Need Reassurance on Sapphire Ring Please!

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Should I replace my center stone?
    Keep it! It's just the stress getting to you, it's perfect as is. : (75 votes)
    68 %
    Swap it, sapphires are supposed to be BLUE. : (27 votes)
    24 %
    Other. Explain. : (9 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    619 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @Auerie:  I love and want your ring! I’m a sapphire girl myself…and I know SO is proposing soon with a full diamond ring – which is lovely but I really want a sapphire

    Post # 4
    Member
    2766 posts
    Sugar bee

     I think I might be channeling my wedding nerves into this one detail.

    Nail, meet head. The ring is gorgeous, lady! People can be stupid and say the first thing that comes into their peabrains, so try not to let what anyone says get to you. Sapphires come in all variety of shades and tones, like most any other stone out there. I wouldn’t swap – chances are, you’d just be feeding into that tiny voice in the back of your head that we’ve all got that says “Not good enough!” and it’d just start an avalanche.

    Post # 5
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    3394 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @Auerie:  I think it’s a beautiful ring.

    Post # 6
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    2057 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

    I love three-stoned rings! I think your ring is awesome the way it is.

    Plus, sales-people aren’t gemologists, so they may not know everything about precious stones anyway. If you had not mentioned that it was a promise ring, I had really thought it is a beautiful engagement ring.

    Post # 7
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    6407 posts
    Bee Keeper

    Quite a few sapphires are darker and inky, especially when set. Nothing wrong with that. And, no, sapphires aren’t supposed to be blue… they come in every color of the rainbow (only when they’re vivid red, we call them rubies). That’s kinda a huge part of what makes sapphs so awesome.

    Post # 8
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    1787 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    I prefer dark sapphires, so my vote goes to keep it. 

    Post # 9
    Member
    570 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 1993

    @Auerie:  I think your ring is gorgeous.  Don’t let other people rain on your parade.    Honestly, that salesperson from the jewelry store should have known better.  

    Post # 10
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    164 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    @Auerie:  My emerald appears really dark (almost black) sometimes as well.  I think it’s just a characteristic of these gemstones.  But your sapphire is beautiful!  I love the deep blue especially.  You said you like darker stones.  I agree with PP that you’re probably channeling stress into this.

    Post # 11
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    5087 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    Keep your ring. it’s a beautiful inky blue. I love it, don’t worry about silly comments. I’ve had them all. “Oh didn’t you want a diamond?” “Oh…that’s…um…nice!” “Oh well, you can upgrade later.” people’s comments had me doubting for months. I’ve since learnt to love my gorgeous inky blue Sapphire all over again. 

    Rock your ring with pride OP! 

    Post # 12
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    2968 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    @Auerie:  

    Your ring is beautiful. One of my best friends also has as a similar looking three stone ring with a sapphire centre stone, and her sapphire looks the same as your and I drools over hers every time I see her.

    Ignore the idiots. If you love it, who cares about other people think?

    PS. Love your profile pic – it’s the witch at the start of Beauty and the Beast, isn’t it?

    Post # 13
    Member
    3112 posts
    Sugar bee

    @Auerie:  Are you thinking of swapping it for a lighter sapphire or for a different type of stone altogether (diamond, moissanite, etc)?  It could be your setting making it look so dark.

    Post # 14
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    980 posts
    Busy bee

    It is beautiful! Dark sapphires are my absolute favourite because they look so natural and flawless even if theyre not. Ones that are too bright or too blue automatically look fake/created to me and I wouldn’t get one, so I love love love yours!

    Post # 15
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    2242 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’d keep it, I love it. 

    I also have a dark blue sapphire e-ring. Honestly, I think the reason mine is so dark is that the stone itself is very deep. It doesn’t bother me, I love it. 

    Post # 16
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    104 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    Your rings are lovely!  If you love the dark, inky, blue/black – then rock it!!  If it doesn’t make your heart flutter – change it!  That being said, inky/opaque sapphires are considered low quality.  Walk into your average Macys and you’ll see a sea of navy blue/black sapphires that are nearly opaque.  Sapphires that are a deep, vivid blue are considered most desirable.

    My sapphire is a dark blue, but it never looks black, and it’s very clear regardless if I am wearing the ring or not.  A jeweler told me that if a stone is well cut, it will reflect light up regardless of how much light the setting blocks.  Poorly cut stones on the other hand are really dependent on their settings.

    If I were you, check out some good sapphires & see if that’s what you’re looking for.  Go to a good jewelry store & tell them why you’re looking because often times the stuff they have out is not necessarily the best.  When I was ring shopping, they pulled sapphires from the vault for me to look at when I was trying to figure out color & cut & such.  At the end of the day though, if your current stone speaks to you – keep it, love it, & don’t question it!

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