 

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