Trying to Fall in Love with my Ring

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 109
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1230 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

isabee :  You will find what you want I am confident of that. I know what you mean about rounds being the most expensive. I went from a 1.53 carat to a 1.02 and came out of pocket $200 goes to show you though if quality inst there you can find the size you want LOL. I will say I am very lucky in a sense that I found my jeweler because I don’t have to double up, if lets say he got a smoking deal on some 2 carat stone he can pass his savings on to his customers. The most I have ever come out of pocket for a diamond was $700 and way long ago $2000 on a setting I had to have (it was one of his signature pieces). I could never do a chain store again just because of the whole double up deal I just cant afford that. And I get diamond coverage for life its just included when you purchase from him. It just works better with my budget to do a mom and pop shop vs chain stores because I be Po LOL. So save your pennies and upgrade to your liking, but try and enjoy the beauty you have, because it really is a beautiful diamond. <3

Post # 110
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1116 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2019 - USA

isabee :  :/ If you’re still conflicted about the new setting, I think you should try to be open to different settings you may not have considered before. I’m sure you’ll find something!! 

Post # 112
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1076 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2018

isabee :  one thing I haven’t worked out yet is, why you got another diamond the first time you switched to the solitaire…why couldn’t you have had it reset? You said it was a very high quality diamond and then you later picked out a solitaire setting with a 1ct diamond of the same quality he picked out. What did your original white gold engagement ring look like and was the stone smaller than 1ct? The reason I ask is because some individuals, when they rush into upgrading their engagement ring soon after the proposal, have a difficult time being satisfied with the way their upgraded rings look because once you’ve gotten a larger stone your mind wonders what it would look like to have a larger stone and then one larger than that one etc…plus losing the sentimentality of the ring or stone your fiancé proposed with so soon after the proposal can cause individuals to feel dissatisfied with anything they choose. Just some things to think about. I hope you eventually find your forever ring (within both of your monetary means), upgrading at anniversaries seems to be a popular choice you can consider πŸ™‚ 

ETA: very happy you got the center stone you wanted, I hope this one makes you get all the feels! 

Post # 114
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54 posts
Worker bee

I only read the first and last pages of this thread- but I am happy that you spoke up and got a ring that makes you happy. Also when it comes to diamonds I truly believe that there is no point in paying for what you can’t see (in other words why pay for IF clarity when you can have a VS2 that is eye clean, why pay for D color when most people don’t see a tint until they hit J color, etc.) Cut quality is what is most important. 

As someone who has been married for many years and wasn’t thrilled w/ her engagement ring from the get go, I have only just sent my ring off to have it re-made. I hated the workmanship (or lack there of) of my setting, it was set up too high, globby prongs, etc. I waited over 10 years to do something about it because it seemed rude to do it before the wedding and then after the wedding life got in the way. So I think you are super smart to take the bull by the horns now and get a ring that you are thrilled to wear!

Congrats and wear it in good health! 

Post # 116
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54 posts
Worker bee

isabee :  Simply gorgeous!  I’m so happy you ended up with the size and setting that you wanted!

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