(Closed) Alternatives to morganites and peach/champagne sapphires?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

How about peach spinels? From memory they have a hardness of 8 which is quite durable compared the the 6.5-7 of morganite. Not so sure about price though :s It all depends on the cut and amount of inclusions

Post # 5
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Peachy pink moissanite’s a great alternative, although the color comes from a coating, not from true body color.  It would be a 9 on the Mohs scale.  Some places make pad lab created sapphires, which come in more intense colors than morganite.  Lab created cuts the cost down a lot.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I vote for a peachy colored sapphire or peachy pink moissanite.

 

Post # 7
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Go morganite if that is what you love. It measures  7.5 to 8 on the MOHs scale. It has roughly the same MOHs rating as an emerald. My FIs mum has an emerald ring that she has worn  everyday for 35 years…its fine, no cracks and no chips have appeared. A jeweller told me  it is easier to crack or chip square cut stones than round cut stones…so going for an oval is a good option.

I think all ladies tend to baby thier engagement rings….even if they have a stone that has a high Maid/Matron of Honor rating. Treat it well and it’ll be fine. I take my ring off as soon as I get home (dont wear it to do things like cleaning & cooking)….my mum does the same and so does my Future Mother-In-Law.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

morganite is so pretty! cmsgirl is right, it’s a softer stone, but it’s okay for everyday wear, as long as you take it off for cooking/cleaning. peachy pink moissanite is another option, but the color is a bit brighter than morganite. jcent (http://boards.weddingbee.com/profile/jcent) has an AMAZING peachy pink moissanite set.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
Post # 14
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Newbee

I’m always late posting, but here goes. Check out http://www.jtv.com website. They have beautiful morganite rings set in rose gold at very reasonable prices. I own a morganite ring which I wear at least a couple times a week for the past 2 years or so and it’s held up fine. As with all my jewelry I don’t wear it doing chores or anything else that would damage any gemstone or diamonds which can chip.  Morganite is 7.5 to 8 on the MOHs scale and is virtually inclusion free which makes it very durable. The MOHs scale is to determine how  easily a gemstone will scratch not chip. A sapphire s 9 in hardness and will scratch before a diamond will but actually a tougher gemstone than a diamond and a diamond will chip easier than a sapphire. I know someone who has a beautiful opal e-ring for over 30 years and the ring is just as beautiful as when she got engaged. She just takes good care of it. The point is no gemstone is indestructible including diamonds which some people think. I say go for the morganite. It is such abeautiful feminine gemstone. No one usually comments on my diamonds but when I wear that morganite, everyone wants to see it.

Post # 15
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

JillieBean suggested EidelPrecious and I love my EidelPrecious ring too – so I would definitely recommend. And her prices really aren’t that bad at all. If you want a smaller stone then you can definitely get something from her that is reasonable (even her bigger stones are fairly affordable). And her rings are so sparkly that it doesn’t really matter what size the stone is, honestly. Mine is 1.65ct, but I think its actually on the larger side. I wouldn’t want any bigger.

If its important that you have a bigger stone for whatever reason then probably moissanite. I’m so clumsy I’d be terrified to have a softer gem. They are not made for people like me!

Here’s my EidelPrecious ring, by the way!

Post # 16
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

So many people think that morganite is not very durable but I personally have heard otherwise many times. I own a morganite and diamond engagement ring that sparkles beyond belief and have had zero problems with. If you love the stone then you shoulod go for it. Listening to people who may not necessarily know for sure how something holds up shouldnt stop you from getting something you will love!!!!!!

Here is my morganite and diamond pave halo set in platinum!

 

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