Post # 47
I completely second previous poster’s advice to go look at vintage rings. Diamonds have a massive mark up (I say this despite the fact that my e-ring came in a distinctive red and gold box) and a lot of that mark up is scrubbed out once you start looking at vintage rings. I ended up picking out a 1930’s art deco diamond band that was about 20% of the price of my engagement ring but had comparable diamonds in total carat weight. If you get a chance to rock down to chicago, I would check out H. Horowitz (really cheesy website but lovely, lovely people to work with).
Post # 48
@beekeeper: Wow you had a lot of really, really good info! Thank you so much! That’s why I come to you gals, because I don’t have a clue! I will definitely take all of this into acocunt.
@LittleAudrey: Oh my goodness your ring is sooooo prettyyyy! I’m really loving the cushion cuts!
@lucyzta: Yes, I have considered this and I’ve seen some gorgeous rings on the WB! And JCent’s morganite ring is to die for! I love that peachy pinky color! But I gotta say I must be a little old school because I sort of feel my wedding ring should “look” like a “typical” wedding ring. White and sparkly! Lol! My last one (yes, some people get married more than once hehe) was a diamond with sapphires on the side. I loved that one! Thanks for sharing!
@SmileyKitty: Thank goodnes, right??
@Pixel8: Yes, that’s a really good idea actually because I do like the vintage look and that’s what I’m leaning towards anyway. I guess I thought if I try to hunt down a vintage ring that opens up a whole new can of worms. In that now I have to research reputable vintage jeweler dealers. Gaaaah! I won’t be making it to Chicago any time soon (boo), but I will check out that website. Thanks!
Post # 49
I have a pair of white sapphire earrings and white sapphires are just flat looking. They don’t really have any “fire”. It’s also impossible to keep them clean for some reason. They always look dirty even right after I clean them. If you want a clear stone that has sparkle I’d go for a moissy.