(Closed) Blue sapphire versus white diamond e-ring/traditional versus non-traditional

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

ellelw:  People are never short of opinions when it comes to other people’s wedding/marital choices. I say go with what YOU want and ignore her. If in your heart you already know that white diamonds don’t excite you, then you are sure to be unhappy with that choice. Sapphires are gorgeous, and there are a ton of pics on the Bee for different ideas. I have a light blue sapphire solitaire that I adore though, so I am biased πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 4
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547 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2015

You have to wear the ring and look at it all day every day – go with what you want and screw everyone else. I’m a little biased as a fellow blue sapphire lover (below is mine), but oh well.

Also, your Future Sister-In-Law is totally right cause, ya know, Princess Di’s/Kate’s sapphire ring is sooooo trendy and not at all classically gorgeous. 

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Post # 5
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3327 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

Gemstone rings like sapphire, ruby & emerald are in fact or were in fact use as engagement rings way before a diamond ever was. They are funky, vibrant and show personally in my opinion. Sapphire erings are timeless, elegant and classic. You will be wearing it and looking at it everyday. Get what you love and ignore the haters

ellelw:  

Post # 6
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834 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2015 - Family Farm

ellelw:  My brother told me that I would regret not getting a white Diamond and that no one would feel it was really an engagement ring/wedding ring. I told him to buzz off. I adore my Topaz and get so many complements on it. Even my mom wasn’t sure about going the gem stone route, but now says it’s one of the most beautiful and unique sets shes seen. It means even more because we picked it out and cobbled my ring together ourselves.

Plus Sapphires are good enough for Royals.

Here’s my set. It totally looks like wedding set and could never be mistaken for something else. Don’t let anyone sway you.

 

Post # 7
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1357 posts
Bumble bee

Go for it!!! If no one respects me and my hubby’s relationship because I have a non diamond center tanzanite ring which incidently at 12k costs more than a lot of “traditional” diamond rings,  then they are idiots!!! Lol!!!!! Style of ring or even price for that matter has nothing to do with ones relationship!! That’s absurd! Get what you love! I think a blue sapphire would be gorgeous!!!!! 

Post # 9
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3468 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2017 - City, State

I’m sure every time Kate Middleton looks at this ring, she can’t help but think how tacky it is and how no one takes her relationship seriously.

It’s going on your hand, so it’s your choice. Don’t let other people’s ideas of what’s “proper” sway you from what you want to get.

Post # 12
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267 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

ellelw:  I don’t know why I didn’t say this in my first reply, but when shopping for e-rings, I went back and forth between a blue stone or a traditional white. I wasn’t crazy about the really vivid blue sapphires but also didn’t love traditional white diamonds. I did love the color of London blue topaz, but all the hooplah about the Mohs scale got into my head … I ended up going with an amora moissanite, and don’t get me wrong, I love its rainbow fire, but 3.5 years later, I still longed for a blue stone. I got a light blue sapphire, which I love but still couldn’t shake wanting a London blue topaz, so now I have both. 

Here’s my light blue sapphire solitaire

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And my London blue topaz

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I guess all of this is to say, trust your instincts πŸ™‚

Post # 13
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1357 posts
Bumble bee

ellelw:  Thank you!!!! And I totally hear ya but don’t let her sway you, even if she’ll be family!! Its fine for her to offer her opinion but she needs to back off and not make you feel bad for loving what you love!!!!! 

Post # 14
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11612 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2015

Lol, people are so invested in other people’s ring choices. A blue sapphire is classic and beautiful. The next time she says fad, just say Princess Di didn’t think so and you agree. 

That ought to silence that ridic criticism. Now go find yourself a gorgeous blue sapphire and tag me when you get it, I can’t get enough of them! 

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