(Closed) Help my sister decide on an e-ring!! Post your unusual rings!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

Here is my ering. It is an orange sapphire wrapped in diamonds.

 

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Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

If you haven’t already take a look over at http://offbeatbride.ning.com since they have a ton of pretty, nontraditional accessories to give you inspiration.

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@noritake22: Man, I never get tired of seeing yours! It is so gorgeous.

Here’s mine–the equivalent of .5 carats (it’s a 5mmx5mm rhodolite garnet with diamond chips on the side, 10k white gold).

I love the unusual setting, too:

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Does she have a favorite color?

I guess I’d suggest sapphire, since I think it is the second hardest stone and will last longer? Plus they come in some amazing colors!!!

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

This is mine – it’s a Tsavorite garnet. I like the diamonds (conflict-free) on the sides because I think they make it more clearly engagement-y. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 9
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Blushing bee

Ruby is also just as hard as sapphire (they are both corundum).  Emerald isn’t that much below.  Additionally, the hardness thing is a bit misleading with diamond… because although they won’t scratch they can still fracture if banged against a table or wall too hard.  Moreover, you would be just as fine getting an emerald, ruby, sapphire, topaz, etc. because in day-to-day wear you won’t generally be brushing your ring up against corundum or diamonds… (although, be careful if you use sandpaper, because some of it is corundum).  

So she has soo many options!  She should decide what color and style she likes and then go from there  : )  

However… does she like green?  There is an absolutely beautiful stone called a demantoid… it’s rare and has an interesting history.  It has a dispersion count higher than diamond so it is very sparkly!  She should look it up! 

Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Yep – A demantoid is a type of garnet, just like my Tsavorite (posted above). Same hardness, but if I recall it’s more yellow-green, whereas a Tsavorite is bluer.

And StatutoryGrape – thanks. ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 11
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Blushing bee

@Masala:  Yeah, the color difference is due to composition… demantoid is more iron rich and tsavorite has more aluminum.  They are both gorgeous!  (I am a garnet lover all-around)

 

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@summerbvt: Good to know! Are red garnets red due to copper? 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee

Actually the red ones are rich in both iron and aluminum… sounds weird, I know… but tsavorite and demantoid have a lot of calcium.  Basically garnets have silicon, oxygen, and two other elements. The color varies depending on what the ‘two other’ elements are, how the ions interact within the crystal, as well as what the surrounding chemistry was of the rock while they were growing.  It gets complicated but in the end produces a great range of color!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2011

Any chance to post a pic of my ring! ๐Ÿ™‚ Mine is an oval aquamarine in a platinum Verragio setting with diamonds.

Happy shopping and good luck to your sister!

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Post # 15
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Blushing bee

Oops, guess it would help if I actually posted a photo…  I went with a pretty traditional setting but with a non-traditional choice of… garnet of course!  (sorry for the blur!)

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Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Ok, so its not officially on my finger yet, and this pic is before the pearl is actually set in the setting, but you get the idea!

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