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Clueless about jewelry. How do I take care of this diamond ring?

I am a woman who has never, ever been into jewelry. I lose earrings, I tangle necklaces, I hate the way anything feels on my wrists. The only pieces of jewelry I treasure are a relatively inexpensive pair of earrings I wore at my wedding, and my wedding band and diamond engagement ring. I've been married for nearly two years now, and need some advice on the logistics of caring for my engagement ring. [more inside]
posted by emily37 on May 30, 2014 - 16 answers

Cost of diamond repair?

YANMJ(eweler), but maybe you've had to have a similar ring repair made? If so, how much did it run you? Looking for ballpark figures. [more inside]
posted by peacrow on Jun 17, 2013 - 3 answers

Real diamond or fake diamond?

I am about to be engaged. We have briefly discussed the ‘engagement ring’. I do not want to come across as shallow, but I would LOVE to have an engagement ring. He doesn’t make a lot of money, so we are considering a fake diamond. Does anyone have any experience as to the best simulant out there? [more inside]
posted by Amalie-Suzette on Jan 20, 2013 - 48 answers

Sapphires are a girl's best friend

Diamond vs. gemstone engagement rings. What are we not considering? [more inside]
posted by PuppetMcSockerson on Sep 25, 2012 - 77 answers

Engagement ring styles for large fingers that may shrink?

What style(s) engagement ring should I get if I intend to size it down (potentially significantly) in the future? Any tips on where to buy larger than standard size rings? Bonus points if they sell non-conflict diamonds or similarly pretty stones at reasonable prices. [more inside]
posted by ilikemethisway on Jun 3, 2012 - 13 answers

What diamond ring will make the cut?

I am buying a diamond ring for my wife and need input--size versus quantity and quality? Cut of diamond? Etc. Budget is about $25,000 and the goal is to knock my wife off her feet with something impressive, not too understated. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 9, 2012 - 11 answers

What styles of engagement ring would match with this unusual bezel set diamond wedding band?

What styles of engagement ring would match with this unusual bezel set diamond wedding band? [more inside]
posted by mintchip on Aug 5, 2010 - 8 answers

Like the one ring, but with less evil.

EngagementRingFilter: I'm coming upon that time in my life - I'm going to buy a ring and propose to my wonderful girlfriend. My problem is, though, that no matter how much I look up, and what I read, I still can't wrap my head around buying an actual ring. She wants something like this, but I can't see to find anything. Help! [more inside]
posted by SNWidget on Oct 3, 2008 - 32 answers

A diamond ring that takes a licking and keeps on, um, ticking

Help me find a diamond ring setting that my wife can't break. [more inside]
posted by range on Jul 20, 2008 - 15 answers

Engagement Ethics Optimization: Estate Jewelry / MYOR

Buying an engagement ring. Advice wanted on a) Estate Jewelry: recommendations on how to buy & not get ripped off. b) Make-your-own-ring workshops: how to get a good used diamond. c) recommendations for both of the above in the LA / SoCal area. [more inside]
posted by lalochezia on Mar 30, 2008 - 5 answers

Big Onyx Man Ring: Secret Meaning? Where to get one?

Big Onyx Man Ring: Secret Meaning? Where to get one? [more inside]
posted by SlyBevel on Oct 23, 2007 - 24 answers

Diamond in the rough?

Unique Engagement Rings in NYC or SF? [more inside]
posted by lannanh on Jul 31, 2007 - 11 answers

Where to get an old ring?

Where can I find estate/antique jewelry in the Triangle area? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Mar 3, 2007 - 3 answers

Resetting a diamond into a non-engagement ring

I have a 1 carat platinum diamond engagement ring and am now divorced. It’s a gorgeous stone and I want to do something with it. I’d really like to reset it as a ring (I have a pendant and can’t afford a match to convert it into earrings). Any suggestions on how I can design this without it looking like an engagement ring?
posted by anondonna on Feb 2, 2007 - 6 answers

Engagement ring insurance

Help me insure my future fiancée's (I hope) engagement ring! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 14, 2007 - 3 answers

Diamond in the rough

I have to start looking for a diamond engagement ring. I am getting a lot of conflicting information on the best means of finding and buying a ring. Some people in Bermuda are telling me they have found the best deals in Bermuda. Others are saying to go to BlueNile.com. And others are telling me to go to Diamond City in NYC, etc. etc. So......where should I get the diamond, where should I get the band, or should I get them together? I don't mind traveling if I have to. Help me topple the DeBeers monopoly while at the same time making Rachel very happy.
posted by jasondigitized on Nov 14, 2006 - 30 answers

Bling or no bling?

Engagement ring dilemma. To get one or not? [more inside]
posted by n'muakolo on Aug 28, 2006 - 68 answers

Help! My diamond ring is missing!

Where is my girlfriend's diamond ring? We think it got stolen.... [more inside]
posted by Gankmore on Jul 21, 2006 - 7 answers

Ooh, shiny! And strangely maple-scented!

How do I buy an engagement ring with a Canadian diamond in the UK? [more inside]
posted by randomination on Jul 3, 2006 - 6 answers

Advice for selling a ring

Ah, the divorce aftermath. I'm looking to get a decent price for my diamond engagement ring. (3/4 karat, about $5K retail)I don't want to eBay it. Any suggestions on getting the best value for reselling? How can I really figure out what its worth?
posted by mad_little_monkey on Nov 3, 2005 - 14 answers

Moissanite or what?

Does anyone have experience with a moissanite engagement ring? I hate the diamond industry because I've been doing human rights work all my life, but those Harry Winston diamond ads make me swoon more than I'd like to admit. [more inside]
posted by hamster on Jun 16, 2005 - 34 answers

Selling an engagement ring.

Any Advice on the best way to sell a ring and not get ripped off? A friend of mine has an engagement ring he would like to sell (the relationship died some time ago, before he popped the question). It was originally worth $2,500 and he would like to maximize his return. Clearly, a pawn shop is not the way to go, but neither of us know what other options there are.
posted by Irontom on Feb 1, 2005 - 7 answers

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