(Closed) Bees with Sapphires…do people compare you to the princess?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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540 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

i have saphire accents on the side of my ring and get asked all the time what kind of stone they are…kinda werid

 

 

nothing similar to you though!!

Post # 6
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

My mother pretty much has a smaller (and IMO more tasteful/reasonable) version of Kate’s-formerly-Diana’s ring and people definitely made the comparison, even though my mom got her sapphire long before Diana did!

Post # 7
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134 posts
Blushing bee

I always wanted a sapphire ring, not a diamond ring. My partner allowed me to chose my ring when we got engaged in May 2005. Once Prince William and Kate got engaged people started asking me if I got a sapphire because Kate made sapphire engagment rings fashionable. Ummmm no.

Post # 8
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1988 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

All of the time!  It kind of gets on my nerves even though I know it shouldn’t- I just think it’s my ring not Kate Middleton’s or Princess Diane’s!  (yes I am aware they both had the same ring- just have people referencing both)

Post # 9
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

Well I am an encore bride so quite a bit older than most of you.  I was a freshman in college when Diana first got “the ring”.  when I saw it then as a teenager I thought it was the most beautiful ring i had ever seen. ( I am not a huge diamond fan)  Being young when I got married the first time it never dawned on me that I might consider anything but a diamond ring.  Then when the ring made its second appearance on kate I once again thought it was the most beautiful ring.  I got engaged two months after William and Kates wedding.  I specifically told me FI that I wanted a ring like the Royal ring and told him had i had loved it for many years.  So for me when people tell me it looks the Diana’s/kates I love it.  I usually say right back that “Yes but my prince is much better looking”  that usally gets a giggle and we move on. Plus mine is not an 18 karat sapphire.  So it is IMO not as imposing.  But i love it and love the man who gave it to me so anyone who doesn’t …Oh well it wasn’t bought for them. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 10
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3482 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

@Irishowl1976: “people started asking me if I got a sapphire because Kate made sapphire engagment rings fashionable.”

Actually, before De Beers started their campaign for world domination, sapphires were a much more common choice for engagement rings.

Post # 11
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675 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I have a right hand ring from my bf that is a pear shaped garnet with a small halo. The garnet is quite dark, so depending on the lighting it’s difficult to tell what color it is and even though it looks either black or red and is pear shaped, people have STILL said it’s just like the royal ring. Doesn’t bother me as it’s a right hand right, but I think it would bother me for engagement. I hate feeling like someone thinks I’m copying something (really silly thing to care about, but it sometimes irks me).

Post # 12
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2018 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2010

Um, no. lol  My ring is only 1/2 carat and definitely does not look a thing like hers.  But I had mine first!

Post # 14
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385 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@Nellular:  Well my FI is 60 years old (like I said I am an encore bride)  but he still has more hair than prince William. LOL.  I think he is rather dashing and looks some what like Sean Connery.  That’s my story and I am sticking to it!!

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