Post # 31
Such beauties all around!
Mine was not a surprise as we discussed it and he preferred that I do most of the leg work to make sure I get exactly what I wanted.
Mine is a 2.2 ct slighly elongated Cushion Modified Brilliant, GIA, I color, SI2 clarity, no flour, 6.98 x 7.68 mm, set in a size 6.5 white gold cathedral setting with surprise rubies (SO’s birthstone).
From my research, I think we got a great deal on the stone and the setting didn’t cost much at all and it’s exactly what I wanted. And we saved the 10% tax by shipping it out of state to my mom’s house.
Post # 32
catqueen92 : GIA does certify lab grown diamonds. They categorize them as synthetic diamonds. I didn’t have to send the stone out or anything, the GIA report came with the ring when we got it. I also verified the report on GIA’s site before we bought it. My jeweler made sure the laser inscription matched too.
Post # 33
2.01 carat I colored oval solitaire in rose gold. Wedding band is a custom made eternity band in rose 4 ct TW oval diamonds, all H-I in color.
Post # 34
My engagement ring: ring size 5, .60ct center Ring Bearer, F, eye clean SI1, very good cut but every jeweler so far has thought it an excellent cut. Side pears are .11ct each, F/G in color.
My husband selected the diamond all on his own from Shane Co and I really couldn’t be happier with the proportions of the stones, the setting, or the beauty of my RB! (I’m super color sensitive and love when a stone is cut so well you can distinguish clear facets!)
Anniversary ring: 1.23ct slightly elongated cushion brilliant- I love the facets of a brilliant more than a modified brilliant- (though it faces up like a 1.3), U/V (comparable to fancy light yellow), eye clean SI1 (after LOTS of searching I found a completely clean table which is rare for a lower clarity cushion!), and cushions aren’t graded by the Gia for cut but it has excellent polish and very good symmetry because it’s slightly elongated.
We purchased it from ID Jewelry in NY, they have some beautiful low color grade diamonds! I am having some changes made to the setting we got from Jared’s (claw prongs and filing down the metal from the basket head that shows from underneath the stone). I chose the diamond but my husband and I chose the setting together. I love the buttery color and because it isn’t technically a fancy light yellow it was a heck of a deal! Multiple jewelers have been stunned by the diamond and then doubly stunned when I told them how much we paid for it!
Post # 35
bakerbee09 : Wow I have no idea! Very cool thanks for sharing!
Post # 36
marybee22 : Love the way your warm diamond looks with that yellow gold! 😍
deannamarie : your ring is so pretty and was one of my inspirations for choosing an elongated cushion!
sharpshooter : Yay! Another pretty cushion solitaire! We both have a LW ratio of 1.1 ☺️ I love seeing other cushions without halos or side stones, it seems pretty rare!
Post # 37
I helped pick out my setting (picked three, husband made the final choice) and he picked out the center sapphire without my input and picked the perfect shade of blue!
Its about 1ct equivalent center stone. Diamond side stones and channel set diamonds in the band. He paid around $2500. The band was $600.
Post # 38
newbeegirl : I have considered changing my setting to a three stone, but I just really love the look of the solitare and I worry that I won’t like the three stone. I think I’m just a solitare girl for life.
Post # 39
sharpshooter : thank you! Oh your ring truly is gorgeous as is! If you were to get a three stone, what shape stones did you have in mind? Also, if you don’t mind my asking, what width is your band?
Post # 40
newbeegirl : I wanted trillion side stones, but I bought a cheapo from amazon with a cushion center and trillion side stones and I didn’t love it. Maybe half moon?
My band is around 2.5 mm.
And just because I didn’t include the side profile in my original post, here are the surprise rubies. Just a little something for my SO in my e-ring
Post # 41
Gorgeous rings everyone!!
I have a 1 ct princess cut diamond solitaire that both me and my hubby shopped for together and then my wedding band is a vintage double row diamond band from maybe the 1930’s or 1940’s. Both rings are white gold. I actually fell in love with the princess cut back in the 1990’s when it was pretty popular and I never changed my mind about it. I do love all cuts now, but the princess cut will always have a special place in my heart. My rings are soldered, so I’ll show them before and after and a farther away look 🙂
Rings before soldering w/hubby’s ring:
Rings after soldering:
I’m a size 7 finger
Post # 42
1.3 ct round brilliant diamond center, j color, vs1, xxx, setting is a halo with 2mm melee, 1.8 melee on the band of ering total setting weight is 1ct.
Unsure of specs of my wedding band.
It was an upgrade from my original set, I chose it with husband and I love it.
Post # 43
1.3 ct H color VS2 clairity in 14 k white gold french pave setting. Darling Husband told me the budget and we set off on a 3 month journey to find what made me happy. I don’t feel we spent a fortune and we bought from James Allen so I feel we got a pretty good deal. The appraisal was about $1500 more than we spent, so we’re pretty pleased.
Post # 44
- Wedding: March 2021 - Kauai, HI
Mine is a 1 carat cushion cut blue sapphire with two .25 round side stones. It’s the most beautiful blue I’ve ever seen. I think it was just under $4k- a steal compared to the 1.5ct lab diamonds I was eyeing at first. It’s an amazing and unique ring, I feel so incredibly lucky he picked me!
Post # 45
I love my ring. It was somewhata surprise. We had discussed my likes and dislikes extensively. We has talked about pre-loved rings, lab diamonds, sapphires, moissanite and I left it up to him. I was open.
The ring he picked is from James Allen. The center stone is .833 cts, AGS 000 cut, VVS1, J with a medium blue fluorescence. Side stones are about .16 each, SI1, H-I.
I don’t like sharing the price, but he did well. I haven’t seen a comparable stone on preloved sites for the price he paid.
The ring is sized 5.75.