Post # 1
…because there must be something, it seems pretty perfect for me. I hadn’t looked at zales before because I assumed chain stores would be overpriced, but the price is fantastic! I’m just afraid it will stop being sold before my SO wants to buy me a ring, haha
What do you guys think?
Post # 3
It’s gorgeous!!! What did you think of the Vera Wang rings? I have only seen them online.
Post # 4
@knight.keira: I haven’t looked at them, this ring’s online only and I haven’t been in the store since before they came out
Post # 5
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
It’s only 10K gold so there’s not really that much gold in it.
Post # 8
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
Btw the lower the carat- the stronger the metal is
Post # 10
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
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
I getan big F Mine is a sapphire. Shoulda clicked thelink.
Post # 13
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
I think if this is the style you like go for it!! But I would go check out the quality before.
Post # 15
Actually for 10k gold, it’s pretty expensive. The diamonds probably aren’t great, the amethyst might be color treated.
Post # 16
@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.