Yes we have been looking arnd and the price seems alright. Though indeed most likely the stone isn't going to disappear any time soon. However, the price of this ring seems to keep climbing since they started selling it last year and we found older posted prices of this ring.Inclusions are expected. It's hard to say what will happen if you wear it all day every day. I've worn a small stone like this every day for 5 years. I dont clean at all really. But I wear it to the gym all the time and sometimes come out of the class realizing I was pretty cavalier about whacking it into stuff. I louped it the other day and there's no sign of damage.
I think you'll have to be a lot more careful with yours as its bigger and sitting higher up off your finger. Unfortunately as it is a chippy material it's kind of one of those things where you could be fine for years and then one day whack it on something and realize its suddenly damaged.
I would actually anticipate you'll wear this for a while then realize you want another stone to alternate with it (sort of like some people do with shoes they're feeling protective of).
As for alternating... YES! I will! hahah I do have my diamond engagement ring which I have worn daily for the last 4 years and well... I do exercise and bang it up around alot. So this ring is more for days when I know I wouldnt be doing much vigorous stuff. I already know I am most likely going to "baby" this ring alot... it cost double my engagement ring!!!
Thanks so much for the advice! I'll pop by asiatique later!