Colored Gemstones = cheap

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    Nope , I assume they just like colored : (330 votes)
    45 %
    Yes, I assume they couldnt afford it : (129 votes)
    18 %
    other : (17 votes)
    2 %
    I have a diamond or white stone(moissy, cz) : (179 votes)
    24 %
    I have a colored gemstone : (81 votes)
    11 %
  • Post # 3
    5905 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2018

    @SaugaBride:  Nope…just figured they wanted some color!  And certain colors of certain gems are faking expensive!

    Post # 4
    2372 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013 - B&B

    Absolutely not!  I assume they like colored gemstones and thats all.  I have a diamond, but I had my then BF at least considering moissanite because I thought it would be awesome too.

    And I actually WANT colored gemstones for pretty much any other RHR I would get.  My wedding band is black diamond.

    Post # 5
    8387 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2013

    I just assume that they like the color or that particular stone has meaning to them (i.e. birthstone).

    Post # 6
    689 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Legare Waring House

    @SaugaBride:  I’m sorry to hear that.

    I’ve gotten exactly ONE rude comment, and this person is pretty much a buttface all around anyway. Everyone else has been pretty complimentary, actually!

    Also, if we had had the budget to go with the original ring I wanted – the Tiffany Legacy setting with an aquamarine, it would have been $7500! So…not cheap at all!


    Post # 7
    9019 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @SaugaBride:  I’ve never thought anything negative about anyone’s engagement ring.  I’ve seen some gorgeous blue sapphire rings, drool, lol.

    Post # 8
    8720 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I’ve never seen anyone IRL with a colored e-ring. I dont think I would assume they are cheap because if that’s the case they couldve gotten something colorless to pass off as a diamond?

    Post # 9
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    No, I don’t automatically assume it’s because they couldn’t afford a diamond.


    Honestly, there are gemstones out there that cost MORE than diamonds. It’s also pretty impossible to tell how much someone paid for their wedding set, whether it be diamond, moissy, gemstone or otherwise.


    The only time I ever assume a ring was on the cheaper side, is if the rock is super huge and I know personally the couple didn’t make enough to afford it.. even so, this could still be wrong with heirloom or pawn shop rings.


    [For instance, one of my co workers received a large, what I assume to be a CZ this past year. I know her nor her now fiance dont have very much money, based on their living situations. But her ring was lovely all the same, and that’s exactly what I told her when she happily approached me about their engagement].


    Post # 10
    1194 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @SaugaBride:  If I’d been able to have input in my engagment ring, there’s a good chance it would’ve had a gemstone just because I like color. My birthstone is sapphire and I think it’s one of the prettiest stones around. So when we were looking at wedding bands that’s what I got. I have friends with ruby rings and amethyst rings and I have never thought it had anything to do with money, just that it’s a beautiful ring.

    Post # 11
    4494 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    It’s funny, many of the people I know who picked colored gemstones are people I know could afford a diamond but just wanted something different.  And a colored gemstone doesn’t necessarily = cheaper than a diamond.  Even if the stone IS cheaper than a diamond, I don’t think it diminishes the beauty of a ring. 


    Regardless, it’s pretty rude of people to make comments like “he couldn’t afford a diamond”. 

    Post # 12
    8680 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2014

    Also, I’m not sure you’ll get accurate results based on this thread/poll. There are SO many bees from SO many differant locations it’s impossible to narrow down what is considered “normal” in your area based on the poll alone.

    Around here, it’s pretty uncommon to see anyone with a gemstone, so I would imagine that some ladies might raise an eyebrow at it. Everyone around here has diamonds, or what look to be diamonds. But I live in a very small country-type area, which obviously doesn’t have much diversity.

    Post # 13
    160 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Mine has a sapphire as the main stone, and it was more expensive than a diamond the same size! Anyone who thinks just because it’s colored, it’s cheap, is sadly mistaken.

    Post # 14
    330 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I just assume they had their reasons, be they price, preference, both, neither, whatever.  I actually didn’t really like diamonds that much before I got engaged (I do have a diamond).  They grew on me til now they’re my preferred stone, just because they’re so neutral and classic, but not all girls want neutral or classic or diamonds, so if it’s what they love, hey, rock on.

    Post # 15
    431 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    If I told my DH I wanted a diamond I would have had whatever diamond I wanted – he was going to make my dream ring happen no matter what.  But he’s my dream man and I wanted my ring to be special to me and remind me of him and so he was my inspiration for my ring and once I knew in my head I wanted something the shape and size of his blue eyes, nothing else would have satisfied my head or heart 🙂 

    Post # 16
    3813 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Brookfield Zoo

    I just assume they wanted a colored gemstone… to be honest, if I had known it was an “option”, I would have asked DH to make my engagement ring a gemstone!

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