- May 9, 2020
Hello. I got engaged in July of 2019. COVID hit so still no wedding yet. I’m 45, first wedding. We fell in love after two days and started searching for rings and didn’t do the best research. We wanted to pick it out together. I wanted to go with an online store like. But my fiancé wasn’t comfortable not seeing it in person first. So we went to a very reputable jewelry store close by that explained everything to us that we walked in not knowing. The only thing I didn’t know is there are lab grown diamonds vs earth. They sold me a beautiful Forevermark Color F flawless round diamond 1.01 carats. I chose an A Jaffe trellis solitaire 18k white gold setting that is 3.8mm at the top that tapers to 3.5mm at the bottom. I loved the thicker band on my long size 6.25 finger (at the time of purchase.) So now the dilemma is my fiancé and I think the 1.01 carat looks a little underwhelming on my large hands. Beautiful diamond that shines like the moon. But small. They have the upgrade policy where they take your current diamond and put the money it’s worth now to a new upgraded diamond for life policy. Problem is they only sell Forevermark , earth grade diamonds and don’t even sell lab grown. Because now I want to sacrifice the earth grown diamond and F color mine is for a bigger 1.5-2 carat lab grown diamond. I wish I knew the difference at the time we were buying cause I totally would have been fine with lab vs earth and gone bigger in carats. So what do I do? I can’t afford to upgrade to a larger Forevermark or mined diamond. What would be some options I could do or have to get my larger diamond? And I can’t even wear my ring anymore cause of the COVID weight and my fingers have got to be a size 7 by now so I think now is the time to do something if anything since I can’t even where my ring. Help please! Suggestion???