- 3 years ago
- Wedding: February 2016
Hey bees, I’m in Struggle Town at the moment. I am a notoriously bad decision maker and it’s driving me crazy trying to choose a gemstone for a ring! I would absolutely love to design my own e-ring and my BF knows that, but at the same time I would also love for him to propose to me by surprise with an amazingly perfect e-ring, so I also have a pinterest board for him to gather ideas.
I thought I wanted a light coloured sapphire as it’s a bit different and to avoid the whole ‘blood diamond’ industry. But now I’m worried that I don’t like sapphires that much, and that I prefer the lovely sparkle and depth of a diamond. I see photos of sapphires and at times they look sort of hollow from some angles. Whereas diamonds seem like no matter what angle you look at them, they sparkle! I don’t want a dull e-ring, but I don’t want a super huge blingy one either.
I used to be totally against the idea of a moissanite as I didn’t like the idea of a lab created gem. I like the idea that a beautiful stone like a diamond or sapphire is formed in the earth. But the more I read up about it, I’m finding out that the mining of sapphires, diamonds and other gemstones isn’t kind to the environment at all. I very much want to lead a green lifestyle where possible, where I’m kind to the environment and animals (I’m vegan). So moissanite does not involve pollution and resources to be mined, but the manufacturing process would cause byproducts too. A barely pink moissanite from Schubachs could be an option too, but I’m not sure what the pricing is like? I don’t have a huge budget.
My problem is that I think my BF has already bought me a lavender sapphire which I told him I dearly loved a while ago. I haven’t seen it so I don’t know what it looks like, but I can’t ask to see it either as my BF tells me he hasn’t bought it but I’m pretty sure he has, he’s just keeping it a secret. See below for images of the lavender portuguese cut sapphire.
The style of rings I like are vintage, with small diamonds surrounded by milgrain either side of the centre stone, with no halo. Although for months I have loved halo rings, just recently I don’t think I want a halo anymore. Photos below are of rings I like:
Do you think the lavender sapphire would suit these styles of rings? Or do you think a diamond or moissanite would better suit? Or should we purchase a vintage ring with a diamond centre stone already in it?
I would LOVE to see photos of all rings with a moissanite, sapphire or diamond centre stone! Don’t be afraid to show off your beauties and be proud of what you have!! Tell me what you love about your ring and the specs if you wish too. If you have a sapphire, does it sparkle? Do you wish you had another gem? Help a waiting bee out!! 🙂