Anyone have NON Diamond center stones?

posted 3 years ago in Engagement
Post # 46
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Busy bee

Mrs. Missus :  What a gorgeous and unique color!!!

 

Here is my center stone. It’s a pinky lilac spinel which was extremely affordable- probably because it took me weeks of searching to even find out such a stone exists. I was obsessed with morganite but worried about how soft it was, and couldn’t find a light enough sapphire. Spinels are harder than morganites but softer than sapphires and come in many colors, including ruby red, blue, and light green. I can’t get over how sparkly it is even though the cut is less than ideal and I’m so excited to have it set in a ring.

Post # 47
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Busy bee

Its kind of a bad cell phone picture my mom took for me since she is currently keeping them safe at her house, but I wanted to share these two rings as well. I had originally considered using one as an engagement ring but I like the original sentiment behind them too much to use them for a second cause.

The one on the bottom is a white gold ring with a tiny ruby and diamond side stones my mom got me when I went to Venice with her.

The one on the top is yellow gold with a very deep red rose cut stone- not sure what kind but I’d like to find out. It was my grandmothers wedding ring and she and her husband immigrated from what was then Czechoslovakia, which I think was such a brave thing for them to do. We have discussed going to the Czech Republic for our honeymoon in which case I will wear that ring when we travel as a kind of homage. 

Post # 48
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2018

Mine is a ruby with 2 little diamonds 🙂

Post # 49
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Busy bee

morganallison :  thank you!! So I bought the center Stone at africagems.com

It’s a Chatham sapphire and super affordable and gorgeous! I then had the ring custom made by David Klass:)

The sapphire is 9×7 with 2.5mm diamonds surrounding it on a 2mm plain shank size 5 🙂

Post # 50
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Buzzing bee

A friend of mine has a really pretty aquamarine for her e-ring.  (I think it’s aquamarine, but it might be blue topaz. I can’t always tell the difference unless they’re side by side.)

Post # 51
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

My sapphire ering and another RHR, an emerald. I’m all for non diamond rings! Color is fabulous and interesting🌈!!!

Post # 52
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2018

Rose gold with pink sapphire smile I absolutely love seeing all the beautiful colored and non-diamond rings too!

Blush

Post # 53
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Newbee

Mine is a peach sapphire. It changes color depending on the lighting so it ranges from a light yellow to a peachy pink. Sapphires are great because they come in lots of shades and are also pretty hard. I dont have to baby it or deal with occasional cloudiness. 

Post # 54
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2017

jessehiggason :  mine is a horizontal set morganite with diamond halo/side stones  

Post # 55
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: March 2018

 

Mine is a natural ruby surrounded by diamonds and I love it. Diamonds are a great choice but going the colored stone route is definitely unique and full of beautiful options as well. Plus it’s interesting to see colored stones in different light settings as they are constantly changing. 

Post # 58
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Busy bee

I want to play! Even though I’m still waiting for my stone to be set, I’m so antsy! My beautiful blue moissanite, which will be set in a 6 prong white gold solitaire within the next two weeks 😁

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