White sapphires looking dingy next to diamonds. :(

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: What should I do with my engagement ring?
    Have the center stone re-set into a diamond halo setting : (46 votes)
    58 %
    Have the white sapphires replaced with diamonds : (15 votes)
    19 %
    Start over and get a replacement ring : (1 votes)
    1 %
    Keep my ring the way it is : (18 votes)
    23 %
  • Post # 3
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    Honey bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    i think resetting the sapphire would be simplest.  In the picture, everything looks beautiful and I can’t see a difference, but you want to love your set!

    Post # 4
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: April 2015

    Either reset the sapphire, or change the white sapphires to diamond melee — whichever is the cheaper option.

    Post # 5
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    Busy bee

    I don’t see a huge difference in the photo you’ve shown, but you should LOVE your ring, so I think resetting the main sapphire would be the easiest option. 

    Post # 6
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    121 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    resetting into a new ring would be easiest imo. you definitely should loveee your ring 🙂

    Post # 7
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    I would definitely reset your sapphire into a halo with diamonds. It’s easier and seems like the best option. I have some white sapphire earrings and they look awful next to my CZ earrings (which have a very similar sparkle to diamonds) so I know it would bug the crap out of me.

    Post # 8
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Saria213:  That’s a REALLY pretty ring. By the time you biy the diamonds and pay for the labor you could have just bought a new setting, honestly. Save this setting for another stone for your other hand! 🙂

    Post # 9
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @Saria213:  I totally get what you’re talking about. I think you’ve got 3 options

    1) wear your band alone after you get married, and wear your (lovely!!!!) engagement righ as a RHR

    2) Replace the white saphires in your Ering with diamonds

    3) Replace the diamonds in your wedding band with white saffires

     

    or

    4) Just don’t mind it too much. 😛 No one will be looking too closely (and only you will be taking close up beauty shots of them together)

    Post # 10
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    @wrkbrk:  I kind of like this. If she and her guy have a kid, she can just reset the baby’s birthstone into her origional e-ring. 🙂

    Post # 11
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2014

    @Saria213:  I see a small difference in shine, but I think they are still beautiful together.

    Post # 12
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    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @Asia:  Yes, good call! I like any reason for more jewelry 🙂

    Post # 13
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    94 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: May 2011

    I would reset into a new setting. 

    Post # 14
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    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2012

    Yup, there are very different gemstones… and altho one might pass for the other in some settings… you put the two gems side by side and the differences are VERY apparent !!

    I have to agree with @wrkbrk:  (Reply # 7)… I had a similar thought when I read your post

    Get the Blue Sapphire reset into a Diamond Setting (easiest)

    And save this beloved Setting from your Engagement for another Gemstone.  In that way you get the best of both worlds.

    Hope this helps,

     

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