(Closed) Anyone have/love *opaque* gemstones for e-ring?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 4
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I have no knowledge of this whatsoever, but that’s a gorgeous ring!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

I love that Moonstone ring and I love pearls too, I think they used to be more commonly used in e-rings before unfortunately I don’t think pearls are suitable for everyday wear. A moonstone is around a 6 on the Mohs scale – maybe it’ll be ok in an e-ring because it isn’t faceted and cut like other gemstones are so maybe they’re less prone to chipping but would probably still get scratched (I really have no experience with them I’m just theorising).

A lot of harder gemstones, like Cat’s eye or Sapphire come in a variety of colours and in the Cabochon “cut” which is used on opaque stones. Maybe it’s something to consider if you’re worried about the delicacy of a softer stone.

Post # 6
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Helper bee

I think they are beautiful! I’ve looked into them a bit but not too much to give any advice!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2011

Nope, it’s not crazy! Emeralds are an opaque, relatively soft stone, and I love mine! I haven’t had any issues with scratches/etc.. It’s all a matter of your daily habits and taking care of your rings propery.

Just take your ring off when you do anything that could damage the stone (from getting banged around or being exposed to cleaners/dirt/yuckiness), and also when you sleep (to keep the setting strong). There’s no reason you need to have a gem as hard as a diamond, honestly.

Post # 8
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2012

what’s an moh scale? im guessing this isn’t your maid of honor’s bathroom scale lol.

 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I’ve an onyx! I don’t treat it differently than any other jewelry. I don’t wear it to work, but that’s more for patient safety than anything else.

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

A rebel on the edge, I am.

Post # 14
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: March 2013 - Garden at Heather Farms

I have moonstone engagement ring. I was in love with the adularescence they emit Smile and I don’t find it cumbersome to take care of. The first few weeks I was paranoid but after I got used to it I started to relax. I just treat it the way I would any other jewelry I take it off when I cook or shower or do housework but I would do that regardless. I know that if you get a cabochon cut stone you can have the scratches “buffed” out of it so I wouldn’t worry about that too much. My moonstone is actually faceted so I don’t think that’s an option for me but I have yet to scratch mine and I am fairly clumsy.

I do not regret it at all! I am in love with my ring it does some of the coolest stuff in different light! I have a high quality blue moonstone so it has a blue sheen and a colorless body. Since it is faceted it still has a “sparkle” effect when the light catches it but it has the adularescence that gives it something extra special!

You are definately not crazy Smile My Fiance was a little uneasy about my choice because before I decided on the moonstone I wanted an emerald cut diamond but once I got the moonstone on my mind I couldn’t think of anything I’d rather have Smile I hope this helps! PM me if you want!

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I used to love the idea of an opal engagement ring, until I heard how soft they are and how careful you have to be with them. Until we got engaged, I never wore rings- and I work with my hands so while I can try to be careful its just not going to happen 24/7. So- no advice, but I definitely understand where you’re coming from! And I got my dose of color with saphire sidestones. 🙂

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I think jade is pretty tough. (6.5 on Mohs scale.) I think that’d be a pretty tough stone and talk about gorgeous. And lie Fiftiesdoll3 said you could get scratches buffed out with the right cut. I say if you like it go for it (and perhaps consider purchasing a nearly identical backup stone you could save in case of emergencies.

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