Which stone holds up best for everyday use? Rings I like. (Pics)

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
1256 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

Look at the Mohs scale if you want to know which stones are better than others. Besides that I think it’s personal preference. Like you said those all look very similar so go with what you like, not what Internet strangers tell you is best. 

Post # 6
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I love sapphires and they are pretty hard.


I don’t recemmend tanzanite for everyday.  While I love it, it did chip mine.  And I am not hard on my rings.

Post # 10
1437 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

Sapphires come in tons of colours, not just blue. They are a 9 on the Mohs scale whereas a diamond is a 10. So they are not as hard, but still very strong. I have a sapphire and I love it. I’m a hairdresser so I’m hard on my hands, and it’s held up beatifully so far. Budget might be an issue as a good quality sapphire is not cheap, but if you went with a smaller cut in a simple setting I believe it would be doable. Here is mine (with my wedding band), just for fun. 🙂

Post # 11
692 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

I am not sure about how well it holds up, but I love the “White Gold Morganite and diamond with Milgrain” & I know other bees have Morganite as an ering so it must be a-ok. If you’re working with a jeweler, perhaps ask them what knd of stones (out of your choices) they see in for repairs the least. <br />

Post # 13
7940 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

AquamarineQueen:  if you’re worried about the stone i would just take it off for heavy duty tasks- dishes, manual labor, gardening, beach etc. Good habits will protect it a lot!

Post # 14
1029 posts
Bumble bee

I’ve had my aquamarine ring for over 10 years and I wore it everyday in high school (we’re talking swim practice, etc) and it help up and still looks great. If you’re worried about ruining the stone,  just take it off when you’re doing dishes, etc like other people have suggested. 

Here’s a pic of mine. I don’t know how much it was but my grandfather got it from a mine in Thailand many years ago and my mom had it set in yellow gold with two diamonds from her engagement ring and gave it to me for my 16th birthday:

  • This reply was modified 2 years, 2 months ago by  Ham1320. Reason: found a pic of my ring
Post # 15
2657 posts
Sugar bee

As someone with aquamarines in her ering, I’ll chime in and say that my stones have held up very well over these past 2 years.  There are no discernable scratches or blemishes, and when I clean it it looks the same as the day I received it.  I’m pretty hard on my jewelry and I even sleep with my ring on, FWIW.

However, one thing that does happen to aquamarines is that they get cloudy very quickly and need frequent cleaning.  For me, this is not a big deal because the aquamarines on my ring are on the side and are the smallest stones (my center stone is a CZ).  But I would hesitate with an aquamarine of the size you posted (at least on a ring that I’d be wearing every day).  If you want something which will have more sparkle throughout the day, look into a pale blue sapphire or blue moissanite.

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