Post # 1
I’m in a pickle.
I was always sure I wanted a blue sapphire as the center stone of my Engagement Ring. I LOVE blue, even though it’s not my birthstone or anything. My Engagement Ring is going to have a braided band and a diamon halo. We are going with lab-created Chatham sapphires, which are gorgeous and appropriate (I spent most of my college life in the lab!).
However, I came across white sapphires today, and I think I’m in love. So, I got to thinking, and made a pros and cons list, but I’m still not sure which I want now!
Blue – It’s unique, vibrant, and my favorite color. Not that I ever wanted a big diamond, but the price difference is something I can really appreciate, since I DID always want a big stone.
White – It will “go” with everything I wear because it is colorless. It sparkles, but not too much. One of the reasons I’m not going for diamond or moissanite is because all the sparkling and rainbows really isn’t my thing. Price is equal or even less than blue sapphire.
Blue – Blue doesn’t exactly “go” with everything I might wear. People might mistake it for regular jewelry or not an engagement ring because of the color.
White – People might think I’m trying to pass it off as a diamond. I’m not – I just found that I really do love the colorless, icy look to the stone. It’s also not as “unique” as the blue.
So, even after all this, they are about even in my mind. Hopefully we can have the jeweler order in some of both so I can see. I would be getting a round brilliant cut no matter what. SO says he likes whatever makes me happy. I think he’s just scared he’ll pick one and then I’ll realize I like the other better.
Post # 3
I have both in my ring. Maybe white sapphire center stone, and incorporate blue sapphires in your wedding band?
Post # 4
I just love blue sapphire engagment rings, I sooo wanted one myself.
Post # 5
I prefer blue sapphires, navy goes with pretty much any color so I don’t think you have to worry about it clashing.
Post # 6
Blue sapphires go with everything too. I have one and I’ve never once thought to myself, “geez, I wish I didn’t have to wear this ring today because it doesn’t go with my outfit.”
Post # 7
White center stone and blue ones in your band like Peaches13 said! Then you get both =)
Post # 8
If you are concerned about people thinking you are trying to pass it off as a diamond, don’t be! I have a very lightly colored, peach sapphire that can look clear in different lighting. People often have to take 2nd looks because the color is so slight … I LOVE IT.
However, I’m quick to say, “it’s a peach sapphire.. I just love the unique color!” when people comment on my ring.
I’d try on some stones and see what you like best. For me, I wasn’t big on a blue stone every day…but I just LOVE everyone else’s blue sapphires!
Good luck deciding!
Post # 9
@BackyardLoveBird: I agree. I have a blue sapphire, and I never think it won’t go with something. Plus, it can be your something blue at your wedding!
Post # 10
this was from the “just for fun lets trade rings post”, it’s another bee’s. It’s probably my favorite ring ever now! You can have both white and blue?
Post # 11
I agreed with a mixture as well, I think the combo is stunning. I just got a white and blue sapphire ring for Christmas and while I was concerned with the “matching” factor in reality it is a beautiful gemstone…it goes with everything.
Post # 12
Flip a coin – heads is blue, and tails is white. As it falls, which one flashes across your mind as the one you hope it will be? Then go with that.
Post # 14
Check out @JuniperSage’s ring. YOU WILL FALL IN LOVE. I was not a fan of sapphires or rose gold until I saw that baby.
Post # 15
@love108: aww! Thanks 🙂 … honestly, I had zero intensions of getting a ring that wasn’t a diamond until I saw this one too 🙂
Post # 16
I second the ring @HappilyEverAfter54 posted! That one is AH MAZING