Colored Gem Stones vs White Diamonds

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Colored Stone or Whie Diamind
    Noyhing But a Traditional Diamond for Me : (103 votes)
    45 %
    I Want a Color Stone But Fi Won't Hear of It : (9 votes)
    4 %
    I'll Be Rocking Color! : (93 votes)
    40 %
    I'm a Moissy Bee : (18 votes)
    8 %
    It's a Clear Stone but Not a Diamond for Me : (8 votes)
    3 %
  • Post # 3
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    2587 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    My current ring is a tanzanite with two small diamonds nested at either side.

    I’d always thought I’d wanted a traditional solitaire, but now I have it I couldn’t imagine having anything else – it has just the right amount of interest and styling without being overbearing. Equally, as my FH pointed out (when he was apologising it wasn’t a diamond, bless him), he wouldn’t have been able to afford a really really good diamond if he’d gone that way. So it works for us both personality-wise and expense-wise, and I love it.

    Post # 4
    Member
    1716 posts
    Bumble bee

    I have a white stone other than a diamond. I love it. It’s a white sapphire and glitters much differently than a diamond.

    Post # 5
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    1902 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2012

    @chronicwhimsy:  Your ring is beautiful!!

    To be honest, I had never given much thought to my engagement ring – I’m not a wedding sort of person, so I honestly never even pictured what my engagement ring might look like or what style I would prefer. My ring is a yellow sapphire with two diamonds on either side, and I absolutely love it!

    Post # 6
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    2587 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

    @LadyElva:  Thank you! Yours is beautiful too – I love the yellow sapphire! It looks so warm with the band!

    Post # 7
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    5423 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: November 2012

    On here colored stones are pretty popular, but among my personal group everyone has a white diamond.  And I know they aren’t fans of my little yellow sunshine.  I really dont care.  I was legitimately torn between a yellow diamond and a white one, but if it was white it had to be an emerald cut.  Theyre my first love with diamonds.  I left it up to Fiance and he chose yellow since he said it’s loud and more of a statement like me. lol  He did throw in some step cuts for me.

    Post # 8
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    2011 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

     

    My original ring was black diamonds and i loved hem, unfortunately the ring had a few qualiy issues and had to be returned. We then bought a more traditional diamond ring. I miss the look of black diamonds so might get a black diamond bacd to wear as an eternity ring.

     

     

    Post # 9
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    2743 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: October 2014 - Disney

    I went with purple. For me I dont care if it doesnt match everything. I love purple. I felt diamonds were plain without color.

    Post # 11
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    595 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2012

    I didn’t know there was a trend going on when I chose a colored gemstone for my engagement ring. I just really liked tanzanite and felt it was always “my stone” because the first nice ring I ever owned and wore was a tanzanite one from my mom and dad. I’ve also never really liked diamonds. I don’t see what the big fuss is for a stone that is clear. Plus they are so expensive!

    I have a pretty bad pic but I’ll include it anyway.

    Post # 12
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    7312 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: October 2011 - Bed & Breakfast

    Traditional diamond was the only acceptable stone for my engagement ring. I tried to talk myself into wanting another type of stone, but honestly nothing else would do.

    Post # 13
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    9209 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: August 2013 - Rocky Mountains USA

    Mine is a family heirloom so I didn’t choose it – I love it though!!!  They are all diamonds.

    Otherwise I might have chosen something like this quartz ring.  Can’t justify my Fiance spending the cost of a decent sized diamond…

     ETA: SORRY these are so huge!!

    Post # 14
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    4099 posts
    Honey bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

    Black diamond, all the way!

    Post # 15
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    2104 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: July 2011

    White and blue sapphires.  I let Darling Husband make the choice, but made it very clear I would be just as happy with a sapphire.  In the end, he wanted to get me a high-quality stone within his budget, and that was much easier to obtain with a sapphire.

    Post # 16
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    751 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: October 2014

    @sassy411:  I always wanted a sapphire, something like this:

    Oval Sapphire and Moissanite Princess Diana Replica Ring

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