Amethyst Engagement Rings

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Newbee

I actually work in jewelry right now, and I can say that a lot of jewelers would recommend a purple sapphire instead, because it is so much more durable, and would hold up better for daily wear. It’s a bit pricier, but you could get a color-enhanced or synthetic if you’re open to that. Then you miss out on the birthstone factor, but it’ll still look fabulous for many years to come!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@ladychatterley:  If you do amethyst, it is not as durable, so a bezel setting might protect the stone better.

I agree that purple sapphire is a great idea.  This is my fiancée’s custom ring, that I designed, with a blue sapphire as the central stone:

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

@ladychatterley:  

I’m a purple girl too, and we went with purple sapphire! My ring is in production so I don’t have it yet, but the stone is gorgeous and I’m really excited about it!

Post # 8
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

My ring’s a blue lab created sapphire.  I agree with others that purple sapphire’s the way to go in this case.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

As others have said an amethyst is not a very durable stone. It is also not as brilliant as a sapphire or spinel. If cost is an issue consider a purple spinel. I have a purple color change sapphire and I love her.

An example of the colors this stone changes.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I initially wanted a gemstone too, and went for a smoky quartz ring. I believe it’s a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale. After a year, it had a few long scratches on it 🙁 It also was a stone that attracted oil and dirt, and looked cloudy really fast after cleaning. I ended up going for diamonds and I am happy 🙂 Although that is before I learned about moissanite, which I love!

Post # 11
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I love the idea of a purple stone! It’s going to be GORGEOUS!

Post # 14
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@ladychatterley:  You can get lavender stones. I’ve seen very few lab purple or lavendar sapphires, and lab spinels are rarer. Is there a reason you’re going for a lab stone other than const?

Here are some good places to look at sapphires:

Many of these are untreated

http://www.thenaturalsapphiercompany.com

These stones are ethically sourced. Larry Woods has won AGTA awards for his cuts. He does all types sapphires, and spinels included:

http://www.jewelsbywoods.com/catalog/combination/combination.html

On etsy there is a seller called eidel precious that sells a lot of sapphire jewelery to the ladies here.

 

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

@ladychatterley:  Definitely look at Larry Woods then. He goes to the mine sources his stones and then cuts them on his own. This is why they are also so cheap no middle man.

Another place to consider if you’re ethical and cost isnt a huge deal is http://www.krikawa.com

They are very big on ethical jewelery.

http://www.brilliantearth.com has some purple sapphires most are treated though but they are ethical as well.

 

Ethical was important to me as well we went krikawa and cutter direct for the stone through them. My stone was cut by Larry Woods 🙂

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