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So we all know about finding THE dress, but how about THE ring?!?

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Okay ladies, I'm driving myself NUTS over this, and I need to see if I've actually lost my marbles here...

So, long story short, my original e-ring is pink topaz, it faded (due to store cleanings), got replaced by the store, but was told it will fade again naturally. (Some of you may remember this drama lol) ANYWAY, I know that I have to find a "replacement" e-ring, so I've been looking around for about 6 months or so. I like pink, hence the pink topaz in my current ring, but I keep hearing how even pink sapphire MIGHT fade if it's had a certain treatment done on it or this or that, and how ultrasonic cleaners will suck out all the colour (not sure how vibrations do that if I'm cleaning it in just water, but w/e) But my big problem was, I'm not a fan of diamond rings (I'm weird, it's okay, you can say it) To me, they're just not "original". That was until I found the ring of my DREAMS!!! I can't find any pictures of it, but it's got a bunch of smaller diamonds clustered together so they look like one big center stone (but WAY more sparkle, it's gorgeous!) and there are baguettes along the center of the band and then pave on the outside of the baguettes. This ring is just gorgeous, and looks MUCH different than anything I've ever seen (I can't even describe it properly, because I've never seen anything else like it in my life).

So I absolutely fell in love with this ring, and I just can't take my mind off of it. It is about $1000 more than we wanted to pay for a new ring (considering this is ring #2, and we still have to buy a wedding band) but I just can't stop thinking about it!!! Is there such a thing as THE ring?

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My experience with finding THE ring was similar to my experience finding THE dress. I saw it, tried it on, and knew it was THE one.

My dilemma was I found THE wedding ring at Tiffany for $4k! I did not budget to spend $4K on a ring so I called Tiffany got the specs of the ring and the stones. Then, I contacted several on-line diamond dealers to find out what their price would be to custom make and replicate the Tiffany ring using the same stone grade, metal and setting (Flawless, VVSII, Excellent, 0.50 carats, commpn prong setting, platinum). The lowest price I got was $1,700.00 with a full satisfaction money back guarantee. An afternoon on the phone saved me $2,300! It might be an option for you.

FYI - Online vendors I used were Adiamor, Blue Nile and Diamond on Web. Blue Nile was the winner and got my business!

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WE WANT PICTURES! WE WANT PICTURES!

 

And I agree....it's got to be the ring you love since it will be on your finger for the rest of your days! When I originally told my FI what kind of ring I wanted, he said it would be a while before he could afford it and he could propose, so I decided on something less costly (but still sparkly and beautiful!) for now, and we've discussed upgrading in a few years. I plan to have the center stone and 12 surrounding stones on my current ring made into a necklace or something, and have the new stone set on the original band -- we think it's a win-win, and still keeps the sentimental value of being the ring he proposed with!

 

CONGRATS and I can't wait to see your gorgeous new BLING!

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I've tried some online stores, but none of them have anything even remotely close to this ring, that's why I love it, it's so different! If it was $4K, I'd pass on it too lol I do have SOME limits lol I actually saw a ring that was $4500 at the same store where I saw my ring and almost had a heart attack. I was afraid to touch it! lol

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I've tried some online stores, but none of them have anything even remotely close to this ring, that's why I love it, it's so different! If it was $4K, I'd pass on it too lol I do have SOME limits lol I actually saw a ring that was $4500 at the same store where I saw my ring and almost had a heart attack. I was afraid to touch it! lol
I totally understand. None of the on-line stores had anything I wanted either - they will make custom stuff! Send them a picture and they will give you a price!

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I've been frantically searching to find anything even REMOTELY close to the ring I want, and I can't find anything lol I'll have to post pictures when I actually buy the bugger lol Or maybe I'll kindly ask the store if I can take a pic to review lol

 

But I WILL post pictures, I promise! cheesy.gif

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This is the closest thing I could find to the ring I want:

 

Click the image to open in full size.

 

This one is close, but one noticable difference is that I don't think there are any prongs in between the diamonds in the center, at least I didn't notice any. It actually looks like one bigger diamond until you look closer and see that it's a bunch of individual ones. And it sparkles like nothing I've ever seen because it's a group of diamonds, not just one. Oh, and it's white gold, not yellow.

 

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Update time!

 

I went to check out the ring again (had to make sure blush2.gif and had to show FI) and it's DEFINITELY the one! I absolutely love it!!!

 

AND

 

I found a proper pic:

 

http://img.thefind.com/images/aABbEM...2BAQA*?m=1&g=1

(For some reason it won't show up as an image)

 

But again, the center stones look closer together, and there are NO prongs in between, as I suspected. AND! It's not as expensive as I thought! I thought it was over $2500, it's actually only $2000! woot.gif

 

So as soon as that baby is on my finger, I will take pics ^_^

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Congrats on getting THE ONE WR!!! is gorgeous!!!
Thanks :) It's almost like having a weight off my shoulders knowing that I've finally found THE one and I can finally stop looking lol

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