by Moissamight » Oct 6, 2018 Hi everyone! I’ve mostly been lurking here, but yesterday, my SO asked about what sort of things I liked in an engagement ring (yay, I can now obsess over engagement rings without embarrassment!!!). I think the plan is to give him a few options and he’ll decide the one. We’re planning to spend under $1500 for the ring, and I know from your posts, Starsgem, Tianyu, and Golden Bird should definitely fall under the $1k range. Now the question is, I tend to get more excited about intricate designs than the purity of the stones, so do you recommend any over the others for a decent milgrain? Here’s an example of along the lines of what I’m thinking, but with an OEC/matching rose gold, or maybe a pear (not sure on the cut...it seems it’s either crushed ice or brilliant for pears, right?). Also, I know Golden Bird will make 10k RG...does Tianyu/Starsgem? I’ve just heard 10k is a bit better for durability, and I’m fine with a more coppery color. Anyway, sorry for all the questions. I’d love to hear you input, thanks!