Calling all Sapphire engagement rings!

posted 2 weeks ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee

Here is my white(ish) star sapphire. The bands are being resized, hence the pinky. 

sometimes it looks blue. 

star_sapphire

Post # 3
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Newbee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Me!

(Also excuse my bad fingernail paint job – got lazy painting over a gel manicure haha) 

Post # 5
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2016 - Lola's Trailer Park

I have a diamond e-ring and a sapphire e-ring because i’m extra.

 

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Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

This is my ring! It’s a padparadsha sapphire. 

Most people get confused by it and think it’s a fashion ring in the USA, but colored gemstone e-rings are fairly common in the U.K. So DH’s family recognize it for what it is. 

I think a classic blue sapphire would also be recognizable as an e-ring due to how iconic the Princess Di/Kate ring is. 

Ukulele4You :  OMG, I love it! Where did you find your star sapphire? It’s so beautiful! 

 

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2017

Not the best pic, but I posted this one yesterday on the manicure thread so I have it handy (:

Post # 8
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Sugar bee

is_a_belle :  The Natural Sapphire Company. They have a bunch of star stones and they will take as many videos as you want showing the stars. I was really happy with them. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I never get sick of Sapphire threads πŸ˜›

Blue Sapphires are definitely the second most common eRing stone, and are really popular in UK/Europe atm thanks to Kate. They have always been popular over here, as most European royals tend to have gemstones rings. There’s also more of a trend towards a darker, more saturated colour stone, as opposed to the really brightly coloured gems favoured in the US. 
Most also have diamond or another clear stone paired with a gemstone ring, either as halo, side stones or alternating band. It would be very rare to see a gemstone solitaire in Europe.

Nobody has questioned whether I am engaged, and there are quite a few women I know with sapphires here in Ireland, I don’t know of any who upgraded.

Here’s my oval sapphire πŸ™‚ 

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Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2008

Ukulele4You :  Thanks! I have been looking for a star sapphire to set into a pendant for several years now, but I’m super picky and haven’t found the right one yet.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee

is_a_belle :  they will send you tons of videos of the stones under different light sources. It was really helpful in me picking. And if you do not like it in person you can return it and they will help you find the right one.

Post # 13
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Newbee

Here is mine! I had never really considered a diamond for an engagement ring- I like diamonds- they’re pretty and sparkly, but they just weren’t what I had imagined for the main stone in my engagement ring. My fiance felt the same way, so we decided on a sapphire. I love my sapphire, even if it is a little un-traditional.

Post # 14
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Helper bee

I don’t have a sapphire, but I do have a colored non-diamond ring and I can tell you that in the 9 months I’ve had it so far that I have never felt any regret about not having a diamond. Sometimes I worry about it holding up because I’ve picked a rather soft stone, but other than that worry (which I get over super quickly) I’ve had no second thoughts.

I don’t know if people assume if I’m engaged or not because I can’t read their minds, but I don’t really know if it matters to me. The people who need to know if I’m engaged are my friends and I already told them. And strangers shouldn’t be treating me different based on my relationship status, so I really don’t know what they think.

I did once have someone ask if my ring was an engagement ring, but he then proceded to tell me how cool it was and ask what the stone was. I think he was just surprised to see something different. After answering his two questions (‘is that an engagement ring?’ and ‘what is it?’) the conversation turned to other things. So I’ve never spent much time dealing with other people’s opinions, good or bad, about my ring.

Post # 15
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Helper bee

is_a_belle :  I have always loved your set and enjoy seeing it posted!

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