Would you rather have a smaller diamond ring or a larger non-diamond ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which would you rather have?
    A smaller ring with real diamonds : (267 votes)
    56 %
    A larger CZ or moissanite ring : (121 votes)
    25 %
    A larger gemstone/other alternative ring : (88 votes)
    18 %
  • Post # 3
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    5668 posts
    Bee Keeper

    I’d rather have a smaller diamond than a larger Moissy, CZ, Asha, etc. I love gemstone rings but they’re not really my personal style.

    Post # 4
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    1177 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I guess I’d say larger non-diamond, because mine is white sapphire:) It’s .75 ct equivalent so it’s not huge.

    The rest of the setting is real diamond and sapphire and white gold, though: We plan to upgrade to a diamond when we have the money.

    And for visualization:

    Post # 7
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    193 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I LOVE bling, but I really don’t want a diamond ering, for the size I want it would cost  more then I would fee okay with spending on jewelry! SO (FI, no ring lol) really didn’t like the idea of getting me a ‘fake’ ring for the same reasons you mentioned- but honestly, I KNOW he can do all that stuff, and it doesn’t mean he loves me less if I get a gem/sim diamond.  I’m reallllly hoping for a 3stone emerald asha, they are so beautiful, and they look very real- I have a set in studs (1 ctw) and I get complents all the time- no one has ever guessed they arn’t natural diamonds, and unless asked I wont say a thing. If you want more bling for your buck, check out ashadiamonds.com, for 1,000-ish there are lots to choose from!

    My second pick for a ering would be a ruby, with diamonds on both sides- (or ashas lol) I LOVE 3 stone settings! If it was practiacal for an everyday ering I would go amethyst, my fav stone ever, but I know it just wouldn’t hold up to my abuse.

    Post # 8
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    honestly, for my engagement ring. I would rather have a smaller diamond. because its the one time that I think I will get a real diamond from him where he completely picked it out himself and its just…. ahhh I think a big large CZ ring you could get for something else, but e-ring a diamond. πŸ™‚ not saying I dont like the mossinate – which i didnt know about until after I was engaged, but still! i think its insane how much my ring was and it wasnt even 1ct, but its the one time he can spend that kind of money on jewelry (in my opinion). 

     I forgot to mention, he really wanted the color and clarity to be amazing, so its a between .75 and 1 ct. I think its perfect because he chose it!

    Post # 9
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @Mrs. Puffin: OH man thats Beautiful! I LOVE the side stones, so unique!

    Post # 11
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    I have a 2 ct equivalent amethyst center stone with 2 .25 diamonds on either side. I’d much prefer the big gemstone over a smaller diamond any day. 

    Post # 12
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    I say a bigger Moissy! I have a moissy its not too big (my choice) 1ct unenhanced

    Post # 13
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    @Saria213: Stunning! I bet that blinds people when you drive Cool

     

    @bebefly: OH! 3 stone AND an amethyst? So pretty!! How long have you had it/ how hard are you on rings and hows it holding up? Sorry for all the questions, but I would love to get somthing like that in an emerald cut (donno why, just love that cut lol)

    Post # 15
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I would take the real deal over any other any day πŸ™‚

    Post # 16
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    @JessieK: Let’s see…I’ve had it since June of 2009, so 31 months. I’d say I’m pretty normal withthe wear and tear – the only thing I have to be super careful about is remembering to take it off when I go swimming because chlorine & salt water can discolour the stone (I also take it off to do dishes and shower). It’s holding up beautifully – looks just as amazing as the day I got it!

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