Post # 1
I have seen some beautiful non-diamond stones on here and am looking for suggestions. I am inheriting a platinum or 14k white gold wedding band and engagement ring (sans stone) that originally held something slightly over two carats.
Suggestions for a stone to put in it? I’m thinking something that’s hardly colored (but not necessarily a diamond stand-in) so no deep blue sapphires or emeralds, as lovely as those are. A typical tanzanite might be too colored as well…
The setting is for a round six-prong (styled like the classic Tiffany maybe?) solitaire, and I am thinking anything but morganite, which I would prefer in rose gold.
Suggestions? Pictures? Thanks!
Post # 3
@lawyerbride15: Aquamarine is very light, but it needs to be cleaned frequently. You could probably find a pretty pale pink or champagne coloured sapphire.
Post # 4
Aquamarine? A pale pale blue/green sapphire? a pale blue sapphire? A lot of the “standard” e-ring gemstones that are deeply colored also come in paler versions, such as blue, pink, yellow, violet, blue/green sapphires.
Post # 5
Do you have any pics of the setting? Check the basket carefully. Some are integrated – built as part of the ring and some are exchangeable.
Post # 6
@lawyerbride15: maybe morganite? a peach sapphire?
Post # 7
@lawyerbride15: I would go with a Moissanite. Pics of the setting?
Post # 8
@lawyerbride15: champagne or peach sapphire? champagne diamond? prasiolite?
Post # 9
- Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast
Sapphires come in a variety of hue intensitys. I would start there. Natural Sapphire Company would be a good online spot to see what your options are.
Post # 10
Sky blue topaz is what we went with – very pretty, fairly durable, and ridiculously affordable.
Post # 11
not my e-ring, but a light blue topaz ring that I really love! It’s ice-blue, and really sparkly (although it’s not super clean in this pic). Sometimes it’s so light it almost looks white.
Post # 12
Aren’t Montana sapphires typically lighter colored? I would go for a muted tone sapphire. I think the more saturated a sapphire is, the more expensive it is? I could be wrong, but wanting something paler might save you money. Plus sapphires are durable!
Post # 13
champagne sapphire? It looks more golden usually though
Post # 14
I would definitely go champagne or peach sapphire!
Post # 15
Montana sapphires do seem to be easier to find in lighter tones, and the more saturated colors are indeed more expensive. I would love to be able to upgrade to a light Montana stone in a few years, but as my fiance doesn’t plan to wear her engagement ring after marriage I can’t really see much point.
http://www.gemfix.com/sapphire_montana.html has a great range of Montana stones. They’re really all over the map!
Post # 16
An aquamarine is very pretty. Sorry mine is a pear shaped but just wanna show u the soft colour!