(Closed) Tell me what’s wrong with this ring

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

It’s gorgeous!!! What did you think of the Vera Wang rings? I have only seen them online.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

The first thing that springs to mind is that they don’t seem to give any info on the diamonds on the ring – or if they do, I didn’t see it. It could be that they’re small, badly cut, tinted, etc. Also, amethyst isn’t really a precious stone so I wouldn’t expect it to be expensive anyway. I suppose what I find most surprising is the gold price. Given how much gold costs these days I’d expect it to be more expensive.

Post # 6
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

It’s only 10K gold so there’s not really that much gold in it.

Post # 7
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Busy bee

that is really pretty

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I have one nearly identical from Rogers. On mine the side stonare we white sapphire. Didn’t look at the link to see it these abut but I’ve worn it everyday for 2 yearsknow and get complimented all the time!

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Btw the lower the carat- the stronger the metal is

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

It’s cheap because it’s 10k gold and it’s an amethyst. And like a PP said, the side diamonds are probably not the best quality. That said – the amethyst looks beautiful, and who cares if that isn’t traditional? It’s a good price for what it is, especially if that’s what you want.

The only thing I’d be concerned about is the amethyst being lighter than it is in the picture. If you end up buying it, check out the return policy before hand just in case.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I’d make sure to check it out in person. The few pieces of jewelry I have from Zales all have dark flaws in the side diamonds. It’s really noticeable, especially on a necklace…

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

I getan big F Foot in Mouth Mine is a sapphire. Shoulda clicked thelink. 

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I would never buy a colored stone without seeing the actual stone in real life (or at least without a good return policy). You can’t tell anything from a stock photo–how well the stone is cut, the color saturation, etc. However just from those photos, there is a huge window in that particular stone.

Amethyst tends to be lighter and purpler than this photo suggests, also it is not particularly durable for everyday wear.

If you like the style of this ring I’d look for something similar but with a lab sapphire.

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I think if this is the style you like go for it!! But I would go check out the quality before.

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Actually for 10k gold, it’s pretty expensive. The diamonds probably aren’t great, the amethyst might be color treated.

Post # 16
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

@KatyElle:  The site does say:

The amethysts pictured may have been treated or enhanced by heating.”

In the small print at the bottom.

Also, if you look at both pictures there seems to be some discoloration at one end. I thought it was just the lighting that makes it look slightly red at the top, but if you look at the other photo it looks slightly red at the bottom.

I think seeing it in person and knowing all the stats about the stone and whether or not it is heat treated is important before purchasing.

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