I'm a late 20 something Montrealer looking to propose to my girlfriend of 5 years. I have a bit of an idea of what she wants - a white pearl ring with diamonds around it. Nothing too over the top, but of course, I want it to be nice.
I've gone to a few high end stores around Montreal and surfed the internet for ring designs that might work. I'm reluctant to buy direct from any of the websites I've found, but I would love it if somebody here could give me some advice or help me make/find a ring?
Here are photos of some of the ring styles that could work (but all the negative chatter about thepearlsource.com website has definitely led me to this forum to get some advice):
I imagine I would want the pearl to be somewhere around 10mm, with about .3-.7 carats of diamonds around. The band should be very simple and not too too thick. I am also definitely open to any suggestions (maybe darker pearls are better than white ones?)
My budget is between $1,000 and $1,750 USD, and I'm looking to buy ASAP.