Post # 1
Reading the posts here, I’m getting the impression that a lot of Bees have a strong preference for a colored gem stone e ring, which could be a colored diamond.
Thi is definitely a new trend and now I’m wondering just how prevelant this preference is.
Another interesting variable is the strong Moissy contingent. How many Moissy Bees aree going with a clear stone and how many are moving toward colors?
I really see this as an interesing phenomenon. It’s probably generstional.
So how about it Bees? What is your current or dream ring, traditional white diamond or colored gem stone? What made you choose?
Plase explain your choice, pics are strongly encouraged, of course.
Post # 3
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
My current ring is a tanzanite with two small diamonds nested at either side.
I’d always thought I’d wanted a traditional solitaire, but now I have it I couldn’t imagine having anything else – it has just the right amount of interest and styling without being overbearing. Equally, as my FH pointed out (when he was apologising it wasn’t a diamond, bless him), he wouldn’t have been able to afford a really really good diamond if he’d gone that way. So it works for us both personality-wise and expense-wise, and I love it.
Post # 4
I have a white stone other than a diamond. I love it. It’s a white sapphire and glitters much differently than a diamond.
Post # 5
@chronicwhimsy: Your ring is beautiful!!
To be honest, I had never given much thought to my engagement ring – I’m not a wedding sort of person, so I honestly never even pictured what my engagement ring might look like or what style I would prefer. My ring is a yellow sapphire with two diamonds on either side, and I absolutely love it!
Post # 6
- Wedding: October 2014 - UK
@LadyElva: Thank you! Yours is beautiful too – I love the yellow sapphire! It looks so warm with the band!
Post # 7
On here colored stones are pretty popular, but among my personal group everyone has a white diamond. And I know they aren’t fans of my little yellow sunshine. I really dont care. I was legitimately torn between a yellow diamond and a white one, but if it was white it had to be an emerald cut. Theyre my first love with diamonds. I left it up to FI and he chose yellow since he said it’s loud and more of a statement like me. lol He did throw in some step cuts for me.
Post # 8
My original ring was black diamonds and i loved hem, unfortunately the ring had a few qualiy issues and had to be returned. We then bought a more traditional diamond ring. I miss the look of black diamonds so might get a black diamond bacd to wear as an eternity ring.
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I went with purple. For me I dont care if it doesnt match everything. I love purple. I felt diamonds were plain without color.
Post # 10
I added some more options. Hadn’t thought about a clear stone other than a diamond and I added a Moissy choice.
Post # 11
I didn’t know there was a trend going on when I chose a colored gemstone for my engagement ring. I just really liked tanzanite and felt it was always “my stone” because the first nice ring I ever owned and wore was a tanzanite one from my mom and dad. I’ve also never really liked diamonds. I don’t see what the big fuss is for a stone that is clear. Plus they are so expensive!
I have a pretty bad pic but I’ll include it anyway.
Post # 12
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Traditional diamond was the only acceptable stone for my engagement ring. I tried to talk myself into wanting another type of stone, but honestly nothing else would do.
Post # 13
- Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA
Mine is a family heirloom so I didn’t choose it – I love it though!!! They are all diamonds.
Otherwise I might have chosen something like this quartz ring. Can’t justify my FI spending the cost of a decent sized diamond…
ETA: SORRY these are so huge!!
Post # 14
Black diamond, all the way!
Post # 15
White and blue sapphires. I let DH make the choice, but made it very clear I would be just as happy with a sapphire. In the end, he wanted to get me a high-quality stone within his budget, and that was much easier to obtain with a sapphire.
Post # 16
@sassy411: I always wanted a sapphire, something like this: