| Originally Posted by FutureMrsLewis |
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?
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!