(Closed) Can I see your nondiamond engagement ring and any sapphire ring advice welcomed!

posted 10 years ago in Rings
Post # 62
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

A sapphire is unique and timeless. a good sapphire can be just as expensive and possibly more dramatic than the standard solitaire 🙂 I have a sapphire engagement ring. I am embarrassed to share the extravagant price but I have no regrets!!!!!

 

Post # 63
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Blushing bee

I don’t have one yet; I hope to get a sapphire ering at some point. But one my favorite websites to stalk is thenaturalsapphirecompany.com . These are all beautiful rings!

 

Post # 64
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

This is actually my wedding set (get to wear in 15 days!!!) but it’s a pink sapphire. I love it. 🙂

Post # 65
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Post # 66
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: September 2014

Here’s mine! 8mmx9mm oval, flanked by 4mm rounds on a 4 3/4 sized platinum trellis setting. No diamonds – I never much liked diamonds to begin with, and this center sapphire from Thailand was a gift from my mother. We also had the ring custom-made to fit the center stone. I love that sapphires represent faith, honesty and loyalty and don’t contribute to the diamond market empires. 3-stone setting for past, present & future. My Fiance asked while we were on vacation celebrating our 6-year anniversary! I’m delighted with this ring! It’s a little tricky how lighting affects the color of sapphires in photos. The first two are taken with LED flash – not the color you’d typically see. The last pic is closest to the right color in regular/natural lighting. 

Post # 67
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: May 2015

@anenglish15:  

HI,

This is my custom sapphire marquise. Ring size 6.5, center stone size 1.2 ct. It’s a natural sapphire and I LOVE it!

My advice, don’t worry about the specs…just see if you like the way the stone LOOKS in person. Carful that it is not dull or almost black (department store sapphires are often very poor quality and heat treated). Sapphires are cut differently than diamonds. That is, they have more “meat” than a diamond (they are deaper). A 1.2 ct sapphire might look like a 1 ct diamond. Just keep that in mind. Be aware that a loose stone looks more blue and clear than it will once it is set (it will have access to less light bc of the metal). A heat treated sapphire is not as strong as a natural, untreated one. Royal blue is the most sought after sapphire and is the most expensive (next to a natural padparadscha sapphire…which is very very rare and looks like a sunset).

I love a natural stone, but there is nothing wrong with a lab created sapphire. If you cannot find a pretty blue in your budget, then a lab will do just fine. They will last just as long. They are NOT “fake”.

 

Good luck!

Post # 70
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: October 2015

Here’s my 3×5 mm oval natural alexandrite and diamond ring! (my finger is a size 6 for reference) I love it and can’t stop looking at it, since the alexandrite changes colours depending on the light source. When my fiance and I were designing the ring, I couldn’t decide between a plum sapphire and a blue-green tourmaline… I got both colours with this stone! <3

Post # 71
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: March 2015 - The Lodge at Mackenzie Place

This is my natural blue sapphire !  I get lots of comments on it all the time, it *sparkles* like crazy and most people haven’t seen a ring like this on many fingers

 

Post # 72
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Newbee

This is my 2 carat sapphire in platinum. I just love it. My fiancé chose it on his own, such a clever man! (Wearing it stacked with my wedding band)

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Post # 73
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2015

My fiancé recently proposed with this gorgeous blue sapphire 14k white gold ocean sea surf theme engagement ring. I said yes! 

Post # 74
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2015

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anenglish15:  While I am NOT a lady, I do have in my possession a light blue and very unique looking sapphire.  It is extremely clear.  My grandfather had purchased some investment gems (mostly diamonds, but one sapphire that I have).    I will post a few pictures of it.  I have no idea what it’s worth, but it’s unlike any sapphire I have seen before.     

Post # 75
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Wannabee

This is beautiful! do you know what collection it is from? i’m trying to find it on his site now

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