(Closed) Interested in getting a non diamond e ring

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2011

I love sapphires. The one you are considering is beautiful. We went to Shane company and got aPadparadscha/Orange Sapphire.

 

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Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i kind of envisioned a really neat emerald or even a black sapphire, but alas, i chose a solitaire princess cut diamond. i still absolutley love it, but i may end up dressing it up with a nontraditional wedding band. with me, it’s wierd cause either i want something completely different and colorful, or extremely simple and traditional. i suppose i like the extremes. πŸ™‚

Post # 5
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

i LOVE non-diamond rings! We went for the emerald…

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Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

I’m looking forward to an emerald e-ring. πŸ™‚ Pricescope has been invaluable in learning about gemstones and jewelry in general. They have a list here of sites that sell colored gems/jewelry. What I’d watch out for is the treatments that have been used on the stone. If the price for a nice looking stone is really low, make sure it doesn’t have fillers and the like.

From what I’ve learned, a lot of women have this emotional connection with diamonds. It’s the “traditional” stone, it’s what their mothers and grandmothers wore, it’s sparkly, etc. But I never got that thrill from them. Emeralds do it for me. They knock me dead every time I see their silky green color. πŸ™‚

Good luck finding a stone and a ring you love!

@miss oasome: Where did you get your ring? I love it!

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I love other gemstone rings  as E-rings- I collect gemstones.   ALthough, I did choose a “boring” diamond for my wedding rings.

Just wanted to give you some info as you are in the process of choosing a gemstone for your E-ring.  One of the reasons that diamonds are typically used in E-rings/Wedding rings is because they are meant to be worn every day in every situation and this is possible due to their extraordinary “hardness” on the Mohs Hardness scale. Diamonds are at the top (level 10) of the hardness scale.  Sapphires are level 9 – but diamonds just one level higher are 4 times as hard as sapphires.

Some other gemstones are much softer and are much more susceptible to breaking, cracking, scratching, and clouding with every day wear and tear. 

When you are determining which stone to choose I would do two things. 1) Consult a jeweler about your stone choice.  2) Look at the Mohs Scale to see where your choice falls.  Here is a link: http://www.gemselect.com/gem-info/gem-hardness-info.php

Post # 8
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61 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

@Minutia: thanks πŸ™‚ and it is from Kay’s. 

Post # 9
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Worker bee

I have a yellow sapphire e-ring, and I love it. It’s beautiful, and different. I went through Shane Co. and looked through their selection. They have an online inventory and will find a variety of stones in the price, color, size range you are looking for. I would also recommend Pricescope.com, they have a lot of really good gemstone vendors on there!

 

 

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Post # 10
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

My E-Ring is from http://www.mysolitaire.com (mine is a Morganite)

They have a ginormous range of non-diamond e-rings and they are all very well priced. Mine has since been valued by a jeweller at $1000 more than what FH paid for it.

Post # 11
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2010

FI picked out an individual sapphire for me, and then had a ring custom made. Going to an independent jeweler may work really well, as it will allow you to get EXECTLY what you want, without paying the mark-up for a mall or ad campaign.

 

Post # 12
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367 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I have an emerald cut sapphire! i love them and like you, I also did not want the traditional diamond πŸ™‚ Good luck!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper

I got my wedding ring set from the Shane Company!  Woot woot!!  LOL

My centerstone is a lab created white sapphire.  I adore it!

Another great idea would be moissanite, I was reading about it in another thread and drooling, LOL.

Rubies are cool, and I should mention that they are actually….red sapphires!  (Chemically and structurally!)  Cool huh?

Post # 15
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601 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010 - Heinz Chapel Ceremony, Museum Reception

My blog post went up yesterday about my non-diamond engagement ring! It’s an aquamarine and I LOVE IIIIT.

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