do you ever regret a colored stone??

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Bumble bee

If you were originally looking for a white stone, then you probably will end up regretting it down the road. If I were you, I’d stick with the white stone for your e-ring and then eventually get an anniversary RHR with a coloured stone.

Post # 3
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

I’ve got a blue zircon, and I am definitely not tired of it! I’ve had it for about a year and a half now, and I am still OBSESSED with it. Of course, I can’t tell you if you’ll be tired of it in 10 years, but I don’t think so. I always knew I didn’t want a diamond, though, so I’ve never looked back. Bonus, in different lights, it looks like different shades of blue! (Excuse the horrible pics)

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2015

i regretted wanting a moonstone, so my fiance got me a diamond. i think the traditional part of me just leapt on out of me. 

Post # 5
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Worker bee

^^Mrscallalily makes a very good point.

I have a champagne/fancy brown diamond. I don’t regret it at all. While its warm toned, I still consider it somewhat neutral- as it pretty much does go with everything.

However, I never, EVER, have wanted a clear/white diamond. I always knew I would have a coloured stone of some description. Even as a young child I drooled over my Mum’s rubies, emeralds etc but not really her diamonds.

it sounds like you may still be unsure and as the above poster said, if you were originally after a white stone, you may regret a coloured one for an e ring

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 4 months ago by  Lissandra.
Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

I never wanted a diamond, always wanted something coloured (I love jewel tones – deep blues, greens, purples, etc.). My fiance chose a blue sapphire for me and I couldn’t love it more.

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

MrsCallalily:  I do think this is a good point. If you originally wanted a white stone, you may end up regretting it. (Unless it just never occurred to you that you could have a colored stone.) Maybe going to the jewelry store to try some on might help?

Post # 8
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

applecat:  I love your ring so much! I wanted something similar to yours but my husband picked soemthing different 🙂

Post # 9
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2015

mrsjmv:  Absolutely not. My ring is beautiful and stands out among diamonds. I always get excited when I meet another lady with a blue sapphire. And my stone is so beautiful that it will always be in style, even when I’m an old lady. FI had this in mind when he had it made. He wanted a ring I would still wear when I’m 80.

I get so many compliments on my ring. Sometimes people say thoughtless things like “was that to save money”, but it doesn’t happen often (and FYI my stone was more expensive than a diamond of similar size -not carat- because it’s natural, unheated, and nearly flawless).

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

coffeedrinker:  Oh my good heavens. That stone is stunning!

Post # 11
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Bumble bee

I did want a diamond initially, but only because I thought that was just what you did. And then I joined the Bee and saw that it’s perfectly acceptable to have a different colored center stone and I was sold on having my favorite color on my finger every day. (:

I should add that although I was nervous about how my ring would be received by other people, pretty much everyone likes it. All of my friends and family commented on how it definitely suited me.

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2015 - The Fairmont, SF

coffeedrinker:  I just drooled on my keyboard. Beautiful ring! The color is ridiculously eye-catching. 😀

 

OP: If you’ve always waffled between a white stone and a colored gem, then I think you’ll be happy with either. If you’ve always had a preference for one over the other, though, I’d go for whatever you feel more strongly towards/have had a longer history of liking. 🙂 

Post # 13
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Busy bee

I was never really a colourless stone person but I love sparkle, so when I first saw yellow diamonds I could feel them calling to me!. I ended up with one, and still love it! It’s very different for me because all of my married/engaged friends have colourless diamonds, but still has the sparkle that I loved.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

I’m the opposite in that I knew I wanted a clear stone that wasn’t a diamond. So I looked into white sapphires and white topaz but went with moissanite instead. It’s moody in some lighting and sparkles like crazy and I’m completely obsessed with my ring. I constantly tell my husband to look at my shiny because it’s being super shiny (like, on a daily basis) and he just smiles and nods.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

coffeedrinker:  I love your ring, and I completely agree about getting excited when you meet someone else with a blue sapphire. One of my coworkers has one, and we had like a ten minute conversation where we complimented each other on our fiances’ good taste.

mrsjmv:  I agree with other who say that if you’ve had your heart set on a white stone for a long time, you might regret getting a colored stone. I’ve known that I wanted a colored stone forever, so I love mine. Of course, I think of blue as being a pretty neutral color. It certainly goes with everything in my wardrobe. If it were orange, or even an emerald like I originally thought I wanted, it might clash with some things I own or my favorite shades of nail polish. Other people I know have emeralds and orange topaz and it goes with everything they own. So I suppose it depends upon what kinds of things you have in your wardrobe!

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