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

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 17
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Buzzing Beekeeper

@KatNYC2011:  Thought so!

OP, you can buy a loose untreated amethyst to set into a mounting of your choosing for a much better price IMO.

Post # 18
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Amethyst is an EXTREMELY cheap gemstone (just price wise, I love amethyst! It’s my birthstone), so $214 for a semi-precious stone, mystery diamonds, and 10k gold is way overpaying.

Just for comparison, here is something on etsy in 14k gold for $150

http://www.etsy.com/listing/75527177/portuguese-purple-amethyst-in-14k-gold?ref=sr_gallery_34&sref=&ga_search_submit=&ga_ref=auto&ga_search_query=amethyst+ring+gold&ga_order=most_relevant&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_search_type=handmade&ga_facet=handmade

Post # 20
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

It’s overpriced. That stone is either lab created or color treated because it’s a very bluish amethyst.

Also it’s 10k. If you get it, mke sure it’s the correct size because resizing 10k gold is hard. It often cracks because it’s so brittle.

 

I suggest you go to a department store if you are looking for amethyst.

My mom bought a 12ct ring at Macys for like 350 dollars.

Post # 21
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MabelleBliss: It’s gorgeous but i don’t advocate going to Zales. My first engagement ring had two stones fall out of it within 2 months (and i was SO careful) and then we switched it for another engagement ring with a completely different setting. It didn’t take but 3 days for a diamond to fall out of that ring. 🙁 Needless to say, I returned it and haven’t been back since. I don’t think their stuff is of good quality. If you like that ring, I’d suggest taking the picture to a local jeweler that can replicate it. 

Post # 22
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Blushing bee

I have that ring from Zales except with garnet as the center stone, white sapphires as the side stones, and in silver, since I don’t like gold.  It’s even better looking in person and very durable.

Post # 23
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

SO PRETTY!

Post # 24
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Buzzing bee

The description at the bottom admits that the stone may be heat treated – which would decrease the value of the stone.

Post # 26
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I love the look of it.  But I agree with others about maybe getting a separate mounting.  I think a separate mounting might actually end up being a little more expensive than the ring you’ve posted.  Personally, because of durability, I wouldn’t get an amethyst ering, I’d go with the sapphire, too.  You can get beautiful high-quality lab created sapphires, and if your heart’s set on purple, I know betterthandiamond sells purple ones that are a similar color to amethyst.  

Post # 27
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

It looks beautiful!

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