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derezzed

Rough_Rock
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Hello!

like many, I've officially set out to find an engagement ring for my girlfriend. I'm working with a budget around the CAD$3,000-$4,000 mark and need some insights into finding a comparable ring that I became smitten with. The culprit is a three-stone, princess cut Hearts on Fire engagement ring: http://www.kevinmain.com/store/images/P/p-17576-01.jpg

I learned that the price for this type of HOR ring is near $8,900 - far out of my price range. Now, without paying the price of a small car for a ring, would anyone be able to recommend similar rings worth looking at? I realize this is a broad question, but any insight is more insight than I currently have.

Many thanks!
 

oldminer

Ideal_Rock
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I think you can do it with a mounting allowance of about $1500 to $1800 and use G-SI1 diamonds with about a 1/2ct center and 1/5ct sides. Some vendor here can likely make a similar, not identical ring. Plan on using white gold and coming very close to the $4000 US figure.
 

momofive

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Are you sure SHE wants a 3 stone ring? I tend to think of that as an anniversary ring (although, not necessarily). Personally, I would put my budget into getting a great solitaire and then upgrading in the future. But, that's why they have menus!!!! :D
 

slg47

Ideal_Rock
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I think that is a beautiful ring but those are rounds in the picture (not princesses?)

what is your budget? here are some setting options...once you determine your entire budget for the ring we can help you find some center stone options if you would like

option with rounds
http://www.jamesallen.com/engagement-rings/settings-with-sidestones/ring/item_58-4145.asp

option with princesses
http://www.jamesallen.com/design-your-three-stone-ring/18k-White-Gold-3-Stone-Pave-Set-Diamond-Engagement-Ring.html
 

oldminer

Ideal_Rock
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Note that the prongs in the image in the initial post are 1/2 bezels and not wire prings. That's wyhy I suggested having the mounting made. I could not find a similar ring set that way and it would not be a big deal to make such a ring.
 
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