Post # 1
Hi girls, I am getting engaged in a few months, but since boyfriend is already asking about my ring size and told me I should take a look to see if I find anything I like, I guess you could say we are unofficially engaged 🙂
I plan to wear my ring everyday for the rest of my life so it’s important to me the stone doesn’t scratch/chip easily and that it doesn’t need to be polished too often. So I was thinking moissanite but I worry it might be too flashy, perhaps getting a cut that would make it look a bit more modest? (less fiery)
I am also considering sapphire, but here the problem is it might be too dull (I might not want my ring to be spotted a mile away but I do like sparkle!), I read a comment on these boards about celestial compass cut and it does look very pretty but not sure… do they need much more maintenance than moissanite?
As for the color I absolutely love morganite but because of hardness I ruled it out since I think I can find something similar with the 2 above options.
What settings will keep my stone safer from harm? I like elaborate designs like filigree but I am guessing that would get dirty pretty fast just from the soap in the shower or when I wash my hands, I can probably find something I like after I know more about which would be my choices when it comes to settings.
Sorry for long post, I am excited nice to meet you.
Post # 3
If you like morganite have you considered a champange diamond? Same look but a lot stronger.
Post # 4
Bezel settings will protect your ring the most. You could get something like this made:
Sorry the picture is so big. I’m not sure how to resize these images.
Post # 5
Sounds like a bezel would be a good option for you.
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Post # 7
@Felina: Moissnaite is your best option strength-wise. And you could clean it once a year & it’ll still look good. Have you considered peachy-pink moissanite?
Moissanite is not immodestly fiery, hehehe. Have you seen it in real life? I was worried about this exact issue, but was pleasantly surprised by the LACK of fire in my stone.
But we ended up going with this one, a customised platinum number:
Totally not what I thought I’d end up with, but it’s definitely low-maintenance and durable. Don’t discount your aesthetic preferences!
Post # 8
I second err…. really third… the bezel option! You can get a warmer color diamond or champagne diamond in it or even a pink or orange sapphire to kind of get that morganite look….try Etsy and they can customize something for you
Post # 9
@discodance: This ring is gorgeous.
Post # 10
@GFerg: It really is. It’s this ring. Rose cut moissanite in 14k rose gold.
Post # 11
@discodance: I thought it was a rose cut. Those are so pretty, and I rarely see them.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
My ring has the celestial compass stone :). It is super shiny. Though mine does require cleaning but I think thats more my lifestyle than anything else. I run about 40 miles a week, swim 2-3 miles, bake, read, work, go to school, play violin, take care of a kid. I’m gogogogogo all the time. I’m also really ocd about keeping it super clean so I keep a cleaning solution at the house and drop it in once a week.
Do note that the celestial compass cut is only done by Larry Woods. You’ll have to find a vendor who carries them. Krikawa where I got mine has many very ornate settings but they also have some very simple study settings. My setting is very ornate but its built like a fortress so I can vouch for their work. Krikawa can cost a pretty penny but they do have a layaway option as well.Their simpler settings are about the price you’d pay else where for something similair. They also currently have a 9 week lead time for rings. They will send you the stone before you purchase with a deposit on it. The stone will come overnight for you to inspect and return. This is how we picked my stone. Their selection online is much smaller than what they carry in the vault. They are very responsive to emails so dont feel shy.
There are a few vendors online who get Larry Woods stones as well. You can also contact them through their website. The colors of his stones tend to come from regions with more unusual colors than the standard blues, pinks and yellows though.
Post # 13
You should contact Joseph schubach jewelers about their barely pink moissanite. It’s colored like morganite but durable like moissanite. It’s gorgeous! I was going to have that for my engagement ring but decided I really want diamond. And I also agree with the recommendation of a bezel setting. If you do a search here on wbee for barely pink moissanite I think you will find some pictures of jcent’s ring.
Post # 14
thank you so much for all of your quick and helpful replies!
Yes I did notice a post mentioning barely pink moissanite from Schubach and if I decide on it that will probably be where I get it from because that is possibly the closest to the color I am looking for that I have found.
I’ve always liked rose gold but always felt a classic white diamond would take away from the warm look I would preffer, so a champagne diamond might be something to consider, though our budget is limited and while my boyfriend doesn’t exactly like the idea of the diamond industry in general I know he would let me have whatever made me happy as long as we can afford it, so it’s something in the back on my mind.
I had no idea the celestial cut was that hard to get, that might rule it out because of price
Sounds like bezel setting is the way to go!
Post # 15
@valintine: That half bezel looks so simple and beautiful, like it would be easy to take care of and elegant but at the same time I am not sure I would be happy with it long term without at least a more elaborate wedding band, then again the modern/minimalistic look to it would be ruined I guess
I have never seen moissanite in person, I might have to go take a look when I get the chance… which might not be soon because I don’t think they sell it anywhere around here but it’s not like I am in a hurry, boyfriend still all the way over in Afghanistan! you certainly make moissanite sound less intimidating haha so maybe I shouldn’t over-think it too much.
Post # 16
Bezel is great and they are very beautiful in person. I don’t have one for my diamond but I have a lot of other stones in bezel and totally recommend it!