by Decision_Decisions » Aug 5, 2019 Some backstory: I want to treat myself for a milestone birthday, but it's turning out to be more difficult than I thought. I have a 7mm stone in a three sided pave Tacori style setting. It's very sparkly, with 3/4 carats of melee, but it's also quite wide and I feel like my stone basically blends into the setting. This has always and likely will always bother me. I've considered resetting it into a halo so it has more presence, but it is K color, so I'm unsure if I would like it in a diamond halo due to the color contrast. I'm considering an Ivy and Rose sapphire target ring which I'm hoping would have less contrast. If I go with the target ring I could get the one that fits my 7mm stone and reset it, but I wonder if I would miss the sparkle of my current setting. Or I could get either the 7mm or 8mm size and get a moissanite. I would like to get an August Vintage OEC cut if I went that route. Maybe an 8mm so if I wanted to do something different in the future it would be a different size than my diamond. I'd love a diamond OEC but I don't have the funds saved at this time. I'm wondering how people feel about their moissanite/synthetic rings. Do you try to pass them off as diamonds? Do you wish that you had just put the extra money into your "main" diamond ring instead, or do you enjoy having multiple different rings? Do friends/family/coworkers notice and comment on your multiple rings? I feel like I may be the kind of person that feels strange wearing a ring that isn't my diamond and might not choose it as often because it isn't "real" (I know that's silly). I really don't know if I can justify the kind of money to get a real 7 or 8mm OEC, even if it's years in the future, and my current stone is from a local jeweler that I would not like to work with again so I feel like I don't really have any options to change it up/go bigger unless I take a large loss trying to sell it. Sorry for the novel, any insight into your own projects and how you felt about them would be really appreciated!