rough diamond engagement ring

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I think rough diamonds are really cool!! I also love what you mentioned about the symbolism — what an awesome thought! ๐Ÿ™‚

Wanted to point out a couple things to you though. Just so you know, I3 is the lowest grade in clarity there is for diamonds, and it’s highly, highly likely that an I2 or I3 WILL have “black markings inside” that are eye-visible. Anything less than IF clarity would be flawed, as IF stands for “internally flawless,” but anything down to an SI1 or sometimes SI2 will be “eye-clean.”

The other thing is that pave split shank you posted is beautiful! But unfortunately you probably are not going to find a ring like that, with a .5- 1ct stone, for under 1k. (if you did, it would be very, very low quality.) I can totally hook you up with some reccomendations on what I would do with a 1k budget though!! Hmm let’s see:

How about this stone with this setting? Classic and beautiful! Weell okay that puts you at $1100, but still pretty good!

Be sure to check out pricescope.com to learn about diamonds before you buy. That’s probably the best advice I can give! Good luck!

Post # 6
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Newbee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I actually love the look of rough diamonds– and also rings with rough or patterned gold instead of the shiny metal you always see! I love the flawed, organic, natural look.

Have you checked for rings on Etsy? They have a few made from rough diamonds but not in the setting you like, but they still look cool!

http://www.etsy.com/listing/55034057/natural-rough-diamond-engagement-ring?ref=sr_list_2&ga_search_query=rough+diamond+ring&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_page=&order=&includes%5B0%5D=tags&includes%5B1%5D=title

I really liked this ring for awhile– it is sapphire, but has a rough textured metal:

http://www.etsy.com/transaction/30578706

This is my rings style– I liked how the metal had texture to it:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/46262721/delicate-moissanite-and-recycled-14k

Post # 7
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Newbee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Sarah Perlis, Todd Reed, Melissa Joy Manning are all designers that work with rough diamonds.

 

etsy is an amazing resource.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Oh wow! I didn’t even know this type of stone existed…. but it makes perfect sense! Are they cheaper than others or more expensive?

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I was really interested in raw diamonds but Fiance wanted to get me a traditional ring…maybe ill get one for a right hand ring ๐Ÿ™‚ They are so interesting!

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2010

I love the “flawed diamond” sentiment. I didn’t know you could get a rough ring, but the one you posted is beautiful!

Post # 12
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2012

Okay, I’m new to this site too (not to mention the larger wedding web world) so forgive if I breach some kind of protocol by unabashedly shouting out the jeweler where I got my rough diamond engagement ring.  I don’t know where you’re located, but if you’re in Southern California it could be the answer to your quest for the perfect-to-you and incredibly-unique ring.

Unlike you, I had no clue what kind of a ring I wanted, but my fiance was nice enough (and smart enough) to bring a control freak like me to Liza Shtromberg Jewelry where I could pick my own.  It’s in the Los Feliz neighborhood in Los Angeles, where we live, and he knows it’s a big thing with me to support local vendors (bonus points for the fiance!).    

Let me preface that I am not a jewelry person, at all (I3, I2 what the who?).  I had no idea what to expect so I browsed the website and had a couple vague things in mind when we went in, some of which were designs featuring tiny diamonds swirled around gemstones.  Liza whipped off one of her own rings, thin diamonds twisted up and around a rough gray stone, to try on while she hustled to the back for more samples.  I slipped it on and it was love at first sight (cheesy, but true, no joke) … not that I didn’t make her and my boyfriend sit through another hour and a half while I tried on every other option in the store.  But like you I found my own symbolism in the rough diamond.  I felt the stormy gray stone brought the ring back down to earth, while it’s thin diamond-studded band satisfied the girl in me.

We played with the design until it was within our budget, which was significantly more than your own, but the rough diamond itself was a great deal, only a few hundred dollars, and Liza is really patient and committed to working with what you got.  All the rings are custom made so it took a couple of weeks to come in, but well worth the wait.

 

Anyway, if you’re not in the SoCal area, she has a website, so definitely worth checking out!  Some of the simpler designs above also look great to me (particularly like the hammered white gold band with the clearer rough stone in the middle).  Make sure you post it once you find it!

Post # 13
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2005

Hello ladies!There is a Toronto based designer that creates beautfull raw diamond and rough diamond rings (ANOUK Jewelry). Check out her website http://www.anoukjewelry.com . I’m pretty sure that they ship worldwide. Her pieces have a very organic and natural look…

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@AnnaBelleLee:  I just started to look for this site because the girl is a friend of the family and you posted it first! Happy to see that. Her rings are lovely but not too cheap, unfortunately

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Wannabee

Post # 16
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 1997

love rough diamonds, so interesting!

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