Post # 1
Another Bee PM’d me asking for pics of my ring, and details about the centre stone, so I’m putting some of my pics together for her here, along with a short explanation about the history of my ring. I feel a little bit self-concious about it (and a LOTTA BIT flattered… not gonna lie) but I’ve been asked the same questions a number of times, so I figured, kill some birds with some stones amiright?
My centre stone is a yellow citrine, chosen because of it’s canary yellow colour (and some sentimental reasons). It does have a slight greenish tint in some lights, but by and large it appears quite lemony-canary yellow. We chose this over a yellow sapphire because although sapphires are available in a lemon yellow (see chart below) they’re fairly rare, and we would have waited quite a while for our jeweller to source a stone for us. The standard yellow sapphire available on the market was too saturated and orangey for my taste.
Thanks so much to sa.to.sb.soon for the compliment!
First pic displays the slight greenish tint seen in some indoor lighting.
Next 2 pics show how closely the colour actually matches canary diamonds, as the stone in my husband’s band is an actual canary diamond
This is the only negative to choosing a gemstone I’d say… with a diamond, CZ or moissy you’d typically be seeing flashes of rainbow colour here, as they refract the light. Gemstones don’t do that. It still has a TON of sparkle though because it’s cut the same way a diamond is.
And here’s jsut 2 more to help illustrate the colour as she’s requested…
So I hope that helps!
Post # 3
i love your canary yellow ring! Gorgeous!
Post # 4
I LOVE your ring. If I could get one identical I so would, but have zero idea on gemstones. Thanks for posting 🙂
Post # 5
Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for making this thread!
I’ve personally never seen a yellow sapphire in person, just mainly from the natural sapphire company online. I’ve emailed them asking about a few sapphires and they assured me that the ones that I emailed about would be close to a light canary yellow diamond.
I absolutely LOVE the color of your citrine! The only citrines I’ve seen are much darker!
Do you ever have people asking if it’s a yellow diamond? And do people get turned off by the fact that it’s not the ‘typical’ engagement ring? I, personally, don’t want a diamond (center stone) mainly because of the controversy and the fact a sapphire is my birthstone.
I was obsessed with yellow diamonds until I found yellow sapphires…and now yellow citrines!!
Amazing! Thank you again!!!
Post # 6
I love it. I think it’s beautiful.
Post # 7
1. Citrines you’ll see most often are of the orange variety yes. They also come in yellow, (which I have) and purple (which are amethysts interestingly enough).
2. Every single person who’s ever asked me about my ring has assumed it’s a yellow diamond with the exception of one person who saw it under flourescent light and thought it was a very light peridot. It’s so common that I’m pretty sure I could actually pass it off as a yellow diamond if I wanted to.
3. We didn’t choose a gemstone for the ethics, we live in Canada and could have chosen a Polar diamond, and felt quite good about that. We might have gone for an actual fancy light yellow diamond… but I wanted something fairly substantial size-wise. My stone is 2.4ct, and would have cost about $18K for the same size diamond. Ouch. Also, as mentioned above, I’m pretty sure it actually COULD pass for a diamond (and probably does: I have no idea how many women look at my hand, assume I’m sporting a honkin’ diamond, and move on with their day), so I’m getting pretty much the same look for a fraction of the price.
4. Honestly, yes some people are turned off by the fact that it’s not a typical engagement ring… but taste is subjective, and even if you chose the quintessential 1ct diamond solitaire, someone might criticize you for being “too boring”, so there’s no “right choice” for your ering, you need to just get what you love. 99% of the reaction I’ve gotten had been positive, and for the 1% who don’t like it… well… shrug.
Post # 8
Your ring is so beautiful!
Post # 9
Truth be told, I thought it was a yellow diamond.
I’m totally loving gemstones as engagement rings though! They are so different and lovely! Maybe that’s what I’ll pick next time I get married (I kid! – on the “next time” thing – lol)
Post # 10
@GFerg: Third time is the charm as they say 😉
Post # 11
Thank you MissNoodles! You’ve been a huge help and wealth of information!! I really appreciate you creating this thread!
Post # 12
@MissNoodles: ha! I hope the 2nd one is in this case! :b
Post # 13
GORGEOUS!! It is so unique!!! Did you happen to order/customize this on Etsy?
May I ask what size ring finger you are?
Post # 14
I have always loved your ring and I’m a round solitaire kind of girl. Yellow is my favorite color though and I just think your set is gorgeous. I also love how it matches your husband’s ring. ;o
Post # 15
This is just so stunning! I love how you are getting creative with them on your honeymoon and how his ties in with it. Beautiful!
Post # 16
Beautiful! Love that last one with your hands. 🙂