Tanzanite Versus Sapphire Halo RHR

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll:
    Keep the tanzanite! : (64 votes)
    88 %
    Go for the sapphire! : (9 votes)
    12 %
  • Post # 3
    3846 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    @MsSkater:   If it were me I’d keep the Tanzanite – it’s gorgeous!!!!!!!

    Post # 4
    584 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    Tanzanite is so beautiful! I don’t know anyone who has one that’s scratched. Don’t worry too much about it, just enjoy 🙂

    Post # 5
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    oooOooo pretty! I would keep that! It’s more unique!!

    Post # 6
    10906 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009


    A natural, blue sapphire in a similar carat size and intensity of color (bright blue) will be dramatically more expensive than the tanzanite, if that matters. I love both stones, but I would rather have a natural, blue sapphire if I had the option.

    Post # 9
    695 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    I know a girl who ruined a tanzanite.  I do love the way they look though.  But, after I buy a ring from the jeweler I never want to see him again.  I would totally go for the stronger stone for that reason.

    Post # 10
    8518 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: April 2014

    @MsSkater:  That is GORGEOUS!

    My e-ring is a tanzanite, and I havent had any problems with the softness.

    Post # 11
    1071 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: February 2016

    @MsSkater:  OH MY….. Sorry for being gross, but I kinda got a little moist in the panty-region seeing your ring. I LOVE TANZANITE. And the shade of yours is PERFECT! Rich, vibrant… Just fricking beautiful. Please don’t change it. 

    Post # 12
    101 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    I think as long as you are not cleaning this ring with your diamond together or keep it in your pocket, your ring would be just fine(tanzanite is still much harder than platinum). And I just love the color! It is so pretty!

    Post # 13
    1640 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2013 - Rustic mill, historical site

    Well, my stone isn’t nearly that size, but I have a tanzanite center stone in my promise ring/rhr, and I work in a garage painting cars.    I’ve had this ring for about 5 years and the stone isn’t scratched at all… I’m not really THAT careful with it either.

    I’d keep the tanzanite, it’s beautiful  😀

    Post # 14
    10219 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    GORGEOUS Ring …

    Seeing as you want to wear it EVERY DAY…

    I would opt for a Sapphire = 9.0 on the Mohs Hardness Scale

    Tanzanite is a BEAUTIFUL Stone for sure… but at a mere 6.5 to 7.0 on the Mohs Scale it will be soft and prone to breakage.

    I’ve never had a Tanz myself, but I have had a Tiger’s Eye which has the same rating, that I loved and wore a lot as a Teenager… one day it just up and cracked in two.  So heartbroken was I.

    If your Budget allows… I have this Tanz set as a pendant… that would be truly AWESOME.

    Hope this helps,


    Post # 15
    7630 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: January 2013

    That tanzanite is beautiful! I would keep it. If it does scratch later you can always replace it then. 

    Post # 16
    3198 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: August 2011

    Personally like eveyrone else I love your current stone.  I’d insure it in case anything happened and wear it daily.

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