(Closed) Blue diamond engagement rings?

posted 10 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you or someone you know wear a blue diamond as an engagement ring?

    Yes, I wear one!

    Yes, I know someone who does!

    No...sorry.

    No, but I know someone who has one in a form other than an engagement ring.

    Ew. Blue diamonds are gross/cheap/weird/lame/whatever.

  • Post # 32
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2013

    I have a blue diamond obsession! I’ve gotten nothing but lovely compliments on my blue diamond and platinum e ring. You can absolutely tell they are authentic good quality diamonds, they don’t look costume like at all! Go for it!! 

    Post # 33
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    Blue diamonds are so much prettier in real life. Pictures do not do them justice! I fell in love with them at a diamond show at a local jeweler and had to have one, along with this unique band.

    Post # 34
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    Wannabee
    • Wedding: August 2013

    Yep. My friend from work who got married this july has a blue one, and my other cousin Amanda who married my cuz Jason has a blue ring and matching band.

    Post # 35
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: December 2016

    There is a lot of missinformation on here about diamonds but I guess I didnt know any of this until I started working with them.

    Blue diamonds are very rare, any colored diamonds are (pink and red being the most rare and expensive). Most of them will be treated. You want to make sure that you get a blue diamond that is heat treated not dyed or injected or anything else.

    These diamonds come out of the ground and when tested have Boron in them. If left in the ground for hundreds of years, they turn into blue diamonds. Since they are taken out, they are heated to turn blue. You shouldn’t have a problem with them changing or loosing color.

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE the color of blue diamonds. it is kinda a blue/green color. I also work with Tanzanite which is HUGE where I am but I know is harder to find in the states. It is a blue/purple color. In the Caribbean you find it in darker shades comparred to the states. I love these two stones cause they still have the brilliance and sparkle of diamonds while some colored gemstones dont. It is just personal preference though.

    Hope this helps. p.s… not a gemologist just my opinions.

    Post # 36
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Lab created blue diamonds are created with Boron, just like the natural diamonds nonapkns described.  Most blue diamonds on the market ARE irradiated and have a more tealy blue color. A natural blue diamond will be crazy $$$$$.  Blue moissanite’s a great alternative, but it’s worth noting that the color comes from a coating on the back of the stone.

    If I were to get a blue diamond, I’d go with lab created.  Still expensive, but not nearly as much as a natural untreated blue diamond.

    D.NEA Diamonds

    http://www.takaradiamonds.com/

    Post # 37
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2010

    I have been drooling over this thread for months and now I finally have my own! This is my blue diamond bridal set. =)

    Post # 37
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: November 2010
    Post # 38
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    My blue diamond ering. I LOVE it!!!

    Post # 39
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    @mrand2008:  I don’t know anyone with a blue engagement ring, but I know someone with a pink sapphire e-ring.

    Post # 40
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2012

    I love the enhaned blue diamonds…they have so much fire in real life. I have a band and my promise ring was small blue stones as well. Crappy pic from in bad lighting, and now that I don’t wear it much I don’t have a chance to get a better one! 😉

    Post # 41
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: December 2011

    I’m not sure how I missed this thread! I’ve posted my band all over the bee. As others have stated, natural blue diamonds are very rare & the cost is out of most people’s reach. They are beautiful but I personally prefer the blue-green color of the irradated ones you see in various chain stores. I don’t think they look ‘costumy’ or cheap just because they have such a rich color. Contrary to a PP’s remark, they are real diamonds- they’ve just been treated to achieve thier color. From looking at pictures, I think a blue moissy resembles a natural blue diamond more closely in color & sparkle than any other stone I’ve seen. I don’t know anyone IRL that has blue diamonds in thier wedding set unfortunately. Most people who see my band usually assume they are sapphires or some other blue gem because they’ve never even heard of them. I can’t say enough how much I love them 🙂

     

    Post # 42
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    Newbee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Eek I know I need to start making posts that aren’t just pictures of my ring, but here’s my blue diamond! In this light it’s a darkish blue-green, but in the sun it looks almost pale blue.

    Post # 43
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    Worker bee
    • Wedding: December 1996

    FYI BTD offers lab grown blue diamonds http://betterthandiamond.com/categories/Takara-Lab-Grown-Diamonds/Blue-Takara-Diamonds/.  I’ve not seen one or done any research but I guess buying one would be the same as buying any other lab grown gem: structurally the same, just not dug out of the earth and therefore less expensive.    I’ve also heard of a company called Gemisis that offers lab grown diamonds. Again, no personal experience, just info. 

    Post # 44
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2012

    I have a blue diamond!  I originally wanted an aquamarine, but I fell in love as soon as I tried it on at the jewelry store!

    In short, to answer your questions…  No, no one has ever thought it was a fake ring, they just didn’t know what stone it was.  It was mistaken for a sapphire a couple of times, but most people who saw it just asked what it was and then commented how beautiful and different they thought it was.  

    I picked mine out in person when we were in St. Thomas for my FSIL’s wedding.  Its a blue thats on the green side (which I prefer to blues that are more red) and its very rich in color, and not as bright as most other blue diamonds I have seen in person (I look for them all the time in jewelry stores now 🙂 )  

    It is irradiated, which means that particles were shot at it to change the color of the original natural diamond.  I like science, so I just think it is kind of cool.  

    Unfortunately, I dont have a better picture on this computer..  But no photo ever does it justice!  

     

    Post # 45
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

    I love blue diamonds!  I actually have a blue diamond ring I was left by my aunt, but it’s a little guady for my tastes (think HUGE side stones), so I’m going to get it reset for a right hand ring.  My SO and I talked about having it set in an engagement ring, but he wants to go the more traditional route, unfortuantely.  They are just so beautiful!  I love the color!

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