(Closed) Small carat (non-round!) erings!

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

My half carat vintage emerald cut set in platinum was still well under $2,000 after tax at an antique/estate jewelry store! 

Post # 17
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431 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

 

I picked out my ring and I love it. although, it’s not one of the shapes you are interested in. sorry for the pudge…

Post # 18
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Buzzing bee

piratekitten:  So beautiful!! I’m a Blue Nile girl myself, so I may be a little biased, but yep, your ring is gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 19
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

MrsYokiman:  thank you! ๐Ÿ™‚

bethannefisher:  Haha that’s awesome. Your Fiance clearly has good taste ๐Ÿ˜› Which wedding band do you have paired with yours? I’ve been looking on blue nile for one, but I can’t decide.

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I got my ring from Brilliant Earth. It’s a .7ct I colour VS1 lab diamond (authentic) and together with the 18k white gold setting it was around $2400. You could definitely find a lovely e-ring for 2k or less!

 

Post # 21
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Enoch Turner School House

piratekitten:  I got the pave diamond ring (.25)

I based a lot of my decision off this weddingbee post:

http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/anyone-order-several-different-wedding-bands-from-blue-nile-to-compare/page/2 

During a sale she bought 5 different BN rings, and posted pictures and described them all, and then kept the one she wanted and sent the rest back. It was great to see them in someone else’s real life. I I will post a picture of how mine go together tomorrow ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 22
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I would suggest a vintage jewelry shop. You can get something unique and beautiful for that price.

http://www.giltjewelry.com – even if you aren’t located near them they will work with you long distance via email/phone. 

It’s where my ring came from! It’s and Old European cut which is similar to the modern round, and I know you want anything but round so I won’t post it. The shop has plenty of other cuts though. 

 

Post # 23
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Bumble bee

sara.anna:  Brilliant earth lab diamond? Didn’t know they sell lab diamonds!

Post # 24
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Bumble bee

girlseeksring:  Here’s my mom’s 0.62 princess cut SI1 L color for around $1100! You can only see a hint of yellow in photos, but barely in person! we bought it at a jewelry store in a U.S. military hotel here in Japan (husband is in the navy). It’s funny because the store actually graded it VS2 J color, original Price was around $1400, and didn’t provide a certificate, but we trusted the store because they’re selling jewelries in a military territory, and stores in Japan can’t easily sell fakes, they’re very strict here. Anyway, when we got back home, I checked my moms diamond with my loop (also checked it with a loop at the store just to see the inclusions. Actually took me a while to see them! Only a couple of feathers, very eye clean!), and I found a GIA number! So I looked it up on GIA’s site and was graded SI1, L, excellent polish, very good symmetry and no fluorescence. When I saw this diamond I knew that we had to get it! It’s not very white, but beautifully cut! Anyway, when I found out that the specs were actually lower (which I expected anyway, but this time we have proof from GIA), I contacted the store and told them that the specs weren’t what they listed, so they gave us $300 back and gave us the certificate of the ring, that was sent by their main office. It was graded in India by a company that I’ve never heard of, that’s why it was graded higher than it was supposed to. Could definitely pass as a VS2 though! we felt so lucky that it was graded by GIA!

Anyway, sorry for the long post! Here’s my moms ring! Last photo is me trying it on! I have smaller fingers than my mom.

P.S. It’s in 18k white gold

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Post # 25
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Bumble bee

Sorry for all the edits! Weddingbee was giving me a hard time! lol 

Post # 26
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

Costco’s is great for rings if they have the style you like! I got mine there (in the UK) and it was half the price of what you saw it go for on the high street, and “guarantee that all diamonds supplied by Costco are as follows: Clarity to be VS2 or better and colour to be “I” or better as outlined on the industry grading guide” (again, in the UK, and tbh I didn’t really care about all this, because my ring sparkled like crazy and it was flower shaped, which was all I wanted!).

The only thing is that you can’t always pick what size you want, but when I bought my ring it was too large to even fit on my thumb, and I just had it downsized. Because it doesn’t have any details on the band it was no problem at all.

My ring: (though it doesn’t fit the bill for what you said you like, I thuoght I’d show you what I got for my fiancé’s money anyway ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Post # 27
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Busy bee

PeachyMama:  i love your marquise set so pretty

Post # 28
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Busy bee

tolkenbee:  i uave probably commented before but i love your ring its so so pretty ..flowers are so cool

Post # 29
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - Enoch Turner School House

girlseeksring:  sorry for the thread-jack, I hope this info proves useful and you get something beautiful from blue nile!!

piratekitten:  

 

 

Post # 30
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception/The Gallery

There are SO many option in that budget! 

Here’s some diamonds:

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/princess-cut/0.76-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-sku-378829

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/cushion-cut/0.90-carat-j-color-si1-clarity-sku-369115

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/emerald-cut/0.71-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-sku-381627

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/pear-shaped/0.75-carat-j-color-vs2-clarity-sku-358868

http://www.jamesallen.com/loose-diamonds/radiant-cut/0.70-carat-i-color-vs2-clarity-sku-175564

 

And this setting is SO affordable 

http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/solitaire/14k-white-gold-2mm-knife-edge-solitaire-engagement-ring-item-7115

 

Now, I didn’t do in-depth research into these stones but there are so, so many in your price range. You’ll get something beautiful, I’m sure!

I’d also recommend looking into diamond specs so you can decide what’s most important to you in a diamond/ring. http://www.pricescope.com/forum/rockytalky/4cs-and-sparkle-t8047.html

 

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