Is it weird that I'm upgrading my diamond ring to a morganite?

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

I don’t see a picture…?

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

It’s very pretty! However, I have read that a morganite usually isn’t a “forever stone”. I guess because they are not as hard as a diamond and can scratch. Emerald, ruby and sapphire are the hardest gemstones. I’ve seen some peachy pink sapphires that kind of look like morganites on here. Might want to check those out before you are completely committed to this ring.

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

JessMorgan777:  +1

In addition to checking out light pink sapphires, I’ve seen some light pink moissanites around. Worth a look!

Beautiful setting!

Post # 8
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

JessMorgan777:  Emerald is softer than sapphires/rubies, and are the same hardness as morganite. 

I don’t think it’s weird to upgrade to a morganite given the stats of your diamond.  Now if you said you were upgrading a 1.5ct D flawless stone, I’d think you were nuts.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Faith123:  I personally like morganite more than diamond, so it doesn’t seem weird to me at all.  However, morganite can be scratched more easily than diamond, moissanite or sapphires, so just be careful/gentle with it.

Post # 12
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

Faith123:  I don’t have a morganite ring, but I have a necklace that I wear occasionally (i.e. not daily).  I’m pretty rough with my hands though, and I never take off my E-ring, so it didn’t seem like a softer stone would be a good choice for me (I have a moissy E-ring).  Many bees have peachy pink sapphires which look very similar to morganites though, maybe that would be a better option?

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2013

I would go with a barely pink moissanite over a morganite. While I think morganites are pretty, they don’t have the sparkle that I love. Also, I think a 3.5ct would be a little too big on a size 4 finger. Have you considered going down to a 2.5ct maybe? That would also help with the cost if you decided to go with a moissy.

Post # 14
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Busy bee

Faith123:  Replacing the morganite with a pink moissy in the future sounds like a good idea, but you’d have a hell of a time finding a 3.5 ct pink emerald cut moissy. 

That stone is huge which will I assume will show any scratches more than a smaller stone. Also, it may be too much for a size 4 finger. It would probably cover the entire top of your finger. 

If I were you, I’d find a different morganite set with a stone that would be easier to replace and won’t dwarf your finger. 

Post # 15
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Busy bee

Faith123:  I found a 7.5mm round pink moissanite on diamondbistro for $350. That would be an easy stone to find a setting for because the size is 1.5ct. Plus, it would last forever. The price is great too and includes shipping.

http://diamondbistro.com/category/251/Moissanite/listings/38337/Peachy-Blush-pink-Moissanite-75mm-round.html

Here’s a gorgeous oval pink moissy ring $459 or best offer. It’s a size 6 so you’d have to make sure it can safely be resized before making an offer. 

 http://m.ebay.com/itm/291165845460?nav=SE

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