(Closed) Anyone with soft stone engagment ring having problems

posted 9 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Tannery Pond at the Darrow School

well, I don’t have a soft stone engagement ring but i think yours is beautiful and you should wear it! if for some reason the stone cracks or chips badly, you could always get it replaced, right? especially since you already had the band custom made….also, my name is Mara too! don’t meet too many of us 🙂

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I personally love tanzanite. I mean, you can get it insured, right? So if it breaks or chips you can replace it. You can replace a tanzanite many times over for the cost of a diamond, too, since you obviously love it so much.

Why have good china if you’re afraid to use it, right? Why have something you love if you’re scared to wear it, so just wear it! 

Post # 5
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Blushing bee

I agree with ejs4y8, just get it insured.  Then you can wear it to your heart’s content…if something happens, it’s protected and you can get it repaired!

Post # 7
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Worker bee

  Since you wanted to avoid diamonds and your ring is pretty delicate (it beautiful!) have you considered getting a white sapphire ring? They are just a pretty as a diamond, look like one and don’t have near the cost and you don’t have to worry about the people mining them being treated inhumanly.  Just a thought!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I have several tanzanite rings, though not engagement rings.  Get it insured, and I’ve cracked 2 of them in half just by normal wear and tear – and they arent everyday rings.  Mine were a paler tanzanite though, not sure if that makes them softer

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

I think it would be as easy as replacing it when the time comes. The diamonds in the end will cost more, so if you wanted to save a bunch and use only that ring, thats what I suggest

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

What do you mean by "tanzanite is an investment stone."  I’ve never really understood the idea that your e-ring should be an investment. (Investment in your future, sure, but monetarily?)  If you’re not planning on selling it, then I think you should wear and love it.  If you’re not thrilled by that, maybe consider just wearing your wedding band alone.

(And you should definitely have it insured, even if you’re planning to put it in a drawer.)

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I have a rare aquamarine stone that came from Tiffany’s.  So you can see we paid good money for my stone.  Since it isn’t a diamond you don’t get the lifetime warranty that they provide.  So I decided to get the insurance on it just in case.  Also, I’ve decided to get my wedding band and wear it as a separate piece.  That way I can leave the aqua ring at home when I know that I’ll be doing something that will cause it harm but yet still have my wedding ring on to show I’m a taken girl! LOL

Also, the colored stones have grown in popularity and I would tell your FI that people don’t think he’s being cheap.  This ring is special to the two of you.  My FI and I both are March babies and the aqua stone is our birthstone which is why we choose it.  I think that is just as special as a diamond.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2009

Definitely got insurance on it. Mines has it – but mainly for the big stone although the entire ring is insured. One of my little side diamonds feel out the other day & I cant find it – so I have to get it replaced; however, its so small it’s not worth the insure claim – but for the big stones it is defintely worth getting. Look into it!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

What about getting a color sapphire ring to wear? It’s a harder stone that wears better and you can still have some color on your finger. 

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2013

If you’ve already made up your mind to not insure it or replace the stone, why are you asking?

I would say insure it, and get a synthetic replacement if you can’t find a stone of the same colour. 

Post # 16
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Newbee

Lovely tanzanite e-ring!

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