(Closed) Upgrading ring for 10 year wedding anniversary and need help!!!

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Meh she already posted it on the internet, so I don’t see why you shouldn’t repost it on the same website.  

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I don’t think so since she still has the pic up. I certainly wouldn’t mind if someone was referencing my ring to others because they liked it so much. I’d take it as a compliment. 

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

It’s a standard pave halo, which is a pretty popular style, and shouldn’t be hard to find.  For example, here’s one:

http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/pave/14k-white-gold-pave-halo-diamond-engagement-ring-17307w14.html

 

That poster has a pretty small finger, so depending on your finger size, you might have to go up to get similar finger coverage.  If I had to guess, I’d say that stone’s around 8mm diameter.  If we’re talking diamonds, it’ll be around the 2.5-3 carat range.  I can’t tell because of the lighting, but it almost looks like it could be an aquamarine.  A pale sapphire could have similar light play, but I think it’s more likely to be an aqua.

 

 

Post # 6
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

She posted about it in post #14 in this thread: http://boards.weddingbee.com/topic/my-non-traditional-enagement-ring-no-band

It is a 2.5ct aquamarine with a 1.5 TCW diamond pave halo. But… the weight of gems and diamonds is different so a 2.5 ct aquamarine isn’t necessarily the same size as a 2.5ct diamond– if that is what you want. If you want a diamond that looks similar, go for an oval cut in whatever size suits your finger/budget. To get the exact size in a diamond would probably be upwards of 3cts which is ridic expensive. But even a 1.5-2ct diamond (still pricey but not SO ridiculous in price) would give the same lovely effect.

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@theclarks0628:  Moissanite is Silicon Carbide.  Someone just confirmed the stone above is an aqua, and moissanite does not look like the stone above.  Depending on your school of thought, moissanite is either a diamond simulant or a gemstone in its own right.  A few of its properties:

-harder than sapphire, softer than diamod, so strong enough for everyday wear

-Almost colorless, but has a yellowish green tinge to it, like a pale peridot.  With treatment, the stone can be whiter.  You’ll see more color the larger you go.  If you were to go with an oval the size you’re considering, I’d do the Amora treatment, which is offered by Better Than Diamond.  Moissaniteco also sells stones with this treatment, and Schubach’s might.

-More fire and sparkle than diamond

-except for a few cuts, moissanite is usually cut slightly differently than diamonds.  It’s a subtle difference, but the round brilliant, for example, is SLIGHTLY different than a diamond round brilliant.  I’d assume the same is true for their oval.

 

It’s a gorgeous, sparkly stone, and worth considering if you’re not staunchly in the diamond camp.  Personally, I consider it a gemstone in its own right, and superior to diamonds in many ways, especially cost!  It won’t, however, look exactly like a diamond, just similar.  CZ’s a much better simulant than moissanite.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@theclarks0628: That was a bit rude. Saying where you found someone else’s ring as if it’s not good enough, and somehow makes it less of a “real” engagement/wedding ring? You could have just left it at saying you’d prefer a diamond instead of a gemstone, rather than that remark. Plenty of ladies have what you call a “cocktail ring” as an engagement ring. What makes it real is the meaning behind it, not what elements happen to make up the stone.

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@theclarks0628:  Your comment totally came off as snobby.  You were sure oohing and aaahing over it when you thought it was a diamond.  Because it’s a colored gemstone, that somehow makes it lesser and a cocktail ring?  Btw, diamonds are gemstones, so no matter what you’re going to have a gemstone ring.

Post # 14
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

No worries.  Smile

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