I could recall at the time when I was younger, probably just a few years back, I would cash on faux gem rings which I am still wearing now, and not to make myself feeling bad for not buying any for my mom, I would suggestively asked if she would like to have it. My mom cringed and said, "No thanks. I am allergic to fakes." I gulped but at the same time feeling good having to keep my purchases to myself LOL. At that particular moment, faux gems ruled in my world. I did not have even the slightest interest towards the real deal and would always opt for a faux one which got me to ask my mom how in the world could she ever set eyes on those diamond rings or those ruby gold necklaces with their complicated carat thingy? I couldn't understand and my mom casually replied, as you get older, you WILL eventually love them. It's probably encrypted in our DNAs. Eventually, I did. Now, in my early twenties, I have come to a point where I am actually looking at (note: not looking for) platinum diamond rings and starting to appreciate the beauty of these precious pieces. Faux gems and jewelries are merely fashion statements but real diamonds are both a fashion statement and forever. I guess, anything faux is like eating junkfood. You no longer crave for them as much as you do when you were younger and start opting for something of more benefits and most importantly, value. Like a 4-carat diamond platinum ring or a sapphire gold necklace. These little pieces may cost you a fortune but they add glam, as well as a sparkling touch of class and elegance to any outfit.
I came across this site, like Abazias.com which offers an extensive collection of jewelries ranging from necklaces, earrings and even watches. But what caught my attention most are their diamond rings and how you get to personally handpick from a wide selection of diamond shapes, rings, carat, clarity and even the colour range which combines to create your very own unique piece(s). And the best part is, all these in accordance to your budget - a great news for those who are on their way to marriage-dom and even to those who are content being in their single-dom. With shopping made easier, you get to save a whole lot of time driving and scouting around for the right piece at the right price. Plus, you get to avoid those pesky salesperson who enjoys introducing something you don't really need, which could end up causing you a great deal of deviation towards your initial plan. Well, I gotta say everything is so speedy these days that even engagement rings are just a few clicks away. Anyway, I tried using the very easy to use ring builder tool and got my very own engagement ring! Yay!
I am a little too greedy where I preferred mine to be huge, as you can see, with small little diamente's around The Diamond. As a result, I got myself this really gorgeous Tiered Bar Set Diamond Engagement ring and am officially engaged to none other than the love of my life, fashion :-)
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