Post # 1
For our 5-year anniversary, I am having my e-ring diamond reset in an entirely new setting. At first, we were going to sell my old setting as scrap platinum. Not sure how much it would get us, but I was told it would end up getting us a nice dinner out (which I assume to be around $200 or so). Now that I have it back, without the diamond, I have determined that I can’t let it go since it’s the ring that my husband proposed to me with.
So now I have decided to have my old e-ring set with a new gemstone, to wear as a right-hand ring. However, I can’t decide between: (1) ruby, (2) sapphire, or (3) morganite, and I need help deciding! I am considering ruby because it is my birthstone. I like sapphire because I think the color will look nice paired with the platinum. And as for morganite, I have really fallen in love with the peachy-pink color of some of the stones I’ve seen on this site. The setting will accommodate a 0.75 carat round.
Below are pictures of the type of setting, and the three stones for comparison. (These are not the actual stones, but these are the color intensities that I like.) I would appreciate your input as to what you think looks the best! Also, if anyone has sources for loose stones, feel free to recommend (especially for morganite, as I have had a really hard time finding morganite rounds in a 0.75 carat size). Would appreciate seeing pictures of your gemstone solitaire rings. Finally, if you have other suggestions for a colored gem I should consider, feel free to suggest it! Thanks in advance for your input! 🙂
Edited to add pics
Post # 3
I’d personally go with the sapphire. I think it looks the nicest next to the platinum color.
Post # 4
I voted Morganite, for the same reasons you mentioned.
I would try Etsy.
Post # 5
what a great idea! and a really good way to keep the ring that is so sentimental to you. I voted for morganite, just because I love light colored stones.
Post # 6
That’s a tough choice and you can’t go wrong with any of them. I had never heard of morganite until I came across this site and I think it’s such a pretty color that that is what I would probably go with. Also, you don’t see it very often IRL so I think it would be very unique.
I inquired just last week about selling my platinum setting and was told I would get about $150 bucks for it. Yeah, I’m better off keeping it.
Post # 7
I don’t normally go for warm tones, but all the gorgeous morganites on this site practically make me drool. I love how rich the stone feels even though it’s paler than a lot of other coloured gems. You can guess where my vote went! LOL
Post # 8
Thanks, everyone! Looks like most think morganite would be best. I’m a bit surprised at that– I thought that surely sapphire would come out on top.
Anyone have any morganite rings that are paired with platinum (versus yellow or rose gold)? I’d love to see them!
I have to say that I myself am starting to lean toward ruby. It’s my birthstone, and I have always loved them. Thought it might be neat to get a really high quality stone (untreated, and a nice deep red).
Post # 9
I LOVE the intensity of the colors you like for your stones. I am a huge fan of sapphires, so that’s how I voted, and I also love rubies. Since it’s your birthstone, that would indeed be a major reason to consider that.