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welshjoe

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Hi everyone ! I have a slight problem..... Im planning on proposing to my girlfriend in november, I have now organised everything for the proposal but now have read alot of bad things referring to Fay Cullen, where i thought id found the perfect ring :(
This is the ring
http://www.faycullen.com/Antique-Engagement-Rings/8932/

now my problem is I would love to find a ring like this but have struggled so far. I thought this would be a good place to ask if anyone can reccomend a ring or place to find one ?

Thankyou for reading and i hope someone can help.
 

pregcurious

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Single Stone makes reproduction rings, and also sells antique/vintage rings. They have a great record here on PS, and are very responsive to emails.

http://www.singlestone.com/

Here are some examples that are along the lines of what you've posted:

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stci

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I think your choice is perfect! Don't worry about comments. Fay Cullen sold the most beautiful ring and the setting is to die for!
 

dreamer_dachsie

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welshjoe that diamond is very poorly cut and I suspect the whole thing way overpriced. It is also a modern cut, do you want that?
 

AprilBaby

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Fay Cullen sure gives a wide range about what the specks of the diamonds may be.
 

Mrs.W 514

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I agree with Aprilbaby the grading certificate is a cause for concern. I think Jewels by Erica Grace is a great suggestion!
 

Rhea

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I'm one of the people who has had a bad experience with FC. She was great and communicated until the money was paid. We were told a range for the stone, but the stone is probably not the same quality as sold to use. I don't know if their return policy has changed, but it wasn't very good at the time. We had a similar budget to you.

What about this: http://antiqueengagementrings.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=3078
Circa 1940s engagement ring. Set with an Old European cut diamond weighing apx .45 cts and graded in the settinga as I color and SI1 clarity,this elegant ring has a total of 6 round diamonds set into the shoulders. A vintage original. Two tone 14k gold. $2,200.

http://antiqueengagementrings.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=3004
Circa 1940's engagement ring. Set with a beautiful,eye-clean round diamond weighing .47 cts and set with four round brilliant cut diamonds in the shoulders. 14k white gold. $1,875.00.

http://www.etsy.com/listing/7726393...llery&ga_search_type=vintage&ga_facet=vintage

Actually, there are a few I like on Etsy for about 1/2 carat and under $2,000.
This was my search, but I didn't go through all 32 pages: http://www.etsy.com/search/vintage?search_submit=&q=engagement+ring&view_type=gallery
 

Narwhal

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Everyone has great advice. Definitely figure out if modern or Old cut or either works for you. That will make a difference.

JbEG, Singlestone and Leigh Jay Nacht are all great. I just recently was in contact with all of them. I went the second hand Ebay route with the diamond and set it in a new setting by Leigh Jay Nacht. I just got it back and love it.

LJN has a few options in close budget, or drop all an email and see what they can do for you.
http://antiqueengagementrings.com/s...alogid=3281&template=tmp_productformatTen.htm

Or look at finding the right diamond and then the right setting.
something like this?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/64-CT-LOOSE...se_Diamonds&hash=item19c81e2a87#ht_500wt_1202

This seems similar- i know they will make any of the reproductions for different size stones.
http://antiqueengagementrings.com/shopping/shopexd.asp?id=3282

Rubylane also has vintage/estate/ older styles item. I would check them out too
http://www.rubylane.com/item/376645-2004/Estate-14KW-85CT-European-Cut

Dont be afraid to make an offer if something is just outside your budget.
 
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