(Closed) Colored diamonds/gemstone engagement ring

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 32
42 posts
  • Wedding: September 2013

Thank you! 😀

Post # 33
1733 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Mines is an aquamarine and i paired it with a diamond band

Post # 34
490 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2016

I had a hard time finding a wedding band I actually liked.  I looked at white diamond bands, but I didn’t like how they looked.  Evetually, a lady at Kays pulled out a chocolate diamond band and put it with my ring and I instantly loved it.  It isn’t a traditional wedding band, but I didn’t care.  I loved it.  I would tell your SO how you will be the one who has to wear it for the rest of your life and you want something that you will love.

Post # 36
31 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Mine is a ruby with diamonds on the side. I love my ring – and I get tons of compliments on it.  People always seem surprised when they see it..

“Is that your engagement ring??”


“Wow. That’s really cool!”


Post # 37
5422 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: November 2012

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@Brielle:  Awww thanks!

Post # 38
181 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Fiance and I agred for about 8 months because I was very specific about the ring I wanted. He could not get over the fact that I did nto want a diamond and he had a hard time coming around to the ideal that it was “special” enough without a diamond.

He finally saw my point of view and I ended up with the citrine ring of my dreams. LOVE it more every day I wear it.

Post # 39
1297 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

cirk It sounds like your SO is being quite stubborn about this! I went through a similar thing with my hubby. I knew I didn’t want a diamond. I decided on a round sapphire and had a heck of a time getting him to come around. Finally I think I said something similar to what Kitquist said (well put, by the way!), and he picked out a clean and beautiful setting with a sapphire in the center.

You should (gently and lovingly) stand your ground on this! I simply wouldn’t have been as happy if he’d put a diamond ring on my finger after I’d made it clear what I wanted.

wilfred Good hunting! That ring is STUNNING!

Gorgeous rings to everyone on the thread, here’s mine too!

Post # 40
143 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

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@peaches13:  I love your ring! Here is mine that is made from reclaimed gold and ethically sourced stones. 

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@cirk:  Like a previous bee said, explain to him that he should want to buy you a ring that you love rather than buy you one that you don’t want to look at every day. My Fiance knows how much I pride myself on being different and how much I love amethyst. I found this ring and show it to him and told him that it was what I wanted. He contacted them and got the ring exactly the way I wanted. It was shown with a solitaire diamond but they were more than willing to put in an amethyst instead and even sent different color variations of amethyst to choose from. The ring is from Brilliant Earth. 

Post # 42
2268 posts
Buzzing bee

He needs to cool his jets and let you have the ring you want no matter what he thinks people may say. It’s really over the top that he hasn’t listened to you for the past several months you’ve been insisting you don’t want a traditional white ring.

Men need to understand that giving an engagment ring is not a message to the world that says, “look at the big sparkly diamond I can afford! I’m the man!” The ring is supposed to symbolize wnting to share the rest of your life with the one you love. He should start that journey by letting you choose the ring you love. You shouldn’t have to compromise on this.

Post # 43
96 posts
Worker bee

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@cirk:  Yay! Glad you’re making progress! And the white gold version of the ring is very pretty.

(Also, I feel all happy that something I said got used in real life. Lol.)

Post # 44
8481 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2014

Ugh, I’d be so mad if Alex wouldnt let me have a ring that I wanted just because he wouldnt want people to judge him. Judging other people is part of being human, we cant help it. He also judges people.

Good luck on getting a ring that you want!

Post # 46
1826 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: December 2013

I’m going to repeat what BelliniChic said…

If a non-traditional ering of sapphire with diamond halo is good enough for Princess Di and Princess Kate then why would yours be any different?

Seriously tradition is what you make of it…and it’s TRADITION in your family to NOT have a white diamond so why is he trying to go against that?! Why is what other people think so much more important?!

There was never any question that I was getting a coloured stone. Here is my 1 carat alexandrite…much rarer than any other gemstone and I could have had a HUGE diamond for the price but I wanted colour (and this type of stone changes colour in different light).


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