Post # 1
I know there are a TON of ring porn threads, but who doesn’t like ring porn? I’ve recently fallen in love with sapphire accents.. and now i’m leaning toward a sapphire ering all together! I would LOVE to see some inspiration. Our budget is $2,500. Sorry in advance for all the links! 🙂 Not quite sure how to load the pic IN the writing…
This is the first ring I saw that made me fall in love with sapphires
Then I thought I could just replace these side stones with sapphire
And NOW I’m pretty sure I’m in love with this one..
Ahhh so many rings and I’m SO confused. Does anyone have advice on sapphires? It seems like they vary in price just according to size. Is there certain wear and tear that will show on it that wouldn’t show on a diamond? Do they eventually turn a different color? Are there certain things I should look for when searching for a sapphire? The ring I fell in love with is at ShaneCo, but I haven’t seen it in person yet. Any advice/pictures/ring porn is GREATLY appreciated! Thanks ladies!! 🙂
Post # 3
Hi there! Sapphire erings are the way to go in my opinion! There are so many reasons for the varying price of a sapphire. It ranges from size, clarity, color, treatment, or lack there of, natural, lab created, where it is from…and the list goes on! I did a lot of research before I got my ering and I found it to be confusing and daunting also. You will need to deterime what is most important to you in your ring. Whether you care if it is treated or untreated, whether there are visible flaws or the clarity of the color. One of your questions on whether the color will change will only be if your stone is dyed. Other wise it should stay the color that you originally purchase it as. It is slightly softer on the hardness scale compared to the diamond..coming in at a 9 instead of 10, but it is still a significantly hard stone and will hold up to day to day use. One thing that may help price wise and get a little more bang for you buck…if you’re up for it..is purchasing an estate or antique ring instead of a brand new one. You can get a really pretty ring for less. Just something to consider. If you have any further questions just ask. Happy hunting!
My ring is an estate ring. It’s a 4.45 carat natural oval sapphire with two .5 carat pear shaped diamonds.
Post # 4
I have a moissanite and Ive never looked back..I seriously am in lurve with my ring!
Post # 5
@LeaDawn:Thank you so much for all that info! It helps a lot!! Sapphire information is much harder to find than diamond information! I opted out of a diamond mainly because of price. With a sapphire, it can be twice the size of a diamond for the same price! 🙂
Post # 6
@MsNarwhal:Your ring is gorgeous! I didn’t even know there were such things as moissanite rings until I joined this site. They looked just like diamonds! 🙂
Post # 7
Since you have a few styles that you love, you could find someone who will custom make it for you. That saved my fiance a lot of money. The only problem was finding someone who had acess to sapphires. The jeweler near me only had ones that were fit for earrings. My inspiration was a Ritani Floral design, but you pay a lot for the designer name. Going with a lab created sapphire will save money as well. Mine is real and when I heard the price I was like WHAT? But we got more than what we paid for because our original, smaller sapphire was stolen in the mail 🙁 and they upgraded us another carat without charging us the difference. Getting it made it 14 karat gold saves as well.
As far as more sapphire info, we liked the symbolism of the stone – loyalty, devotion. And I second everything that LeaDawn said. They’re very strong, and the color won’t change over time. I believe they’ve all been mined hundreds of years ago, so what you see is what you get. Another thing to look out for when choosing is the color description or the country/region it came from. I have a Kashmir, which are known be cornflower blue. Another Bee on here has an Australian which are more deep purple. Something strange we also learned in our search was that inclusions, while seen as something negative in diamonds, are actually desirable in sapphires. It gives the color more depth, but if you have too many inclusions, you end up with something inky/black.
Hope I didn’t make things more confusing. Here’s a picture of our final lovely result. 🙂
Post # 8
I have a ruby e-ring from Angara. It appraised at well over twice what we paid for and our local jeweller had nothing bad to say about the ring.
I don’t know as much about sapphires, but I know that subject to normal human wear-and-tear, rubies, sapphires and emeralds are comporable to diamonds.
Here is my love! (Please ignore the grease smudge, I wasn’t expecting an e-ring photoshoot 🙂
Post # 9
I have a sapphire erign!! I loooooove it! I get way more compliments on it than weird looks or rude remarks. I really like it because sapphire rings were actually the first engagement rings. And plus they are really pretty!! Mine is an untreated stone from Thialand.
Post # 11
White sapphire/blue sapphire and diamond sidestones 🙂
I’ve been showing the same picture in all these threads, thought I’d shake it up.
I LOVE this one that you posted http://www.ritani.com/ritani_jewelry/item/487.
Post # 12
I don’t know much about my ring- I know it is a natural sapphire with diamonds and set in 14k gold.
I also know that I love it!
Post # 13
I adore my sapphire e-ring. This will be both e-ring and wedding ring. Maybe I need to ask for some earrings to make up for that … LOL
Post # 14
I also adore my sapphire ering. The stone is a ceylon sapphire, aparantly the ceylon refers to both the cornflower blue colour and also where it was mined from (ceylon is the original name of sri lanka). My mum has a sapphire that is so dark its almost black. But I love the light colour of mine. Mine is natural and untreated 🙂 There is a little inclusion that I just love as it is it’s little birth mark. I just love the idea that it was once a rough rock in the ground waitingn to be mined with that same little inclusin and now it’s on my finger 🙂
Post # 15
My ring has an aquamarine center stone with sapphire sidestones. Another option if going for sapphire since they’ve just upgraded aquamarine to “precious” versus “semiprecious” so it’s on the same tier as emeralds, rubies, and sapphires.
Post # 16
Here’s mine. It’s a 1 carat oval natural sapphire center and 1 carat in daimonds on the sides. Love it!