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Rated 5 out of 5 by VeeRhapsody Blush and bashful...
Let me start by saying, I'm a rockhound. I LOVE gemstones and rocks.
When I was a bride-to-be almost seven years ago, my heart truly pined for an oval or cushion cut pink diamond engagement ring. It was rare and beautiful. Then we discovered the price for such a rarity. Needless to say, I chose something else that was more traditional and not so much fitting of my personality or love for gemstones. Fast forward to now, my husband wanted to give me an upgrade and I finally had the opportunity to choose what I really wanted. I made a trip to Helzberg to have my original set inspected and I took a gander at some of their rings. I fell in love with this beauty! I was going to get a plain 2 or 4mm rose gold band and the associate showed me a contour diamond band instead. Wow! This ring is everything I've ever dreamed of. Pictures truly don't do it justice. Also, we had a certain budget for my upgraded set. This beauty and contour band came in way below what we had planned to spend...as in thousands less.
The morganite (center stone) seems to be .50 to 1 carat. Gemstones are usually measured in millimeters, though. The carat info I'm giving you is to help you understand in terms of what many engagement ring center stones are measured in. There are diamonds surrounding the center stone which really make it pop.
PROS: The ring is unique, rose gold is versatile with various skin tones, the light peachy-pink is neutral enough to not clash with your wardrobe, the setting doesn't look too big on my size 6 finger (this is a size 7, so it needs to be resized because it's too loose), the sparkle factor (WOW), you can look like a million bucks without spending it, morganites are probably more rare than diamonds, some claim the stone helps maintain and inspire love, there are many shades of morganites for your liking. The setting on this ring is low profile enough that it shouldn't get caught on things. Last but not least, I feel like royalty wearing this gorgeous set and I don't feel guilty about that because this ring is so affordable.
CONS: You cannot expose your morganite to long term sunlight. You will need to clean the stone frequently (warm water and soap supposedly). You may get distracted by the sparkle ;P (this can also be in the pros column), The stone isn't as hard as a diamond so make sure you get the warranty plan.
fun facts: The Morganite was discovered in California and on an island in Madagascar in 1910, is a 7.5 to 8 on the MOHS scale (hardness in comparison to diamond), is known as the pink emerald, and named after JP Morgan.
So, if you're the type of girl that likes something unique with a vintage twist...or if you just love pink or peach...this is the ring for you!
September 9, 2015