Post # 1
I have decided to replace my e-ring for a single ring to wear as my wedding ring when my FI and I get married in May. I just can’t find a band and/or enhancer that I like that matches his band (he has a tungsten with a medium deep blue center design). My e-ring is a 2 ct. princess cut yellow gold moissy solitaire. I want to go with a white metal to match his ring better. Also, I WILL NOT wear a blue sapphire. No offense to those who have them (I personally love them) – but my ring from my previous marriage was a blue sapphire and I don’t want my ring to dredge up old memories that are best left in the past.
I have fallen completely in love with london blue topaz – I adore the teal color! My birthstone is aquamarine and I love blue stones! I just want a deeper color than aqua or reg blue topaz, and it’s important to me that all of my stones be genuine (no CZ or crystal).
I have a lot of rings I am looking at, and I know the choice is ultimately mine – but I thought I would get some opinions from my bee sisters to narrow the selection! 🙂
#1: Love the split shank and the pear shape! Just concerned about the pave stones for everyday.
#2: Beautiful ring, but is it too Kate Middleton? Eek! ;P
#3: Love the thick band… so pretty!
#4: Is it too much! Kinda busy…
#5: Love the trillion cut! Not sure about the ring/band illusion, though.
#6: Again, is it too much? Stilll love the ring.
#7: Saw this on another bee and was in heaven (this was actually the ring that got me started on LBT in the first place!
#8: Love how the sides even out the center stone!
Here is a pic of my FI’s ring… it’s a little more toned down in real life. You see some flashes of the bright blue in the sun.
Post # 5
This color of topaz is achieved through irradiation in a nuclear reactor and they tend to give a small dose of radioactivity to the wearer. Just mentioning it as it may or may or may not matter to you. It is considered a “safe” amount by the NRC but the situation is a little more complicated than that (there’s actually no such thing as a “safe” level, and the regulation is poor).
If you like blue, but not sapphire, how about aquamarine or spinel?
Post # 6
What about blue moissanite? It’s not irradiated, and it will be more durable than topaz for an everyday ring. Plus, it will sparkle :). I don’t think MoissaniteCo carries it anymore, but it can still be found.
Post # 7
i love #1 and #7! london blue topaz is so pretty.
Post # 8
@jenart: I am a huge fan of the emerald cut and shape which is why my vote went the #4, tho #1 was a super close 2nd in my book i dont think you could go wrong with either!! Just LOVE those rings and the color!! I may have used this to hint to FI that for a nice anniversary down the road I would LOVE LOVE LOVE one of those hahahahahaha gotta love using the Bee to hint at things.. lol
Post # 9
- Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House
I like 1, 4, and 7. I like the shape of #1, #4 is nice because it looks like multiple bands. Same with #7, it almost looks like an e-ring and wedding band combo
Post # 10
I showed the ring pics to my FI tonight and we decided! I’m getting this one:
I’m so excited! We decided to get my original 2ct princess stone made into a white gold necklace for me as a Christmas present (he gets me a new necklace every year on Christmas), so I can keep my e-ring as jewelry I wear every day! 🙂
Post # 11
Beautiful choice. Topaz is a softer stone so I hope you are not a klutz with your rings like I am 🙂
Post # 12
Decided the ring was too flimsy for everyday, so we upgraded! It’s a light blue topaz with swiss blue topaz side stones… not as dark blue, but I love it anyway! IRL pics when it comes next week!
Post # 13
@GelaMac: I’m usually pretty good with my rings, espcially when I’m paranoid about them like I am with my e-ring! LOL
Post # 14
@jenart: I get so exciteid everytime I see the words “help me xhoose ” and “pic heavy” in the dress and ring boards! haha.
I like your final choice but am batshit over the one you threw over, that is an outstanding design. Why did you throw htat one over? The stone is the same in your final choice so how is the 2nd one sturdier?
Post # 15
@FauxPas2012: I really liked the other too, but it is a $25 ring that is not made very well. The side stones are glued in (fake “prongs” to make it look better) and the back of the setting looks AWFUL! From the pic, the ring is beautiful – but IRL it would fall apart within a year if I wore it everyday. Plus, the white stones are CZ and I wanted all genuine gemstones. I was bummed, but I love my new ring! It’s made well, with genuine, prong set stones and a 2-year warranty. I’ve always heard good things about JTV! I may get a RHR from Peora at a later date, but I want a wedding ring that I can wear for a long time w/o having to change it out.
The first was a pear cut, and my new one is a trillion cut – the FI likes it better… go figure! I guess he’s allowed – he picked it out from the hints I gave him. 😉
Post # 16
@jenart: Well then, I’m going to buy that $25 ring and take it to a jeweler to have it copied in diamonds and platinum. Only I think I’ll use tanzanite as the center stone, I love that shade of blue. (In my dreams this is happeneing. )