Post # 1
I love my E ring, its a beautiful blue Sapphire, with 16 gorgeous diamonds around the edges. my question to you bees though is, how much do you think it would cost for me to change the centre stone to a white sapphire? and set against real diamonds do you think it would look like a dull and lack-lustre?
the reason i ask is because i do love the look of diamonds, but we really couldnt afford to get me a ring with a real diamond in the centre, so we went for something that could be swapped around in the future if we wanted to. we chose it together and i really wanted a square stone. But really a blue sapphire was not my first choice, even though i do really like it.
its not that i want to fool anyone into thinking its a real diamond or anything, i just love the sparkle and bling of an all-diamond ring.
Post # 3
If you love sparkle, why not a moissanite stone? They sparkle like crazy, look nice when set with real diamonds, and look a lot like diamond (except with more sparkle!).
They are MUCH more economical than diamonds too!
Post # 4
I have a white sapphire as a stand in ring and I LOVE it!!! My FI gave it to me when my ring was in the shop because my finger felt naked. To be honest, I love it so much that I wear it as much as the original!
Post # 5
I second the Moissanite-it will look better with the diamonds. My friend has a white sapphire center stone (1 carat) set with two smaller side diamonds and the sapphire definitely looks a bit duller compared to the diamonds.
Post # 6
Thank you girls, i do just want something more blingy, and although there are probably many beautiful white sapphires, set against the diamonds in my ring, i dont want anything that might look slightly dull. Moissanite sounds like a plan……i will look into it. thanks again 🙂
Post # 7
definitely would choose moissanite over white sapphire. however, if you want to go the sapphire route, I’ve seen white sapphires that were clear and sparkly. also, the lab created ones (which are flawless) will cost less — I think they even cost less than moissanite.
you could always ask local jewelry designers if you could look at one. be sure to view it under different kinds of light. jewelry places usually have halogen lights, which will make just about anything dazzle.
Post # 8
thank you bee’s, in your opinion, do you think this ring would look better with an asha or keep it as a sapphire?…..
i have found a good price for the stone…£70, then i would have to pay to have it set by my jeweller…..
would you think about doing it?
here is the stone i found…
Post # 9
That stone would look great! So would an aquamarine!