Non-Diamond Ring Centerstone

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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108 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

macee22:  I have a Ceylon sapphire halo. I absolutely love it!! I’ve only ever had positive reactions to it. Most people compare it to Duchess Kate’s ring once I tell them it’s a sapphire. If anything, most people are curious about it, and applaud us for being original. I love that it is different than any of my friend’s rings. Anytime we talk about our rings, my ring dominates the conversation because it isn’t a diamond like everyone else’s. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a gemstone ering.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2015

 

macee22:  Mine is moissanite, so I guess technically it “looks” like a diamond. I dont try to pass it off as one though. I get compliments on it all the time because of the sparkle, and when I tell them its moissanite they’re all shocked, and confused since they dont know what it is. When I explain it, they think it sounds, and looks so much more expensive than a diamond. Then their DH or FI’s get a little bitter because it was a fraction of the cost of most engagement rings 🙂

I think its stupid that engagement rings should “only” be diamonds. Your ring should be based on what you and your SO like! Not what society says is “right”.

Post # 6
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52 posts
Worker bee

I have a blue sapphire centre stone. I’ve always wanted a sapphire. My wedding is in 2 weeks and only 7 of my close friends and family have seen it. And 3 in those 7 reacted quiet negatively, that’s until I explained that its my birth stone and the start of a tradition in my new family.

It really doesn’t matter to me how people react to it. It means a lot to me and my husband, and that’s all that matters really. Sorry for the HUGE pic.

Post # 7
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770 posts
Busy bee

I’ve only ever had compliments regarding my sapphire engagement ring. Blue has been my favourite colour for decades, so a lot of people who know me at all have commented on how much it looks like me. People who know my fiancé and I better have said that it has elements of the two of us in it.

 

Post # 8
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5032 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: October 2012

I have an Asha.  No one has said anything negative to me.  I’ve had a lot of people ask me for the website info.   

  • This reply was modified 1 year, 10 months ago by  GroovyHippieChick. Reason: added pic
Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

I have a yellow sapphire on a diamond band.  I choice it because that is what I wanted (I wanted a colored stone ering since I was a little girl)- not for a budget thing.  People are curious about it more than anything- I often get asked what kind of stone it is.  No one has ever criticized the ring.  Some people are over the top in love with it, while others don’t say much.  It probably means that it isn’t their thing, but there will always be people like that when you pick something different.  And if you pick something like everyone elses some people won’t like it because it is boring.   

Post # 10
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535 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2000

My engagement ring is an Australian black opal.  Opals are known for being very soft, but mine still looks new despite 15 years of wear.  I’ve had a mix of positive and negative comments.  Strangers comment on the uniqueness in very complimentary ways.  Most negative comments have come from friends.  Because of the relationship, they don’t filter their comments like someone you don’t know well.  However, I’ve never regretted my choice.  I like unique jewelry.

Post # 11
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1888 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2015 - Ruby Princess

Mine is moissanite. I friggin Love It!

Post # 12
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3405 posts
Sugar bee

macee22:  mine stone is iolite so it comes out to be a more purplish stone than bluish. I think it looks bluish in this picture.  I love it.  And it definitely is not popular around here.  Some people mistake it for a sapphire.  I didn’t want a diamond as they’re so expensive, and just I’m in love with purple, ha.

Post # 13
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647 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

We chose my centre stone on Saturday – it’s a 5 carat Columbian emerald. I love the fact that my ring will be different from all my friends since everyone has a diamond. 

We’re having our first sit-down with our jeweller tomorrow night to start designing the ring! SO excited!!!

 

Post # 14
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710 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

I never wanted a diamond ring. My FI took a while to warm to that but I now have this stunning colour change lab created sapphire. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee

I have a diamond e-ring (but was very inexpensive and vintage) but I am loving these gorgeous rings! I sold fine jewelry for years and I ADORE gemstones of all colors, emeralds and sapphires especially. Lovely rings ladies!

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