I've had this ring for about a week. I typically wait for several weeks or even a couple of months to do a review to see how things will hold up, but as you read my review below, you'll understand why I'm not afraid of a "quality/will it last forever?" issue as I do not intend on wearing it as an every day ring. I know it's long, but I always appreciate thorough reviews so please read the whole thing so you can make the most informed choice possible! It appears to be true sterling silver, not just stamped or advertised that way (as some rings are). I'm rating it a 3. I recognize this is a $20-ish dollar ring so I did not expect perfection. Overall, it is a very pretty ring and I feel it's on par with other sterling silver rings you'd find at Kohl's, Target, JC Penney, etc. The stone is probably one of the prettiest, electric-type cobalt blues I've seen in a very long time; when the stone catches the light at a certain angle, it's simply gorgeous. The design concept is an absolute home run, the emerald-cut stones are just so classic, and the ring is very realistic looking... but the flaws are...well, they were unexpected and take away from the ring, IMHO. I was disappointed when I opened the box as there are several inaccuracies. The gem/created sapphire/blue CZ stone is NOT 5x7MM. After measuring, it is much closer to 4x6MM. May not seem like a big difference on paper, but in size/how the stone faces up, it's pretty significant. Also, the clear CZ's are SO small I did not believe they were even in there. I'm 27 so it's not like my eyes are bad/old and I really had to strain to see them. When I finally found a few of the CZ's, they looked rather dull/cloudy... but when I turned on my kitchen light (the perfect light that makes all of my rings go sparkle-crazy), I noticed a VERY light glimpse of them...I wouldn't say they really catch the light but rather add to the vague/general shininess (NOT sparkle) of the ring. Before the ring arrived, I was initially worried that some of the CZs might fall out if they truly were not prong set but of a pave/bead set manner.... even though the listing says prong set, I have a feeling they aren't but am not too worried since it would not be noticeable due to style of ring/how small they are. The width and length of the ring on top of the finger is NOT 14mm as stated, it's 15mm. Not a big difference here, but just found it odd the listing got nearly all info wrong on so many levels (even if it is slight). The band/shank width is NOT 2MM all the way around. It is only 2MM right where the "filigree" stops. The underside of the band is only 1MM. Again, seems like a small difference on paper but for durability, this too is pretty significant. Additionally, the bottom of the band arrived slightly bent. It's not very noticeable and I had to do a double take to notice what looked "off" about it... not a huuuge factor, but still disappointing. This is one of the reasons (1MM tapered shank) I will not wear it daily. Speaking of "filigree," it is not consistent. Now, I knew to expect this because it's a die cut piece and not hand-pierced. Just wanted to put it out there for someone who may not know! The filigree on the top looks to be fairly consistent... the problems show up at the shank on my ring (could be a fluke, who knows). On one side of the band, the piercing/cut out is complete and you can see through it (like you're supposed to) but the other side shows the indentation/impression mark that just didn't go all the way through. Also, there are a few, tiny bits of metal left in the cut-outs for the side of the ring (the "halo" around the stone). These things are not very noticeable so I'm not too terribly concerned as I partially expected it. Finally, the most noticeable (someone looking at your hand for 3-5 seconds would notice this) and biggest disappointment are the bent prongs on the main stone. It appears the stone is set fairly evenly/not crooked but the prongs are all facing/leaving towards one direction. They're all pretty straight just angled oddly. The prong heads are of two different sizes (2 normal looking size and 2 smallish ones on the opposite side). I used my jewelry pliers to make sure they were pressed down and secure so I'm not afraid of losing the stone, it's just an aesthetic issue. Since the ring is sterling silver, it is pretty lightweight. It's certainly NOT an every day ring due to the above inaccuracies and I'm still not totally comfortable with 1MM bottom band width. I could've just gotten a fluke, but I don't know. Even though I have a very discerning eye and most people wouldn't notice all of these things, I still wouldn't purchase it as a gift. Then again, I'm pretty fickle! I also probably would not re-purchase should something happen to mine... but while I have it, I'll DEFINITELY enjoy it. I would recommend to a friend AFTER telling them everything I wrote above so they could make a decision with as much unbiased info as possible. Oh, and shipping was impressive for being so cheap! It came from CA to IN. I ordered on a Sunday, it shipped ]that Monday, and I got it that Wednesday! Yes, OVERALL, it is a very pretty ring and I have looked down at it and smiled a few times. So, even with all of these issues/incorrect stats on the listing, I'm still giving it a 3 (average) simply because you don't see many sterling silver, reproduction/antique style rings on the market in the $20-ish range. Happy ring hunting!! :)
This ring is exactly what I have been looking for! I found the same ring at a nationally known jeweler that had diamonds on it for well over $1,000. This ring is every bit as beautiful, and much more wallet friendly. The sapphires sparkle, and look amazing next to the emerald. I was hesitant purchasing this online, but I'm really glad that I did. You won't be disappointed if you get this ring! :)
Ring is real attractive. Looks exactly like the photos, or actually in life somewhat better than in the photo. However, I had to exchange this ring two times! It runs real big. I VERY carefully followed the comfort ring sizing chart, and still the ring was too big. I normally wear size 6 and ended up settling for a size 5 (4.5 probably would have been perfect fit) also, not certain why it's called "comfort fit". It's not a flat band so there's at least a 2-3 mm thickness that extends on each side of the ring making it come into contact with the neighboring fingers. (Hope this makes sense) I've generously given this item 4 stars because of its beauty and quality. Sizing is misleading.
So I ordered this as a travel ring set since my hubby and I are going on extended vacation out of the country and I did not want to chance losing my real set. This set is nearly identical to my real rings so I was thrilled to find a CZ wedding set that looks so similar! I have only had for a couple days, but I was really impressed with how realistic it looks. I put my real rings on next to this one and the biggest difference is the way the real diamonds catch the light vs the CZ. That being said, I think that this will be easy enough to "fake" for my real set when we travel. A lot better quality than I expected as previous CZ rings I have purchased (prior to getting married) looked very fake. This center stone is about 1 3/4 to 2 carats and is small enough to look realistic. The only part that looks fake are the emerald cut baguettes on the center ring on the side... they look kind of plastic-like... but the rest of the set is pretty great! Perfect for a backup ring if you are traveling!
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