(Closed) Why did you decide on your stone?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What stones did you look at for your ER?

    diamonds

    semi-precious stones

    moissanite

    lab created stones

    CZs

    Asha

    A lab created diamond (cultured diamond)

  • Post # 2
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    Bumble Beekeeper

    DH got a diamond. We both liked being able to visit a physical store during the purchasing process. DH also likes supporting local business, and I have no idea where to buy a lot of the alternative stones in real life. Diamond is a my birthstone, so it made sense. 

    Post # 3
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2016

    I knew pretty much right away I wanted a round diamond! They are the most sparkly 🙂 Also did extensive research on the 4 C’s (cut, color, clarity, carat)! I learned a nicer cut is better than a higher color grade. This info was important when researching prices. Went with a center stone that’s just over 1 carat. LOVE!!! Most important thing I can stress is to KNOW YOUR 4 C’s!!!!!!!!! 

    Post # 4
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2000

    I chose a black opal. I knew I didn’t want a white diamond. I’ve just never cared for them. My husband (fiancé at the time) wanted a ring on my finger before we told our parents. I came home from college, and we went ring shopping. We went to chain jewelry stores, department stores, local jewelry stores, and we only found one ring we liked – a band with two rows of channel set rubies.  I had seen an ad in a magazine for a local goldsmith, and, on a whim, we gave him a call. He  was available to meet that day. After seeing his work, nothing else compared. I never doubted my choice. It’s been on my finger for almost 16 years now, and it still gives me a warm fuzzy to see it on my finger. I also get a lot of compliments on it because it is so unusual. 

    Post # 5
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2014

    DH and I would only purchase a diamond where we could see it in person and go to a brick & mortar store for customer service issues. There was never any other kind of stone in consideration, it was only ever going to be a diamond. I knew the specs I wanted, and that’s what we ended up getting.

    Post # 6
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    Bee Keeper
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-position: 0px 0px;”>Why did you decide on the stone you did?As in the type of stone? I always wanted a diamond Engagement Ring and nothing else ever crossed my mind. 
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-position: 0px 0px;”>What did you find out about what you were researching that made you decide to purchase or not purchase? So much! My fiancé became a total diamond expert with months of understanding everything about diamonds! I just always knew it would be diamond. 
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-position: 0px 0px;”>Did anything surprise you in your research of different stones? Between different diamonds…yes. previously i has no idea about colour or clarity or light leakage or old and modern cuts. 
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-position: 0px 0px;”>What was your first choice and what did you end up with?  I always thought I wanted a cushion halo on a pave band. Still love them but we went to try halos and nothing felt like it was for me. I was still keen on the cushion idea, I couldn’t understand why all the amazing diamonds my guy was finding never gave me the ‘yes!’ feeling. Then my wonderful man cracked it and realised it was the old cuts I loved so much. He was going to buy an oec or omc from America and have it set in a solitaire.  He’s super colour sensitive and wanted one that faced up white. Not easy to find in the olds, turned out he came across our ring by chance with a dealer very closeby.  He did a deal there and then due to diamond size and quality with the idea of resetting. When it was sized properly I loved it and don’t want to change it at all. So that’s how we went from modern cushion halo on pave band to antique platinum ring with omc diamond with baguettes on the sides!
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; -webkit-tap-highlight-color: rgba(0, 0, 0, 0); -webkit-text-size-adjust: 100%; background-position: 0px 0px;”>Where did you find your stone or ring (internet, jewelry store)? Local diamond dealer. Would have bought online from USA otherwise.  Shops in UK high streets selling new rings, offer shockingly poor value on the whole. 

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    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper

    Apologies. I have no idea why it’s done that crazy type. 

    Post # 8
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

    DH and I went with a diamond. My initial desire was something pink, preferably pink sapphire or pink Moissy. DH had never heard of anything other than a diamond for a ering so he was insistent on having an actual diamond. Now he thinks the idea of Moissy is ” really neat” and has no arguments on adding to my collection. I regret spending a huge chunk of cash just to be able say we have a diamond. 

    Post # 9
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    When we got my engagement ring, I had never heard of moissanite, amora, asha, or white sapphires, and it just never occurred to me to ask for a stone with color, so we went with diamond 🙂

    If anything were to ever happen to it I’d probably get another diamond because yay sparkly and they’re the easiest to have set in whatever setting I love, but I am fascinated by moissies, AG, and purple sapphires.

    Post # 10
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    Busy bee
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; background: 0px 0px;”>Why did you decide on the stone you did? Morganite
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; background: 0px 0px;”>What did you find out about what you were researching that made you decide to purchase or not purchase?    I knew too much about the diamond/precious stone industry to be able to consciously wear one. I don’t judge other’s for making that choice, it just isn’t something I could do. I like knowing exactly where my stone came from and that it was ethical. I also like that we saved a considerable amount of money. 
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; background: 0px 0px;”>Did anything surprise you in your research of different stones?  That Morganite is actually considered a softer stone but still okay for everyday wear. 
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; background: 0px 0px;”>What was your first choice and what did you end up with?  That is the only stone we ever seriously considered and found appealing visually. 
      <li style=”box-sizing: border-box; margin: 0px; padding: 0px; max-height: 1000000px; border: 0px; font-family: ‘Helvetica Neue’, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; font-size: 14px; line-height: 23px; background: 0px 0px;”>Where did you find your stone or ring (internet, jewelry store). Sam n Sue. 
    Post # 11
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    Busy Beekeeper

    I wanted an aquamarine center stone – my birthstone and I think they’re so pretty.  I didn’t do any research at all.  My husband did find out that they were sold in natural state and with extra color pumped in somehow.  He picked natural without asking and was spot-on.  I don’t want a faked out rock, I want the real deal.  It’s really subtle in some lights, looking like a darker diamond without much sparkle.  In other lights the blue is really, really obvious.

    I also have tiny sidestones (less than a quarter carat, I believe – never asked, don’t really know) in diamond, which I didn’t originally want.  My husband felt diamonds were necessary.  I love how they enhance it, so it was a good choice on his part.

    A large diamond wouldn’t reflect either of our personalities.  My ring is perfect for both of us.

    Post # 12
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    We both wanted a traditional look. I wanted a mesmerizingly sparkly, natural, confirmed ethical stone that would look just as good for generations to come.. Thus diamond. We didn’t consider anything else.

     He wanted to pick amongst very high quality stones with his eye and not take the chance of ending up with a dud, and didn’t want to do a ton of Cs research to be frank, hence Tiffany & Co. It worked for us, we love the ring and have enjoyed the service from the store. I love the looks and history of my setting too.

    If I was running the show myself I’d get a diamond online and get a custom setting to save, but Fiance was horrified at the thought of purchasing something like that online so I didn’t push it! I didn’t want to control the whole operation and I knew Id end up with something beautiful his way too. 

    Post # 13
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

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    MxChinca:  You didn’t have an option for precious stones other than diamond ( ruby, sapphire, emerald)

    Post # 14
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    Buzzing Beekeeper

    I left it up to Fiance. He chose a diamond.

    Post # 15
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I also left it up to Fiance and he chose a diamond.

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