Trying to Fall in Love with my Ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 47
1244 posts
Bumble bee

It is entirely wrong for me to suggest a 2 carat equivalent Moissanite? Gorgeous bling and cost conscious. Plus moissanites have a higher refraction index than diamonds – they sparkle more.

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Post # 48
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

isabee :  your diamond solitare is pretty. I would have liked to see your original engagement ring.  Buy yourself a huge/big old sim such as a moissanite and put it in a gold setting if you want that wow factor….

Post # 49
463 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Lots of good suggestions. Are you open to moissanite?  I’m like large stones myself so I have gone for high-quality Moisannite and love it. 

 My husband has been patient with jewelry indecisiveness too.  It’s great that your fiancé is been cool about this, I would be sure to let him know that you appreciate him being understanding. 

Post # 50
6167 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2016

The band on the cz ring is thinner than the band on your diamond ring, I’m not clear on how your stone being certified translates to you not being able to get a different setting. I think you should check that out and then look at getting a thinner band and a stack. It’s great that your guy is being really patient with you about this but I can’t help but think there’s going to be a limit to that. If you’re someone who is really indecisive with big decisions, maybe you don’t need to think of this as your forever ring (since that seems to paralyze you). You’re already on ring 2 and contemplating ring 3- forever ring is out the window!

I’d say to look into getting a thinner band, consider stacking rings for your wedding bands, and, most importantly, stop worrying about what other people say (or don’t say) about your ring. My stone is a nice size and proportion for my hand but people only comment on the color (if they comment at all. Usually they do not). And when I’m out and about, I get comments on my moissy ring far more frequently than people ever comment on my sapphire even though the moissy (pretty as it is) is a fraction of the price and value! You cannot base your happiness on impressing other people. You will be perpetually miserable and the goal post is constantly moving.

Post # 51
2646 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

isabee :  that’s really pretty. I originally wanted a a very simple ring with a single low set stone, but in the end the ring that spoke to both me and my (now) husband was/is a pave everlon knot that’s much sparkleier and due to the pave looks much bigger (it’s not big by the standards here, but its big to me with a 6mm face) than anything I had originally been interested in, and I’m so happy with it. I kept being drawn to it, and then scolding myself (thinking “stop it princess, you don’t need that”) for staring at it because it’s flashier than my typical style and i thought i was being ridiculous and should get something simpler. I suggest trying out a cheap cz ring similar to your original one…..just to see. Maybe you inner princess wants the fancier ring.

Post # 55
35 posts

Get the band thinned..makes a WORLD of difference. 

Post # 56
1096 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2017

If you want bigger finger coverage, add a halo. Thinning the band will also make the center stone look larger by comparison – I love tapered bands, or knife edges, for this. You could also add side stones, baguettes maybe. Do some serious Pinterest-ing and see if you are drawn to anything in particular besides “bigger”. Do you already have your band? Could you try on the e-ring with the band and see if that changes the way you feel about it? It sounds like you’re not interested in a moissanite, but as others have pointed out it’s a good option if you want to go bigger. I think your diamond looks lovely, though. Very white!

Also, jewelry insurance is not that expensive. I think I pay about $70 a year to cover both my rings, and if they are damaged or lost, I’m covered for the appraised value, which is twice what we paid to have the rings made. So, if I were you I wouldn’t let the lack of a warranty stop me from changing up the setting or finding a different jeweler. David Klass made my e-ring and he worked with me to tweak the CAD to exactly what I wanted.

Good luck! 

Post # 57
1872 posts
Buzzing bee

I say take your time,do some research,and find what kind of ring is your true style before jumping hastily in to another ring. The ring you have us lovely and can be dressed up with a band. You can always upgrade or get a ring of another style for a right hand ring someday.

Post # 58
408 posts
Helper bee

I would suggest looking into a ring wrap to provide more finger coverage and drama to your ring. The good thing about this is you can keep your e-ring as is rather than having to change it again. For example, Anna Sheffeild’s “Tiara” bands could look very beautiful with your ring and they come in yellow gold. 

The diamond in your ring is beautiful and gives wow factor to your ring. IMO, the simple design allows the diamond to speak for itself. Thinning the band could definitely help your diamond to stand out even more. Even though the CZ ring is bigger, your diamond is returning tons of white light and draws the eye more. Personally, I would never trade a 1ct diamond in for a moissanite just to have more finger coverage. It sounds like your store has a good trade-up policy so you could always go bigger on a special anniversary. 

Edited for clarification 

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