Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4 out of 5
by NoraJeanne Gorgeous Diana/Kate Replica Ring
As is typical on this site, there are no additional photos of this ring, and the one photo available is not a true depiction of the product.
The shape of this ring is less rounded and more oval. The appearance in person is definitely an improvement on the photo.
The center sapphire is not a bright blue; it is a deep royal blue which can appear somewhat purple in certain shades of light. The lab-created Ceylon sapphire is beautiful and flawless, but the white sapphires don?t reflect the rainbow hues that diamonds will. They shine somewhat, but are colorless.
This ring is very much in the style of the Diana/Catherine engagement ring; exception being that the center stone on this version is approximately 8 carats, whereas the original is 12 carats. However, this design is much closer than any replica I have seen so far.
There are 14 white sapphires surround the center stone in a halo design, mimicking the original?s 14 diamonds. The prongs holding the stones in place are large and again very similar to the original design. The slim tapered band is also nearly identical, as is the high, basket style setting. Search photos of the original and compare to my photos; there is a good likeness.
I am somewhat disappointed that this ring is not available in 10K white gold. The price and appearance of sterling silver is fine, but I would have been willing to pay more for low karat gold. It would have made this ring a true piece of jewelry. In my opinion, the sterling silver setting degrades the whole piece to the category of costume jewelry.
Anyway, this ring is still very well made and is a great fashion piece. At the sale price, I have no major complaints and am quite pleased with the purchase.
I would recommend it if you are looking for a Diana/Kate replica, or are looking for a high quality costume piece, or a tasteful low-budget gift for a sapphire lover. I wouldn?t recommend it as an engagement ring, mainly because of the sterling silver setting. Luckily for me, I am a size 7. Sterling silver rings CANNOT be resized, so if you?re not a 7, you?re out of luck.
December 29, 2014
Rated 1 out of 5 by rings dissappointed
Cheap looking costume jewellery. Not shimmering and sparkling. scratches on the blue plastic.
January 5, 2016
Rated 5 out of 5 by Shellycj I am impressed!
I just picked my ring up today. I bought it in-store and had it sized down to a size 5 which was as small as they could it take down. I think it is so spectacular, I thought I would probably only wear it for special occasions but now that I have it I am sure that I will wear it to the office. Lovely ring and a great value. I would recommend this ring to anyone.
May 30, 2015