(Closed) Ring help! Is this good quality?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
233 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Where are you getting the ring from? Do you know any of the other specs (ie. color, clarity, cut)?  And for some reason I can’t see your picture…  All of this info would be helpful in determining if you are getting the best quality for your budget.

Post # 4
764 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2014

t.w. mean total weight. So that means all of the diamonds together weigh 3/8 ct. There is no way of telling if it is made well without seeing it. sorry. I cant see the picture so I cant tell you if I think it is cute, but I am sure it is!. 🙂 

Post # 7
2286 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Post # 8
2553 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

@Daisy4:  Honestly, I’m going to say you should think of trying moissanite. I have a fantastic quality diamond engagement ring and then went the moissanite route with my wedding band. The quality of moissanite is incredible and it will last as long as a diamond. It wont scratch, cloud or break. It wont turn another color, its a very durable and phenomenal gem. It looks traditional as well. I wouldnt go with a Walmart ring becasue its set in sterling silver (instead of gold) and the diamonds are probably going to be poor quality. Here is a moissanite I would consider for myself if I had a $500 budget. You can get a .66 carat stone and will probably look better than the walmart diamonds (I cant see your photo.) The ring is $349 and in real gold. You would then be able to afford a plain (gold)wedding ring if you want. Or, you could go up a size with the stone and get a silver wedding band instead of a g gold.

Post # 9
274 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

It looks like a cute set. Hard to tell quality as pictures can be deceiving.

your best bet would be to go to a few local jewelers and share your budget and ask for input. I’m sure you can get a pretty set for $500. 

I wouldn’t buy online if I were you. 

Good luck! 

Post # 10
2351 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Does the store have any info on cut, color, or clarity of the stones? That will tell u if its a good value. As to whether its worth ur money, its hard to get to a decision by asking other ppl when diamond “quality” can be very subjective and really comes down only to the eye of the beholder. 

But if u want to know if u should buy it, basically, if u think its beautiful and u want to see it on ur finger and no one else’s, then its perfect!

Post # 11
1841 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

Sterling is a very soft metal. It’s not likely to last for the rest of your life. I think a reasonably sized moissy in 14k gold is a better forever ring. Ango you can’t beat the look of a classic band with a classic solitaire!

Post # 12
2297 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

agreed on moissanite. sterling silver isn’t great for durability or long term wear – and walmart diamonds are likely to be low colour and clarity and poorly cut (not very sparkly)

moissanite’s sparkle is the same in each stone (so no worries about cut) and it’s flawless clarity (no worries about clarity grades). here are some options under 500:


.75 carat

also .75 carat

in .66 carat

i found all of these on moissaniteco and they’re under 500! definitely something to think about

Post # 13
68 posts
Worker bee

Silver won’t last forever so it’s not a great choice for engagement rings. I also doubt Walmart has very high quality diamonds. But if that’s your budget and you’re ok with it, go for it. 

Post # 14
6355 posts
Bee Keeper

I would recommend taking that $500 and browsing pawn shops, antique shops and maybe some jewelry auctions, and also considering some nice natural colored gemstones as a possible alternative stone choice as well. I would not recommend moissanite.

You can find a nice set in gold (you might like 10k or 14k white gold) with a precious natural stone (even diamond) in your budget, but I don’t think its going to be at WalMart.

Post # 15
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@michiru4ever:  I think that ring is a nice style, but I think with $400 you could do better. For an engagement ring I wouldn’t recommend sterling silver, it is not a very strong metal and I would worry about diamonds falling out. I do have diamonds set in sterling, and they are nice now but they are still new so I don’t know how they will look years down the line. 

Are you open to gemstones or alternative stones? Or are you wanting diamonds? There are lots of bees who love scouring the Internet to help a bee find her dream ring, let us know what you’re looking for and you will get lots of suggestions!

I wanted to add that there is nothing wrong with buying rings from Wal-Mart, a lot of their jewelery comes from a supplier that also sources to Overstock, and plenty of people buy e-rings and wedding bands there..That’s another idea, have you checked overstock?



Post # 16
2716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2007

@Daisy4:  You should look at pompeii3.com

They have lots in your price range, while their rings are not “top quality” they are real diamonds in gold for affordable prices. I am pretty sure their stones will be about the same or better than Wal-Mart. Their I1-I2 stones do have visible inclusions, but if that doesn’t bother you then this is a good option. I have a ring from them. 


Here is an example in 14K for $389.



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