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Article, does your engagement ring look cheap lol

Discussion in 'RockyTalky' started by whitewave, Sep 10, 2019 at 12:17 PM.

  1. lovedogs
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    by lovedogs » Sep 10, 2019 at 9:47 PM
    Oooooh my eyesssssss! Jk, obviously I love it!
     
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  2. Dancing Fire
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    by Dancing Fire » Sep 11, 2019 at 12:11 AM
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  3. canuk-gal
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    by canuk-gal » Sep 11, 2019 at 12:30 AM
    gosh, isn't "hello how are you" the best convention? I've been on the same end of "are your wedding rings real (aka genuine)" . That is a trip (not a cruise) in itself. WEAR ALL YOUR RINGS ALL THE TIME .:saint::P2:wavey::bigsmile: Do It.
     
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  4. Snowdrop13
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    by Snowdrop13 » Sep 11, 2019 at 12:38 AM
    Really, the Daily Mail is a terrible rag, I don’t think they would know what an “expert” is anyway! The article just reinforces the UK High Street mantra of “look how white this lovely (teeny weeny, poorly cut) diamond is” :bigsmile:
     
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  5. GliderPoss
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    by GliderPoss » Sep 11, 2019 at 1:29 AM
    First point re: colour aside, I actually agree with the rest of the points made - definitely bad metalwork is a killer! :lol:
     
  6. TreeScientist
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    by TreeScientist » Sep 11, 2019 at 2:06 AM

    Exactly this. Nothing wrong with a temporary setting, and that's not what I was referring to. Guys should either:

    a.) Figure out in advance what their future fiancée really wants and ensure that the design is executed to the highest level by the jeweler they choose OR

    b.) Get a temporary setting for the surprise (most local jewelers will put a diamond in a generic sterling silver 4-prong for $50-100) and then decide on the setting together with their fiancée.

    I was referring to the guys who [email protected] the setting part and drop $1500 on a maul-store halo because that's the first setting that caught their eye in the first store they visited.

    Also, a well-executed halo need not cost $6k. Sure, if you want a hand-forged VC you'll need to drop around that much, but you can get a custom cast halo that is well executed, fit for the center stone, and with good metal and prong work for around $1500-2000 from some of the custom jewelers recommended on these forums. But that requires first doing a little bit of research to find these jewelers via internet searches/word of mouth, and then working through a design together with the jeweler. A lot of guys don't want to take the time to do this and/or don't have a good idea of what their girlfriend really wants, and in such instances they should go the temp setting route.
     
  7. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Sep 11, 2019 at 3:02 AM
    jealousy isnt confined to low income
    or just very very bad manners
     
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  8. Daisys and Diamonds
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    by Daisys and Diamonds » Sep 11, 2019 at 3:16 AM
    i could not imangine being so rude as to ask someone if their jewles were fake
    my workmate got engaged to a low life who didn't tell her her ring was $129 and was white saphires
    i just had to bite my tounge and watch the thing get dirtier and dirtier
    i even went to the jewler and asked if she came in for cleaning would they tell her it wasn't diamonds
    my friend at the mall jewler was appalied that what was a fun ring suitable for a sweet 16 had been been purchased for an ER but she assured me they would never let on

    anyway lucky for all that relationship ended - although rather horribly
    and the low life asked for his ring back
    and he wasn't some teenager who knocked up his GF - he was a 40 year old lying scum
     
  9. missy
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    by missy » Sep 11, 2019 at 5:35 AM
    As we all know "Money doesn't buy you class" and even the most expensive setting can look cheap if done badly and an inexpensive setting can be gorgeous if done right.
     
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  10. moneymeister
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    by moneymeister » Sep 11, 2019 at 6:26 AM
    How could you? really?
    I wish the author could see your ring. It's perfection.
     
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  11. AV_
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    by AV_ » Sep 11, 2019 at 7:38 AM
    I'll remember seeing a large RBC in a Tiffany setting, stacked with a Schlumberger band & noticing - the band (yes, I got stared down.)
     
  12. distracts
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    by distracts » Sep 11, 2019 at 10:40 AM
    I don't like surprises!
     
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  13. stracci2000
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    by stracci2000 » Sep 11, 2019 at 11:05 AM
    This article was dumb IMHO.
    Cheap=cloudy, included stones in cookie cutter settings.
    AKA diamond rings from the mall store.
     
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  14. Johnbt
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    by Johnbt » Sep 11, 2019 at 12:18 PM
    What are they calling cheap. They aren't cheap, they are inexpensive. But not too inexpensive.

    Otoh, you would think Walmart would throw in a box of Cracker Jack if you spend $8.88.

     
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  15. moneymeister
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    by moneymeister » Sep 11, 2019 at 1:14 PM
    Right, how did they miss "frozen spit" diamonds?
     
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  16. tigertales
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    by tigertales » Sep 11, 2019 at 1:46 PM
    as promised... :D

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    My K color English transition diamond in G color halo, set quite high because of filigree.
    So, obviously I score 2 bads in the cheap zone!
     
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  17. TweetyBird23
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    by TweetyBird23 » Sep 11, 2019 at 2:22 PM
    That is a beautiful ring with gorgeous proportions!
     
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