(Closed) Yellow Diamond Alternative…Help?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I think if it will be a forever ring, the sapphire is your best bet…Citrine is way too soft for an e-ring, IMO. 

Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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mostlyv:  what is her budget? If you tell us then we can help you find some options for her!

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

My ring is nothing like what she wants, but I had  agreat experience using a jeweller who uses stuller settings. Here is a link through my jewellers to stuller’s site: http://sundancejewelers.jewelershowcase.com/browse/wedding-and-engagement (it gives price estimates which the regular stuller website does not). My ring turned out to be lower than the quoted price though and lots of jewellers use stuller settings and if you have the serial number you can call around to comparison shop. I didn’t look very hard, but this seemed similar to what she wanted: http://sundancejewelers.jewelershowcase.com/products/build/122793/?groupId=191457#/review , but with way more side stones…. but just to give you an idea. I liked that you could take any ring and customize the center stone, side stones, and metal and there are tons of choices.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

Lab created yellow sapphire is probably her best bet. Moissaniteco.com and geolite.com have some beautiful, budget-friendly stones. 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

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mostlyv:  Moissanite is her best bet. The patent is gone,  so if you do a search you may be able to find some in budget.  Or email the Indian vendor,  they may help her out. 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

Lab yellow sapphire,  will save her lots of money.  I just brought a lab pale yellow sapphire.  Just got wait for it to come.  Moissanite Co.sell lab sapphires too.  

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee

Spending a little more on a ring that is more durable will pay off in the long run.  I just built a beautiful yellow sapphire ring in yellow gold on JamesAllen.com and the total price was $660!  Im sure if you call they could source a smaller sapphire that is in your budget.  Good luck 

Post # 12
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2007 - City, State

Definitely check moissaniteco for their lab sapphires. I have their ruby and absolutely love it! 

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee

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mostlyv:  2ct on a budget! A formidible challlenge.  if they wait for during the holidays Dec-Feb they may find a better deal.  I would stress the durability issue.  I have plenty of soft gems that need some TLC after some periodic wear.  & the way I knock around my e-ring im glad that it is diamond in gold and not any larger than it is!

Post # 15
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I think a yellow moissanite would be a great option, it’s definitly cheaper than a diamond. And moissaniteco.com has them in quit a few shapes and sizes. Also ebay has lots of light yellow moissanite from India for super cheap.  A $500 ring budget for a 2 carat center stone is not going to be easy to find, she may need to drop in size in order to get a good quality ring that will last forever and that’s within budget

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