Bees with diamonds or diamond simulants – did you ever consider a colored stone?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    Yes, but ultimately a classic look appealed most to me : (23 votes)
    36 %
    Never, I always wanted a colorless stone : (30 votes)
    47 %
    I wouldn't have cared either way. I like shiny things! : (6 votes)
    9 %
    Other... : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    5483 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Aquaria:  Not sure why no one has responded to you yet 🙂 I’ll play! Yes! I considered a colored stone and so did my DW. We knew we wanted to spend about $2 for each engagement ring and we had more options with gemstones. Ultimately, I got her a black diamond and she reset her grandmother’s white diamond for me (but I got gemstones in my band!). 🙂

    Post # 4
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    3615 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: February 2009

    Yes, and I have even had some.  But the classic white stone, white metal is something that I have realized I prefer for an ering…  with a band.  So now for me, I know coloured stones are good for my right hand.

    Post # 6
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    5483 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Aquaria:  🙂 thank you 🙂

    Post # 7
    Member
    7281 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Since I knew my ring would be worn every day, I really wanted a clear stone because I feel like a clear stone goes with everything whereas a colored stone may not.

    Post # 8
    Member
    1254 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I always wanted a colorless stone. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    495 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @Aquaria:  I have diamond but I would have loved a champagne sapphire set in rose gold.

    Post # 10
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    168 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2015

    I voted other. In all honesty I have always envisioned an emerald or sapphire stone. However, my mom (a former jeweller) warned me that I would likely destroy it. So I started researching sapphires. When the time came though, I was too scared to even bring them up as I thought they were incredibly expensive seeing as no stores in our area had any. Unfortunately I hadn’t heard of james allen or thought of looking online. 

     

    So I ended up with a diamond. I love it, but I will admit my heart dropped a bit when my FI mentioned he had planned on a sapphire until I gave up on it so easily. 

    Post # 10
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    8604 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    Not for my engagement ring I wanted white diamonds only but I wasnt familiar with moissy then had I had known about them my choice may have been different..but I would love to have a barely pink OEC moissy as a right hand ring..their gorgeous! 

    Post # 11
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    878 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

    I love colored stones. I always wanted a diamond tho but I love my sapphire right hand ring! I’m getting an heirloom ring so my choice doesn’t really matter 

    Post # 12
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    1470 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: April 2016 - Gorse Hill, Surrey, UK

    I spent months looking at diamonds thinking that’s what I wanted, and I would have been happy with one if my SO had just picked one for me, but the minute I tried on a ruby I knew that’s what I’d been looking for. Stupid tradition got me so mixed up for ages lol 

    Post # 13
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    141 posts
    Blushing bee

    I have a classic mossanite and I definitely wouldn’t want a colored stone. They are gorgeous and I’d love a few for my right hand. I’m very picky about matching though and so I had to have a white stone in my ering that wouldn’t clash with anything.

    Post # 14
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    998 posts
    Busy bee

    Not engaged yet, but I have given DBF a green sapphire to use in my engagement ring one day. Lately, I have been waffling between colored and colorless stones, though. I love the grass green and teal tones in the sapphire I gave to DBF, but lately I have been wanting something a bit more subtle.<br /><br />We do have over two years to decide, but ultimately, I’m thinking I’ll stick with the sapphire for sentimental and budget-related reasons. We’ll set it with some diamonds (I can imagine that sapphire being accented with tapered baguettes on the side), and DBF could always get me some diamonds for my right hand when it’s financially feisable.

    Post # 15
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    2661 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    wrkbrk:  I love your band. 

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