How am I ever going to find a ring I like for our 10th anniversary?
January 20, 2010 6:13 PM   Subscribe

You are not my jeweler. We were waiting a bit to get our 10 year anniversary presents and both rings I liked sold out. Please help me find something as good or better.

I missed out on two rings I really liked and it took forever to find those. The first one was my favorite a kite or diamond shaped tourmaline ring. I missed the sale on it when I foolishly didn't check etsy all that weekend it was on sale.

The second runner up was the Sundance Sungazer ring, which has sold out.

At any rate, I'm looking for rings that are similar, or failing that, someone who could actually cut a stone like the one in the tourmaline ring and do a ring that's in the same spirit but not a blatant copy.

I'm not sure what ties the two together or what search words to look for. Searching Google for "kite shaped tourmaline" doesn't bring up anything up.

Good thing my husband already has his anniversary present, but I'm beginning to wonder if I can find something I like.
posted by Issithe to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (8 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Have you emailed the Etsy seller to see if they can make another ring like it?
posted by MaryDellamorte at 6:18 PM on January 20, 2010

We got my tourmaline engagement ring from this etsy seller: Mastergoldcraft. We worked with him to design the setting, so I am sure he'd be willing to help you. We are both very happy with my ring.
posted by sulaine at 6:41 PM on January 20, 2010

Response by poster: I'm not sure how to quote your question here on AskMeFi, Mary Dellamorte, but the woman stressed that the stone was one of a kind. From our convos on Etsy, I think she's being absolutely honest that the ring was one of a kind because of the stone.
posted by Issithe at 6:53 PM on January 20, 2010

Have you ever seen concave cut stones? They're gorgeous, affordable and original. The tourmaline ring you like is a very simple setting that would be easy to have recreated with another stone. FWIW, I've found that Sundance jewelry is way overpriced for the quality. Happy anniversary!
posted by defreckled at 7:29 PM on January 20, 2010

If what appeals to you most about the first ring is the stone's cut, you might look for rings with a "French cut" because that seems to be very similar (but not exactly the same).
posted by Houstonian at 3:39 AM on January 21, 2010

Have you checked with local jewelers? Not the chains, but the small guys? We have a local jeweler we work with a lot who will design stuff for us. He uses a lot of estate jewelry that he then resets, which results in a lot of interesting, one-of-a-kind pieces with unusual stones and settings. And it typically costs less than the chain places.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 8:08 AM on January 21, 2010

@defreckled -- agree, just from looking at the two links. I don't know about the quality of the tourmaline, but both seemed expensive for the quality of the setting. I think she could do better in terms of quality/price ratio.
posted by Eyebrows McGee at 8:10 AM on January 21, 2010

Response by poster: Thank you for your answers, everyone! I've contact the local jeweler who taught me and my husband at a silversmithing class.

I'm just waiting for price quotes on rings similar to both.
posted by Issithe at 6:29 PM on January 21, 2010

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