(Closed) Sapphire or Ruby Wedding Band???

posted 6 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which wedding band should I choose?
    Alternating sapphires and diamonds/moissanite : (29 votes)
    48 %
    Alternating rubies and diamonds/moissanite : (14 votes)
    23 %
    A plain gold or diamond/moissanite band, with hopes for a future ruby or sapphire anniversary ring : (4 votes)
    7 %
    Sapphires AND rubies, because of the symbolism : (9 votes)
    15 %
    Other (Please explain?) : (5 votes)
    8 %
  • Post # 3
    1157 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2013

    I think because the two stones mean so much to you, go with both πŸ™‚ They’re beautiful!

    Post # 4
    4352 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    @lilyhofstadter:  What about something like the middle ring on this picture. It is half rubies, half sapphires. You can spin it so that it shows just sapphires, just rubies, or both based on your mood.

    Post # 5
    318 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    @asscherlover:  I like this idea! I think having sapphires and rubies interchanging would look a little too 4th of July. This ring seems like a unique compromise.

    Post # 7
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    IF you can find true red rubies–not pink, not purplish–that gets my vote. Blue sapphires are beautiful but fairly common in wedding jewelry. Red rubies are more unusual. IMO your set doesn’t have to incorporate his favorite color. πŸ™‚

    Post # 8
    3452 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    @Over the Moon:  I agree with this.  I am partial to rubies myself.  So I vote for rubies and diamonds/moissanite.  You can always get a sapphire RHR for an anniversary present someday too. πŸ™‚

    Post # 9
    2135 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2012

    I think the moissanite/sapphire ring is gorgeous (I am considering doing something similar myself!)

    Post # 10
    853 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I’ve never been a fan of the alternating colors – sapphire, diamond, sapphire, diamond, sapphire, diamond, and so on. I think it looks… tacky.

    I do, however, love the look of a wedding band with all the same stones – so all rubies or all sapphires. I think that would look lovely with your e-ring.

    Post # 11
    2065 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    Well I’m biased. πŸ™‚ I have a moissanite e-ring and got a diamond/sapphire wedding band. 

    Post # 12
    2577 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I like sapphires and diamonds/ moissy.

    Post # 13
    5289 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: January 2010

    I think either are great. My first rings had blue sapphires with diamonds, and my husbands wedding band is diamond and blue sapphire pave and gorgeous! Blue sapphires have a long tradition in wedding jewelery in my family. They symbolize loyalty, etc.

    But, I also love true red (like pigeon blood) rubies (not the pinky ones…often called pink sapphires – rubies are corundum just like sapphires, they are red sapphires, really!). They are my birthstone. If you love the rubies, and it appeals to you, go for it! It sounds like they fit your personality!

    Neither are tacky in my opinion, at all! Go with what “sings” to you.

    Post # 14
    1676 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2011

    @misspeanut:  I love your set!

    I prefer the sapphire band. I like rubies, but not in an alternating band.

    Post # 15
    913 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @hisprettygirl:  I agree that the alternating one round sapphire, one round diamond, bands can look–I wouldn’t say tacky, but definitely dated, especially when they are channel set.

    BUT. When done well, a colored stone and diamond band can look amazing IMO!

    Post # 16
    11343 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I love both sapphires and rubies, but I love sapphires more, so, personally, I would choose sapphires. However, that’s just my personal taste.  I also think rubies look best with yellow gold and sapphires with white gold or platinum, since one is warm, the other cool. 

    What I would say is that I think you should get whichever you prefer, as long as your Fiance is OK with it. As someone noted, you could always get the other stone that you do not choose in a RHR or anniversary band later.

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