Where do you get your non-diamond E-ring??

posted 6 months ago in Rings
Post # 2
Member
1658 posts
Bumble bee

I got my morganite ring from Etsy. Kurt Ung Designs. He’s based out of California and has a brick and mortar store there. His stuff is absolutely stunning. He has great communications as well.

I was initially hesitant but seeing how much a similar ring with a not-so-pretty morganite costs in a mall store changed my mind.

What kind of gemstone were you looking for? Some people here on the bee will warn you against morganite and try to steer you towards sapphire. But the color of morganite isn’t the same and even though it isn’t as strong as a diamond, it’s still stronger than steel and okay for everyday wear. I got mine with a halo for extra stone protection. I only clean mine once or twice a week, the same amount I clean my diamonds.

Good luck in your search!

Post # 3
Member
1395 posts
Bumble bee

I got mine from gemvara. It’s got a wide selection of gemstones. And I was really happy with the quality

Post # 5
Member
1658 posts
Bumble bee

View original reply
queenbre :  Rosados Box on Etsy has some GORGEOUS mint sapphires! 

Post # 6
Member
1042 posts
Bumble bee

Etsy is a great place to look for gemstone rings! Check the reviews of the seller, but I’ve had great luck and so have quite a few other Bees.

Be sure to show us yours when you get it!

Post # 7
Member
6534 posts
Bee Keeper

View original reply
queenbre :  I think all of the gemstones I have set into rings for myself (so far) have come from Mastercut Gems. (http://www.mastercutgems.com) Dana is a cutter, and he has cut from rough or recut pretty much everything he offers on the site. Some of the stones are on consignment from other people, but they are good about putting the cutting and any treatment information in the stone descriptions. They are a small business located on their family farm in North Carolina. I will warn you that, to me, the photos on their website do not show the true beauty of the gems in most instances. For some of the stones, they will have video links. I have purchased several gems from them, and I have always found them to be kind and super easy to deal with.

These are some of the gemstones I have purchased from Mastercut:

Purple-Pink Spinel (about 2.31 ct. equivalent)

Yellow Sapphire (about 1.24 ct equivalent)

Umba Valley Rhodolite Garnet (but it is extremely red, and not purple-toned … around 2.71 or 2.69 ct equivalent — something like that)

I have also purchased from Earth’s Treasury (http://www.earthstreasury.com). I have only purchased one stone from this site. It is a pink Montana Sapphire, and I had it put into a setting for my daughter’s 16th birthday. Sapphire is her birthstone and pink is her favorite color. I also found ET extremely easy to deal with. The stone is gorgeous, and I was completely satisfied with my purchase. I hope to buy a larger Montana from them one of these days for myself! This site has a great selection of Montana Sapphires, but they also have other gemstones in a variety of colors.

This is my daughter’s ring with her sapphire:

Post # 8
Member
334 posts
Helper bee

Stag and Finch have beautiful gemstones, their sapphires are to die for! 

Post # 11
Member
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2020

I had mine made from a local jeweller who could order in a chatham emerald, so not much help on the online front if that’s what you would like to go with. But here is an pic anyway, emerald with lab diamond halo in 14k rose gold

Post # 12
Member
10541 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I got my sapphire from Shane Co. I looked at lots of Etsy sellers but we wanted to be able to pick the ring and stone out in person.

Post # 15
Member
6534 posts
Bee Keeper

View original reply
queenbre :  You’re very welcome! I’m always happy to (over) share pictures — ha, ha! I also wanted to mention Stag & Finch (http://www.stagandfinch.com). I haven’t purchased from them personally (yet), but they seem to have a great selection of loose gemstones, both natural and lab-created. 

I’m not sure if you are familiar with Pricescope or not. I lurk on that forum quite a bit, particularly on the colored gemstones section. There is a list of trusted/vetted vendors on there, so that might be a great place for you to look for vendor names, too.

Edit to Add: In regard to your question about having the setting done somewhere else: Yes. You can absolutely do that. I purchased all of my stones loose and then worked with a jeweler to make the settings. I generally work with David Klass, but there are many other fabulous jewelers out there who can make a beautiful setting for you. Many have been mentioned here on the Bee, and you can probably find names by searching “custom work” or “custom ring setting” or something like that.

Depending on what type of stone you decide to get, you may also be able to take it to a jeweler who is local to you and have them set it. Different shops have different policies about this, so it would be a matter of finding a shop that would work with you to set the stone.

Leave a comment


Find Amazing Vendors