Post # 1
Okay ladies I have a ring… not THE ring but my original e-ring. I wanted a new one Fi knows this and is completly okay with it. He planned on getting a new one anyway. While I love mine it doesn’t scream engagement ring!! I haven’t looked in person at any rings. And I always figured that I’d like a diamond, but they are so expensive and honestly the only one that I’ve seen that I LOVE is from zales and its way over priced for its stats. I don’t just want to buy a name. Then I saw on WB about mossy and I checked them out… I like them, but I don’t love them. I love the way morganite looks but not sure if its a forever ring… or if any of them besides diamond are forever rings. I also thought of the claddagh ring which is beautiful but haven’t found the right one to my liking.. can anyone give me any insight? If you have a gem stone how long have you had it? And whay have you put it through? Also what was or is the price like for that ring… I also have size 8 fingers and would love to see rings on that size.. with the stats on your ring?
Please and thank you!!♥♥
Post # 3
If you’d like something similar to a diamond, but slightly less expensive, have you considered white sapphire?
Post # 4
@rachelmichelle: that’s just it.. I’m not sure exactly what I want… with the sapphire how do they hold up over years? I wouldn’t upgrade for at least 5-10 years and I want a stone that will look just as wonderful then as it does when we buy it.. part of me wants something more traditional and the other part wants something less… like a pink stone.
Post # 5
@Jill129: As far as the durability, sapphires are pretty sturdy. Blue sapphires have been used in engagement rings for quite a while- Princess Diana’s ring, for example.
On the Mohs hardness scale, gems like Sapphire and Ruby are the next hardest thing you can get from a diamond- they are rated a 9 on the scale, whereas a diamond is a 10.
Post # 6
@rachelmichelle: hmm thank you. I like the fact that they are strong. Do the shine? And sparkle in person?
Post # 7
@Jill129: Yes, of course. Just like a normal sapphire, only colorless. 🙂
I think the biggest noticeable difference between a nice sapphire and a diamond is that the sparkle you get from a sapphire doesn’t throw rainbows like the fire of a diamond.
(Sapphire owners, correct me if I’m wrong!)
Post # 8
There are some beautiful pink sapphires out there. I almost went with a pink topaz myself [another bee actually has the one I ALMOST got!, sometimes I regret not getting it].
I did go with diamonds, because I love them, and because everyone I know has a diamond. It’s just the thing to have in my area.
This is the ring I ALMOST GOT : I’m seriously thinking about getting it as a right hand ring.
This is NOT my hand by the way, it’s from a review of the ring.
This is the ring I went with :
It came with a band, but I also bought this sapphire band for when I want to where something pink :
Post # 9
White sapphires are gorgeous stones, they are very durable and they make beautiful pieces. They do not look like diamonds, they behave differently. I have a white sapphire and it is amazing, it has the teeniest blue tinge.
This is my 6.5mm white sapphire and black diamond ring,
Post # 10
Hey, A friend of mine’s FI got a pink oval cut diamond ring to her as a valentines day gift over 3 yrs ago. She is my best friend and we do meet very often. And i know that she loves her ring a lot. I just text her about the brand name, she just replied and here is the link and photo which i found from web. she is so strict about not taking pic, she thinks her hands are not beautiful but if i can i will send you a pic of her hand soon 🙂
anyways she says she got this since over 3yrs and nothing have changed: quality, colors, anything and she never ever remove it on her hand, i think its a really good thing. She said when she got the gift, her FI told her that they can change or return it in 30days, so bc of she sattistfied with her ring she keep it.
While i was looking for my friends ring, i found this one. i like the blue one, it looks a little bit lady diana’s. Hope I did help you! Good luck!
Post # 11
- Wedding: October 2014 - Disney
I have a purple color change sapphire I love her 🙂
Post # 12
@rachelmichelle: thank you for all your input. I am definitely going to look into them 🙂
@jenilynevette: all of those rings are gorgeous, esp your diamond! Thats another thing.. idk how my family would feel about the non traditional diamond… 🙁 thats the norm for us too.. I dont want them to think my fi cheapened out or something (he PREFERS diamond)
@mrsmay07: that is one gorgeous ring!! I don’t know if I would mind it not having that “fire” but I can definitely deal with how it shines. If that makes sense. Btw your nails are to die for. I love pink. Sparkles. And zebra!!
@sierratakeloon: I LOVE that ring! 3yrs later and it still looks great? Thats what I want!! If you can get a pic please send it to me!!
@dewingedpixie: that is your stone? That is such a beautiful color… its gorgeous!
Thank you bee’s who replied and the photos you all have helped me so much! ♥♥
Post # 13
@Jill129: Thanks! I love pink, zebra and glitter too!
Post # 14
@Jill129: Are you opposed to a pre-loved ring? You can find the ring you love from Zales used and in good condition and get what you want.. or maybe something similar? I definitely think you won’t know for sure until you try on a bunch of styles. A gemstone or other stone might not be what you want. It sounds like you are a diamond girl.
Post # 15
I have a pink sapphire ring my parents bought me as a graduation gift on 2000. I only stopped wearing it in August when I got engaged (sapphire is in yellow gold, my e-ring is white). When I get my sapphire cleaned its still as beautiful as the day I first got it :). My mothers ering is a blue sapphire. She has had her ring for a long time and hasn’t had to upgrade at all. So durability wise, hmm. I’ve had 3 children, it’s been in 3 car accidents, the shower, dish washing, it’s been dropped, kicked, stepped on, almost everything but swallowed. It even got sucked up in the vacuum once lol. I don’t know much about other stones, but I am a big fan of the sapphire 🙂
Post # 16
It sounds like you’re leaning toward a diamond. If you have something in mind that’s out of budget, maybe you could select a ring you like and use a white sapphire for the center stone.
For me the easiest way to make a decision would be to see the diamond I could afford next to the white sapphire (or other colorless non-diamond) I could afford. In seeing the difference in size/sparkle/etc side-by-side the decision might seem like less of a compromise and more of a strong preference for material (diamond) or flexibility with size (alternative stone).