Post # 1
- Wedding: September 2013 - Pavilion at Rocky Neck State Park
I was just thinking of how many brides are getting moissy or other types of stones than diamonds and I just want to see how it all plays out. Feel free to share your ring and tell why you or you SO chose it/love it.
Post # 3
I love my white sapphires! My original E-ring is my great grandmother’s diamond ring and I didn’t want to wear it every day because it is so delicate. So FI and I did some searching and we were looking at gemstones and found the white sapphires! After reading feedback here on The Bee, that’s what we went with. I’m very happy with it! It’s sparkly and I’m not worried about anything happening to it.
My white sapphire ring (2.0tcw, size 5)
Post # 4
I have an OEC cut amora moissanite, and I love it. I was never set on a diamond, and the more I learned about the issues with the Kimberly Process, the more I wanted a lab-made stone for ethical reasons (not judging, just a personal choice- we all pick our battles!) At first I wanted a colored stone, but then I fell in love with moissanite- I love the sparkle, and I love how different my stone looks in different lights, weather, etc.!
Post # 5
@EternalRomance74: and both of your rings are lovely! 🙂
Post # 6
@Magpie86: Wow! Gorgeous!!
Post # 8
I had a few options. One was a .5 carat OEC diamond my mom had, but my FI didn’t want her to be involved in the engagement – he wanted to get me a ring that was all my own. Then I considered moissanite, but he didn’t like moissanite because he felt like it was a fake diamond (I don’t feel that way, btw, I think moissy’s awesome). I didn’t want to spend a crazy amount of money for a big diamond, but I knew I wanted good finger coverage and a lab made stone. I also wanted a durable stone. Sapphire ticked all those boxes, and we both loved the unique option of a colored stone. I love my ring and like the little extra oomph the halo diamonds add.
Post # 9
I chose moissanite because I was never “set” on a diamond, and I always knew I wanted a large stone. Initially I began my e-ring search by looking into a crystal center stone, and then I stumbled onto moissanite and I felt like I’d met my match. I wanted a clear stone because that is “bridal” to me. My FI bought a 3ct round brilliant moissanite for me while we saved for my spendy setting, but before he proposed he upgraded it for me to a 3ct Old European Amora moissanite (which, btw, best decision EVER!). Now my ring makes me giddy everytime I look at it, and I wouldn’t trade it for any other ring on earth 🙂
(My center stone is on the right in a ring holder)
(My amazing finished ring! It’s a bit dirty and out of focus here, photo also taken in an all yellow room. woops lol)
(dirty here, but one of my favorite picture that shoes the fire potential of moissanite)
Post # 11
My fiance and I decided on a white sapphire center stone for my engagement ring because of how unique and uncommon it is, but still durable enough for daily wear. Prior to receiving the ring, the only references I had were pictures here on the Bee and the Pricescope forums so I didn’t really know what to expect. I ended up completely smitten with it for all the qualities that differentiate it from other colorless stones, such as the glow it has in certain lightings and the white/blue sparkles it gives off in others. It looks nothing like a diamond or moissanite, so if you don’t expect that, it’s absolutely stunning on its own merits. It is also my fiance’s birthstone so that also really adds to its sentimental value for me. Here are a couple pictures of it that shows how differently it acts depending on the lighting situation:
Post # 12
Ever since I was in the first grade and read the Boxcar Children book “The Mystery of the Hidden Painting,” I have thought sapphires were amazing and my favorite gemstone. So naturally it was what I wanted. I just wanted a solitaire on a pave band originally but my husband was more comfortable with the threestone with diamond sidestones so he could still felt like he bought me some reasonably sized diamonds, lol. Men are weird with their concepts of what rings have to be.
Post # 13
@Kat: Your ring is GORGEOUS! One of the nicest OEC I’ve seen!
Post # 14
@Kat: *drools* Your OEC is ridiculously gorgeous – I’m officially crushing on your rock.
@abirdword: Always love seeing your beautiful sapphire
I have two engagement rings – the round Avarra sapphire ring is what I wear everyday. The Avarra emerald ring is my clear favourite out of the two – I love the depth of the colour, how it almost “glows” and how the moissanites on the side just complement it.
Post # 15
- Wedding: May 2014 - Madison, WI
I got a diamond because for me growing up so many friends got gifts with their birthstone. Well, my birthstone is diamond. I know there are alternatives to that but I always wanted what I felt was my “real” birthstone. Silly, I know but that was how I felt. I guess in the back of my mind my e-ring was always going to be my time to finally have a piece of jewelery with my real birthstone. LOL. I love it. I mostly fell in love with the setting. I wanted something simple, low profile, and nothing too big. I am too accident prone to wear anything large every day. Just ask my watch…poor thing is so banged up and scratched.
Post # 16
FI and I went for a green sapphire. It was the shade of green I wanted, and more durable than an emerald. The color changes quite a bit in different lighting, but my favorite is how it looks on cloudy days.